I've written often and from multiple angles about the life and contributions of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz aka Malcolm X. In many of those pieces I've mentioned the role of Minister Louis Farrakhan, the current leader of the Nation of Islam, the organization Malcolm left in an antagonistic way in 1964. I'm writing here what I believe makes a further contribution to clearing up this still fire-lit discussion taking place within African communities everywhere about the actual role, if any, Farrakhan played in the scenario that ended up with Malcolm X being killed by 16 bullets on February 21, 1965 in the Audubon Ballroom in his beloved Harlem, New York.
6/18/2019 01:33:04 pm
I have read and listened to Farrakhan take responsibiity for his part in helping to create the atmosphere surrounding the assassination of brother Malcolm. That and the oft quoted saying, "by any means necessary" are two of the areas it is so easy to get tangled up in. The brother would certainly have stopped short of immoral means to reach objectives and that caveat must be included or understood so that activities Malcolm would not have supported are not justified.
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