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Malcolm X grandson Malcolm Shabazz dies in Mexico City
BBC.com ^

Posted on 05/11/2013 2:11:13 AM PDT by Daffynition

he grandson of US political activist Malcolm X has died in Mexico City following a fight in a bar, say Mexican officials.

Malcolm Shabazz, 29, succumbed in hospital to multiple injuries he suffered on Thursday.

Mexico's attorney general's office said an investigation into the incident was under way.

The US state department said that it was in contact with the family and offering appropriate assistance.

Shabazz was discovered with fatal wounds at Plaza Garibaldi, a popular tourist area packed with bars and restaurants, in the early hours of Thursday, officials said.

Miguel Suarez, a union activist who was travelling with Shabazz, said they had been in the country as part of their efforts to advocate more rights for Mexican construction workers in the US.

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1 posted on 05/11/2013 2:11:13 AM PDT by Daffynition
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I find it interesting that the media won’t say why he was in Mexico. If he was simply vacationing, you’d think they’d mention that.


2 posted on 05/11/2013 2:14:25 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Daffynition
Miguel Suarez, a union activist who was travelling with Shabazz, said they had been in the country as part of their efforts to advocate more rights for Mexican construction workers in the US.

Looks like "powers that be" were prepping him for the same kind of track they put Obama on.

3 posted on 05/11/2013 2:14:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Daffynition

Mouth wrote more cheques than his ass could cash ....... Bye !


4 posted on 05/11/2013 2:23:57 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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5 posted on 05/11/2013 2:26:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: Jonty30

6th paragraph from the top. :)


6 posted on 05/11/2013 2:28:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Gee, I wonder if the US Post Office will put out a commemorative stamp in his honor just like they did for Malcolm ?

http://www.malcolm-x.org/img/abt_stamp.jpg


7 posted on 05/11/2013 2:34:04 AM PDT by Uncle Lonny
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To: Daffynition

I read that after, unfortunately.


8 posted on 05/11/2013 2:34:32 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: JoeProBono

Now I know why his name sounded familar:

“He was murdered. He was in Mexico City and I believe they attempted to rob him and he didn’t allow it, so they beat him to death and he died on his way to the hospital,” Juan Ruiz, a member of the California-based labor organization Rumec, told TPM. “This is all I can confirm, everything else is under investigation for the meantime.”

Shabazz is the son of Qubilah Shabazz, who was the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. In his youth, he set a fire that caused the death of his grandmother. For that crime, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter, was found guilty of arson, and was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile detention facility.

Shabazz continued to have trouble with the law throughout his life, The New York Times reported. He pleaded guilty to attempted robbery in 2002 and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Just months after his release in 2006, he was arrested again, this time for punching a hole in a store window.

Shabazz is survived by his mother and two daughters.


9 posted on 05/11/2013 2:34:50 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Uncle Lonny

A monument on the Mall in DC would be nice.


10 posted on 05/11/2013 2:36:05 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Gaffer

Expect flags at half staff.


11 posted on 05/11/2013 2:37:25 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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Sounds like a simple case of a Mexican thug killing an American thug in a street fight.

Good riddance to trash.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 2:42:57 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Daffynition
I guess he went into the wrong bar...


13 posted on 05/11/2013 2:46:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Daffynition

granny burned up real good.


14 posted on 05/11/2013 3:03:04 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Daffynition

Per Wiki:

Malcolm Shabazz was born in Paris. According to Shabazz, he never met his father. Other sources say Shabazz knew his father, but they had little contact with one another.

When Malcolm was a few months old, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles. A little while later, they moved to New York City and then Philadelphia. One landlord there remembered frequently having to let young Malcolm into the apartment because his mother was not at home.

Malcolm showed some evidence of disturbance as a child. As a three-year-old, he reportedly set fire to his shoes. He brought a knife to school in the third grade. About the same time, he suffered from delusions and was hospitalized for a short time.

During the early 1990s, Malcolm often stayed with his grandmother, Betty, and his aunts in New York, while his mother, Qubilah, lived with various friends.

In 1994, Malcolm moved with his mother to Minneapolis. She was being drawn into a plot to assassinate Louis Farrakhan by an FBI informant, Michael Fitzpatrick. Malcolm saw in Fitzpatrick the father figure he had never known, calling him “my dad”.

In January 1995, Qubilah was charged with trying to hire an assassin to kill Farrakhan. She accepted a plea agreement with respect to the charges, in which she maintained her innocence but accepted responsibility for her actions. Under the terms of the agreement, she was required to undergo psychological counseling and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse for a two-year period in order to avoid a prison sentence. For the duration of her treatment, Malcolm, then ten years old, was sent to live with Betty at her apartment in Yonkers, New York.

Malcolm visited Qubilah in December 1996 in San Antonio, where she was undergoing treatment. She had married, and Malcolm quickly bonded with his stepfather. But the marriage soon ended, and Malcolm and his mother began to fight, sometimes physically. On February 26, she called the police and said she wanted him committed to a mental hospital. After a brief stay, Malcolm was released. In April, he called the police and reported that they had been in a fight. His mother said she was going to place him in foster care. On April 26, Malcolm was sent back to New York to live with his grandmother.

Arson and juvenile detention

On June 1, 1997, Malcolm Shabazz, then twelve years of age, started a fire in Betty Shabazz’s apartment. She suffered burns over 80 percent of her body. The police found Malcolm wandering the streets, barefoot and reeking of gasoline.

Betty Shabazz died of her injuries on June 23, 1997. At a hearing, experts described Malcolm as psychotic and schizophrenic. He was also described as “brilliant but disturbed.” He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in juvenile detention for manslaughter and arson, with possible annual extensions until his 18th birthday. Shabazz was released after four years.

In a 2003 interview with The New York Times, Shabazz, then aged 18, gave his version of the fire and the events leading up to it. He explained that he had been unhappy living in New York with his grandmother and had started: “being bad, doing anything to get them to send me back to my mother. Then I got the idea to set the fire.” Expressing remorse for the event, Shabazz continued:
I set a fire in the hallway, and I didn’t think the whole thing through thoroughly, but she didn’t have to run through that fire ... There was another way out of the house from her room. I guess what she thought was I was stuck, and she had to run and get me because it was in front of my room as well. She ran through the fire. I did not picture that happening, that she would do that.

Expressing regret for his actions, stating that he would sit on his jail cot and ask for a sign of forgiveness from his dead grandmother. Shabazz said:
I just wanted her to know I was sorry and I wanted to know she accepted my apology, that I didn’t mean it. But I would get no response, and I really wanted that response.

In the same interview, Shabazz also dismissed the child psychiatrist’s diagnosis of him at his trial that he was a paranoid schizophrenic, saying that he had only “made up” a story about hearing voices in his childhood “to get attention.”

Adulthood

Following his release, Shabazz lived for a time with his aunt, Ilyasah Shabazz. He was arrested in 2002 for stealing $100. He pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Shabazz was arrested again in 2006, for punching a hole in a store’s glass window.

In 2010, Shabazz made the Hajj to Mecca. Shabazz was fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. He taught English while living in Syria.

In February 2013, Iranian state-controlled Press TV reported that Shabazz had been arrested by the FBI while en route to Iran. The story was widely reported, but, two days later, Shabazz’s family announced that the Press TV report was incorrect. They said Shabazz had been arrested, but his arrest had nothing to do with the FBI or Iran.


15 posted on 05/11/2013 3:08:03 AM PDT by tired&retired
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Well, good for him. Best news in a few days!


16 posted on 05/11/2013 3:10:35 AM PDT by TheGunny
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Miguel Suarez, a union activist who was travelling with Shabazz, said they had been in the country as part of their efforts to advocate more rights for Mexican construction workers in the US.
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More than likely they were roaming the whorehouses, and drug dens.


17 posted on 05/11/2013 3:16:39 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Daffynition
Shabazz is survived by his mother and two daughters.

Two daughters, but no wife? What, did he burn her up too?

18 posted on 05/11/2013 3:17:03 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Daffynition

Sic Semper Bro?


19 posted on 05/11/2013 3:20:57 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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Wow....a single tear drop formed in my eye....

I always cry at a happy ending...


20 posted on 05/11/2013 3:28:00 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: Daffynition

Huh? Robbed? Not according to the news article. He hooked up with a bar girl and balked at paying the $1,200 tab. A fight broke out enabling his buddy to escape but he was trapped by his own predilections. Nothing good ever happens after midnight. He wasn’t the sort of fellow the world will miss.


21 posted on 05/11/2013 3:30:37 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Daffynition

Sounds like he got into the same trouble as the Secret Service fellas.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 3:30:41 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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"When he was 12, he was involved in a fire that killed his grandmother....He was convicted of manslaughter and arson"

You are a little more than "involved" when you're convicted of manslaughter. He SET the fire. It seems line he was a little more than "involved" in Mexico, too. He obviously skipped out on the bill, and was beat up by the bouncers.

23 posted on 05/11/2013 3:34:39 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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Appropriate assistance?
But the American in North Korea is ignored


24 posted on 05/11/2013 3:50:27 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Daffynition
Killed his own Grandma!

When he was 12, he was started a fire that killed his grandmother Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X. At a hearing, experts described Malcolm as psychotic and schizophrenic. He was also described as “brilliant but disturbed.” He was convicted of manslaughter and arson and served 18 months in a juvenile detention center. In 2010, Shabazz made the Hajj to Mecca.

By the way, is this guy related to Obama?

25 posted on 05/11/2013 3:52:47 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: svcw

Who was his grandfather.....Malcom Ten?


26 posted on 05/11/2013 3:55:11 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Daffynition
So it was the classic, "buy me drink" bar girl scam? His Communist "friends" hauled ass when he needed them most.

These guys lacked street smarts. If Malcolm wasn't hip to the bar girl scam, his Mexican pals certainly should have been.

Heck, the Commies very well may have been in on it.

27 posted on 05/11/2013 3:57:10 AM PDT by csvset
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You mean obama’s nephew?


28 posted on 05/11/2013 4:01:25 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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Yes


29 posted on 05/11/2013 4:03:16 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: tired&retired

Wow! What a detailed biography - yet we know next to nothing exact about obama...


30 posted on 05/11/2013 4:04:27 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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“The US state department said that it was in contact with the family and offering appropriate assistance.”

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Yes, I'm sure State will do whatever it can for this loser because he's Muslim and his grandfather was famous. But go into Libya and rescue four Americans besieged by terrorists? Nah! Don't want to hurt the Muzzies’ feelings. Those 4 men weren't Muslim or famous, so who cares about them?

31 posted on 05/11/2013 4:07:13 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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LOL, fwiw, I'm curious as to what the chica looked like. A beer goggle beauty, I'm sure.

Malcolm, my brother, if you find yourself in a foreign country and you're approached by an overly friendly woman insisting you should "party on " with her at a bar of her choosing, dude, it's a scam.

32 posted on 05/11/2013 4:11:55 AM PDT by csvset
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To: JoeProBono

Good Riddance!


33 posted on 05/11/2013 4:12:07 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Daffynition

Just another Black Criminal.


34 posted on 05/11/2013 4:16:43 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: tired&retired

thank you for posting the back story-interesting read!

Wasn’t Obama in Mexico recently???


35 posted on 05/11/2013 4:35:49 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: Jonty30
If the bio is correct, the kid wasn't raised by anybody, really. The edge of radicalism—that bohemian, feral, self-indulgent, drunken, sexually libertine world—is an absolutely heartless place to grow up. Pray for him, no kidding. Nobody was there for him, ever. Not that you let people like that run around loose. Obama had the same problem with better grandparents, and he shouldn't be loose, either.

I thought it was bad of them to pile onto the kid's mother just for trying to off the guy who killed her father. Talk about taking out the trash.

36 posted on 05/11/2013 4:38:17 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Daffynition

It is the will of Allah!


37 posted on 05/11/2013 4:41:27 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Socialism is death)
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To: ICCtheWay

Perzactly.


38 posted on 05/11/2013 4:42:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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Miguel Suarez, a union activist who was travelling with Shabazz, said they had been in the country as part of their efforts to advocate more rights for Mexican construction workers in the US.

Uh huh. So suddenly he's a union organizer? Something there is absolutely no evidence he had any interest in prior to this?

39 posted on 05/11/2013 4:45:44 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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This young guy was DUMPED by both parents and dumped on. Obama was cared for by a grandmother and maybe some commie too? Look at the results? He did a lot better, forgetting about what affirmative action and activists did for him.

Family, even just a grandmother, that loves you, and STABILITY, goes a long way. Certainly the opposite destroys. If Obama had what Biden had...crap, there goes that argument.

Family, stability, and sound moral instruction. Why is our country in really rough shape? Too many more kids than ever lack all three and too many without the latter one are drawn into politics, or vote.


40 posted on 05/11/2013 5:24:00 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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Shabazz got the Shabizz.

Mexico is no place for American radicals who think they are tough. Mexico will bore them new AHs , chew them up and spit their bleeding hearts out onto the pavement stones of the Maya.Its an uncivilized nation with a very thin veneer of civility, as America under a Shabazz parallel tough , Barrak Hussein Obama, is about to find out.


41 posted on 05/11/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

Wait for the first Shabbaz Blvd to avoid? Bet it will be in Detroit or Chicongo.


42 posted on 05/11/2013 5:32:17 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Daffynition
Don't know much about this Shabazz. It is unfortunate that his "brotha",

anotha M. Shabazz, was not with him in Mexico.

43 posted on 05/11/2013 5:33:03 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Daffynition

Well that’s just sad. A bar fight in a foreign country? Not a great way to go. Prayers to the family.


44 posted on 05/11/2013 5:40:33 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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If Obama had had a son, would he have acted just like Shabazz?


45 posted on 05/11/2013 6:18:25 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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In his youth, he set a fire that caused the death of his grandmother...

I remember the event. So, this was that brat?

46 posted on 05/11/2013 6:32:42 AM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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No way can he think that play suit w/ fake medals looks good. Can he??????


47 posted on 05/11/2013 6:34:08 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Daffynition
I remember Plaza Garibaldi from 1961. It was a mariachi band place. My new bride and I walked up there, 4 or 5 blocks, from our hotel. We spent a little time in a bar there, paid for a song by a small mariachi combo. Finally we began to feel a little uneasy as the only gringos in the place, and walked back to the hotel.

I guess those days are gone forever.

48 posted on 05/11/2013 6:44:59 AM PDT by 19th LA Inf
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To: stormhill

Yes.

Shabazz was the son of one of Malcolm X’s six daughters, Qubilah Shabazz.

When he was 12, he was involved in a fire that killed his grandmother Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X.

He was convicted of manslaughter and arson and sentenced to time in a juvenile detention centre.


49 posted on 05/11/2013 6:48:12 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: 19th LA Inf

Every picture I saw when I googled Plaza Garibaldi had a mariachi band in it.


50 posted on 05/11/2013 6:49:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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