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Posted on 04/30/2006 8:47:13 AM PDT by JaggedEdge
DURHAM - The national chairman of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense says his group intends to march at Duke University on Monday to "deal directly" with lacrosse players about charges of rape of an escort service dancer at a team party.
Duke's campus police are coordinating with the Durham Police Department to prepare for the black-separatist group, which has a reputation for coming to its protests armed.
Malik Zulu Shabazz, a Washington lawyer who is the leader of the New Panthers, said he will be in Durham to rally with local black leaders and monitor progress of the criminal case against Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, the two students charged with raping and kidnapping the dancer.
"We are conducting an independent investigation, and we intend to enter the campus and interview lacrosse players," Shabazz said Thursday. "We seek to ensure an adequate, strong and vigorous prosecution."
Duke is a private institution, and its campus is private property. Shabazz said he has not sought permission to enter but that his group has "received no word that we are not welcome."
John Burness, Duke's vice president for public affairs and community relations, said Thursday that the university will allow a controlled march on campus, as long as the New Black Panthers follow specific rules.
"As an institution we support free speech, and we will treat them like any other group," Burness said. "But we do not permit weapons. We will take necessary steps to keep the campus safe."
One of the key tenets of the New Black Panthers is owning firearms and knowing how to use them, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a national Jewish group that has monitored Shabazz and his followers for years.
"They are a racist and anti-Semitic group," said Myrna Shinbaum, a spokesperson for the New York-based league. "These guys come armed. They carry shotguns to demonstrations. The authorities down there should know this."
Asked whether his followers will be armed when they come to Duke, Shabazz chuckled and said, "I don't know if I can comment on that."
A flier distributed by the group this week displays photos of Finnerty and Seligmann and calls for those who have "had enough of disrespect and racism from Duke" to assemble at the front gates of the university's West Campus at 10 a.m.
"We as black men cannot sit idly by and allow white men to rape black women, regardless of what our sister (who by nature is a queen and a divine black woman) was doing," Shabazz is quoted as saying in a media release announcing the event.
In a telephone interview Thursday, Shabazz said he and several local black leaders will meet with Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong about the case Monday. Nifong did not return a message late Thursday seeking to confirm that a meeting is planned.
A "town hall" meeting is also planned at 6 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's African Methodist Episcopal Church on Fayetteville Street. Shabazz is set to be the keynote speaker. The Rev. Philip R. Cousin Jr., the minister of the church and a Durham County commissioner, did not return calls about the event. Representatives of the NAACP and the Nation of Islam are also expected to attend.
New Panthers' origin
The New Black Panthers is listed as a racist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization more often cited for its efforts to monitor the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and other white supremacists. The Panthers is also disavowed by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, named for the activist who helped found the original Black Panther Party in 1966.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the New Panthers are a black separatist militia founded in 1990 by Khallid Muhammad, who was removed from a top leadership post at the Nation of Islam after Louis Farrakhan reportedly found his statements against Jews, Catholics and homosexuals too radical.
Shabazz became the group's leader in 2001, after Muhammad's death. He has drawn media headlines in recent years for claiming that Jews were evacuated from the World Trade Center before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and voicing support for Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called "20th hijacker" who was found eligible for the death penalty this month for his role in the Sept. 11 plot.
Shabazz, who said the group's current membership numbers in the "low thousands," backed away from claims published in a Durham newspaper Thursday that the New Black Panthers are providing security for the dancer and her family after she received death threats.
The accuser's mother told The News & Observer on Thursday that Panthers came by the family's house Wednesday and offered their protection, but the family decline
This country is really becoming a three-ring circus. To have Duke kowtowing to the Black Panthers is like having the University of Berlin invite the Nazis in. Decent people, take note of what's happening. Protect yourselves. Speak out. Don't accept this crap. Arm yourselves.
Well I am certain the authorities will comment on that, and if they don't the citizenry will. (or should)
(who by nature is a queen and a divine black woman
Not to mention a liar and a hooker. But if Shabazz wants to have fantasies, that's his business.
"By the way, if the media wants a real party, why don't they invite the loser duo of the KKK and Nazi skinheads, and allow all three of these cretinous groups to rub each other out?"
Oooo, I'd pay money to see that! ;)
I thought so. Thanks.
And make sure you hold the march the same day there's a major immigration march that's supposed to happen in Raleigh and Winston Salem, also the night before the Durham primary. Think WRAL has enough reporters to cover all that?
They believe that blacks are by nature kings and queens. That raises the question "If they are kings and queens, over whom are they intending to rule?"
The obvious answer, of course, is "US"
And if you think that objective is ridiculous, keep in mind that in 1930's Germany and 1918 Russia, relatively small but well-organized armed groups did succeed in seizing power
If it weren't for the Tawana Brawley fraud, Al would still be licking Percy Suttons boots instead of running for POTUS. The New Black Pantloads obviously are hard up for something to give them a reason for existing.
The star of the show, however, was Khallid Muhammad himself, who took the stage in the black paramilitary uniform of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense, the organization he helped found after being booted from the Nation of Islam. Throughout his rambling hour-and-fifteen-minute-long speech, a group of uniformed guards surrounded him and mimicked his every step.
Back in the days when he was Farrakhans personal bodyguard, Muhammad carried a .38 hidden in a hollowed-out Bible. In some ways, he still does, attempting to cover his febrile hatreds in the rhetoric of self-empowerment and a sham version of Islam. Most of the time, the cover doesnt work.
And so we learned that AIDS, asthma, and cancer are creations of the white government "against our people." In fact, said Muhammad, things here in the "United Snakes of America" (he had the crowd repeat the phrase) are so dire that young people must "lay the base for revolutionary change." He suggested as their models not only the Tienanmen Square protesters, but also the Vietcong, Fidel Castros troops, and "the youth who stood up with Moammar Al Qaddafi." Muhammad later gave a detailed explanation of the origins of the term "cracker."
There were actually a few moments when I found myself agreeing with himas when he told the men in the audience to "respect the black woman," and when he criticized the violence and crudity of so many Hollywood movies. But those moments passed quicklyMuhammad went on to say that black men should respect black women because white women are inferior, and that Hollywood is bad because it is "controlled by the Jews." If too many black characters are getting murdered onscreen, the solution is to "make some movies where the cracker is getting killed."
With what must have seemed to him like superhuman restraint, Muhammad refrained from his usual habit of referring to Jews as "bloodsuckers." But he did take pains to catalogue the misdeeds of "the so-called Jews." He explained at length that black people are the true Israelites of the Bible, Gods chosen people, their rightful identity fiendishly stolen by the people today called Jews (whom he said had "just crawled out of the caves and hills of Europe a few days ago"). But in one of the mental contortions typical of Afrocentrism, Muhammad also told the crowd that blacks are the direct descendants of the ancient Egyptianswho enslaved the Israelites for 400 years and were drowned in the Red Sea for doing so. Such contradictions, of course, are irrelevant, the purpose of the story being simply to provide a rationale for hating Jews and for yet another round of Black Power salutes
That sounds almost racist
Your comment is at best stereotypical and at worst racist. There is no good reason to offend even one right-thinking, conservative, fine black Freeper.
P.S. She obviously was employed, though in a distasteful position.
That would probably be a blonde ice goddess.
The democrats cut off their funding of the Klan, that's why they are no longer a threat.
If you look up the FBI crime statistics on violent crime for rape of black women by white men the number nation wide is 0. or not enough to even report under white women by black men the number is around 20,000. the real disparity from the FBI records is they dont seperate hispanics from whites and the numbers are scewed to look like whitey is more of a criminal.
And Duke's campus is unarmed except for (maybe) campus security. Duke policy on weapons
It is against North Carolina state law and university policy to possess a gun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm of any kind, or any powerful explosive on university property. Likewise, students are not permitted to possess on campus any weapon, including mace, BB gun, stun gun, paintball gun, air rifle, air pistol, sword, bowie knife, dagger, slingshot, switchblade knife, blackjack, and metallic knucklesIf the Panthers show up armed, who is going to stop them?
How is ridiculing this idiot's statement racist? You think that this woman is a "queen"? I'm speculating what kind of "queen" he is referring to. Take your self-righteous accusations elsewhere.