Master Fard Muhammad said to the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, “Cast the rotten apple out quick.” And when you see such a personality don’t waste time with it, cast it out from among you, because if it remains it will poison or rot the others as a rotten apple staying among the good apples will rot the whole barrel. For us, the enemy is a sociopath who has acted in a violent way and in an antisocial way; and he does not seem to have the capacity to feel sorry for what he does. These sociopaths don’t have the capacity to offer reparations to repair the damage that they have done. That is why it says in our lessons that the devil was not allowed to settle on the best part of the planet earth, and they were cast out from among us for their troublemaking.
—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan