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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.)

Discussion

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.

    Best,

    Dave

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

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