The Laughing Lieutenant…


#NATIONFILES | Lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart of Muhammad’s Mosque #25 in New Jersey (seated to the left of Louis Farrakhan) is suspected of leading the team of assassins who murdered #MalcolmX on 21st February 1965.

From page 294 of The Death and Life of Malcolm X by Peter Goldman:Life bought up some photos one of the brothers had taken immediately after the shooting stopped. The pictures, when the police got hold of them, identified and placed still more witnesses. One of them showed a known Muslim (Cathcart), the man who had got into the hall wearing an FOI pin and was allowed to stay once he took it off. The camera caught him standing there staring at Malcolm’s body. He looked as if he were laughing…’


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