I happened across information about the Nation of Islam’s mythology recently. It never struck me before that one part of its teachings at one point involved an island on which a renegade scientist named Yakub who creates an inferior race that comes to dominate the planet. Whenever I hear “island” and a version of the name “Jacob” in close proximity, I inevitably think of the TV series LOST.
The Wikipedia article on Yakub also mentions that an author names Chi-Town Ben wrote a book, Yakub’s Grafted Devils, that supposedly features ideas of fate, time dividing “wheels”, and the importance of Gemini (i.e. twins).
Has anyone noticed these possible connections before? Has anyone explored them?