The United Nation of Islam
(UNOI) is a group based in Kansas City, Kansas
. It was founded circa 1978 by Royall Jenkins, who continues to be the leader of the group and styles himself Royall, Allah in Person.
Royall Jenkins was born in 1942 in South Carolina and grew up in eastern Maryland, later moving to New York and then Chicago, while working as a long-distance truck driver delivering publications of the Nation of Islam
. He remained a member until after the death of Elijah Muhammad
but split from the organization in 1978 . According to Jenkins, he spent time on a spaceship
, where he learned that he was the Supreme Being
and how to govern the world. Public records show Jenkins working as a truck driver
and living mostly with friends as he tried to recruit followers, including his daughter Maureen, who joined him in 1985 in a house in Waldorf, Maryland
, that was rented for them by Joseph Kelly, one of Jenkins' first converts. The UNOI eventually grew, and was incorporated
as a nonprofit organization
in New Jersey
Between 1996 and 2002, the group relocated to its current Kansas City
location.Donovan Corrigan, Your community ... in renewal
, Kansas City Star, 2004-05-12 The UNOI is very controversial and currently has a membership of a few hundred people.
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