- Post 27 May 2013
- By Kirsten West Savali/News One
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During part 20 of his weekly series, The Time And What Must Be Done, Min. Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam answered criticism about his deafening silence on the murder of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of iconic human rights activist and revolutionary, Malcolm X.
“I was asked in a tweet whether I had offered condolences to the Malcolm Shabazz family over the loss of Malcolm Shabazz, the son of Sister Qubilah Shabazz,” Farrakhan began. “I sent word to the family through our International Representative, Brother Akbar Muhammad, who has contact with [Malcolm X daughter Ilyasah Shabazz]. He didn’t speak with her directly; but I gave him a message for the family, and he said he put it on her answering service. I hope that she received it; if not, the message is simply that we, in the Nation of Islam, send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family.”
But Farrakhan didn’t stop there. Exposing the toxic culture of the F.B.I. and its historical — and contemporary — role of terrorizing the black community, the NOI leader suggested that the blame for young Malcolm’s death rested squarely on the organization’s shoulders.
“But I want to say to Black America — that the same F.B.I. that hatched the plot to divide Brother Malcolm from his teacher [The Honorable Elijah Muhammad] and the Nation of Islam; that same F.B.I. that worked to destroy Black organizations and Black leadership — that same F.B.I. was dogging the footsteps of this young potential giant,” Farrakhan said.
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