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March 27, 2012

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

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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