Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Black Panther leader sets sights on Glenn Beck and the Tea Party

By Mike Riggs
July 8, 2010

Just one month after three members of the New Black Panther Party were cleared of any wrongdoing in a 2008 voter intimidation case, the organization’s chairman announced that the New Black Panthers aren’t done harassing people for no apparent reason.

In a videotaped interview with Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher, NBPP Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz said, “[Beck] can bring his Tea Party, and we’ll bring our party, and we’ll see Glenn Beck.”

Shabazz is referring to a rally that Beck will lead on August 28 at the Lincoln Memorial—the same day and place of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech.

“Glenn Beck should not be allowed to have this rally,” Shabazz told Christopher. “Glenn Beck is a sneaky little devil, and he does sneaky things, and tries to portray that he’s really not the neo-racist that he really is. And for him to go and to secure the Lincoln Memorial on Dr. King’s birthday will meet not only opposition from civil rights leaders, but it’s going to meet direct opposition from the New Black Panther Party.”

In other words: Standing on the shoulders of giants is a privilege, not a right; the keepers of said privilege are separatist thugs, not visionaries.

Such intimations of violence are rather commonplace among members of the National Black Panther Party. King Samir Shabazz, the chairman of the NBPP’s Philadelphia chapter and the subject of the aforementioned DOJ investigation, told National Geographic that considering all that white people had done to blacks, “there’s no reason why I should still be walking around in 2008 talking about, ‘Let us all fight the struggle together.’”

While standing out on a street corner in downtown Philadelphia, a beret-wearing King Shabazz was once documented telling bystanders, “I hate white people. All of them. Every last iota of a cracker, I hate ‘em.”

At an African heritage festival, King Shabazz took the opportunity to harass interracial couples. “We have too much business going on in the black community to be sliding through South Street with white, dirty cracker whore [expletives] on our arms,” he said.

King Shabazz has also been documented saying, “You want freedom? You’re gonna have to kill some crackers. You gonna have to kill some of their babies.”

A bipartisan panel has called for the investigation into the New Black Panther Party, armed members of which stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election and harassed a cameraman, to be re-opened after a former DOJ prosecutor criticized Attorney General Eric Holder for abandoning the case.

Here is a profile of the New Black Panther Movement done by National Georaphic:

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