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June 25, 2014 0

King Samir Shabazz Said To Be Arrested On “Gun Related Charges”

New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) National Field Mar­shall King Samir Shabazz was arrested “on alleged pro­ba­tion vio­la­tions and gun related charges” accord­ing to for­mer NBPP leader Malik Zulu Shabazz.samir-shabazz-arrested-new-black-panther-malik

While the details of his reported arrest are still unclear, Samir Shabazz was pre­vi­ously arrested in June 2013 in New York for car­ry­ing a loaded, unli­censed firearm and ille­gally wear­ing body armor.

In an online radio inter­view on June 17, Shabazz, whose for­mer name is Maruse Heath, announced that on July 5 he would be speak­ing in Char­lotte, North Car­olina, and that he intends to start a Char­lotte chap­ter of the NBPP.

In the same inter­view, Shabazz ranted about the “damn lying bas­tard, the white man,” stat­ing, “I don’t plan on com­mit­ting no damn sui­cide. Damn it, I’m prepar­ing for some homi­cide, on my enemy.”

Such vio­lent rhetoric is noth­ing new for Shabazz, who pub­licly stated that NBPP mem­bers should press their uni­forms so the crease could “cut that cracker’s throat in half and watch his head roll down the street.”

In an August 2012 NBPP online radio broad­cast, he went on a vicious tirade describ­ing white nurs­eries and churches as legit­i­mate tar­gets for bomb­ing stat­ing “You’re going to have to go into the God damn nurs­ery and just throw a damn bomb in the damn nurs­ery and just kill every­thing white in sight that ain’t right,” and “Well we gonna throw a bomb in that God damn church, burn up the cracker, burn up the cracker Jesus, and burn up some cracker white supremacy.”

In 2009, Shabazz was impli­cated in a U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice suit after a voter intim­i­da­tion inci­dent while he was head of the NBPP’s Philadel­phia chap­ter. Addi­tion­ally, he was arrested and released in 2008 for dis­or­derly con­duct after he and oth­ers inter­rupted a rally in Atlantic City.

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October 16, 2012 0

Farrakhan Blasts Obama And Romney In Address in Charlotte

On Octo­ber 14, Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Far­rakhan deliv­ered the keynote address at 2012 Holy Day of Atone­ment event in Char­lotte, North Car­olina. In addi­tion to harshly crit­i­ciz­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, Gov­er­nor Mitt Rom­ney and both polit­i­cal par­ties, Far­rakhan advanced the­o­ries of undue Israel influ­ence in the Amer­i­can polit­i­cal system.

Far­rakhan blasted both can­di­dates for what he char­ac­ter­ized as answer­ing to Israeli inter­ests over those of America:

“Mr. Rom­ney, he already went to Israel and bowed down. He went to Israel and wore out his knees, got a patch on his knees. He told Israel and his dear friend Netanyahu: We’re not going to let Iran get a nuclear bomb… Obama, he almost wore out his knees too. I mean he may not have a patch on his knee, but he was down there long enough to rub a lit­tle some­thing in that knee. He told Israel, AIPAC, he told them, even though we’re in an eco­nomic down­town, don’t you worry because the money we’ve been giv­ing to you, we’re going to give it to you again and add some more to it. If that ain’t deep knee bend­ing, now I’m not mak­ing stuff up! We’re in bad shape brother!”

As Far­rakhan often does, he also ques­tioned the claim that he laces his ser­mons with anti-Semitic imagery and alle­ga­tions of Jew­ish con­spir­a­cies. He describes how in 1984 when Rev. Jesse Jack­son ran for the Demo­c­ra­tic nom­i­nee for pres­i­dent, Far­rakhan stood up to the Jew­ish com­mu­nity who “were try­ing to side­track and destroy his bid for the pres­i­dency of the United States.”

He later paused for a stand­ing ova­tion from his audi­ence before adding, “So you have financiers like the oil tycoon Koch broth­ers, casino owner Shel­don Adel­son who have invested tens or hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars to buy elec­tions and buy the per­son who gets elected.”

Far­rakhan also crit­i­cized the Repub­li­can Party for what he views as its “overtly hate­ful and racist nature.” He asks his audi­ence “What is it that has blinded Repub­li­cans? It is race, the image of the Black man ris­ing!” He also vows to fight the “schemes or machi­na­tions of our for­mer slave mas­ters” that are part of “a racist sys­tem that wants to keep Amer­ica white.” He claims Rom­ney has no plat­form and is just a “cheer­leader” whose plat­form is “Sis boom bah, rah rah rah! Come on white team! Let’s get that negro out of office!”

This year’s annual “Holy Day of Atone­ment” event, which com­mem­o­rates the 17th anniver­sary of the NOI’s Mil­lion Man March (MMM) in Wash­ing­ton, DC, was attended by approx­i­mately 6,000 people.

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