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[When KKK was like al-Qaeda] MLK's assassin shot him dead to collect 62,000 bounty from KKK
Daily Mail ^ | 11 April 2012

Posted on 04/24/2012 8:58:57 AM PDT by Milagros

Martin Luther King's assassin shot him dead to collect £62,000 bounty from Ku Klux Klan, new book claims By Daniel Bates PUBLISHED: 11:21 EST, 11 April 2012 | UPDATED: 03:42 EST, 12 April 2012 Martin Luther King was shot dead because a £62,000 bounty had been placed on his head by the Ku Klux Klan, according to a new book. Assassin James Earl Ray was in jail when he is said to have heard on the prison grapevine that the racist group would pay out to anyone who ended the life of the black U.S. civil rights leader. The book’s authors say the KKK in the 1960s functioned like an Al Qaeda-style organisation raising money to fight a ‘holy war’ against black people.

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1 posted on 04/24/2012 8:59:11 AM PDT by Milagros
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To: Milagros

MLK was a communist, womanizing fraud.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IShbhepwieA


2 posted on 04/24/2012 9:05:34 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Milagros

Alternate title:

When the KKK was like the New Black Panthers


3 posted on 04/24/2012 9:08:09 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Alternate title: The Democrats killed MLK.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 9:18:16 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: MARKUSPRIME
MLK was a communist, womanizing fraud.

Yeppers, good way to make a hero out of James Earl Ray.

5 posted on 04/24/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

Never said James earl was a hero. I said MLK was a fraud now if you wanna do research on it and debate it OK, but if you are just going to scream with kneejerk racism without knowing the facts then just STFU.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:17 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Milagros

The KKK formed by the DemoKKKrats who started 2nd Amendment unconstitutional infringement so blacks couldn’t defend themselves which BTW they’ve also done to George Zimmerman despite massive death threats against him and depite the fact that the evidence points to him acting in self defense against Trayvon Martin. BTW isn’t it curious that our POTUS seems to have shown more support for 911 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed than George Zimmerman? Him and Holder demanding KSM get a fair trial under the constitution yet nothing like that was said for him.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: MARKUSPRIME
Hmmmm, I also did not see any reference to the KKK being largely, if not totally, DEMOCRAT. Only a light reference to union funds contributing to the bounty on MLK.

More journalistic crapola.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 9:23:55 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: Milagros

Hmmmmm, KKK...didn’t we have a fat, crooked, sleazy democrat senator (is there any other type?) that was a Grand Klegal or whatever in that racist group?

Was not this fat, croooked sleazy democrat senator honored and revered by liberals?

And - thankfully, is not this fat, crooked sleazy demoncrat senator now at room temp (and sharing a hot cell with dead Ted)?

And which party is the party of racists?


9 posted on 04/24/2012 9:24:47 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: MARKUSPRIME

“MLK was a communist, womanizing fraud.”

Michael King Jr even more so.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 9:29:57 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

KKK vs New Black Panthers
Both wear hoods
Both promote racial hatread
Both issue bounties on people they don’t like.
Do Both have union backing?


11 posted on 04/24/2012 9:34:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: All

We wouldn’t want any accurate details from a journalist would we?

$100,000 was only about 42,000 Pounds in 1968 because the exchange rate was 2.4:1

You think that a story like this could at least use the correct historical perspective...:^)


12 posted on 04/24/2012 9:41:05 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: MARKUSPRIME

Last time I said that I got pummeled.

Stand your ground.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 9:46:33 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Yup sick of political correctness. The truth will always survive.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: MARKUSPRIME

And, in my opinion, one of the biggest frauds ever pulled over on the American people.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 9:51:28 AM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither; GUN CONTROL= SLAVERY)
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To: Milagros

And the worst part of King’s assassination was that, RacePimp and extortionist extraordinarie, Jesse Jackson, has been able to make a lucrative and highly destructive career out of the simple fact that he happned to be standing on the balcony with MLK, that evening.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: MARKUSPRIME
STFU?

You can scream like a f*gget all you want on flimsy evidence about MLK. By what from what you state, you make JER a hero so you STFU.

17 posted on 04/24/2012 9:54:26 AM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

Wow you sound like a libtard. The facts were presented rebut them or scream racism. Oh wait you already did play the race card. Sorry bro its maxed out with Obama the black panthers and all.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 9:57:27 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Milagros

The King family doesn’t believe JER killed MLK Jr., so what’s up with this story?


19 posted on 04/24/2012 10:36:36 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: MARKUSPRIME

As far as what he believed, it seems King was an evangelical Christian which would at least partly contradict your assertion.

Although we are all frauds and sinners, each one of us.

After a cursory glance at King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” I can’t find anything which contradicts conservative Christian principles—in fact, he says things that show he agreed with the most important ones.

For example:

“An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law.”


20 posted on 04/24/2012 11:17:33 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: MARKUSPRIME
Wow you sound like a libtard.

You bring in known debunked "facts" and you call me a liptard? OTFLOL!!! Keep on flying you Rebel flag. I'm burning another one, along with your pals rainbow flag.

21 posted on 04/24/2012 11:23:54 AM PDT by celmak
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To: reasonisfaith; MARKUSPRIME

“As far as what he believed, it seems King was an evangelical Christian “

You need to do better research. King was a heretic who denied the authority of the Scripture, the bodily resurrection of Christ and IIRC the virgin birth.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 11:24:40 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: celmak

Well debunk them.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 11:36:05 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: PetroniusMaximus

You’re going to have to back that up or I call bull.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 11:48:56 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: MARKUSPRIME
Well debunk them.

Since you give me a source that only a lazy person would give, I give you the same. By all accounts, it is a better source than what you gave.

Read, "FBI surveillance and wiretapping," and, "'Allegations' of adultery."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.

25 posted on 04/24/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by celmak
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To: ichabod1

“You’re going to have to back that up or I call bull.”

I could, but you might learn more if you went and looked it up for yourself.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 11:57:58 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Da Coyote; MARKUSPRIME

MARKUSPRIME, aka, defender of the KKK could learn something from you.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 12:03:16 PM PDT by celmak
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To: PetroniusMaximus

No, you are making the claim without any supporting evidence. I say you are full of shite, friend.


28 posted on 04/24/2012 12:18:11 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: MARKUSPRIME
MLK was a communist, womanizing fraud.

The message ("content of character") is valid regardless of the behavior of the messenger.

29 posted on 04/24/2012 12:22:07 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

OK,

1) wikipedia is not a legitimate source on which to base an argument. Great for gathering info and direction, unreliable as to fact.

2) I don’t know if I can believe anything that came out of the Hoover FBI as it seems that it was as corrupt as the day was long. I’m sure lots of the things they alleged were true - it’s just telling them from the things that are false that’s hard.

3) I don’t engage in the sort of guilt by association that you seem to be trying to perpetrate.

4) I don’t even know WHERE you came up with the baptist preacher denying the virgin birth and the authority of scripture. Can’t imagine he’d of held his pastor position very long with that viewpoint.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 12:26:01 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: JimRed
The message ("content of character") is valid regardless of the behavior of the messenger.

So true, especially in comparison with the lifestyle and political choices of the likes of Rev Jack-*ss*-on, and others who "followed" MLK. Unfortunately, socialism became more important to them rather than equality. I don't get it; such a Godly message and then, after MLK's death, a bunch of idiots took over and steered so many into another kind of slavery.

31 posted on 04/24/2012 12:42:35 PM PDT by celmak
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To: ichabod1

“4) I don’t even know WHERE you came up with the baptist preacher denying the virgin birth and the authority of scripture.”

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/15/MNGHJNIR631.DTL

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/mlk_jr-exposed.htm

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-pagan-faith-of-martin-luther-king-jr


32 posted on 04/24/2012 12:44:52 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: JimRed

PS: And right into the political party that enslaved them in the first place!


33 posted on 04/24/2012 12:47:22 PM PDT by celmak
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To: PetroniusMaximus

What makes you think you can get away with doing such a sloppy research job?


34 posted on 04/24/2012 12:52:21 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: reasonisfaith

“What makes you think you can get away with doing such a sloppy research job?”

You don’t like the facts? So be it.

Go back to worshiping your god.


35 posted on 04/24/2012 12:56:00 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I’ll tell you what.

If King really was a conservative Christian, I would expect a lot of pressure from the left to believe he was the opposite, to the extent that many would have fallen for the very claims you’ve made here.

Remember, the left wants a race war.


36 posted on 04/24/2012 12:57:26 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I hope for the opposite of what the left wants.


37 posted on 04/24/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Before he was assassinated, MLK rejected three of the most fundamental tenets of Marxism:

1) atheism

2) collectivism

3) denial of transcendent moral law

This lines him right up with conservatism.


38 posted on 04/24/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Before he was assassinated, MLK rejected three of the most fundamental tenets of Marxism:

1) atheism

2) collectivism

3) denial of transcendent moral law

This lines him right up with conservatism.


39 posted on 04/24/2012 1:03:12 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: PetroniusMaximus

I suggest you read King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail.


40 posted on 04/24/2012 1:05:42 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: PetroniusMaximus

This is written by MLK and is a good place to start if you would like to understand his political and social ideas, as they were influenced by his Christian faith.

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry/my_pilgrimage_to_nonviolence1


41 posted on 04/24/2012 1:13:43 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: reasonisfaith

“The lessons which I was taught in Sunday School were quite in the fundamentalist line. None of my teachers ever doubted the infallibility of the Scriptures. Most of them were unlettered and had never heard of Biblical criticism. Naturally I accepted the teachings as they were being given to me. I never felt any need to doubt them, at least at that time I didn’t. I guess I accepted Biblical studies uncritically until I was about twelve years old.7 But this uncritical attitude could not last long, for it was contrary to the very nature of my being. I had always been the questioning and precocious type. At the age of 13 I shocked my Sunday School class by denying the bodily resurrection of Jesus. From the age of thirteen on doubts began to spring forth unrelentingly. At the age of fifteen I entered college and more and more could I see a gap between what I had learned in Sunday School and what I was learning in college. This conflict continued until I studied a course in Bible in which I came to see that behind the legends and myths of the Book were many profound truths which one could not escape...

My days in college were very exciting ones. As stated above, my college training, especially the first two years, brought many doubts into my mind. It was at this period that the shackles of fundamentalism were removed from my body. This is why, when I came to Crozer, I could accept the liberal interpretation with relative ease...

At the age of 19 I finished college and was ready to enter the seminary. On coming to the seminary I found it quite easy to fall in line with the liberal tradition there found, mainly because I had been prepared for it before coming.”

“An Autobiography of Religious Development”

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_501122_00


42 posted on 04/24/2012 1:22:50 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: reasonisfaith

“A King quote from this same paper about the Sonship of Jesus—

The first doctrine of our discussion which deals with the divine sonship of Jesus went through a great process of development. It seems quite evident that the early followers of Jesus in Palestine were well aware of his genuine humanity. Even the synoptic gospels picture Jesus as a victim of human experiences. Such human experiences as growth, learning, prayer, and defeat are not at all uncommon in the life of Jesus. How then did this doctrine of divine sonship come into being?

We may find a partial clue to the actual rise of this doctrine in the spreading of Christianity into the Greco-Roman world. I need not elaborate on the fact that the Greeks were very philosophical minded people. Through philosophical thinking the Greeks came to the point of subordinating, distrusting, and even minimizing anything physical. Anything that possessed flesh was always underminded in Greek thought. And so in order to receive inspiration from Jesus the Greeks had to apotheosize him.

...As Hedley laconically states, “the church had found God in Jesus, and so it called Jesus the Christ; and later under the influence of Greek thought-forms, the only begotten Son of God.”

Next, King on the virgin birth—

First we must admit that the evidence for the tenability of this doctrine is to shallow to convince any objective thinker. To begin with, the earliest written documents in the New Testament make no mention of the virgin birth. Moreover, the Gospel of Mark, the most primitive and authentic of the four, gives not the slightest suggestion of the virgin birth. The effort to justify this doctrine on the grounds that it was predicted by the prophet Isaiah is immediately eliminated, for all New Testament scholars agree that the word virgin is not found in the Hebrew original, but only in the Greek text which is a mistranslation of the Hebrew word for “young woman.” How then did this doctrine arise?

A clue to this inquiry may be found in a sentence from St. Justin’s First Apology. Here Justin states that the birth of Jesus is quite similar to the birth of the sons of Zeus. It was believed in Greek thought that an extraordinary person could only be explained by saying that he had a father who was more than human. It is probable that this Greek idea influenced Christian thought.

A more adequate explanation for the rise of this doctrine is found in the experience which the early christians had with Jesus. The people saw within Jesus such a uniqueness of quality and spirit that to explain him in terms of ordinary background was to them quite inadequate. For his early followers this spiritual uniqueness could only by accounted for in terms of biological uniqueness. They were not unscientific in their approach because they had no knowledge of the scientific. They could only express themselves in terms of the pre-scientific thought patterns of their day.

And finally, King on the resurrection—

The last doctrine in our discussion deals with the resurrection story. This doctrine, upon which the Easter Faith rests, symbolizes the ultimate Christian conviction: that Christ conquered death. From a literary, historical, and philosophical point of view this doctrine raises many questions. In fact the external evidence for the authenticity of this doctrine is found wanting. But here again the external evidence is not the most important thing, for it in itself fails to tell us precisely the thing we most want to know: What experiences of early Christians lead to the formulation of the doctrine?

The root of our inquiry is found in the fact that the early Christians had lived with Jesus. They had been captivated by the magnetic power of his personality. This basic experience led to the faith that he could never die. And so in the pre-scientific thought pattern of the first century, this inner faith took outward form. “

http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/king.htm


43 posted on 04/24/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: ichabod1
"No, you are making the claim without any supporting evidence. I say you are full of shite, friend."

Enjoy...


44 posted on 04/24/2012 1:36:18 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: celmak

Wikipedia the leftist encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Really? LOL.


45 posted on 04/24/2012 2:41:22 PM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: reasonisfaith

And yet he met with communists.


46 posted on 04/24/2012 2:43:31 PM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: celmak

Calling me KKK because I dont like the lie that has been pushed on the USA about the communist womanizer fraud doesnt make me part of the KKK or racist. If people cant question then this nation is lost. Race Card, you are pathetic.


47 posted on 04/24/2012 2:45:51 PM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: MARKUSPRIME

Meeting with communists, in and of itself, is consistent with what a Christian would do.

Remember, he rejected the groundwork of Marxism.


48 posted on 04/24/2012 3:40:47 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: reasonisfaith

Keep on believing that BS. He met with them because the soviets were trying to sow civil discord in the US at that time during the height of the cold war and he was part of it. Which is the reason the FBI was watching him closely. Speaking truth to power will never fail. Call me racist or whatever the liberal PC media has brainwashed people into thinking a certain way but thats the truth. Do your research and try not to be biased. Its out there. He was a fraud I have no doubt.


49 posted on 04/24/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: PetroniusMaximus

It does seem that when he was twenty, King wrote essays as though he held a materialist view of Christ.

Bottom line is, if he didn’t believe in the Resurrection he wasn’t Christian. But religious beliefs often change after age twenty.


50 posted on 04/24/2012 3:48:41 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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