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June 29, 2012 2

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 0

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 0

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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