Alienated and impoverished young African Americans are being recruited to radical Islam, and could yet produce black America’s version of 9/11, a Christian Community leader has warned.

“I’m telling you, it’s a ticking bomb,” the Rev. Eugene Rivers, pastor of the Azusa Christian Community, told a conference on Race, Religion and Reason at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on Wednesday.


They are two of the most accomplished and respected scholars both in the nation's elite collegiate circles and in the African-American community, but on Wednesday morning Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Dr. Charles J. Ogletree Jr. were preoccupied with one thing - going fishing.