March 26, 2012
New Black Panther Party Enflames Trayvon Martin Incident
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.
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.