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July 1, 2013 0

New Black Panthers Respond To King Samir Shabazz’s Arrest

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Photo from Shabazz’s Face­book profile

Fol­low­ing the arrest of New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) National Field Mar­shal King Samir Shabazz for allegedly car­ry­ing a loaded, unli­censed firearm and ille­gally wear­ing body armor, the NBPP is claim­ing that Shabazz’s arrest is part of an “onslaught of attacks against the New Black Pan­ther Party…to derail the upcom­ing Mil­lion Youth March 15 year Anniversary.”

The “mas­sive rally,” planned for Sep­tem­ber 7 in Harlem, is part of a larger event (Sep­tem­ber 5–8), which the NBPP is call­ing the “National Black Fam­ily Convention.”

On July 1, the group plans to hold the “Stop the Attack on the Mil­lion Youth March: Free King Samir Shabazz Sup­port Rally” at Sylvia’s restau­rant in Harlem. Accord­ing to the NBPP web­site, the event will fea­ture New York City Coun­cil­man Charles Bar­ron and Pro­fes­sor Leonard Jef­fries of the City Col­lege of New York as keynote speakers.

In a recent online radio broad­cast, National Chair­man Malik Zulu Shabazz told Jerry Jack­son, Chief of Staff of the NBPP’s Philadel­phia chap­ter, to refrain from rhetoric call­ing for vio­lence after Jack­son, in a dis­cus­sion about King Samir’s arrest, stated, “it’s a good day to slap a cracker. It’s a good day to put a cracker in your trunk!”

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Photo from Shabazz’s Face­book profile

Despite Malik Zulu’s Shabazz’s attempt to have NBPP lead­ers “say less than what you think,” he has not made any effort to curb their egre­giously racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric. In the very next NBPP online broad­cast, National Chief of Staff Hashim Nzinga claimed that Jews con­spire to pro­mote a neg­a­tive image of Black youth through their sup­posed con­trol of the media.

Nzinga stated, “We don’t own the Jews’ news, and the Jews are not the friends of the African in Amer­ica.” He con­tin­ued, “the Jews’ news…shows us before the world look­ing like damn fools.” Nzinga explained that this will be a theme for the rally in Sep­tem­ber, dur­ing which the NBPP will call on its sup­port­ers to boy­cott the com­pa­nies that “con­tinue to help the Jews’ news make our youth look like buf­foons before the world.”

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June 25, 2013 2

King Samir Shabazz, NBPP National Field Marshal, Arrested On Weapons Charge

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King Samir Shabazz

Update: New Black Pan­thers Respond To King Samir Shabazz’s Arrest

New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) National Field Mar­shal King Samir Shabazz was arrested on June 20 in New York City for car­ry­ing a loaded, unli­censed firearm and the ille­gal wear­ing of body armor.

Shabazz, who has a tat­too on his face that reads “Kill Whitey,” is cur­rently being held on $75,000 bail and will appear in Man­hat­tan Crim­i­nal Court on June 26. The NYPD stopped Shabazz on his way out of a NBPP meet­ing about the group’s planned “Mil­lion Youth March” 15th anniver­sary rally, which is sched­uled take place in Harlem on Sep­tem­ber 7.

Two days after Shabazz was arrested, the NBPP held a “Stop the Attack on the Mil­lion Youth March: Free King Samir Shabazz Sup­port Rally” at Sylvia’s Restau­rant. Accord­ing to the NBPP web­site, the rally included New York City Coun­cil­man Charles Bar­ron and Pro­fes­sor Leonard Jef­fries of the City Col­lege of New York as keynote speakers.

Known for his rants that call for vio­lence, Shabazz has 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.

The NBPP describes Shabazz’s arrest as an “attempt to stop the major orga­niz­ing efforts of the Mil­lion Youth March 15 year anniver­sary and slow down the progress of the pro­duc­tion of Black nation­al­ism.” They call on all “oppressed dark peo­ple of the planet” to “fight the efforts of the white dev­ils and Black Sam­bos by any means.”

Shabazz, whose real name is Maruse Heath, was pre­vi­ously arrested and released in 2008 for dis­or­derly con­duct after he and oth­ers inter­rupted a rally in Atlantic City. 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.

Shabazz is not the first NBPP leader to be arrested for weapons charges in recent years. In March 2012, Hashim Nzinga, NBPP Chief of Staff, was arrested and charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon after try­ing to pawn a semi-automatic handgun.

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May 28, 2013 1

New Black Panther Head Malik Zulu Shabazz Promotes Anti-Semitism On Campus

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Malik Zulu Shabazz at Geor­gia State

New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) chair­man Malik Zulu Shabazz has resorted once again to pro­mot­ing anti-Semitic con­spir­a­cies; this time dur­ing his recent vis­its to two Geor­gia uni­ver­sity campuses.

Dur­ing his “Role and Respon­si­bil­ity of the Black Stu­dent col­lege tour,” which con­sisted of an April 25 lec­ture at Clark Atlanta Uni­ver­sity and an April 26 talk at Geor­gia State Uni­ver­sity, Shabazz invoked anti-Semitic themes of Jew­ish finan­cial con­trol and manip­u­la­tion, claim­ing that Blacks have “been cheated out of [their] divine des­tiny by a cheat­ing sys­tem, and a cheat­ing peo­ple who have cheated us.”

Shabazz claimed that he had “shock­ing and reveal­ing infor­ma­tion” regard­ing “white Jew­ish enter­tain­ment firms who con­trol our artists… Oprah Win­frey and Michael Jack­son and Bey­once and all of them.” He also dis­cussed “pulling a cover off of the so-called Jews who are exploit­ing our peo­ple,” imply­ing Jew­ish and white con­trol of Howard Uni­ver­sity, refer­ring to “pup­pet mas­ters” that set up tra­di­tion­ally Black col­leges “to pro­duce a sub­servient student.”

In a digres­sion about fash­ion designer Marc Jacobs, who Shabazz mis­char­ac­ter­izes as a dia­mond mer­chant, Shabazz asked the audi­ence for “the big Jew­ish guy’s name that sells the dia­monds” and then admon­ished rap­pers, refer­ring to them as “high paid slaves,” to “stop jock­ing Jacob and come to Africa and get your own dia­mond mine.”

Shabazz also used his plat­form to deny Jew­ish his­tory say­ing, “The orig­i­nal Jew is not Shi­mon Peres. The orig­i­nal Jew is not Bibi Netanyahu. He is an imposter. The Jew and so-called Israel is an imposter…I guess they’ll say that’s anti-Semitic, but truth is truth.”

Dur­ing the cam­pus vis­its, Shabazz, along with NBPP Atlanta Chair­woman Nadia Assata Shakur, pitched the stu­dent audi­ences to become more involved with the NBPP and encour­aged them to stay in touch by tex­ting their infor­ma­tion to the party in order to learn about the “ben­e­fits to being part of us” such as orga­nized trips to Africa. There appeared to have about a dozen or fewer stu­dents in atten­dance at each visit.

On that note, Shabazz also announced the for­ma­tion of a “new Black travel agency” which he hopes to use to take “at least one thou­sand” NBPP mem­bers to visit Africa start­ing in June 2014. This announce­ment comes after a del­e­ga­tion of NBPP lead­ers returned from South Africa and Zim­babwe in March with plans to expand NBPP’s inter­na­tional activ­ity and outreach.

Accord­ing to Shabazz, the tour was par­tially spon­sored by Hip Hop Enquirer Mag­a­zine.

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