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June 29, 2012

New Black Panther Post-Summit Radio Broadcast Features Renewed Calls For Violent Confrontation

A June 25 New Black Panther Party radio broadcast featured a number of NBPP leaders discussing their June 22-23, 2012, National Leadership Summit in Georgia titled “Call to Action: Against the War on Black People,” among other issues. The NBPP is the largest organized anti-Semitic and racist black militant group in America.

National NBPP Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz emphasized that the main objective of the summit was to empower a cadre of young leadership to take the organization into the future. Shabazz explained that he doesn’t want the NBPP to become “a one man show” like other movements. This is especially true, he argued, because the NBPP is supposedly not just an organization but a provisional government for Blacks in America and eventually an actual government.

King Samir Shabazz, introduced on the broadcast as the group’s “National Field Marshal,” praised what he felt was an extremely successful summit but called for less talking and more violent action against whites. It’s time, he said, “to start cracking some crackers’ backs.” He also demanded that blacks stop spending their money at businesses belonging to “Koreans and Jews” and start worrying about black survival. Shabazz is known for vicious racist rants in which he supports violence against whites.

The most militant rant, however, came from General T.A.C.O. (Take All Capitalists Out) of the Black Riders Liberation Party. T.A.C.O. accused whites of pushing crack cocaine, HIV/AIDS, guns, and unemployment on Black communities in a constant attempt to exterminate them. He said, “the white man” knows there are panthers all over the country ready to “hunt your pink ass down” and at one point yelled “Now die!”

“Once [white people] die,” T.A.C.O. added, “we should dig them up, and kill them again! Bury them, dig them up, and kill them again, and again, and again!” In a June 13 broadcast, T.A.C.O. called on blacks to stand up for themselves and not go “passively like the Jews to the gas chambers.”

T.A.C.O. founded the Black Riders in 1996 to unite rival gangs such as the Bloods and Crips to fight against “oppressive” white society, especially the police. The goal, he explained, is to unite “street tribes” (gangs) to destroy capitalism, imperialism, and white civilization as a whole.

Much of the remaining broadcast focused on freeing Hashim Nzinga, the former NBPP Chief of Staff, who was arrested on weapons charges in March, and on the upcoming election. While some participants praised Barack Obama as a strong role model for the Black community, he was also criticized for “shocking” foreign policies such as allegedly “orchestrating the diabolical assassination of our brother Qaddafi” and making a “secret deal” with Israel that if the economy is not doing well come election time, Israel will bomb Iran to help Obama gain votes.

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June 28, 2012

Saudi Student Khalid Aldawsari Convicted in Texas Bomb Plot

A Saudi national who arrived in the U.S. in 2008 on a student visa has been convicted of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Texas.

Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a former chemical engineering student at Texas Tech, was planning to use his skills to build a bomb, according to prosecutors. Although he had not definitively selected a target, Aldawsari allegedly researched of list of targets, including the Dallas home of a former president George W. Bush, nuclear power plants and former soldiers who were stationed at Abu Ghraib prison. Prosecutors also indicated that a college football game was a possible target as well.

Authorities began their investigation into Aldawsari in February 2011 after a chemical supplier in North Carolina reported an unusual purchase made by Aldawsari. He was arrested within a month in Lubbock.

The FBI found chemicals at Aldawsari’s residence along with a journal allegedly indicating that he was inspired by Osama Bin Laden and had been planning to commit a terrorist attack. In one journal entry described by the DOJ, Aldawsari wrote, “…after mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel Americans, it is time for Jihad.”

Aldawsari allegedly created a blog called FromFarAway90, where he wrote in English and Arabic about college life in America, romance, his efforts to maintain his religious identity, and his perceptions of Americans, which included some positive impressions. A few of his posts, however, were more militant, including a March 2010 post in which he wrote “grant me martyrdom for Your sake and make jihad easy for me.”

A month later, he wrote in Arabic, “Muslims can not enjoy a carefree life and peace when in front of them and behind them their lands and dignities are being desecrated with the help of the Arab traitors and other Zionist rulers inside the Muslim world…” His Facebook profile lists “STOP Israel’s War Crimes in Gaza” as one of his interests.

Aldawsari faces a possible life-sentence at a hearing scheduled for October. Anti-Defamation league

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June 27, 2012

Sabeel Attacks Israel From All Angles In Its “Cornerstone” Publication

The Spring 2012 edition of Cornerstone, a publication of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, is a full scale assault on Israel’s legitimacy from all angles. The Sabeel Center is a driving force behind the campaign by mainline Protestant churches to divest from Israel, including a number of proposed resolutions being considered at next week’s Presbyterian General Assembly.

The publication depicts Israel as systematically racist, employs offensive Holocaust imagery and uses theological arguments to demonize the Jewish State.

An article titled The Role of the Prophet, written by Sabeel Center co-founder and executive committee member Jonathan Kuttab, notes that “Judaism brought [together] the two correctives of the Law and the Prophets.” It then describes Israel as an unjust and racist country that approves “laws that violate the interests and freedoms of the individual or the minorities living among them.”

Kuttab blames most Jews in Israel for what he perceives as unfair treatment of the Arab population, saying, “the majority of Israeli Jews, acting through their duly elected representatives are the architects of these laws.”

An article submitted by Mossawa, the advocacy center for Arab citizens of Israel, is titled Anti-Democratic, Anti-Arab Legislation in Israel. The synopsis states “there are at least 35 laws which discriminate directly or indirectly against Arab citizens of Israel.” The article lists “four key legislative measures” as evidence, citing as one example the Citizenship law, which Mossawa claims “disproportionately affects Arab citizens,” although it applies to all Israelis.

An Open Letter to Foreign Missions by Taiseer Khatib, an Arab citizen of Israel, tells a story of his wife and children having problems obtaining permanent residency inside of Israel. This problem, Khatib contends, is a result of the Citizenship Law, which he claims shows Israel’s racism since its goal is allegedly to “diminish the number of the Arab population.” He adds that this “should remind Jews in Israel of dark times in their own history, when they were themselves separated from their families, never to see them again.”

A poem titled Hear O Israel by Jewish Voice for Peace activist David Glick also makes claims that Israel is inherently racist and compares the country to Nazi Germany, saying, “But what O Israel/Have you become?/The Nazis made me fearful to be a Jew/but you [Israel] have made me ashamed.” He then writes “Time to confront the darkness we have become./With the Holocaust it is Never Forget/but with Deir Yassin it is Never Mind.”

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