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FTR #21 Louis Farrakhan and the Politics of Murder

Lis­ten now: One Seg­ment

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.)


4 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
  4. Looks like the NYC shoot­er sus­pect, as I sus­pect­ed, was NOI or NOI-adja­cent. His social media includes endorse­ments of Far­rakhan, pic­tures of Eli­jah Muham­mad, and incite­ments to vio­lence. This is from con­ser­v­a­tive Andy Ngo, so any caveats apply. How­ev­er, he got it right with the Jeren Miles/Facebook sto­ry.


    Here is one of his youtube chan­nels that for some rea­son isn’t delet­ed. His oth­er one was just delet­ed in the last 10 min­utes.


    I saved an image from a delet­ed video on his oth­er chan­nel of him rant­i­ng in front of a pic­ture of Jim Jones. I will upload to imgur and post lat­er (imgur is down right now).

    I also have that video in my cache that I will watch when I can use vol­ume. I will also try to cap­ture it for pos­ter­i­ty. May not be any­thing worth­while, but it piss­es me off when Youtube does this before researchers have more time.

    Also, I find it odd that he goes by the name “Prophet of Doom 88” on Youtube. He is old and was­n’t born in 1988, so I won­der about the 88? As weird as it sounds, there are sec­tors of the polit­i­cal world where some Blacks view Hitler pos­i­tive­ly, and the NOI is cer­tain­ly a breed­ing ground for those kinds of views.

    Far­rakhan him­self has lit­er­al­ly called Hitler a “great man” many times over the years, and I have found that the evi­dence that Fard Muham­mad, NOI founder, was an Axis col­lab­o­ra­tor to be fair­ly strong. Who knows, maybe “Prophet of Doom 1–87” were tak­en, but that 88 real­ly jumps out at me.

    Also, the Feds cleared him pre­vi­ous­ly dur­ing pre­vi­ous inves­ti­ga­tions.


    Posted by Squeaky David Frum | April 13, 2022, 8:47 am

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