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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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March 26, 2012 1

New Black Panther Party Enflames Trayvon Martin Incident

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

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.
 
Najee Muham­mad
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.

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