Comment: In FTR #21  (“Louis Farrakhan and the Politics of Murder”), we explored Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s suspicious behavior vis a vis the assassination of Malcolm X , the man whose mantle he has assumed. (Farrakhan used to perform under the stage name “Calypso Louie”.)
A “New York Times” article about the parole of one of Malcolm X’s killers discloses that Farrakhan named another of the assassins to be chief of security for the Harlem mosque one headed by Malcolm X!
After being turned down for parole 16 times, Malcolm X’s only confessed assassin is about to gain his freedom.
Thomas Hagan has been held since moments after shots rang out in the Audubon Ballroom in 1965. He has been on work release for more than two decades, but he still spends two days a week locked up at the Lincoln Correctional Facility on West 110th Street in Manhattan. . . .
. . . Two other men, Muhammad Abdul Aziz (then known as Norman 3X Butler) and Kahlil Islam (then Thomas 15X Johnson), were also charged with the murder. They maintained their innocence. Mr. Hagan did not, testifying at his trial in 1966 that he was responsible for the murder and that his co-defendants were innocent. . . .
. . . Mr. Aziz was paroled in 1985, and in 1998 was named by Louis Farrakhan to be chief of security for the Harlem mosque that Malcolm X once headed. . . . [Italics are mine–D.E.]