The New Black Panther leader whose party at one point offered a $10,000 reward for George Zimmerman, “dead or alive,” before Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in Trayvon Martin’s death now is rhapsodizing about the possibility of violence against “slave masters” in connection with the murders of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
At a rally there on Tuesday, Malik Zulu Shabazz called for the completion of the mission of Denmark Vesey, a slave who strategized to kill slave masters nearly two centuries ago when the church where the nine were murdered was being founded.
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Breitbart reported that Shabazz also played a “prominent role in the Baltimore and Ferguson uprisings,” and now heads a group called Black Lawyers for Justice.
It was a “Save the Black Church” rally Tuesday, not far from Mother Emanuel AME Church, the scene of an attack at a prayer meeting allegedly perpetrated by Dylann Roof, now under arrest and facing nine counts of murder, as well as possible hate-crime counts from the federal government.
It was also just one of two recent incidents where black activists made suggestive comments. In fact, the promotion by Louis Farrakhan, a Nation of Islam leader, of his coming “Justice … or else!” event was being called out by another black activist over the threatening nature.
“It’s these type of threats against white Americans and this country that is causing other white people to become angry and fed up,” said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, chief of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, about Farrakhan’s comments. He compared Farrakhan with South Carolina mass murder suspect Dylann Roof for making “serious terrorist threats” about violence.
“Vesey had a plan to kill all the slave masters in the state,” Shabazz said at his rally. “All of their [expletive deleted] families. We need some Denmark Veseys today. We got to complete what Denmark didn’t finish.”
He led the crowd in a chant of “Black power” and “by any means.” And continued with another, “What do we want? Justice, When do we want it? Now.”
“We came to change the order here,” he said. “We don’t forgive nobody.”
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Shabazz’ comments contrasted starkly with multiple of statements from families of the shooting victims who said, as Christians, they forgive the shooter, although they still expected justice to be pursued.
Vesey’s plan, which was unsuccessful, was for a slave revolt. Shabazz suggested Vesey wanted to take blacks to Haiti.
Reports said the 1822 rebellion plan was to “seize Charleston’s arsenals and guard houses, kill the governor, set fire to the city, and kill every white man they saw,” according to PBS.
Word, however, was leaked, and Vesey was arrested. He and dozens of others were hanged.
The Christian Post reported that the New Black Panther Party offered the “dead or alive” reward for Zimmerman, who later was cleared of all charges for the death of the teen, Martin.
At the time, Shabazz said Zimmerman would “always be hunted and hated like the villain that he is and the demon that he is to many.”
Regarding Farrakhan’s comments, Peterson has written on this very topic in his book, “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America.”
He told WND in an interview that the president, Congress, the Department of Justice and others need to recoil in horror from Farrakhan’s statements as they did from Roof’s alleged actions.
Roof, 21, is behind bars on charges from the church shooting. Authorities report he admitted to the massacre and told them he wanted to start a race war.
The comments from Farrakhan, although they did not identify a threat target or a threat action, were suggestive. They came as he was giving interviews promoting his “Justice … or else” rally that he’s planning for Oct. 10, the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington.
At the Final Call website that Farrakhan established was the report, “‘Justice … or else!’ has become a rallying cry, but also serves as a threat.”
Read “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America,” and discover the real agendas behind some of the ever-present spokesmen any time a racial incident occurs.
The report continued, “This call for justice is a serious one, and one Minister Farrakhan is prepared to give his life for. All in support of ‘Justice … or else!’ should stand firm and also be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice if it comes to that if attacked.”
“Fight to protect the life that God has given you or you don’t deserve to live!” he said, according to the report. “I will be the winner living or dead, and so will you!”
In a video interview with New York’s 105.1 FM “The Breakfast Club,” he said marches have not worked because the “oppression and the tyranny” is getting worse.
“The cry for justice against the forces who uphold injustice – you got to have a mind now … what are you going to do to move the forces of injustice if they won’t bow to the truth,” he said.
“We’ve got some serious decisions to make as a people. … Since we’re going to die anyway, why not make a difference and pay the price to be free?” he said.
America has been stricken by racial strife repeatedly over the last few years, from the violence and threats that followed the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, through the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to the recent death of a black man after being taken into police custody in Baltimore.
President Obama repeatedly has fanned the flames of racism, describing Martin as someone his son, if had had one, would resemble, and siccing federal investigators on authorities in Ferguson.
The shooter in Martin’s death was acquitted by a jury, a grand jury refused even to bring charges in the Brown death, and in the Baltimore death of Freddie Gray, six officers were arrested and face trial on various charges.
It’s “going to take the sacrifice of life to produce a better tomorrow,” Farrakhan said.
And he directed a message directly to President Obama, “We’ll make you president, a real president of a real nation – the black nation is coming. We want a nation of our own. We will have it.”
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Peterson said such comments are evil.
“I think it’s going to create a race war like we’ve never seen before. Added to what’s already happening with the races, it will create an environment between the races that we will not be able to overcome.”
He said such comments should be “treated with outrage” by the president, the DOJ, the “liberal media” and more, in “the same manner they treated the situation with the young white guy killing those people in the church.”
“If a white person had made the same [statements] and posted online, the Department of Justice would be all over them,” he said.
“Louis Farrakhan needs to be treated the same, for making serious terrorist threats,” he said.
Amsterdam News said during a recent visit to Harlem, Farrakhan talked about his plans for the October event in Washington, identifying the theme as “Justice … or else!”
“And ‘or else’ is more important because without an ‘or else,’ justice is just talk,” he said then.
“The theme of ‘Justice … or else!’ says if we are denied what rightfully belongs to us, there has to be unified action that we take that will force the justice that we seek,” he said.
On Farrakhan’s Final Call site on Tuesday, Farrakhan was quoted saying, “I want you to gird up your loins because all of the killings that you have seen and heard are going to increase. To all the leaders and activists that are in this room, we can’t go to Washington and face our government with the killings that are going on in the inner cities, and we are not addressing them.”