What Farrakhan Knew

A new biography on Malcolm X by the late New York journalist Les Payne (titled The Dead Are Arising) confirms common knowledge that the assassins who murdered Malcolm X on 21st February 1965 were affiliated with the Nation of Islam’s Newark Temple #25 in New Jersey.

It is also a matter of public record that Louis Farrakhan, the current leader of the Nation of Islam, had been assigned to minister at Temple #25 that morning and was present at the venue throughout the day.

While Mr Farrakhan has never disclosed the contents of the sermon he delivered in Newark — a speech which, by some accounts, contained incriminating remarks indicating a foreknowledge of what would later occur at the Audubon Ballroom — Mr Farrakhan has publicly celebrated the murder of Malcolm X and lauded his assassins as ‘fearless men’.

Chapter 19 of the aforementioned Malcolm X biography contains the only known account of what was taking place, moment-by-moment, at Newark’s Temple #25 on the day of Malcolm’s murder and includes hitherto unknown details of Mr Farrakhan’s own suspicious conduct.

And while there may be insufficient evidence at this stage to indict Mr Farrakhan as a criminal suspect in Malcolm’s killing there is a more than ample basis for the Manhattan District Attorney to subpoena Mr Farrakhan for questioning as a key witness as to who was present at Temple #25 and whether or not, as is reported in the biography, any of Malcolm’s assassins returned to the Newark Temple to boast of their exploits at the Ballroom.

Mr Farrakhan’s answers, truthful or otherwise, to the Manhattan DA’s questions about the unfolding of events in Newark that fateful day could thus prove useful in surfacing the NOI leader’s own complicity in the crime.

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer on Global Security and Justice issues based in Manchester, England. He has been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and launched a petition to secure the prosecution of the surviving assassins of Malcolm X. That petition can be found here.

By the Rivers of Babylon

As we mark the 40th anniversary of Israel’s 7th June 1981 air raid on Saddam Hussein’s Osirak reactor (a facility which Ayatollah Khomeini had bombed nine months earlier) could the incoming leaders of these two warring nations — Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi and Israel’s Naftali Bennett — usher in an era of glasnost between Tehran and Tel Aviv?

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One of the many ironies of the brinksmanship between Iran and Israel is that the nuclear programs of both nations had an almost identical genesis. For just as the genocide of the Jews that was wrought by Hitler’s Zyklon B gas at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, Treblinka and elsewhere inspired Israel’s ‘never again’ quest for the Bomb, Iran’s own tragic human losses from Saddam Hussein’s sarin, mustard and tabun gas attacks played a decisive role in Tehran’s own pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Indeed, the Iranian government under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, fearing a potential Persian Holocaust at the hands of a nuclear-armed Saddam, was the first of the two nations to launch a bombing raid on the Iraqi tyrant’s Osirak nuclear reactor on 30th September 1980 — a strike which came at the urging of Israel’s chief of army intelligence.

Tehran’s ‘Operation Scorch Sword’ occurred almost a year before Israel’s 7th June 1981 ‘Operation Opera’ raid whose 40th anniversary we mark today. The Israelis owed the success of their own mission to the creation of a full-scale replica of Osirak with which to rehearse the attack, thanks to reconnaissance photos of the reactor supplied to them by Khomeini.

(Saddam would later retaliate for the Iranian strike by launching his own bombing runs on Tehran’s reactor at Bushehr — a mock-up of which Israel has undoubtedly erected on her own soil as she ponders an assault on the nuclear installations of her one-time Persian ally.)

Lest it be forgotten, it was some of Israel’s newfound Gulf Arab partners who once funded Saddam’s (anti-Israel) militarization and nuclearization drives. As strange as it may seem, Israel has always had far more in common with Iran’s mullahs — culturally, politically, and strategically — than she has ever had with any of the Arab sheikhs.

During the Iran-Iraq war, Tel Aviv supplied arms to Tehran in spite of the vocal anti-Israel pronouncements of Ayatollah Khomeini. According to one report, over $70 million worth of munitions were sold to Iran as part of Operation Seashell and that, in spite of its rhetoric against Zionism, there were over one hundred Israeli specialists living in Iran for the duration of her war with Iraq where they remained even after the 1988 ceasefire.

(Is it any wonder that Mossad’s hit men are well acquainted with the territory of their Persian nemesis and are able to slay Tehran’s nuclear scientists at will?)

If these two adversaries could at one time embrace such pragmatism in spite of their emerging enmity there is no reason they cannot do so now. Both nations must pull back from the brink and make peace before either of them embarks on an irreversible misadventure.

The fact that Iran has the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside of Israel provides Tehran’s rulers with an invaluable bridge to the Jewish state which could be utilised to heal their rift with Tel Aviv. And it wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world for US President Joe Biden to defrost America’s own domestic Cold War between his Democratic Party and the GOP by tapping his predecessor’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner — an orthodox Jew and architect of the Abraham Accords — to serve as his administration’s special envoy to these two mortal enemies.

As luck would have it both Iran and Israel — the only two practicing democracies in the Middle East — now find themselves on the cusp of new leadership. Were either county to see the accession to power of their own ‘Gorbachevs’ — Raisi in Tehran and Bennett in Tel Aviv — the world could witness an unforeseen era of glasnost and perestroika in both nations and one which could herald a thawing of relations between them.

Indeed, for all of Israel’s misgivings about the Biden Administration’s proposed return to the JCPOA, a golden opportunity could be at hand to broaden the nuclear agreement into one that sets the stage for a comprehensive bilateral peace treaty between Iran and Israel. Such an agreement could be signed at a Camp David summit between Biden, Raisi and Bennett before the year is out.

And since it was an ancient Persian King, Cyrus the Great, who liberated the Jews from captivity in Babylon the new accord between these two friends-turned-foes-turned-friends-again could be named for him: the Cyrus Pact.

Could Israel Ban the Bomb?

An Iran-Israel peace treaty could also pave the way for Israel to play a transformational role in global non-proliferation efforts. But not through its ongoing campaign of assassinations and sabotage of proliferators like herself but by shocking the world with a public declaration of the existence of her own nuclear weapons — and then calling upon the world’s nuclear states to follow her lead in their dismantlement. After all, if Israel is going to proclaim herself to be a “light unto the nations” isn’t it time she finally behaved accordingly?

Of all of the world’s known nuclear weapon states — America, Russia, China, Britain, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel — the Jewish state is the only one that has never acknowledged its possession of the Bomb. This has placed her in a unique position to lead her fellow nuclear states to disarm.

For it is precisely because of the opacity which Israel has maintained around her arsenal that she now finds herself singularly placed to jolt the world into denuclearisation like no other nuclear state. Indeed, an Israeli announcement on the existence of her own arsenal could have the same shock effect which the Pentagon’s long-awaited report on the UFO phenomenon is expected to have.

As an interim step towards full denuclearisation in a world that is not quite ready to give up its nukes, Israel could call on the world’s nuclear powers to pool their weapons into a single arsenal to be jointly controlled by a Security Council-like body comprised of these nuclear states.

This entity — the Global Unified Stockpile (or GUS) — would exist to enforce the non-possession of nuclear weapons by individual nation-states as well as oversee the development of a new class of nuclear deflectors designed to thwart near-Earth objects which found themselves on an extinction-level collision course with our planet: an Iron Dome for Earth.

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer on Global Security and Justice issues based in Manchester, England. He has been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and launched a petition to secure the prosecution of the surviving assassins of Malcolm X. That petition can be found here.

Malcolm X & the ‘Off-World’

Astrophysicist Eric W. Davis, who now works for Aerospace Corporation (a defence contractor) said he gave a classified briefing to a Defence Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.” — New York Times (24 July 2020)

Could the UFOs whose existence the Pentagon has recently confirmed have anything to do with the supernatural apparition that appeared to Malcolm X while he was in prison and which he detailed on pages 282, 283 and 285 of his Autobiography in the chapter titled ‘Saved’?:

“It was the next night, as I lay on my bed, I suddenly, with a start, became aware of a man sitting beside me in my chair. He had on a dark suit, I remember. I could see him as plainly as I see anyone I look at. He wasn’t Black, and he wasn’t white. He was light-brown-skinned, an Asiatic cast of countenance, and he had oily black hair. I looked right into his face. I didn’t get frightened. I knew I wasn’t dreaming. I couldn’t move, I didn’t speak, and he didn’t. I couldn’t place him racially — other than that I knew he was a non-European. I had no idea whatsoever who he was. He just sat there. Then, suddenly as he had come, he was gone…..

It’s impossible to dream, or to see, or to have a vision of someone whom you never have seen before — and to see him exactly as he is. To see someone, and to see him exactly as he looks, is to have a pre-vision. I would later come to believe that my pre-vision was of Master W.D. Fard, the Messiah, the one whom Elijah Muhammad​ said had appointed him — Elijah Muhammad — as His Last Messenger to the Black people of North America…” — ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ (pgs. 282, 283, 285).

It stands to reason that if the Western world stood to gain anything from the revelation of whatever information it may possess regarding the UFO phenomenon it would have disclosed such information by now. We can therefore conclude that the technology displayed by UFOs is not ‘Western’ in origin or character and, consequently, the Western world may have the most to lose from any ‘Arrival’ or ‘First Contact’ with whatever Beings or Entities operate these craft.

It’s little wonder then that Westerners tend to view the UFO phenomenon as a ‘threat’ whereas persons of African descent – as the people most ‘put upon’ and ‘hard done’ by the Western world – appear to be the ethnic group that is least fearful of (and most predisposed to welcome) any ‘Encounter’ with the ‘Off-World’. Of all the world’s peoples, Africans are likely to be the least mournful of the West’s eclipse – or demise – in the event of any ‘Landing’, ‘Appearance’ or ‘Manifestation’ by entities from the ‘Off-World’.

Indeed, it’s highly likely that, as the world’s most ‘aboriginal’ and ‘organic’ race and the persons that gave humankind its birth, Africans are the group with whom any ‘Off-World’ civilisation would most closely identify and seek to befriend. Put another way, were E.T. to pay our planet a visit they would most likely seek out a person of African origin – an ‘African Elliott’ or ‘A.E.’ – as the ‘Gateway Being’ (or ‘G.B.’) through whom to learn about our species.

Conversely, since Western military forces and their capabilities pose the single biggest challenge to the ‘Off-World’ and its technology, any ‘Off-World’ species could be forgiven for assuming that the Westerner – and anyone that may resemble him either physically or behaviourally – constitutes an ‘Antagonist Being’ (or ‘A.B.’) and one that must be confronted and/or neutralized.

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

Would Malcolm X Have Built An Atomic Bomb?

“Africa should give up the idea of promoting itself as a nuclear-free zone except in terms of keeping outside powers and external bases at bay. Those African countries which signed the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) should review their positions, and consider setting up a continental nuclear consortium allied to a strategy of developing a small military nuclear capability, first in Nigeria and later on in Zaire and black-ruled South Africa. For these three countries, going nuclear would be a new initiation, an important rite of passage, a recovery of adulthood. No longer will the Great Powers be permitted to say that such and such a weapon is ‘not for Africans and children under 16’…To move from the periphery to the mainstream of action in the nuclear field, Africa will have to get out of its technological shyness and nuclear inhibitions…” – Prof. Ali Mazrui, The Reith Lectures, 1979

“As the richest, largest and most powerful Black country in the world, Nigeria has a sacred responsibility to challenge (the West’s)…monopoly of nuclear weapons by developing a ‘Black Bomb’, thereby ensuring that if, in a moment of madness, there is a large-scale annihilation of man, it will not be…one-sided…” – Prof. Akinwande Bolaji Akinyemi, 1987

With Africa set to have the world’s largest population by 2023, should the continent take the next logical step in becoming a global superpower by building NUCLEAR WEAPONS and joining other nuclear powers of the Global South (such as China, India, Pakistan and North Korea) in the world’s Nuclear Club?

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In 1964 Malcolm X famously praised China for her successful detonation of an atomic bomb at her Lop Nur test site. The test was part of China’s ‘Two Bombs, One Satellite’ project and helped to pave the way for the status Beijing now enjoys as a global nuclear superpower. And as the rest of the world’s nuclear powers proceed apace with the modernization of their own nuclear arsenals, many are now asking why South Africa, the first nation in history to voluntarily dismantle its nuclear weapons, continues to remain nuclear-free when no other country has since followed her 1994 example and eliminated their own nuclear arsenals.

There can be little doubt that, were Malcolm X alive today, he would be most displeased to witness the shameful manner in which the African Union’s leaders continue to abide by the castrating 1996 Pelindaba Treaty (banning nuclear weapons from Africa) when no such requirement has ever been imposed on either Europe or America.

It would have disgusted Malcolm to watch as the world’s Africans failed to come to the aid of their brothers in Libya when they were brutally invaded by Western nuclear powers in 2011 – in marked contrast to the NATO nations who immediately invoked Article 5 of their charter when America was attacked on September 11th, 2001.

Malcolm would have been revolted by the shameful spectacle of Africa’s continued obedience to the 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) while the USA continued to disregard its own obligations under that same accord by boldly declaring its intention to expand its nuclear arsenal in a megalomaniac bid to ‘Make America Great Again’.

With this in mind Africans now have a duty to salvage their dignity and make Malcolm proud by announcing our intention to break free from the global system of nuclear apartheid and embark on an African ‘Manhattan Project’ aimed at building a powerful nuclear arsenal that can finally defend our continent against the foreign invasions which we have endured for far too long.

And as Africa awaits the arrival of its nuclear deterrent, her heads of state should call upon the nuclear nations of China and India (both of which have extensive strategic interests in Africa) to provide our continent with a nuclear umbrella not unlike that which China granted to Ukraine in 2014.

Building Malcolm’s ‘African Bomb’

Those who may scoff at the notion that the world’s Africans possess the technical know-how and expertise with which to pursue any nuclear ambitions would do well to recall that South Africa’s Pelindaba Nuclear Reactor, which once lay at the heart of the former apartheid regime’s nuclear weapons program (and through which it developed seven nuclear devices), remains fully operational and that South Africa currently retains some 220kg of the bomb-grade uranium (U-235) with which the former white-minority regime’s nuclear warheads were armed.

That stockpile of HEU-235 now provides South Africa’s Black populace with the means with which to build and deploy up to twelve implosion-design nuclear warheads for Africa’s nuclear deterrent arsenal within a matter of months. Indeed, for a mere fraction of the $37 million unit cost of a single Ugandan air force Sukhoi Su-30, the U-235 metal stored at Pelindaba could be recast into a dozen nuclear cores to be integrated into the re-entry vehicles atop a fleet of African Shahab-3 ballistic missiles.

And when that capacity is married with nuclear plants in AlgeriaEgyptGhanaLibyaMorocco and Nigeria (along with Russian and Chinese reactors that are under construction in Kenya and Uganda), Africa also possesses a nuclear infrastructure that is larger than those of nuclear-armed North Korea and Pakistan (and rivals that of nuclear India) – along with the expertise with which to sustain an African nuclear deterrent.

The need for an African nuclear arsenal is rendered all the more urgent by the likelihood that white South Africa may have issued a false declaration in 1992 that massively understated the stockpile of bomb-grade U-235 that was produced at her uranium enrichment Valindaba ‘Y-Plant’ between 1978 and 1990. That discrepancy of some 526 kilos of HEU-235 would have enabled rogue elements of the former apartheid regime’s security apparatus to assemble a secret stockpile of up to 30 Nagasaki-yield nuclear weapons for a ‘Samson Option’ in the event of a future threat to South Africa’s white population.

Africa’s Nuclear Brexit

In the absence of a legally-binding timetable for the complete elimination of the Western world’s own nuclear weapons, Africa should declare its intention to stage a ‘Nuclear Brexit’ by withdrawing from the NPT and Pelindaba Treaties and joining the same nuclear weapons club which the West’s nuclear powers have thus far stubbornly failed to disband.

Africans are under no obligation to abide by the shameful terms of a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (NWFZ) treaty banning nuclear weapons from our continent. That pact (along with similar accords in Latin AmericaSouth East Asia and the Pacific) has entrenched a global system of nuclear apartheid which outlaws the right of nuclear self-defence throughout the Global South while preserving the nuclear hegemony of the (white) North.

Furthermore, the NATO invasion of Libya in 2011 was a blatant violation of the spirit of the Pelindaba Treaty by Western powers who felt emboldened to proceed with their aggression by virtue of the impunity afforded to them by their own nuclear arsenals. That act of banditry would have never crossed their criminal minds had Africa been in possession of a nuclear capability with which to hold their populations at risk. As a consequence of the Libya invasion, the African Union’s member nations were instantly freed from their own obligations under Pelindaba and the treaty itself was rendered null and void.

Having since watched US President Donald Trump successfully defy world opinion by withdrawing the United States from the Paris AgreementNAFTA, the INF Treaty and the Iran Nuclear Agreement, the world’s Africans would be doing themselves an unforgivable disservice were they to continue to abide by the NPT or Pelindaba Accords for which the rest of the planet has displayed nothing but contempt.

Malcolm’s ‘Samson Option’

Those African intellectuals who would argue that Africans have far more ‘pressing concerns’ than wasting their energies on the ‘quixotic’ pursuit of nuclear weapons place upon themselves the burden of explaining how focusing on economic development at the expense of national security would have spared Africa from Western colonization or prevented the trans-Atlantic enslavement of her people. The existence of a prosperous society and thriving economy did little to protect Libya from NATO’s 2011 invasion – a sickening act of Western barbarism which could have only been deterred by a Pan African nuclear capability.

Indeed, the fact that Europe’s Jews were among the most successful people on their continent at the turn of the 20th century did nothing to save them from the genocidal embrace of the Third Reich when the Nazis seized power, dispossessed the Jews of their precious assets and marched them to their deaths by the millions in the gas chambers of the Holocaust.

Having learned the bitter lesson that those who seek prosperity while neglecting their own security will end up with neither, the Jewish survivors of ‘the Shoah’ vowed to never again repeat that mistake and quickly armed their new homeland with nuclear weapons in the 1960s at a time when Israel was a poverty-stricken upstart fighting for her survival.

And if Israel’s mammoth arsenal of nuclear weapons is now justified by the need to avert any repetition of the Nazi genocide (in which six million Jews were slaughtered) who could argue that Black Africa – which lost one hundred million souls to the trans-Atlantic slave trade – is any less entitled to a nuclear ‘Samson Option’ every kiloton as capable of obliterating Africa’s enemies as that possessed by the Jewish state?

Black America’s ‘Hidden Figures’ of the Manhattan Project

The proud nations of China and India, both of which were once colonized by Britain, also took it upon themselves to build the Bomb during the 1960s, decades before either of them had become the economic powerhouses we know today. Both countries had learned the lesson that security is a precondition for prosperity and in all three cases the assembly of nuclear weapons by such relatively underdeveloped nations served as a source of national pride at the surmounting of so formidable a technological challenge. This technical feat made national heroes and role models of their scientists which, in turn, spawned the armies of mathematicians and engineers whose achievements helped to propel India, China and Israel to the front ranks of the global economy. But the building of the Bomb came first.

By shameful contrast the African world, having attained no comparable scientific or technological achievements, instead saw its young people reduced to idolizing athletes and entertainers as role models in whose footsteps to follow. But imagine just how different the story of the African world might have been had her youth of the 1940s, rather than lauding Jackie Robinson’s induction into America’s National Baseball League or cheering on the pugilistic prowess of Joe Louis, instead been captivated by the ingenuity of the Black physicists and mathematicians who participated in the WWII-era ‘Manhattan Project’.

Those are not hypothetical musings. Several Black scientists did, in fact, play key roles in America’s effort to build the atom bombs that won the Second World War. Some of these ‘Hidden Figures’ of the Manhattan Project include: Lloyd Albert QuatermanErnest J. Wilkins, Sidney Thompson, Clarence Turner, Samuel P. Massie Jr., Robert J. Omohundro, Sherman Carter, Jasper Jeffries, Benjamin Scott, Ralph Gardner, Harold Evans, Clyde Dillard, Edwin R. Russell, George W. Reed, Moddie D. Taylor and the brothers William J. and Lawrence H. Knox.

The gifted Black American chemist Moddie Taylor of Chicago University played a central role in helping to demonstrate that a fissionable material could achieve critical mass, thus proving that nuclear fission could be used as an energy source – or a weapon. Another black genius, the physicist Lloyd Quaterman, was specifically praised by the US Secretary of War for “work essential to the production of the atomic bomb, thereby contributing to the successful conclusion of WWII.” And yet another brilliant black physicist and mathematician, Ernest J. Wilkins, was a member of the Enrico Fermi research team and played a central role in helping to solve the riddle of the atom.

In addition, ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat Man’, the two atom bombs that were dropped on Japan by America in 1945, were armed with uranium from the Congo’s Shinkolobwe mine. Indeed, so central were Black scientists to the Los Alamos project that the eminent white physicist, Arthur Holly Compton, remarked that the atom bomb program was unique in bringing together “coloured and white, Christian and Jew” for a common purpose.

The deliberate suppression of the critical roles played by Black scientists in the Manhattan Project was designed to deny an entire generation of Black youngsters the scientist-heroes in whose inspirational footsteps they might have trodden. This crime condemned millions of our brightest hopes to failure, underachievement and mass incarceration in the decades that followed. We now owe the present generation of Black nuclear physicists and engineers, many of whom lie buried in obscurity at America’s nuclear weapons laboratories like Lawrence LivermoreSandiaOak Ridge and Los Alamos, every opportunity to emulate their WWII forerunners by unleashing the full force of their scientific prowess in the building of an ‘African Bomb’.

The West’s Nuclear Threat To Itself

Any Westerner insolent enough to lecture Africans about how our continent is “too unstable to have nuclear weapons” need look no further than the appalling safety record of the white nations of the Western world whose own endless catalogue of nuclear incidentsaccidents and meltdowns dwarfs that of all of the nations on Planet Earth combined.

From the 1961 Idaho Falls ‘Faded Giant’ to the 1980 Titan II ‘Broken Arrow’ to the 2007 Minot/Barksdale Base ‘Bent Spear’ to reactor failures at Three Mile Island and Windscale to the loss of fully-armed nuclear weapons on no less than eleven known occasions, Africans have stood witness to the genocidal recklessness and cartoonish ineptitude with which the white world’s nuclear powers have mishandled the world’s most dangerous weapons and we will brook no sermons about our own fitness to develop the same technology nor will we ever entertain the surrender of Black Africa’s priceless inventory of highly enriched uranium into such irresponsible Western hands.

The threat to global security posed by America’s stubborn refusal to deactivate the hair-trigger ‘Launch-On-Warning’ status of her own nuclear arsenal – a suicidal doctrine that dooms humankind to the persistent threat of oblivion by means of an accidental nuclear war – dwarfs by a thousand orders of magnitude the exaggerated ‘proliferation’ risks arising from the stash of fissile material locked away at Pelindaba.

Towards a Nuclear-Armed ‘Pax Africana’

As the first nuclear weapon state to unilaterally rid itself of its nuclear arsenal, South Africa now has the moral authority and historic obligation to withdraw from the failed NPT and Pelindaba accords, rebuild her nuclear weapons and re-join the nuclear club for as long as the West’s nuclear powers fail to make good on their own commitments to dismantle their own nuclear arsenals.

And having once mobilised humankind in the battle against racial apartheid, South Africa is uniquely placed to lead the world in the abolition of nuclear apartheid by proceeding to rearm herself with the nuclear weapons she once possessed.

Africa’s decision to rebuild its nuclear arsenal would enable South Africa to unify the entire African continent into a single state and thus realise the long sought-after dream of a nuclear-armed Wakanda-style ‘Pax Africana’. Through an Africa-wide ‘Manhattan Project’ that brings together the nuclear specialists of the African Diaspora (under the scientific leadership of an ‘African Oppenheimer’) the AU should embark upon the full nuclear rearmament of the African continent in order for the world’s Africans to take their rightful place alongside former colonies-turned-nuclear powers like India, China, Pakistan and Israel.

The Earth-shaking spectre of a renuclearised Africa could also be utilised to leverage the former colonial powers of Europe into paying reparations to Africa’s slave descendants throughout her global diaspora as well as forcing the African Union’s admission onto the UN Security Council as its sixth permanent member.

President Trump’s ‘America First’ pledge to build an even ‘bigger and better’ nuclear arsenal than his predecessors (in open defiance of America’s NPT undertakings) compels Africans to pursue their own corresponding ‘Africa First’ policy that will seek to ‘Make Africa Great Again’ through the reassembly of Pretoria’s previously dismantled nuclear warheads – along with the assembly of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) fleet to deliver them.

Inspired by India’s Agni-V, China’s DF-41 and the DPRK’s Hwasong-15 ICBM programs, the African Union – working through South Africa’s National Space Agency (and aided by South African patriots like Elon Musk and his SpaceX corporation) – could rapidly deploy our very own Falcon Heavy-style ICBMs as key elements of an African Nuclear Triad built around a fleet of Liaoning-class African aircraft carriers (under the collective command of a ‘Pan African NATO’) that would equip our continent with the means to deter any would-be aggressor.

The outgoing apartheid regime’s racially-motivated 1991 decision to dismantle its nuclear weapons out of fear that the incoming black majority government may get its hands on that vital nuclear asset was a despicable deed which the international community has conspired to depict as a stellar act of civic responsibility. That act is one which we must now reverse through Africa’s rebirth as a nuclear power – and seal it with the successful conduct of a Vela-style nuclear test to demonstrate Africa’s nuclear capability by no later than December 2022.

Malcolm’s Nuclear Phoenix

The choice which the world now faces is crystal clear: the West’s nuclear powers must either rid themselves of their own nuclear arsenals or the day won’t be long in coming when African billionaire patriots like Aliko DangoteRobert F. SmithMike AdenugaPatrice MotsepeElon Musk and Folorunsho Alakija, could one day bankroll a Pan African ‘Manhattan Project’.

And in some top secret ‘African Natanz’ bunkered deep in the continent’s jungle, thousands of Zippe centrifuges, digitally synchronised by IBM and Fujitsu supercomputers and spinning at supersonic speed, could one day churn out hundreds of kilos of HEU-235 which, once deposited in secure canisters, would be transported to a covert African nuclear weaponization facility.

Upon arrival at ‘Africa’s Dimona’ quantities of the U-235 would be metalized into grapefruit-sized spheroids and married to the multi-point initiation systems inside the nosecones of an African arsenal of Assegai-III thermonuclear ICBMs that will finally turn the dream of an ‘African Bomb’ into a planet-convulsing reality.

Not long thereafter an orbiting US spy satellite on a routine assignment might find itself having detected a seismic tremor in the Kalahari Desert. For just days earlier a team of African nuclear engineers, led by an ‘African A.Q. Khan’ and working under the cover of darkness, would have carefully lowered a 750Kt Teller-Ulam device down the kilometre-deep shaft of a disused Namibian diamond mine and awaited instructions.

And in some remote African presidential palace, its ornate entrance flanked by two Sphinx-sized lion mega-sculptures and its airspace defended by a battery of Umkhonto surface-to-air missiles, a secure Samsung Galaxy handset would have buzzed to life in the bejewelled hand of an ‘African Ben Gurion’ to announce the historic news that the ‘item’ was now securely in place and “ready for testing, Your Excellency.”

If this hypocritical world wishes to avert a ‘Castle Bravo’ or ‘Ivy Mike’ event on African soil, the West’s nuclear weapon states would be well advised to keep their long-broken disarmament promises lest mighty Africa make good on its own rearmament threats and become the nuclear superpower she has every moral, political and strategic right to be.

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in Manchester (UK) who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to secure the declassification of the FBI and CIA files on the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

Copyright © 2020 Paul Bitakaramire. All rights reserved.

The Lost Speech of Louis Farrakhan

Of the countless speeches that Louis Farrakhan has delivered down the years and that are to be found on CD, DVD, MP3, vinyl, cassette and VHS tapes the world over, there is one speech that is conspicuous by its absence, one sermon that is missing from the anthology. And that is the address that Farrakhan delivered at Newark Mosque #25 on 21st February 1965 – the day when assassins from that same temple made their way into Manhattan to murder Malcolm X. That is one speech that Farrakhan has never made available to the public or about whose content he has ever spoken. And that can only be because he has something to hide.

A recording or transcript of this sermon would be useful in gauging the degree to which its theological content and rhetorical character mirrored that of his infamous 4th December 1964 ‘worthy of death’ diatribe in the Muhammad Speaks newspaper.

More importantly the Newark speech, were it to contain statements that in any way hinted at or ‘teased’ the events that would later unfold at the Audubon, would be vital in ascertaining the extent to which Farrakhan had prior knowledge of Malcolm’s assassination and may have been complicit in the crime.

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

The Linward X Wiretaps

As the Manhattan District Attorney prepares to publish the findings of his 2020 review into the Malcolm X assassination, recordings of the FBI and police wiretaps of the phone traffic on the Harlem Temple #7 and Newark Temple #25 phone lines for 21st February 1965 could soon be made public and reveal a great deal about the Nation of Islam (NOI) role in the killing.

Since it has long been reported that Linward X Cathcart of Jersey City Temple #21 telephoned either (or both) of those NOI temples to inform their officials of Malcolm’s assassination, those wiretaps could reveal the identities of those NOI officials who had prior knowledge of the killing based on the content of the calls.

Phone calls to both of those NOI temples that came in after 3.00pm that day would also indicate whether Minister Louis X Farrakhan of Boston Temple #11, Captain Joseph X Gravitt (aka Yusuf Shah) of New York Temple #7 and Minister James McGregor Shabazz of Newark Temple #25 were among those whom Linward X briefed about the killing.

Furthermore, any phone calls made by Farrakhan from one of the Temple #25 phone lines either to his Boston Temple or to the Chicago residence of Elijah Muhammad would shed light on which individuals within the NOI’s national leadership knew what and when they knew it. 

Should these wiretaps reveal an NOI whose officials, far from displaying surprise over a killing they have long blamed on the US government, are instead congratulating each other for the atrocity, Farrakhan could face an explosive backlash from enraged Black people worldwide of such ferocity as to have his NOI followers, in his own words, “ducking and running and hiding under poles like damned cowardly dogs and damned punks.”

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

Assassin’s Crib

Hamlet:
O most pernicious woman!
O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain!
My tables—meet it is I set it down
That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain—
At least I am sure it may be so in Denmark.

Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 105–109

In this rare 2019 home movie secretly filmed at the New Jersey hideout of suspected Malcolm X​ assassin Linward X Cathcart (aka Abdul Karriem Muhammad aka ‘The General’), members of Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam (NOI) gather to pay tribute to a man whom most of them know to have been a key participant in the 21st February 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. Indeed, the very title ‘The General’ by which Cathcart has come to be known in NOI circles is a taunting ‘nod-and-wink’ allusion to the perceived leadership role which Cathcart reportedly played in Malcolm’s killing.

Over the years Linward X​ – through his community works and ‘good deeds’ – has become a beloved figure in New Jersey. And like an old Nazi thug hiding out in Argentina, most people who know Cathcart today have only ever known the ‘good Linward’ seen in this video: a gregarious and grandfatherly patriarch full of charm, wit and seeming compassion, who mentored many wayward young black males into their manhood. Such persons cannot imagine and simply refuse to believe that ‘their Linward’ could possibly be guilty of having enabled the murder of Malcolm X. But as Cathcart brandishes an infamous portrait-sized cartoon of Farrakhan​ while exhorting his NOI groupies to ‘kill’ those ostensibly seeking to harm the NOI leader, the mask slips and the ‘old Linward’ briefly flashes into view…

The Manhattan District Attorney’s 20th February 2021 announcement that the Malcolm X murder investigation is “active and ongoing” is generating excitement over the imminent arrest of this cold-blooded killer whose despicable actions 56 years ago altered history’s course and derailed the full emancipation of Black America that Malcolm was poised to effectuate.

LINWARD X SEEN AT PREVIOUS MALCOLM X RALLIES 

LINWARD X ENTERS AUDUBON BALLROOM WITH TALMADGE X HAYER AND LEON X DAVIS 

LINWARD X ENTERS AUDUBON BALLROOM WITH BEN X THOMAS 

LINWARD X LEAVES AUDUBON BALLROOM WITH BEN X THOMAS

LINWARD X SEARCHED AT AUDUBON BALLROOM 

THE CASE AGAINST LINWARD X

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LINWARD X STATEMENT TO NEW JERSEY POLICE (PAGE ONE)

LINWARD X STATEMENT TO NEW JERSEY POLICE (PAGE TWO)

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

The Odd Silence of Farrakhan

“Boston has not been able to establish the whereabouts of {Minister Louis X Farrakhan} on Feb. 21, beyond the fact {he} was reported to have left his {Boston} residence at 1:30 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 21, 1965, and was seen driving off in his automobile. He was not present at the services of Muhammad’s Temple of Islam {in Boston} on the afternoon of Feb. 21, 1965…” — FBI Report, Boston Field Office (1965)

For someone that has spoken extensively about Malcolm X and his assassination, isn’t it odd that Louis Farrakhan has never once recounted the actual day of Malcolm’s slaying and just how it unfolded for him as he presided over his Sunday meeting at Newark Temple #25?

In all of the many speeches and interviews that Farrakhan has given over the years and during which the subject of his relationship with Malcolm X has arisen, Farrakhan has never once told us anything about how the news of Malcolm’s killing reached him while he was ministering in Newark and just what his immediate reaction and that of his congregants was.

Almost everyone who is asked about Malcolm’s murder, whether they were present at the Audubon Ballroom or not, will always recount how they felt about the killing and what their reaction was to the loss. Everyone, that is, but the one man who was most impacted by the day’s events and whose future career was decided by what transpired that fateful Sunday afternoon.

The Road to Newark

Farrakhan has never once told us what time he awoke that day, what mood he was in or what inkling, if any, he had of what lay ahead. He tells us nothing of why it was he set off so early for Newark on the morning of 21st February 1965, with whom he travelled to New Jersey and where he went upon arriving in the city. To this day we know not whether he headed straight for Temple #25 or whether he made any detour.

With whom Farrakhan met upon his arrival at Temple #25 remains a mystery as does the whereabouts of the homicidal captain of his Boston Temple, Clarence X Gill. What Farrakhan was doing in the seven hours between his 6.00am arrival in the city and the 1.00pm commencement of afternoon services at Temple #25 has never been established nor has whether Farrakhan, upon his arrival in Newark, recovered from his lengthy road trip at the home of Temple #25’s Minister James 3X Shabazz for whom he was to substitute at the Newark temple later that afternoon.

[Indeed, the main reason for Farrakhan’s presence in Newark was to ensure a healthy turnout of visitors at Temple #25 that Sunday. This was necessitated by the reported drop-off in attendance rates that had followed the relocation of Minister Shabazz to the NOI’s temple in New York. Farrakhan’s appearance in Newark is therefore likely to have been heavily promoted in the days leading up to his 21st February sermon and there are bound to still be numerous surviving persons still resident in the city, particularly non-Muslims with no loyalty to the NOI, who visited Temple #25 that day and remember well the mood at the venue and recall Farrakhan’s behaviour and utterances. Such persons could be invaluable to a Grand Jury that was seeking to corroborate key timelines, personalities, activities and other details that Farrakhan may endeavor to falsify.]

Arrival In Newark

Did Shabazz discuss the planned assassination of Malcolm X with Farrakhan that day? We know not. Shabazz, after all, is widely believed to have been the person who assigned Temple #25 assistant secretary Robert 16X (aka Ben 2X Thomas) to recruit Talmadge X Hayer, William 25X Bradley, Willard X McQueen and Leon X Davis to carry out Malcolm’s assassination.

As to whether Farrakhan, at any point that day, crossed paths with any of Malcolm’s suspected killers remains a blank as does whether any record exists of the NOI official who assigned Farrakhan to speak in Newark. And just how often had Farrakhan lectured at Temple #25 prior to 21st February 1965 and how well acquainted with its officials was he? Silence. What time services began at Temple #25 that day and what time Farrakhan delivered his own sermon remains unknown. Was it prior to the 3.00pm time of Malcolm’s planned address at the Audubon Ballroom or subsequent to it? Zilch.

And how did news of Malcolm’s assassination reach Temple #25? What was Farrakhan’s reaction to the atrocity and what was the reaction of the Temple’s congregants? Did any of the participants in Malcolm’s killing return to the Newark Temple to recount what had just transpired at the Audubon Ballroom and/or to seek refuge from the authorities? And just when did Farrakhan himself return home to Boston and with whom did he return?

We also remain in the dark as to why the FBI found it necessary to monitor Farrakhan’s movements that morning and log his departure time and whether or not their surveillance of his activities in the days leading up to 21st February 1965 may have led them to conclude that he was a person of enough significance to Malcolm’s impending murder as to warrant their close attentions.

Farrakhan’s Newark Speech

Of the countless speeches that Farrakhan has delivered down the years and that are to be found on CD, DVD, MP3, vinyl, cassette and VHS tapes the world over, there is one speech that is conspicuous by its absence, one sermon that is missing from the anthology. And that is the address that Farrakhan delivered at the Newark Mosque on the day when assassins from that same temple made their way into Manhattan to murder Malcolm. That is one speech that Farrakhan has never made available to the public or about whose content he has ever spoken. And that can only be because he has something to hide.

A recording or transcript of this sermon would be useful in gauging the degree to which its theological content and rhetorical character mirrored that of his infamous 4th December 1964 ‘worthy of death’ diatribe in the Muhammad Speaks newspaper.

More importantly the Newark speech, were it to contain statements that in any way hinted at or ‘teased’ the events that would later unfold at the Audubon, would be vital in ascertaining the extent to which Farrakhan had prior knowledge of Malcolm’s assassination and may have been complicit in the crime.

But any doubt that Farrakhan​ was jubilant over Malcolm’s murder was firmly laid to rest by the gloating display he put on for the world, five days later, while serving as the master of ceremonies at the Nation of Islam’s annual ‘Saviours Day’ convention in Chicago.

While much of Black America was in mourning over Malcolm’s death an ecstatic Farrakhan, as he prepared to introduce Elijah Muhammad, gleefully proclaimed“Brothers and sisters, we are known for having the most peaceful meetings of any large group of people in America — and now that everything is back to order (i.e., now that Malcolm is dead and out of the way) we shall proceed!”

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

The General

The Manhattan District Attorney’s 20th February 2021 announcement that the Malcolm X murder investigation is “active and ongoing” is generating excitement over the possibly imminent arrest of one of the key Nation of Islam (NOI) plotters in Malcolm’s murder. Known variously as ‘Linward X Cathcart’ or ‘Linwood X’ or ‘Agurs Linward Cathcart’ or ‘Linwood 15X’ (but better known by his Muslim name of ‘Abdul Karriem Muhammad’), this former Fruit of Islam (FOI) lieutenant and long-time associate of NOI leader Louis Farrakhan is suspected of having surveilled Malcolm’s Audubon Ballroom rallies in the weeks leading up to the 21st February 1965 assassination of Malcolm X:

LINWARD X SEEN AT PREVIOUS MALCOLM X RALLIES 

​Cathcart is also suspected of having planted two former FOI lieutenants from his Jersey City Temple #21 FOI squad — Charles 26X Blackwell and Robert 35X Smith — to serve on Malcolm’s security detail as rostrum guards at the Audubon Ballroom. Cathcart would later be seen entering the venue with Talmadge X Hayer and Leon X Davis:

LINWARD X ENTERS AUDUBON BALLROOM WITH TALMADGE X HAYER AND LEON X DAVIS 

​Cathcart would also be seen entering the venue with the assistant secretary of Newark Temple #25 (who also served as the recruiter for the Newark hit squad) known as Benjamin 3X aka Robert 16X aka Benjamin X Thomas aka Albert Benjamin Thomas:

LINWARD X ENTERS AUDUBON BALLROOM WITH BEN X THOMAS 

​And later be seen leaving the venue with Thomas:

LINWARD X LEAVES AUDUBON BALLROOM WITH BEN X THOMAS

​Cathcart’s role that day would appear to have been to conduct advanced surveillance of the Audubon venue in order to ensure that none of the Newark assassins would face a body search or pat-down procedure that might uncover their concealed weapons. While inside the venue Cathcart was himself subjected to multiple pat-downs due to the suspicions he aroused owing to the FOI lapel pin he had deliberately worn that day both to signal his rank to other NOI members who were present within the venue as well as to show off his loyalty to Elijah Muhammad at what was a Malcolm X rally:

LINWARD X SEARCHED AT AUDUBON BALLROOM 

​Cathcart brazen display of the FOI ‘sun, moon and stars’ pendant was also calculated to draw attention to himself and away from the Newark hit squad and it was for a similar reason that both Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson from Harlem’s Temple #7 were also sent to the venue that day: to serve as further distractions to Malcolm’s security guards. [Contrary to their decades-long claims of innocence, both Butler and Johnson were, in fact, present at the Audubon Ballroom and were tasked with staging the ‘get your hand out of my pocket’ ruse that caused Malcolm’s security guards to leave their assigned posts. This, in turn, enabled the Newark hit squad to launch their attack. Butler and Johnson’s wives — Theresa 7X Butler and Etta 2X Johnson — both committed perjury during their 1965 Grand Jury and 1966 courtroom appearances when they falsely claimed that their husbands were ‘at home’ at the time of the assassination. You can read their Grand Jury and Murder Trial testimony here]:

THERESA 7X BUTLER (WIFE OF NORMAN 3X) MARCH 1965 GRAND JURY TESTIMONY

ETTA 2X JOHNSON (WIFE OF THOMAS 15X) MARCH 1965 GRAND JURY TESTIMONY

THERESA 7X BUTLER TESTIMONY (1966 MALCOLM X MURDER TRIAL, FROM PAGE 3019)

ETTA 2X JOHNSON TESTIMONY (1966 MALCOLM X MURDER TRIAL, FROM PAGE 3417)

Finally, the very title ‘The General’ by which Cathcart has come to be known in NOI circles is a taunting ‘nod-and-wink’ allusion to the perceived ‘leadership’ role he reportedly played in Malcolm’s assassination. You can learn more about Linward X here:

THE CASE AGAINST LINWARD X

PDF VERSION

LINWARD X STATEMENT TO NEW JERSEY POLICE (PAGE ONE)

LINWARD X STATEMENT TO NEW JERSEY POLICE (PAGE TWO)

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

The Island of Dr Norton

Like the monster from Victor Frankenstein’s narrative that escapes the lab and turns on those by whom it was spawned, an incredible photo has surfaced (courtesy of Islamic scholar Yannis Mahil) which purports to depict the white Scotsman suspected of being the grandfather of that pitiless scourge of the white world known as Malcolm X. The man’s name was Edwin Norton and he is reported to have died in 1928, leaving behind his inheritance to a variety of institutions in Grenada, Trinidad and the UK for charitable purposes.

According to the recently published biography of Malcolm’s mother titled The Life of Louise Norton Little (written by Jessica Russell with help from Hilda Little and Steve Jones Sr.), Edwin Norton was Louise Little’s father and Malcolm himself, writing in his explosive Autobiography, refers to Mr Norton as the ‘rapist’ responsible for his own light-skinned complexion. Says Malcolm:

“Louise Little, my mother, who was born in Grenada, in the British West Indies, looked like a white woman. Her father was white. She had straight black hair, and her accent did not sound like a Negro’s. Of this white father of hers, I know nothing except her shame about it. I remember hearing her say she was glad that she had never seen him. It was, of course, because of him that I got my reddish-brown “mariny” color of skin, and my hair of the same color. I was the lightest child in our family. (Out in the world later on, in Boston and New York, I was among the millions of Negroes who were insane enough to feel that it was some kind of status symbol to be light complexioned — that one was actually fortunate to be born thus. But, still later, I learned to hate every drop of that white rapist’s blood that is in me.)”

Because of this Scottish heritage, Malcolm’s historic visits to Great Britain in 1964–5 (during which he spoke around the country and delivered his legendary address at Oxford University) could now be looked upon as a ‘homecoming’ of sorts. Even his own first name ‘Malcolm’ is of Scottish origin and a case could thus be made for the erection of a memorial in Malcolm’s honour in London’s Trafalgar Square, as well as in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

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Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.

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