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“Calypso Louie” Strikes Again

Com­ment: In FTR #21 [1] (“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 [2], 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!

“Killer of Mal­colm X Gets Paroled” by Andy New­man and John Eligon; The New York Times; 3/20/2010. [3]

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.]