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October 17, 2013 0

New Black Panther Party Announces New Chairman, Same Hateful Message

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Hashim Nzinga (right) at 2013 Mil­lion Youth March in Harlem, NY

Malik Zulu Shabazz announced that he is step­ping down from his posi­tion as National Chair­man of the racist and anti-Semitic New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) to focus on his career as a lawyer with the Black Lawyers for Jus­tice, an orga­ni­za­tion he founded in 1996.

Shabazz made the announce­ment on the NBPP’s online radio broad­cast on Mon­day. He noted that despite leav­ing his posi­tion as National Chair­man, he will con­tinue to serve the NBPP as a “spir­i­tual guide.”

His replace­ment is Hashim Nzinga, who pre­vi­ously served as the NBPP’s Chief of Staff and has been involved with the NBPP since 1994 when he met Khalid Muham­mad and served as his per­sonal assistant.

Like Shabazz, Nzinga has a long his­tory of racism and anti-Semitism. In a June 2013 online radio broad­cast, for exam­ple, Nzinga claimed that Jews con­spire to pro­mote a neg­a­tive image of Black youth through their sup­posed con­trol of the media, stat­ing, “The Jews’ news…shows us before the world look­ing like damn fools” and called for a boy­cott of com­pa­nies that “con­tinue to help the Jews’ news make our youth look like buf­foons before the world.”

In Jan­u­ary 2010, Nzinga accused Jews of hav­ing dis­pro­por­tion­ate power over the media and enter­tain­ment indus­tries, which he asserted was achieved by exploit­ing alliances with Blacks dur­ing the Civil Rights era. Jews, he argued, “used us as can­non fire while they directed our lead­ers, they directed Dr. King, they directed the NAACP, they directed those who they control.”

Nzinga fur­ther protested what he sees as a Jew­ish monop­oly on suf­fer­ing, stat­ing, “If we men­tion our Holo­caust even the Jews get mad, but you say some­thing about their Holo­caust, they call you anti-Semitic.” Nzinga also claimed that Jews had fore­knowl­edge of Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks dur­ing a 2005 appear­ance on Han­nity & Colmes.

Malik Shabazz also announced that National Spokesman Chawn Kweli will take over Nzinga’s for­mer role of NBPP Chief of Staff. King Samir Shabazz, noto­ri­ous for rants in which he calls for vio­lence against whites and oth­ers, will remain in his posi­tion of National Field Marshall.

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October 11, 2013 0

Missouri White Supremacist Wounds Two Deputies in Shootout

Shawn Keith Nims

Shawn Keith Nims

Deputies with the Jef­fer­son County Sher­iff ‘s Depart­ment in Cedar Hills, Mis­souri, shot and killed white suprema­cist Shawn Keith Nims, 40, on Octo­ber 11, fol­low­ing a seven-hour manhunt.

The inci­dent began when a deputy, respond­ing to a 911 hang-up emer­gency call, went to the home where the call was placed.  Peo­ple in the home report­edly told the deputies the call had been a mis­take. Deputy Nina Sims later returned to the home with another deputy, Michael Toombs. After being given per­mis­sion to enter the home, the deputies began descend­ing the base­ment stairs when they were allegedly ambushed by Nims and a shootout ensued.  Both deputies suf­fered non-life threat­en­ing gun­shot wounds and Nims fled the scene.

Mem­bers from mul­ti­ple law enforce­ment agen­cies began to search for Nims and found him seven hours later as he attempted to jump from a win­dow of a nearby home.  Accord­ing to police, Nims was armed with an assault-style weapon.  The pur­su­ing deputies fired at Nims after he allegedly refused to drop the weapon, fatally wound­ing him.

Nims had sev­eral neo-Nazi tat­toos includ­ing an eagle clutch­ing a swastika on his chest and a large swastika on his right shin. He also had a crim­i­nal his­tory that included drug and theft charges.

This is the lat­est instance of a shootout between domes­tic extrem­ists and law enforce­ment. Just since 2009, 39 shootouts have taken place between law enforce­ment offi­cers and domes­tic extremists—including right-wing anti-government extrem­ists, white suprema­cists, domes­tic Mus­lim extrem­ists and oth­ers.  In those vio­lent encoun­ters, extrem­ists have shot 37 police offi­cers, 12 fatally.

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October 11, 2013 7

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party Expands Presence in U.S.

Amer­i­can mem­bers of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party of Greece have cre­ated two new chap­ters in the United States since estab­lish­ing a New York chap­ter about a year ago. One new chap­ter is in Los Ange­les and the other calls itself the Regional League of the West­ern States USA.

Members of the Golden Dawn-New York chapter

Mem­bers of the Golden Dawn-New York chapter

The chap­ters are part of Golden Dawn North Amer­ica, which “sup­ports the ideas and goals of the Golden Dawn Party in Greece.”  In Sep­tem­ber, the Greek gov­ern­ment arrested a num­ber of lead­ers of the anti-Semitic, racist and anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party in Greece.  The arrests came after an indi­vid­ual believed to be a mem­ber of the group allegedly killed an anti-racist rapper.

Golden Dawn’s New York Divi­sion appears to be the most active chap­ter and the only one in the U.S. that posts mate­r­ial on its blog in Eng­lish.  A sec­tion of the blog asks sym­pa­thiz­ers to donate food and gift cards to help “Greek babies.”

The chap­ter has also posted arti­cles attack­ing Jews, includ­ing one on Octo­ber 10 about the rela­tion­ship between Greece and Israel. The arti­cle claims that “Jews were so com­fort­able in recent decades with the cor­rupt polit­i­cal sys­tem and it served their inter­ests per­fectly.  Now they have begun to trem­ble in fear because of the rapid rise of Golden Dawn.”   The arti­cle ref­er­ences ear­lier pieces that accuse “Amer­i­can Zion­ists” of exploit­ing Greece and its energy sources.

Some Amer­i­can neo-Nazis and other white suprema­cists have expressed sup­port for Golden Dawn. Rocky Suhayda of the tiny Amer­i­can Nazi Party claims to be in touch with Golden Dawn rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The web­site of the National Social­ist Move­ment, another neo-Nazi group, directs peo­ple to the blog of the New York Divi­sion of Golden Dawn.

Craig Cobb, a white suprema­cist who is try­ing to set up a white enclave in Leith, North Dakota by buy­ing up plots of land, has report­edly said that he would offer one of those plots to Golden Dawn.

Many Greek-Americans are appalled by Golden Dawn.  The over­whelm­ing major­ity of the Greek-American com­mu­nity does not sup­port the party or its Amer­i­can off­shoots. The DC-based Amer­i­can Hel­lenic Edu­ca­tional Pro­gres­sive Asso­ci­a­tion (AHEPA), a lead­ing grass­roots Greek-American mem­ber­ship orga­ni­za­tion, recently praised the Greek gov­ern­ment for its crack­down on Golden Dawn in Greece.

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