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May 31, 2012 3

New Black Panther Samir Shabazz’s Latest Militant Rant

King Samir Shabazz, head of the New Black Pan­ther Party’s (NBPP) Philadel­phia chap­ter, has recently been the sub­ject of some atten­tion for vicious racist rants in which he sup­ports vio­lence against whites.

The tirade begins with Shabazz rec­om­mend­ing the 1986 film Quilombo which begins with black slaves killing their white slave own­ers. He describes the plea­sure he gets from this scene as such: “I’m in love already…go get some pop­corn and gin­ger beer…Any movie that starts off with the killing of peck­er­wood, I’m locked in and loaded.”

Shabazz later explains just how deep his hatred for white peo­ple runs:

“…I hate the god­damn white man, woman, and child, grandma, aunt, uncle, Pappa Billy Bob, and who­ever else. Red­neck Tom and Blue­neck Robert, and who­ever else you wanna name. I hate the white man. I hate the very look of white peo­ple. I hate the sound of white peo­ple. God­damn it, I hate the smell of white people…I hate the mur­der and the rape and the tor­ture and the tak­ing away of our names, our cul­ture, our god, our music and damn, I hate this cracker for every­thing he has done to us.”

In the rant, Shabazz also warns, “You should be thank­ful we’re not run­ning around here hang­ing crack­ers by nooses… yet…yet…yet.” He also claims he’s not “telling you to go out there and attack nobody” but that “[blacks] are taught to send this cracker to the ceme­tery; when he puts his hand on us, we send him to the ceme­tery in self-defense.”

Shabazz state­ments are sim­i­lar to com­ments he appar­ently made in Philadel­phia, accord­ing to a YouTube video from Jan­u­ary 2012. In the video, Shabazz is shown telling his audi­ence, “We are gonna have to kill some cracker babies…I believe in the death and destruc­tion of white peo­ple, each and every one of them. Don’t give a damn if the lit­tle bas­tard just came out of his mama’s womb 3 sec­onds ago. Kill ‘em all, every last one of them. Don’t spare one.”

Shabazz gar­nered some national atten­tion in Jan­u­ary 2009, when the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment filed suit against him and the NBPP over alleged voter intim­i­da­tion in Philadel­phia on Elec­tion Day 2008.

Less than a week before the 2008 Elec­tion Day inci­dent, Samir Shabazz made a series of incen­di­ary state­ments about whites dur­ing an inter­view with a local news­pa­per, includ­ing “I’m about the total destruc­tion of white peo­ple. I’m about the total lib­er­a­tion of black peo­ple. I hate white peo­ple. I hate my enemy.”

Shabazz’s behav­ior on Elec­tion Day 2008 was reflec­tive of his long his­tory of con­fronta­tional behav­ior towards whites and law enforce­ment. Shabazz views the U.S. as hav­ing an “inher­ent racism” and his state­ments fre­quently advo­cate for vio­lence against white peo­ple in order to achieve racial and social jus­tice for blacks. “You want free­dom?,” Shabazz shouted through a micro­phone on a Philadel­phia street in 2008, “You’re gonna have to kill some crack­ers. You’re gonna have to kill some of they [sic] babies.”

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