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New Black Panther Party Enflames Trayvon Martin Incident

Update: New Black Pan­thers Orga­niz­ing “National Day of Action” in Florida
 

The New Black Pan­ther Party for Self Defense (NBPP), the largest orga­nized anti-Semitic and racist black mil­i­tant group in Amer­ica, is offer­ing a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of George Zim­mer­man, the man who shot and killed an African-American teenager in Florida last month.

Source: New Black Pan­ther Party website

Mikhail Muham­mad, the NBPP’s Florida rep­re­sen­ta­tive, announced the reward dur­ing a protest in San­ford, Florida, on Sat­ur­day. He also indi­cated that the group’s national chair­man, Malik Zulu Shabazz, was receiv­ing dona­tions from black enter­tain­ers and ath­letes. Accord­ing to the group’s press release, the “goal is to increase the $10,000 reward up to $100,000.”

“[Zim­mer­man] should be fear­ful for his life,” Muham­mad report­edly said. “You can’t keep killing black chil­dren.” In response to a ques­tion about whether he was incit­ing vio­lence, Muham­mad replied, “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
 
Trayvon Martin’s death, which is being inves­ti­gated by the Jus­tice Depart­ment, has become a national story and mem­ber of the NBPP are known for insert­ing them­selves in and enflam­ing high pro­file, racially charged issues around the country.
 
Najee Muham­mad
Prior to the NBPP’s announce­ment, Najee Muham­mad, a for­mer mem­ber of the group who now heads the Atlanta-based New Black Lib­er­a­tion Mili­tia, announced his group’s plans to arrest Zim­mer­man and hand him over to fed­eral author­i­ties. “We’ll find him. We’ve got his mug shot and every­thing,” Najee Muham­mad said on March 16.
 
Najee Muham­mad, who served as the NBPP’s national field mar­shal, left the group a few years ago to form the New Black Lib­er­a­tion Mili­tia and New Black Lib­er­a­tion Insti­tute, which seeks to “ensure the sur­vival of black peo­ple in the 21st cen­tury and beyond” and build a “strong black army to defend the back nation.” He describes him­self as “The Top Stu­dent of Dr. Khal­lid Abdul Muham­mad,” the vir­u­lently anti-Semitic for­mer leader of the NBPP who died in Feb­ru­ary 2001.