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April 9, 2012 2

Terry Jones Latest Extremist Threatening to Join Fray Around Trayvon Martin Case

Terry Jones

Terry Jones, pas­tor of the Dove World Out­reach Cen­ter, a vir­u­lently anti-Muslim, anti-gay apos­tolic church based in Gainesville, Florida, has joined the grow­ing list of extrem­ists who are enflam­ing the sit­u­a­tion sur­round­ing the shoot­ing death of Trayvon Mar­tin by George Zim­mer­man in San­ford, Florida.

Jones announced in a press release that he would hold a rally in front of the Semi­nole County Cour­t­house on April 21 in sup­port of “the Con­sti­tu­tional Rights for George Zim­mer­man and Treyvon [sic] Mar­tin” because “Amer­ica is being cor­rupted, con­trolled, and manip­u­lated.” Martin’s fam­ily and their sup­port­ers are demand­ing that police arrest Zim­mer­man, who is allegedly in hid­ing due to threats made against him after the shooting.

Other extrem­ists have also announced that they will go to San­ford in the wake of the shoot­ing. In a post­ing to their Web site, the National Social­ist Move­ment (NSM), the largest neo-Nazi group in the coun­try, claims that they will carry out armed patrols in San­ford to pro­tect local white cit­i­zens from alleged “racial vio­lence” tak­ing place there. San­ford police, how­ever, have denied that the neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets there.

The NSM asserted in the same Web post­ing that they are tak­ing action in response to the activ­i­ties of the New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP), which offered a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of Zim­mer­man. The NBPP has also pro­moted a num­ber of other activ­i­ties in San­ford since the shoot­ing, includ­ing a “National Day of Action” and com­mu­nity patrols “to protest against racial vio­lence and attacks.”

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April 3, 2012 0

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

The New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP), which offered a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of George Zim­mer­man, the man who shot and killed an African-American teenager Trayvon Mar­tin last month, is plan­ning addi­tional activ­ity in Florida.

The largest orga­nized anti-Semitic and racist black mil­i­tant group in Amer­ica, the NBPP released a flyer on its web­site with a photo of Zimmerman’s face in the crosshairs. The flyer pro­motes a “National Day of Action and Absence” on April 9, call­ing for “a gen­eral strike and mass action by broth­ers and sis­ters in unity.”

Last week, the NBPP released a wanted poster with Zimmerman’s pic­ture, say­ing “wanted dead or alive.”

In a radio inter­view with the syn­di­cated radio pro­gram The Mus­lim Street, Malik Zulu Shabazz, NBPP National Chair­man, said his group is also plan­ning a “county-wide and state-wide defense train­ing and com­mu­nity patrols to protest against racial vio­lence and attacks” in San­ford prior to the day of action.

The events are being orga­nized under the ban­ner of Black Lawyers for Jus­tice (BLJ), Shabazz’s legal advo­cacy group. Like the NBPP, BLJ com­bines big­otry with mil­i­tant mes­sages of Black Nation­al­ism under the guise of cham­pi­oning civil rights and pro­mot­ing black pride and consciousness.

The NBPP’s Tampa chap­ter Chief of Staff, Michelle Williams, spoke on the group’s web radio pro­gram on April 2. “I am for vio­lence if non-violence means we con­tinue to post­pose a solu­tion to the Amer­i­can Black man’s prob­lem just to avoid vio­lence,” she said.

Williams added, “This could not have hap­pened in LA, because them broth­ers up there, ain’t scared to riot. This could not have hap­pened in St. Peters­burg, Florida, where the Black man over there ain’t scared to kill a cracker…If some­one put their hands on you, you bet­ter send that god­dam cracker to the ceme­tery grave.”

The Tampa chapter’s web­site describes the reward as: “NBPP $10000 Bounty for George Zim­mer­man JUSTICE!”

On the same radio pro­gram, Mikhail Muham­mad, the NBPP’s Florida rep­re­sen­ta­tive, said the group has 20 new recruits in the city of San­ford. Muhamamd pre­vi­ously told CNN, “I don’t obey the white man’s law, I don’t fol­low the Amer­i­can law…we decided to craft lan­guage to put pres­sure on the united snakes, — because these are snakes, gov­ern­ment – to arrest him because when the peo­ple find him, he may not be alive.”

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March 27, 2012 0

Hashim Nzinga, New Black Panther Party Chief of Staff, Arrested on Weapons Charge

 

Update— August 30, 2013: The gun charges against Hashim Nzinga have been dropped.

Hashim Nzinga, long­time mem­ber of the New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) who has a his­tory of advo­cat­ing mil­i­tant action, has been arrested and charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon, accord­ing to the DeKalb County, Geor­gia, Sheriff’s Office.

Accord­ing to the arrest war­rant, Nzinga was detained after try­ing to pawn a semi-automatic hand­gun at pawn shop. He had been con­victed last month for felony deposit account fraud.

On March 25, Nzinga announced on CNN that his group was offer­ing a $10,000 reward for the “cap­ture” of George Zim­mer­man, the man who report­edly shot and killed Trayvon Mar­tin, an African-American teenager in Florida, last month.

Nzinga reg­u­larly encour­ages mil­i­tant action as a legit­i­mate response to the ills plagu­ing the African-American com­mu­nity. Dur­ing a Jan­u­ary 2009 radio inter­view, he asserted that African-Americans must defend them­selves against per­ceived exploita­tion and oppres­sion, even if it entails resort­ing to vio­lence. “I got the right to defend my house I got the right bear arms and I got the right to pro­tect myself,” he said.

Nzinga has 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.

Nzinga’s con­spir­a­to­r­ial view of the world is appar­ent in other the­o­ries he has advanced in speeches and inter­views.  For exam­ple, he has asserted that Jews had fore­knowl­edge of Sep­tem­ber 11 attacks dur­ing a Sep­tem­ber 2005 appear­ance on Han­nity & Colmes. He has also accused “white-run” U.S. gov­ern­ment agen­cies of infil­trat­ing and plot­ting to “destroy” the NBPP.

Nzinga’s tenure with the NBPP can be traced back to 1994, when he met Khalid Muham­mad. At that time he became Muhammad’s per­sonal assis­tant, and was later appointed Chief of Staff.

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