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June 25, 2015

Malik Zulu Shabazz Calls For Violence In Charleston, South Carolina

Malik Zulu Shabazz, the racist and anti-Semitic for­mer leader of the New Black Pan­ther Party (NBPP) and current head of Black Lawyers for Justice (BLJ), traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, where he called for violence in the aftermath of the shooting that killed nine people at the Emanuel AME Church.

Hashim Nzinga (left) and Malik Zulu Shabazz (right) lead protestors in Charleston

Hashim Nzinga (left) and Malik Zulu Shabazz (right) lead protestors in Charleston

On June 23, Shabazz organized a rally in front of the Emanuel AME Church billed as “National Rally #1 In Defense of the Black Church.” From the stage, Shabazz referenced  Denmark Vesey, who in 1822 plotted a rebellion against slavery in which, according to PBS, he and others “planned to seize Charleston’s arsenals and guard houses, kill the Governor, set fire to the city, and kill every white man they saw.” Shabazz stated:

Denmark Vesey had a plan to kill all the slave masters in the state. Denmark Vesey had a plan to kill every last one of them and kill all their goddamn families, and we need some new Denmark Veseys today. We gotta complete what Denmark didn’t finish. He never finished his mission, but the real children of Denmark Vesey is [sic] out here today.

Shabazz has planned a second rally he is calling “Rally to Bury White Supremacy: Massive National Demonstration #2” scheduled at the same location on June 27. Hashim Nzinga, the current chairman of the NBPP attended the June 23 rally and is scheduled to attend this one as well.

While Shabazz attempts to por­tray him­self as a civil rights leader, he continues to inject his big­otry and violent rhetoric into high-profile racially-charged events, inflaming already tense situations.

Previously, in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, Shabazz organized protests and called for violence against law enforcement on Fox News Radio’s “The Alan Colmes Show.” Shabazz told Colmes that “those young Baltimore youth are liken to the Palestinians battling an Israeli occupier…some people might need to get hurt in self-defense.”

These statements echoed those he made on Black Power Radio, where he justified the burning down of a CVS and told his audience that “We’re gonna stop all of this goddamn talking and raise up an army and deal with you mother—ers.”

Similarly, after Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, Shabazz and other NBPP leaders traveled to Ferguson, aggravating the situation there. Shabazz led protesters in chants calling for the death of the officer who shot Michael Brown. Using a megaphone, Shabazz yelled, “Who do we want?” The protestors responded, “Darren Wilson!” Shabazz: “How do we want him?” Protestors: “Dead!”

In 2012, the NBPP, then under the leadership of Shabazz, also offered a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Mar­tin in Florida.

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September 16, 2014

New Black Panther Party Advisor Calls For Killing In Ferguson Aftermath

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Screenshot of AADL’s Facebook page

Mauricelm-Lei Millere, an advisor to the New Black Panther Party (NBPP), is using social media to call for the death of the police officer who shot Michael Brown and for violence against white people in general, inflaming the already tense situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

On September 15, Millere, who is currently in Ferguson, posted an image of Officer Darren Wilson on Facebook and wrote, “When you find Darren Wilson you know what to do! Whoever finds him knows what must be done! Take everything that he took from Mike Brown.”

The day before, Millere posted on Facebook that Wilson is “wanted Dead or Alive!” echoing calls made by the NBPP, the largest organized anti-Semitic and racist Black militant group in the country, for the “dead or alive” capture of George Zimmerman, the man who, in February 2012, shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

Millere also called for violence against Martin Baker, an African-American congressional candidate who publicly supported due process for Darren Wilson. On September 11, Millere wrote that Baker “must be caught, beat, drug, and whipped to the point of seeing the light for supporting white racist murderer Darren Wilson…We must physically beat this jiggaboo…” Later that day, Millere commented on his post, which included a photo of Baker: “Get a good look at this a**h**e. Find him, detain him, beat him, and await further instructions.”

In these Facebook posts, Millere lists his affiliation as being with the African American Defense League (AADL), an organization Millere started on September 10, which unabashedly promotes violence against white people.

On September 11, Millere wrote via the AADL’s Facebook profile, “The whiteman wants your blood! How many of us has he killed and enslaved? Trillions!…We need the action that makes them pay attention. An eye for an eye philosophy! Arm yourself in Ferguson, Missouri and across America! A life for a life!” He continued, “Also, we must go to their comfortable neighborhoods and raid those stores. It is time to LOOT & BURN those stores…” The post’s image depicts a man holding a rifle.

Millere changed the AADL’s Facebook profile picture to a photo of a handgun on September 10 and wrote “Shoot 1st.” Millere subsequently updated the AADL’s cover photo to a gun, and commented on the photo that, “There comes a time when one must do what is necessary beyond cost. Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere.”

Additionally,Malik Zulu Shabazz, the former NBPP leader and current leader of the Black Lawyers for Justice who has a long history of anti-Semitism and racism, appears to be involved with the AADL. On September 13, Millere posted that Shabazz is a board member of AADL and Shabazz responded positively, saying that the he came up with the name and concept behind AADL but that he gave it to Millere. On September 14, Shabazz posted the following on AADL’s Facebook page: “Much success to the African American Defense League—The AADL. We need a broad based organization that will organize to defend our hunan [sic] rights.”

While media reports sometimes call Millere an NBPP “leader” and Millere describes himself as a “Lead Advisor at Black Riders Liberation Party, Lead Advisor and Liason [sic] at Black Panther Party and Lead Advisor and Liason [sic] at New Black Panther Party,” it is not clear exactly what role he plays with the NBPP. In September 2011, Millere and Shabazz appeared together at an event in Columbus, Ohio, and in October 2010, Millere appears to have organized an event for the “Arkansas New Black Panther Party” in Little Rock.

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September 13, 2013

New Black Panther Party Rally Features Elected Officials, Anti-Semitism

The 15th Anniversary of the New Black Pan­ther Party‘s (NBPP) Million Youth March rally in Harlem on September 7 featured public figures as well of its usual brand of racism and anti-Semitism.malik-zulu-shabazz-john-liu-million-youth-march

In publicly available videos of the weekend’s events, NBPP National Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz used at least one anti-Semitic slur and singled out supposedly Jewish-owned stores for a boycott. In typical Shabazz fashion, he stated, “If I had it my way, we would blackout and boycott every bloodsucker on 125th Street and start with these so-called Jewish owned diamond stores.” He then went into a call-and-response with the audience where he called out repeatedly, “Shut ‘em down!”

Shabazz also spoke out against integration (saying he doesn’t want to see Black and white youth holding hands), stop-and-frisk, gentrification in Harlem, sexual abuse within the Black community, and the George Zimmerman verdict, engaging in another call-and-response with the audience, in which he asked what Zimmerman’s sentence should have been, and the audience responded over and over: “Death!”

In an unannounced appearance, NYC Comptroller and then mayoral candidate John Liu was welcomed to the NBPP’s stage where he did not object to being introduced as a “supporter of the Million Youth March.” Liu told the audience that it was “great” to see so many in attendance and that it “means a lot.”

While it is not clear if Liu was aware of the NBPP’s history of egregiously anti-Jewish rhetoric and calls for violence against white people, the LGBT community, law enforcement, and other groups, Liu concluded his stump speech with more praise for the movement. He said, “This Million Youth March is not just for today. It’s for everyday because every day we got to think about the changes that we need, and what each and every one of us individually can add to the movement that will one day, hopefully soon, bring about the change we need.”

During Liu’s remarks, he also mentioned that he was the only mayoral candidate to attend the NBPP’s August 26th “NY Mayoral Candidates Forum,” and that he was embarrassed, not for himself, but for the other candidates who did not show. In promotional materials, the NBPP claimed Liu, Anthony Weiner, Bill Thompson, and Bill De Blasio were all confirmed to attend, but apparently it was only Liu who attended.

NYC Councilman Charles Barron, who openly maintains close ties to the NBPP and other hate groups, also made an appearance at the Million Youth March. While he focused his remarks on U.S. intervention in Syria, he also employed harsh anti-Israel rhetoric, alleging, “Israel uses gas and chemical weapons on the Palestinians. You want to bomb somebody, bomb Israel.”

The Million Youth March had endorsements from other public figures. These included such notables as Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi, entertainer Nick Cannon, and St. Louis real estate and media mogul Michael V. Roberts, but it does not appear that any of them attended.

The Million Youth March, advertised simultaneously as the “National Black Family Convention,” a rally for Trayvon Martin (“Millions for Trayvon”), and a protest against U.S. intervention in Syria, appears to have been largely a bust. Promoted for months as a “massive rally” which the party claimed would include “at least 50,000” supporters marching through the streets of Harlem, the rally received almost no media attention and appears to have attracted only a few hundred supporters and onlookers.

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