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FTR #21 Louis Farrakhan and the Politics of Murder

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Drawing on information from the book The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcom X by Karl Evanzz (Thunder’s Mouth Press, hardcover, copyright 1992), the program focuses on the behavior and rhetoric of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan with regard to both the assassination of Malcom X and the murder of members of a group of dissident muslims. Having publicly called for Malcom’s elimination, Farrakhan’s movements and actions in the time period surrounding Malcom X’s assassination raise significant questions concerning his proclamation of innocence in connection with the killing. Equally disturbing is the description of the deliberate and brutal execution of members of a breakaway Muslim group. Many of the victims were children. Farrakhan (then known as Louis X) utilized the killing as a veiled warning of what would happen to those who opposed the agenda of then NOI head Elijah Muhammad.

Program Highlights Include: Texas right-wing billionaire H.L Hunt’s funding of the Nation of Islam (one of the points of criticism of the NOI by Malcolm X that led to the latter’s split with Elijah Mohammad; Elijah Mohammad’s belief that Farrakhan would be a good choice to take over Malcolm X’s role within the organization; Louis Farrakhan’s networking with white supremacists; Louis Farrakhan’s position as an iconic figure for the fascist Third Position. (Recorded in the fall of 1995.)


3 comments for “FTR #21 Louis Farrakhan and the Politics of Murder”

  1. […] FTR #21 Louis Farrakhan and the Politics of Murder […]

    Posted by Why should we need white slavers when we have Louis Farrakhan? | Lys-d'Or | March 19, 2012, 11:41 am
  2. Dave two questions what do you think of Karl Evanzz’s new documentary They killed Malcolm X the Black Zapruder film? His chief researcher film maker Omar Shabazz also made his own documentaries about Malcolm’s murder/assassination and led demonstrations at the job site of the shotgun assassin. His film is called The Laughing Lieutenant. I’m asking because many of us are on limited budgets and would like your opinion before ordering.

    Posted by Matthew Jackson | July 4, 2015, 8:05 am
  3. @Matthew jackson–

    I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t comment intelligently.

    Evanzz’s book “The Judas Factor,” is excellent.

    One of the security men from the mosque formerly headed by Malcom X was convicted in the murder and then given a job at the same mosque by Farrakhan after his release from prison.

    Good to hear from you.



    Posted by Dave Emory | July 4, 2015, 3:02 pm

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