On April 7th, the New Black Panther Party in Florida declares they will conduct “county-wide and state-wide defense training and community patrols to protect against racial violence and attacks.” And the NBPP also declares a call to action slated for Monday April 9th, the day before a Florida Grand Jury will convene on the Trayvon Martin case to decide whether to indict George Zimmerman.
This information comes from The Muslim Street Radio Show hosted by Malik Aziz and Laila Abdelaziz, who taped an interview on April 1st with Malik Zulu Shabazz, the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party. The “Day of Action” has also been advertised at a NBPP website in a poster which states, “No School, No Work, No Shopping… Demand the Arrest of George Zimmerman.” Zimmerman’s face in the poster is overlaid by cross hairs.
During the discussion of the Grand Jury hearing on April 10th, Shabazz speculates, “It should be very easy to achieve this indictment,” giving insight into the timing of the “Day of Action.” This is meant to intimidate those who may contend that Zimmerman acted in self-defense and should not be prosecuted. Shabazz, earlier in the conversation asserts, “We obey man’s law, but when there’s a conflict between man’s law and God’s law, we are duty-bound to follow the law of God, and God says justice must be done.”
Host Malik Aziz agrees that “action” must be taken against Zimmerman rather than activism, calling the shooting a “lynching”:
Whether you wanna hang somebody from a tree from a rope or shoot them with a gun, a lynching is a lynching. And at some point, enough is enough. And I think there is a large part of the community that not only appreciates some aggressive activism around this issue as opposed to the same old “let’s stand in front of microphones and give speeches and press conferences”–there has to be a call to action.
As noted in an article I co-authored for HSToday, former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain stated while being interviewed on Fox News, “when an organization or some people make some direct threats on any other citizen – without having been tried – that is illegal and the Justice Department ought to be doing something. We should be just as outraged about that as we are about the death of this young man.” I, for one, am completely outraged over the NBPP’s diatribes and agree with Mr. Cain that the Justice Department has once again failed in fulfilling their obligations and sworn duties.
I would submit that these intimidation tactics and the vigilante-style “community patrols” of the NBPP are more akin to the tactics of a domestic terrorist organization than an activist organization. This is not about black versus white. This is about right versus wrong and calling a spade a spade. Too few in the MSM have the intestinal fortitude to actually speak out and present facts.
Remember, the ultimate goal of terrorism is to terrorize. Obviously, MSM has been terrorized, failing to properly present the facts about this group that has demonstrated time and again their international ties with Islamic extremists founded within the Muslim Brotherhood and the nation of Iran.
Kerry Patton, a combat service disabled veteran, is a senior analyst for WIKISTRAT and author of Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies and the children’s book American Patriotism. You can follow him on Facebook or at www.kerry-patton.com.