The Assassins of Malcolm X

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***(THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED IN THE LIGHT OF THE 2016 ELECTION OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP)***

In a year that marks the 52nd anniversary of the 21st February 1965 assassination of Malcolm X, we believe that a number of recent developments relating to this atrocity require the US Department of Justice to take a second look at what remains, to this very day, an unsolved crime.

William X Bradley (aka Al-Mustafa Shabazz)

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In 2010, the current Democrat Senator of New Jersey, Cory Booker, recorded a TV campaign commercial as part of his Newark mayoral race and in which, unbeknownst to him, one of the suspected assassins of Malcolm X – indeed the person believed to have fired the fatal shotgun round that took Malcolm’s life – made a fleeting but chilling appearance. This alleged killer, Al-Mustafa Shabazz (formerly known as William X Bradley), is alive and well and, of all things, working as the proprietor of the First Class Championship Development Centre gymnasium located at 936 Bergen Street in Newark. News reports of his emergence and whereabouts appeared in a number of publications in 2011:

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The ‘MalcolmsRevenge’ YouTube channel features a video that contains film footage shot outside the Audubon Ballroom in the immediate aftermath of Malcolm’s slaying and that has appeared in numerous documentaries about the subject. But it wasn’t until 2010 that a member of the public identified, for the first time in over 40 years, the Frankenstein-like frame of assassin Bradley who, in a display of stupefying audacity, is still lingering at the scene of his own murderous act and attempting to free his fellow assassin, Talmadge X Hayer (aka Thomas Hagan), from the clutches of an angry mob. None of these recent revelations are to be found in any published work on the Malcolm X assassination.

Like an aging former Nazi war criminal who managed to escape judgement at the Nuremberg Trials and later went on to reinvent himself as a respectable senior citizen and pillar of his local community, Bradley was featured in a recent New York Daily News report and one that could finally bring him to the attention of the US Department of Justice and its incoming Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

Clarence 2X Gill

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An extremely rare 90s-era photo has surfaced in which Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is pictured with the former ‘captain’ of Boston Mosque #11, CLARENCE 2X GILL (Gill is on the right with the blue bow-tie). Farrakhan himself was the minister of the Boston temple. Gill, who served as one of Muhammad Ali’s bodyguards and close confidants, is suspected of having been part of a ‘back-up’ hit team at the Audubon Ballroom on the occasion of Malcolm X‘s 21st February 1965 assassination. Gill was reportedly shot by one of Malcolm’s bodyguards (Reuben Francis) while attempting to flee the venue and may have later received treatment for his wounds at Ali’s Miami training camp – quite possibly from Ali’s very own fight doctor.

Gill, a cocaine addict, was an especially psychotic and homicidal character and was implicated by Malcolm himself in an assassination attempt that was to have been carried out in league with fellow Massachusetts ‘captain’ of Springfield Mosque #13, John X Peters. Both Gill and Peters had camped out in the New York home of Farrakhan’s half-brother, ALVAN X FARRAKHAN, ahead of the attack and all three are widely suspected of carrying out the 14th February 1965 firebomb attack on Malcolm’s home – along with Norman 3X Butler, Thomas 15X Johnson and the ‘captain’ of Harlem’s Mosque #7, Joseph X Gravitt.

In February 1965 the New York Herald Tribune carried an article (penned by the late Jimmy Breslin) in which he described the NYPD’s arrest of TWO suspects in connection with the Malcolm X assassination – only to have the story later altered to reflect the arrest of only ONE suspect in the afternoon edition of the same paper, notwithstanding the fact that several eyewitnesses corroborated and confirmed the earlier version of the story.

Eyewitnesses have since confirmed that the second suspect arrested by the NYPD that afternoon was none other than Clarence Gill. If true, this would establish a Boston Mosque #11 presence at the Audubon Ballroom on the day of Malcolm’s assassination – and directly implicate Louis Farrakhan in the assassination of Malcolm X.

Talmadge X Hayer (aka Mujahid Abdul Halim)

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In this damning interview confessed Malcolm X assassin, Talmadge X Hayer (aka Thomas Hagan aka Mujahid Abdul Halim), implicitly acknowledges that he bears full responsibility for the wrongful imprisonment of Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson due to his blunt refusal to identify his true co-assassins during his 1966 trial for the assassination of Malcolm X. Hayer, who later named his accomplices in a 1977-78 sworn affidavit, also admits that he committed perjury during the trial by falsely claiming that he was not a member of the Nation of Islam – a falsehood adopted by other suspected participants in the Malcolm X assassination (such as New Jersey FOI lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart who has also claimed that he was “not an active member” of Newark Mosque #25 at the time of his 21st February 1965 visit to the Audubon Ballroom where he reportedly ‘supervised’ the Malcolm X murderers).

These attempts by the Malcolm X assassins and their accomplices to disassociate themselves from the NOI is a common tactic employed by the participants in this crime in a bid to protect Elijah Muhammad and the NOI’s Chicago leadership from culpability and, as a ploy that was devised during the planning of the assassination, is circumstantial evidence of guilt in its own right.

The Hayer interview raises further questions as to whether this confessed assassin may have lied in his 1977-78 affidavit when he claimed that the plot to murder Malcolm X was hatched solely by himself and his four New Jersey Mosque #25 accomplices and was not ordered from Chicago. We now know this to be untrue due to publicly available evidence that NOI National Secretary, John Ali visited New York City in early 1965 for the express purpose of recruiting Hayer and others to assassinate Malcolm X – a visit that could only have taken place with the explicit approval of NOI leader Elijah Muhammad and the man who bears ultimate responsibility for the assassination of Malcolm X.

Hayer, who was paroled in 2010, thus has on his conscience not one but two lamentable misdeeds: the cold-blooded murder of Malcolm X and the decades-long, wrongful imprisonment of two ostensibly innocent men – Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson. And as a proven liar, new questions have to be raised as to the reliability of Hayer’s claim that the assassination was carried out solely by himself and his four New Jersey accomplices – or whether, as some experts have long speculated, the entire plot may have consisted of up to ten participants: half of them from Newark Mosque #25 and the other half from Harlem Mosque #7, some located on the inside of the Ballroom while others lay in wait outside to murder Malcolm X in the event he managed to escape from the venue.

A first step in reopening the investigation into the assassination of Malcolm X and securing the conviction of the aforementioned Mr Bradley should therefore take the form of a subpoena issued to Hayer and that requires this convicted murderer to swear a new affidavit in 2017 (following on from his 1977-78 affidavits) and in which, having been shown a recent photograph or video of Mr Bradley, Hayer is legally compelled, on pain of imprisonment, to clearly state whether or not the person in the photograph or video is the same individual with whom he carried out the Malcolm X killing.

Norman 3X Butler (aka Muhammad Abdul Aziz)

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‘The (Abraham) Zapruder film shows the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but doesn’t show the assassins. The Black Zapruder film doesn’t show the assassination of Malcolm X, but it shows the assassins…’ – Karl Evanzz (author of ‘The Judas Factor’), 6 March 2014

Norman 3X Butler, a former lieutenant at the NOI’s Harlem Mosque #7, was one of three persons convicted for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. He was paroled in 1985 and has always maintained his innocence. His alibi during the 1966 assassination trial is that he was at home nursing an injured leg when the killing occurred. But as this startling video reveals, an individual who bears a striking resemblance to Butler (known today as Muhammad Abdul Aziz) can clearly be seen outside the Audubon Ballroom in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

In the event that the person in the video turns out to be Butler it would mean that Talmadge X Hayer, the supposedly repentant assassin who finally ‘told the truth’ in his 1977-78 sworn affidavits to attorney William Kunstler, may have lied in those affidavits when he explicitly exonerated Butler of any involvement in the killing. It would also mean that Hayer may have committed perjury during his 1966 trial when he testified, under oath, that neither Butler nor his accused accomplice, Thomas 15X Johnson, had played any part in the crime. This could place Hayer, who was paroled in 2010, in some legal jeopardy owing to these apparent untruths.

Butler’s confirmed appearance in the Audubon Ballroom video (dubbed the ‘Black Zapruder Film’ by author Karl Evanzz) would serve to substantiate eyewitness testimony provided by former NOI Mosque #7 member Sharon 6X Shabazz that an individual fitting Butler’s description was either one of the shooters or one of those involved in the “get your hand out of my pocket” ruse that was staged in the auditorium in order to distract Malcolm’s bodyguards.

It could also lend further credence to a theory first floated by filmmaker (and former NOI member) Omar Shabazz to the effect that the Malcolm X assassination plot may have involved two hit squads – one team from New Jersey Mosque #25 and a second ‘backup’ crew from Harlem’s Mosque #7 (the mosque to which Butler was affiliated) and whose job it was to administer the coup de grace in the event that Malcolm escaped the New Jersey killers. The behaviour of the Butler-like individual in the video strongly suggests that he is trying to force his way into the crowd to perhaps see if Malcolm is actually dead and, if not, to finish Malcolm off himself.

In a final Hitchcockian twist to this sordid tale, Butler was appointed as chief of security for Harlem’s Mosque #7 in 1998 by NOI leader Louis Farrakhan – a position from which Butler was later forced to resign following an outcry from Black America. It would appear that his appointment by Farrakhan was made as a ‘thank you’ for his silence and loyalty to the NOI during the period of his incarceration and may suggest that Farrakhan is, in fact, fully aware of the criminal role Butler played in the events of the 21st of February 1965 – a role that Farrakhan deemed worthy of reward.

Elijah Muhammad Jr.

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The former Assistant Supreme Captain of the Nation of Islam (and son of its late leader, Elijah Muhammad), Elijah Muhammad Jr. – perhaps the key figure in the Malcolm X assassination – presided over a notorious Fruit of Islam (FOI) meeting on 28 June 1964 and during which he delivered a grotesque order that Malcolm’s home be destroyed, his family murdered, Malcolm’s tongue be severed by his NOI attackers, placed in an envelope and delivered to him to be presented to his father, Elijah Muhammad, as a macabre ‘gift’ or trophy.

Elijah Jr is believed to have issued several direct orders to kill Malcolm X during 1964-5 and is most likely the person who directed National Secretary John Ali to assemble the 10-man ‘Special Team’ (codenamed ‘Task Force FARD’ and comprising FOI ‘soldiers’ from New Jersey Mosque #25 and New York Mosque #7) which carried out the 21st February 1965 assassination of Malcolm X.

Agurs Linward X Cathcart (aka Abdul Karriem Muhammad)

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In a role eerily reminiscent of that performed by Mafia enforcer Luca Brasi in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (where Don Corleone tasks his loyal hatchet man with visiting drug lord Virgil Sollozzo to feign disillusionment with his own Family in a cunning ruse aimed at drawing out the Don’s enemies), Nation of Islam lieutenant Agurs Linward X Cathcart (aka Abdul Karriem Muhammad) of Muhammad’s Mosque #25 in New Jersey has implausibly claimed that his decision to attend the Malcolm X rally at the Audubon Ballroom on 21st February 1965 was driven by his ‘disaffection’ with Elijah Muhammad’s program and his new-found interest in Malcolm X’s Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) initiative.

In reality Cathcart, like Brasi, remained loyal to ‘Don Elijah’ and was likely present at the Audubon Ballroom in order to ‘oversee’ the five Newark Mosque #25 assassins in the conduct of their murderous ‘operation’, ensure the success of the hit on Malcolm X and report back to NOI National Secretary John Ali (who was in New York at the time) and Minister Louis X Farrakhan of Boston Mosque #11 (and who just so happened to be delivering a sermon at Newark Mosque #25 that afternoon – the same NOI mosque to which the assassins were affiliated) that the mission had been accomplished.

John Ali later caught a flight to Chicago and returned to 4847 South Woodlawn Avenue to personally inform NOI leader Elijah Muhammad that the ‘hypocrite’ was dead. Elijah Muhammad then held a press conference, attended by Ali, and during which he flatly denied any involvement in the assassination of Malcolm X. In a chilling statement that he later gave to the NYPD, Cathcart likened Malcolm X to notorious American turncoat Benedict Arnold and went on to imply that Malcolm, in being murdered, essentially got what he deserved.

On page 294 of Peter Goldman’s 1979 biography The Death & Life of Malcolm X passing reference is made to a member of the NOI’s Newark Mosque #25 who was observed either ‘smiling’ or ‘laughing’ as he gazed upon Malcolm’s bullet-ridden corpse in the immediate aftermath of the assassination:

“Life (magazine) 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…”

John Ali

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The once all-powerful ‘National Secretary’ of the Nation of Islam and principal architect of the Malcolm X assassination, John Ali, recently surfaced at Louis Farrakhan’s 2015 Saviours Day convention after going into hiding following the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975. In the first publicly-available photographs of this reclusive and notorious figure to emerge in nearly half a century, it would appear that Ali has lost none of his sneering arrogance – nor his capacity to bewitch Farrakhan’s top goons such as Jamil Muhammad who wrapped his arm around this killer and snapped a selfie like a star-struck schoolgirl.

During a June 1964 appearance on Chicago’s WVON Radio show called ‘Hotline’ (hosted by the late Wesley South), Ali publicly declared that the Nation of Islam planned to murder Malcolm X. And like New Jersey assassin William Bradley (aka Al-Mustafa Shabazz), Ali must now be arrested on suspicion of complicity in the 1965 killing.

Alvan X Walcott (aka Alvan Farrakhan)

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This (now deceased) brother of current Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and one of the suspects in the 14 February 1965 firebomb attack on the New York home of Malcolm X. Alvan X also reportedly collaborated with Captain Clarence X Gill of Boston’s Mosque #11 and Captain John X Peters of Springfield’s Mosque #13 in an effort to obtain a pistol silencer from the late Leon X Ameer for use in an assassination attempt on Malcolm X.

The reason this matters is that, as the minister of the aforementioned Mosque #11 (and as the brother of Alvan X), there is simply no way in the world that LOUIS FARRAKHAN was not, at a minimum, aware of these specific efforts to murder Malcolm and, at worst, an active participant in them. This would flatly contradict Farrakhan’s long-standing assertion that the only role he may have played in Malcolm’s assassination was speaking vitriolic words that contributed to the murderous climate. Farrakhan, it would now appear, may have been a direct and active participant in the Malcolm X murder plot.

Malcolm himself referred to the roles of Alvan X and Captains Gill and Peters in efforts to take his life in this 1965 TV interview.

Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali)

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Evidence has emerged of the close personal relationship which the late world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali enjoyed with at least one of Malcolm’s would-be assassins, Clarence 2X Gill. Gill, who served as one of Ali’s bodyguards and close confidants, was a Fruit of Islam (FOI) captain at Louis Farrakhan’s Boston Mosque #11 and is suspected of having been part of a ‘back-up’ hit team at the Audubon Ballroom on the occasion of Malcolm’s assassination.

Prior to his 2016 passing, Ali might have been in a position to assist any new investigation into Malcolm’s assassination by testifying as to whether Gill ever engaged in any discussions about the killing of Malcolm X in his presence. Ali may have also been in a position to account for the whereabouts of Gill in the days following Malcolm’s assassination. Long-standing suspicions that members of the NOI’s Miami Mosque led by Abdul Rahman Muhammad (aka Captain Samuel X Saxon, who was a member of Elijah Muhammad’s personal ‘Honor Guard’ and captain of Muhammad’s Mosque #29 under Minister Lucius Beyah Muhammad) may have played a role in the harbouring of Gill might also have been something Ali may have been in a position to address.

As it stands, the horrifying prospect that so revered and beloved a figure as Muhammad Ali may have played an indirect role in the assassination of Malcolm X by providing refuge to a vile thug like Gill in the full knowledge of his complicity in an attempt on Malcolm’s life will forever remain one of the great unanswered questions of this case.

Raymond Sharrieff

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On 7th December 1964 the so-called ‘Supreme Captain’ of the Nation of Islam (NOI), Raymond Sharrieff, issued what was, up to that point, the most explicit threat to the life of Malcolm X to have emerged from the leadership of Elijah Muhammad’s organisation when he took to Chicago’s Crusader newspaper to declare:

“We hereby OFFICIALLY warn you that the Nation of Islam shall no longer tolerate your scandalising the name of our leader and teacher the Hon. Elijah Muhammad regardless of where such scandalising has been.” 

Such a threat could not have been made without the explicit sanction and approval of Elijah Muhammad – a man whose apologists stubbornly insist was either unaware or disapproving of any efforts by his own followers to take Malcolm’s life.

The significance of the Sharrieff declaration as an official ‘Green Light’ from the NOI’s leadership to its rank-and-file to proceed with any and all efforts to murder Malcolm cannot be rationalised away as a mere statement of the NOI’s intention to pursue a propaganda campaign against its former star minister since such an effort had been underway from the moment of his departure from the organisation in March of that year – and with its most vicious iteration having appeared only four days earlier in the 3rd December edition of the NOI’s own newspaper, the Muhammad Speaks, which carried Boston Mosque #11 Minister Louis X Farrakhan’s infamous “such a man as Malcolm is worthy of death” screed.

Louis X Walcott (aka Louis Haleem Abdul Farrakhan)

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In an horrific (and self-incriminating) 1972 speech, NOI leader Louis Farrakhan celebrates the cold-blooded murder of Malcolm X, glorifies his killers as “fearless men” and ridicules what he refers to as the “cowardice” of the defenceless men, women and children in the Audubon Ballroom who attempted to flee as the assassins bullets ricocheted around the auditorium.

What is peculiar about this sickening diatribe is the ‘first person’ character of Farrakhan’s description of the chaotic manner in which Malcolm’s bodyguards responded to the shooting spree. Farrakhan, who wasn’t present in the Audubon Ballroom on that fateful day, nevertheless provides a vivid account of the mayhem that unfolded during the 21st February 1965 assassination and describes Malcolm’s bodyguards as “damn cowardly dogs” and “damn punks” who were “ducking and running” as bullets flew around the venue.

This strongly suggests to the listener that Farrakhan is relaying a first-hand account shared with him by someone who personally witnessed the killing – and is doing so in the same derisory terms in which that account was itself conveyed to him. One possible source of this account could be the aforementioned Newark Mosque #25 ‘lieutenant’ Linward X Cathcart who witnessed Malcolm’s assassination from a front-row seat in the Ballroom and appears to have later relayed what transpired to Farrakhan in the same disparaging terms in which Farrakhan, in turn, retold it to his audience. Simply put, Louis Farrakhan appears to be describing the assassination of Malcolm X…in Linward X Cathcart’s very own words.

This is compelling circumstantial evidence that Cathcart, contrary to his long-standing denials, was a hostile presence in the Audubon Ballroom that Sunday afternoon and was likely acting in league with the assassins of Malcolm X. It also suggests that Farrakhan and Cathcart may have communicated with one another on the day of Malcolm’s assassination.

An even more disquieting possibility is that Farrakhan may have received a first-hand account of the Malcolm X killing from one (or more) of the escaped assassins themselves: William X Bradley, Leon Davis, Albert Benjamin Thomas or Wilbert McKinney (Talmadge X Hayer was arrested at the crime scene and is unlikely to have relayed what occurred there to Farrakhan). How else could Farrakhan possibly know that Malcolm’s bodyguards were “ducking and running” like “damn cowardly dogs” and “damn punks” (since no description even remotely matching the one contained in Farrakhan’s diatribe was provided by any of the eyewitnesses who were interviewed by the news media or by detectives following the assassination)?

Like Farrakhan’s disgraceful 1993 ‘Saviours Day’ tirade in which he revelled in the NOI’s role in murdering the “traitor” Malcolm X, these sermons clearly demonstrate the depth of Farrakhan’s homicidal animus towards Malcolm and strengthen suspicions that Farrakhan’s personal involvement in the assassination may run far deeper than his previously acknowledged culpability for “creating the atmosphere” that led to Malcolm’s killing.

Elijah Robert Poole (aka Elijah Muhammad)

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In this chilling transcript of a conversation that was secretly recorded by the FBI at Elijah Muhammad’s Phoenix residence in January of 1964, the Nation of Islam leader uses a Mafia-like euphemism (“they had better close his eyes”) to convey an explicit order to Captain Joseph X Gravitt of Harlem’s Mosque #7 (seen in this photo to the left of Elijah Muhammad) that Malcolm X should be murdered. As a result of this directive, Gravitt approached an explosives expert in Mosque #7 known as Luqman Abdurr Rahim (aka Anas M Luqman) and instructed him to wire Malcolm’s Oldsmobile to explode upon ignition – an order Luqman refused to carry out.

This FBI transcript offers the clearest evidence yet that, contrary to NOI claims that Elijah Muhammad had instructed his ministers to “leave Malcolm alone”, the order to assassinate Malcolm X appears to have originated with Elijah Muhammad himself – a criminal conspiracy of which the FBI was fully aware and to which they were active accessories by virtue of their failure to disrupt the plot and arrest its participants.

James Earle Breslin (aka Jimmy Breslin)

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There is ample reason to suspect that the white journalist Jimmy Breslin, in response to whose March 2017 passing many in his profession tripped over themselves to eulogize, may have been complicit in the assassination of Malcolm X. 

For as was to later emerge in 2005, Mr Breslin who on the morning of the 21st of February 1965 was heading off to attend yet another one of the many galas at which his fellow white journalists routinely congratulated themselves, reportedly received a tip-off from a source within the NYPD urging him to cancel those plans and instead head down to Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom and, upon arrival at the venue, to make sure to sit “well back” from the stage area where, shortly thereafter, Malcolm X was scheduled to appear to address his supporters.

The rest is now history and it is a period about which the notoriously loquacious Mr Breslin, with the solitary exception of a news story that featured in the following morning’s issue of the New York Herald Tribune reporting Malcolm’s shocking assassination (and a story Mr Breslin later rewrote for the paper’s afternoon edition after a scolding he received from the NYPD), was to maintain a deafening silence for the remainder of his life. 

It is now widely suspected that Mr Breslin, like many white ‘journalists’ of that era, was a party to the media operations of the FBI’s Counter-Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) – and to which many an unscrupulous white reporter volunteered their services – in assisting Director J. Edgar Hoover’s efforts to ‘neutralize’ African-American leaders like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X for the simple crime of having the temerity to challenge their country to finally live up to the ideals it professed. 

Malcolm X (aka El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)

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In this riveting video Malcolm X provides compelling testimony from ‘beyond the grave’ of the Nation of Islam’s role in his own assassination. The slain martyr describes the true reasons behind his departure from the NOI and the numerous attempts that were made on his life by his former colleagues in the sect. Malcolm refutes one of the key falsehoods peddled to this day by Louis Farrakhan and other NOI officials to the effect that he ‘defected from’, ‘broke with’ or otherwise left the NOI movement of his own volition.

In reality, Malcolm was expelled from the NOI along with Wallace Muhammad (the son of NOI leader Elijah Muhammad) for fear that if either man were granted an opportunity to defend themselves before the NOI’s membership body (against false charges that were being spread about them by the NOI’s Chicago leadership) that the adulteries of Elijah Muhammad would surface during the NOI’s internal judicial proceedings. Malcolm also describes the 14th February 1965 firebombing of his New York home – an act reportedly carried out by Alvan X Walcott (the half-brother of Louis Farrakhan), Harlem Mosque #7 captain Joseph X Gravitt, Boston Mosque #11 captain Clarence 2X Gill and Springfield Mosque #13 captain John X Peters.

Malcolm’s riveting posthumous testimony could enable him to serve as the ‘star witness for the prosecution’ in his own assassination trial and to indict his killers ‘from the graveyard’ and could play a central role in any grand jury proceedings against the surviving participants in his 21st February 1965 assassination.

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Under current US law there is a 50-year moratorium before federal records can be released by the American National Archives and Records Administration – a time period that has since elapsed. We believe that the publication of all federal files relating to this 1965 crime will necessitate a re-opening of the investigation into this atrocity.

To that end, we have established a Petition to President Donald Trump that calls on his administration to declassify and publish all FBI, CIA and NYPD-BOSSI files relating to the assassination of Malcolm X. The Malcolm X campaign has also been featured in two leading US newspapers – the Boston Globe and the Baltimore Times.  

We would be grateful if you would SIGN and SHARE these petitions with your friends and families and help us to finally bring the evil murderers of Malcolm X to justice.

Thank you.

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  2. THE BLASPHEMY OF LOUIS FARRAKHAN

    Hon. Elijah Muhammad fulfills prophetic role, says Minister Farrakhan
    By Ashahed M. Muhammad -Asst. Editor- | Last updated: Mar 12, 2012 – 7:38:27 PM
    A redeemer

    THIS WHAT FARRAKHAN SAID AT THE END OF HIS SPEECH:

    [“Elijah Muhammad is now in an exalted state of power at the right hand of God, he said.
    “This man from your ranks—from Georgia—I like that! That a man from Georgia who witnessed the worst type of oppression is given the power now to deal with wind, rain, snow, hail and earthquakes. I’m talking about a Black man from us who has been made into a God!” said Min. Farrakhan”.]

    ELIJAH MUHAMMAD, THE WHOREMASTER HAS BEEN MADE INTO A GOD!

    ONLY A DUMB NIGGER WOULD SAY THAT & ONLY DUMB NIGGERS WOULD BELIEVE IT

    CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – Maintaining an incredibly grueling schedule, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke for the third time in seven days, delivering Part 2 of his Saviours’ Day message to a standing room only crowd at the Nation of Islam’s headquarters Mosque Maryam March 4.
    After delivering an intense message a week earlier to thousands at the United Center, three days after a message in Grand Rapids, Mich., and coming off a five-day liquid fast, a beaming Minister Farrakhan stood before the crowd to deliver divine guidance.

    “I said so much last week that I wondered what would God guide me to say today?” said Minister Farrakhan to the crowd in the mosque sanctuary, next door at the Muhammad University of Islam gymnasium, and those watching via the internet worldwide. Ultimately, he decided to begin by sharing a word about the identity of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

    “You cannot imagine the unspeakable joy that Black people in America have had a visitation from God,” said Min. Farrakhan. “You may not think that you are worthy of such, because as a people we have been destroyed, but God saw our affliction, and he heard our cries and He came Himself to deal with it, and from our ranks, He raised a beautiful human being from Georgia, and taught him for three years and four months, and that man whom he taught, is now, the grand master teacher of us all.”

    The Minister said it might sound strange to some, however, Muslims think and speak very highly of Jesus and all of the prophets of God, because Muslims believe in Jesus and all of the prophets. In fact, these divine servants were Muslims, because a Muslim is one who submits his or her will to do the will of God.

    “Jesus according to the Bible is the most magnificent of human beings because Jesus reconnects all humanity back to God. He’s the reconciler, he’s the redeemer, he’s the savior,” said Min. Farrakhan.

    Jesus of 2,000 years ago and Prophet Muhammad of 1,400 years ago were in the prophetic mode, meaning they spoke and did their work in the absence of God, he explained. The Holy Qur’an is clear that Prophet Muhammad is the seal of the prophets. But both spoke of divinely guided ones coming after them and Jesus and Muhammad foreshadowed events to come, Min. Farrakhan continued.

    “You have an historical Jesus, and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad told us 75 percent of what you read about Jesus and what he would do is a future man. It never was fulfilled 2,000 years ago,” said Min. Farrakhan, addressing scholars of Christianity.

    “If Satan had two more thousand years to do his devilishment, the Jesus that comes on the scene at the end times, is the one to absolutely destroy the works of Satan. Jesus 2,000 years ago would be too soon, so he talked about one coming after him.”

    Then turning to scholars of Islam and holding up a copy of the Holy Qur’an, the Minister took the audience further into the theological discussion.

    “Why would God give Muhammad a revelation about all of the prophets—many of them—that preceded him and how God dealt with them? The weather, the wind, the rain, the drought, the earthquakes that God used to destroy the wicked in the past—not one of those was fulfilled during the time of Prophet Muhammad,” explained the Minister.

    “When Prophet Muhammad was teaching the Arabs, none of those kinds of plagues happened, so why would God give him a book telling him about all of the plagues that were used against the wicked in the past and it not happen in his time? It is because he foreshadowed the Muhammad that would be on the scene when all of these calamities would come to pass.”

    The people are now being struck by plagues and judgments because they have ignored God’s anointed messenger. This is prophesied, said the Minister. God is trying to get the attention of the governing powers and world rulers by seizing the people with “distress and affliction that they may humble themselves,” he said.

    The ruling powers are corrupt, referred to in scripture under such names as “dragon, beast and snake” never upright, and now, America is being judged.
    Min. Farrakhan said his controversy with some members of the Jewish community also fulfills prophecy.
    During his Feb. 26 Saviours’ Day keynote address, he warned those who heard him to continue to watch the weather, saying this year would be worse than a record for some disasters last year. Within days, a deadly spawn of tornadoes blasted sections of the United States. According to the Weather Channel, the preliminary tornado count for March 2 was 74 and once more storm surveys and estimates were completed, the number was likely to rise. The average number of U.S. tornadoes in March is 87. At Final Call presstime, 38 people reportedly died in the storms.
    These are all signs indicating that the end of this world has arrived.

    Those who study the Holy Qur’an are reading the words of God talking to Prophet Muhammad telling him what to say, and what to do, said the Minister. In reading the Gospels, Jesus is speaking in parables, and is also telling the people what God said, and what God said to do, he noted.

    “The Muhammad of the Holy Qur’an is the Jesus of the Bible!” the Minister stated emphatically.

    “The Qur’an is the book of Jesus, as well as the book of Muhammad.”

    The identity of the Messiah

    Minister Farrakhan described the characteristics of Jesus the Messiah, who is not a prophet but represents the end of prophets and the presence of God. You can recognize the Messiah by looking at his actions, said the Minister.

    “He opens the eyes of the blind, he makes the deaf hear, he makes the dumb speak, and he raises the dead to life, by God’s permission. Well, he’s not God himself, but by God’s permission, he does these things that only God can do, so when Jesus is working, God is working in and through him,” he said.
    It is written in the scriptures that even though Jesus was a Jew, the Jews of that time did not like him. He was not their kind, said Min. Farrakhan. Jesus of 2,000 years ago was controversial, he appeared during the Roman empire, and challenged the elite ruling powers, saying the kingdom of God was coming, their rule was coming to end and they would be replaced. This is exactly what Minister Farrakhan is doing today to the government of America and powerful people.

    “They rule in wickedness not in righteousness,” said Min. Farrakhan.

    Black people are the Aboriginal people of the Earth, the father and mother of all humanity. When Black people read of Adam in the book of Genesis, this is referring to White people, Min. Farrakhan said. Black people are the “pre-Adamites.”

    “Adam is the new man that was given power and authority to rule, but the rule was limited to 6,000 years, so you can’t blame Caucasian people when they have this feeling that ‘I’m the boss’ whenever you are in their company,” said the Minister. “That’s why the Bible says God gave him dominion, power, and authority over the fowl of the air, the fish of the see and every creeping thing that crawls, and White people have exercised that dominion, that authority while you slept.”

    The presence of truth in the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad through the voice of Minister Farrakhan is now waking up the true rulers so they can take their rightful place. The majestic pyramids and the sphinx are signs of a great past and future, said Min. Farrakhan. Black people are the symbolic carcass, the remains of a once great people, he added.

    “Anybody can rule somebody that’s sleep, the question is, can you rule us when we are wide awake?” asked the Minister. “You (Black people) are the father of it all but you’ve been asleep to who you are!”
    Ever since the fall of the Original people, man has always desired to come back to their original position with God, he explained. The scriptures prophesy of a Son of Man born of and rising out of the people to deliver them from their suffering, and facilitate their rise, Min. Farrakhan said.

    “When they cry out to rise, out of the womb of the Black nation, a son would be born to change their reality, that’s why Isaiah the prophet says for unto us a child is born, a son is given and a government shall be upon his shoulders and he shall be called wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the prince of peace, the everlasting father and of the increase of his government of peace there shall be no end. Well who is that talking about? Jesus did not have a government on his shoulders; he came talking about a government!”

    The Minister also pointed out that only Black people in America fulfill Genesis 15:13 which reads, “God said to Abram, ‘Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.’”

    “What we have suffered goes beyond what any human being has been asked to suffer, so God is duty bound to deliver us like He delivered those before us. That is His pattern and His pattern does not change,” said Minister Farrakhan.

    When looking at the students of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, a man who never made it to the fourth grade, there is a pattern of great men who impacted the world, observed Min. Farrakhan. Malcolm X only went to the eighth grade and confounded scientists with what he learned. Cassius Clay, now known as Muhammad Ali, was a high school graduate and the late Imam W.D. Mohammed never went to college. Minister Farrakhan only finished three years of college. This is a testament to the wisdom delivered from Master Fard Muhammad to and through the Hon. Elijah Muhammad.

    “Elijah Muhammad, he is more than a messenger,” he said.

    Elijah Muhammad lives

    The Minister discussed his struggle after hearing along with the rest of the Nation of Islam that the Hon. Elijah Muhammad died in 1975.

    “In 1975 Elijah Muhammad departed from us. By 1977 I decided to rebuild the work of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad,” said the Minister. “So I meet my brother, Jabril, and we were in Hollywood … he and I walked for about three hours.”

    The Minister was referring to his longtime brother and companion, Nation of Islam theologian and religious scholar Jabril Muhammad. When the two arrived back to the hotel, following their walk and talk, Jabril Muhammad gave him a book he had written. The Minister took the book back to his hotel room and began to read it.

    The Minister said Brother Jabril came to check on him after one day, saw the Minister was still reading it, and he left him alone to continue to deal with the text.

    “But on the third day,” Min. Farrakhan continued. “After three days, he (Jabril Muhammad) came back in that room and I said to him, ‘Brother, your eye operation has been successful, the scales have been removed from my eyes.’ ”

    Min. Farrakhan added, “I went to work that very night teaching. It was as though I had not lost a step.”
    During one of their discussions, Minister Farrakhan said Jabril Muhammad, referring to the Hon. Elijah Muhammad said, “you know brother, he’s not dead.”

    “In my mind I said, ‘Poor brother, he loves the Honorable Elijah Muhammad so much he can’t even bear the thought that his leader is dead.’ So I looked at him and said, ‘Well brother, he’s not here, so the job is on us to do.’ ”

    The Minister continued to work, but later in 1980, he came to the realization that the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was in fact physically alive.

    “I haven’t been the same since,” said Min. Farrakhan. “Because everything that Elijah Muhammad said to me made sense. It would not make sense if he were dead, it could only make since if he’s alive and all the things he told me about myself and my future didn’t make sense if he was dead. But when I came to see that he was alive, Saviours’ Day 1981, I mentioned it.”

    He recalled how his son Joshua was on post at the hospital, and was the one to inform him that the Hon. Elijah Muhammad had passed, but many of the words spoken to him by the Hon. Elijah Muhammad about death plots and his future, became clearer as time went on.

    “He (Joshua) said he saw this huge cloud come over the hospital. Black. Real dark. Now, I don’t know how he (Elijah Muhammad) got out, but I’m about to find out. Before he left he said to me, ‘Brother, if Allah can’t save me, that’s a sign that he can’t save you.’ ”

    Elijah Muhammad is now in an exalted state of power at the right hand of God, he said.
    “This man from your ranks—from Georgia—I like that! That a man from Georgia who witnessed the worst type of oppression is given the power now to deal with wind, rain, snow, hail and earthquakes. I’m talking about a Black man from us who has been made into a God!” said Min. Farrakhan.

  3. THE BASTARD MAKER WHO WAS MADE A GOD BY LOUIS FARRAKHAN

    November 3, 1987
    19 Children of Muslim Leader Battle a Bank for $5.7 Million
    Special to the New York Times
    CHICAGO, Nov. 2— Nineteen children of Elijah Muhammad, the late Black Muslim leader, have squared off against the world’s largest bank in a legal dispute with a $5.7 million bank account at stake.
    The battle, in which the bank, Dai Ichi Kangyo of Japan, is allied with Mr. Muhammad’s two other children, is yet another chapter in a larger and extremely bitter fight over his multimillion-dollar estate that has divided his family ever since he died without a will in 1975.

    On one side of the split family are Herbert Muhammad and his brother Wallace, who inherited from their father the leadership of the Nation of Islam, now known as the Muslim Community of America. In a series of legal skirmishes dating from the late 1970’s, 19 legitimate and illegitimate children of Elijah Muhammad have contended that Herbert and Wallace kept property that should have gone to all the heirs from being listed in the inventory of the estate.

    The Brothers’ Position

    The two brothers have responded by contending that their father kept his personal property separate from that of the Nation of Islam. But the rival side of the family has won a number of judgments against them, and last March the Muslim Community of America filed for reorganization in Federal Bankruptcy Court here, hoping to save several pieces of the organization’s property, including its South Side mosque, from creditors – primarily the 19 Muhammad children.

    Among the judgments that have favored the 19 was one issued by the probate division of Cook County Circuit Court, which ordered that the $5.7 million bank account – $3.3 million in principal at the time of Elijah Muhammad’s death, $2.4 million in interest since then – be turned over to the children.
    The Muslim Community of America wants that judgment to be reversed by the court’s appellate division, where an appeal was recently filed by Dai Ichi Kangyo. The bank had already turned the account over to the Muslim Community when the judgment was issued to the heirs, and it has hired one of Chicago’s largest law firms, Jenner & Block, to argue that the account, which was built by donations from largely low-income Black Muslims, properly belongs to the religious community. State Supports Bank
    The office of the Illinois Attorney General, Neil Hartigan, which represents the interest of state charities, has filed a third-party petition supporting the bank’s position.

    The hearing on the case is not expected until early next year.

    Representing the family is Rufus Cook, a Chicago lawyer who has spent the better part of a decade suing the Muslim Community on behalf of the 19 children. In a separate suit, Mr. Cook has already won a $13 million judgment against the organization for selling off real estate holdings that, a court determined, belonged to the family.

    ”They simply have never taken into consideration the interests of the illegitimate children,” Mr. Cook said of Herbert and Wallace Muhammad.

    Of the larger struggle, Herbert Muhammad, perhaps best known as a manager of the former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, said:

    ”It is a long-term fight, where none of us will win. It’s all being eaten up by legal fees.”

    MALCOLM X:

    “They’re afraid that I will tell the real reason that they’ve been — that I’m out of the Black Muslim movement, which I never told, I kept to myself.

    But the real reason is that Elijah Muhammad, the head of the movement, is the father of eight children by six different teenaged girls, six different teenaged girls who were his private personal secretaries. Four of them had one child apiece by him, two of them had two children and one of those two is pregnant right now in Los Angeles with his third child.

    The one who first made me aware of this was Wallace Muhammad, Mr. Muhammad’s son and it was their fear that if I remained in the Black Muslim movement, and this came into the knowledge of their followers that they would leave him and follow me. So a plan was immediately set in motion to take me down, put me out and the statement that I allegedly made…or not that I allegedly made, I did make it… the statement that I made about Kennedy was used as a pretext to take me down, but in reality, it was because I had come to New York and told Joseph, the captain in New York and the secretary and the minister in Boston about these children that Mr. Muhammad had and it was that, that right there was the real reason for my being out of the movement.”

  4. THE 19 LEGITIMATE & ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN OF THE “GOD” BOBBY POOLE aka ELIJAH MUHAMMAD FIGHT FOR HIS $5.7 MILLION BANK ACCOUNT

    19 Children of Muslim Leader Battle a Bank for $5.7 Million
    Special to the New York Times
    Published: November 3, 1987

    CHICAGO, Nov. 2— Nineteen children of Elijah Muhammad, the late Black Muslim leader, have squared off against the world’s largest bank in a legal dispute with a $5.7 million bank account at stake.
    The battle, in which the bank, Dai Ichi Kangyo of Japan, is allied with Mr. Muhammad’s two other children, is yet another chapter in a larger and extremely bitter fight over his multimillion-dollar estate that has divided his family ever since he died without a will in 1975.

    On one side of the split family are Herbert Muhammad and his brother Wallace, who inherited from their father the leadership of the Nation of Islam, and now known as the Muslim Community of America. In a series of legal skirmishes dating from the late 1970’s, 19 legitimate and illegitimate children of Elijah Muhammad have contended that Herbert and Wallace kept property that should have gone to all the heirs from being listed in the inventory of the estate. The Brothers’ Position.

    The two brothers have responded by contending that their father kept his personal property separate from that of the Nation of Islam. But the rival side of the family has won a number of judgments against them, and last March the Muslim Community of America filed for reorganization in Federal Bankruptcy Court here, hoping to save several pieces of the organization’s property, including its South Side mosque, from creditors – primarily the 19 Muhammad children.

    Among the judgments that have favored the 19 was one issued by the probate division of Cook County Circuit Court, which ordered that the $5.7 million bank account – $3.3 million in principal at the time of Elijah Muhammad’s death, $2.4 million in interest since then – be turned over to the children.
    The Muslim Community of America wants that judgment to be reversed by the court’s appellate division, where an appeal was recently filed by Dai Ichi Kangyo. The bank had already turned the account over to the Muslim Community when the judgment was issued to the heirs, and it has hired one of Chicago’s largest law firms, Jenner & Block, to argue that the account, which was built by donations from largely low-income Black Muslims, properly belongs to the religious community. State Supports Bank
    The office of the Illinois Attorney General, Neil Hartigan, which represents the interest of state charities, has filed a third-party petition supporting the bank’s position.

    The hearing on the case is not expected until early next year.
    Representing the family is Rufus Cook, a Chicago lawyer who has spent the better part of a decade suing the Muslim Community on behalf of the 19 children. In a separate suit, Mr. Cook has already won a $13 million judgment against the organization for selling off real estate holdings that, a court determined, belonged to the family.

    ”They simply have never taken into consideration the interests of the illegitimate children,” Mr. Cook said of Herbert and Wallace Muhammad.

    Of the larger struggle, Herbert Muhammad, perhaps best known as a manager of the former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, said: ”It is a long-term fight, where none of us will win. It’s all being eaten up by legal fees.”

  5. FARD AKBAR
    Does The Nation of Islam still believe that Master Fard is Allah in flesh?
    Do they also still believe that Elijah Muhammad was his final messenger?

    For your information:

    –NOI teaches that “Allah (God) appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July 1930; the long-awaited Messiah of the Christians and the Mahdi of the Muslims.”

    -Traditional Sunni and Shi’a Muslim doctrine is that it is heretical and blasphemous to believe that God would manifest Himself in human form (or any material form). Likening any individual(s) to God is a form of shirk—a major sin in Islam.

    –NOI teaches that the Black man is the original man, and from him came all brown, yellow, and white people. By using a special method of birth control law (the Yakub teaching), the Blackman was able to produce the white race. NOI does not believe that whites are worthy to be evangelized, and thus does not accept them into the NOI.

    –Traditional Islam teaches that all races are equal, and any person of any race can convert to Islam. Islam recognizes the Biblical and Qur’anic figure, the patriarch Jacob, but this Jacob is viewed by Muslims as a prophet, not the Yakub featured in Nation of Islam theology.

    –The vast majority of Muslims, worldwide, believe that the Quran is Allah’s final revelation to mankind and that it was given to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad between the years of 610 and 632.

    –The NOI states that they believe in the Qur’an and the writings of all the prophets of God. In addition the NOI believes there are truths in the Bible but it is tampered material and “must be reinterpreted so that mankind will not be snared by the falsehoods that have been added to it.”

    –Islam teaches that Muhammad was the last of the messengers that Allah has sent to mankind — there would be no more and all Muslims are to follow the teachings of the Quran and accept monotheism

    –The Nation of Islam believes that Elijah Muhammad was a messenger and was taught by God Himself, who the NOI claim as “Master” Fard Muhammad(W. D. Fard).

    -Islam dedicates Friday as the congregational prayer (salat) that Muslims hold every Friday, just after noon in lieu of dhuhr (noon prayer).
    -The Nation of Islam ignores Jumuah, as a pillar of practice for Muslims. This was changed briefly in 2002, when W. Deen Mohammed, a Muslim in opposition of black separatism, delivered the Friday sermon at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[33] The practice of Jumuah prayer for the NOI has since stopped in place of a traditional “Christian” Sunday service.

    Short comparison:

    God:
    Islam: Allah is one, who has no partners
    NOI: Wallace D. Fard came as God incarnate (God is man)

    Muhammad:
    Islam: The final prophet of Islam, no one comes after him
    NOI:Elijah Muhammad is the prophet to tell about incarnation of Fard.

    Race
    Islam: All are equal regardless of color of skin, judged on behavior.
    NOI: The Black race is superior than others, whites are devils

    Creation:
    Islam: Allah created the universe, first humans were Adam and Eve
    NOI: Black scientists created the plan which repeats every 25,000 years

    Qur’an:
    Islam: Revealed to Muhammad from God through the Angel Gabriel
    NOI: Black scientists created and revealed the Bible and the Qur’an

    Sharia law:
    Islam: Sacred rules and laws of Islamic life, based on Qur’an and Sunnah
    NOI: Not followed, own-created such as 4-6pm meal or avoid white flour cake meals

  6. WALLY AKBAR & BOBBY POOLE IS HIS PROPHET

    How Wali Fard Became Wallie Ford
    Wali Dodd Fard and Wallace Dodd Ford and before that, Fred Dodd.
    Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975)
    Louis Farrakhan, Sr. (born Louis Eugene Wolcott; May 11, 1933

    HOW WALI FARD BECAME WALLIE FORD

    An old newspaper photograph and a World War I draft card proves conclusively that the FBI was correct about the true identity of the founder of the Nation of Islam (NOI).

    Wallace D. Fard Muhammad – worshiped within the NOI and some offshoots as the literal incarnation of God – was in fact the same man known before the creation of the NOI as Wali Dodd Fard and Wallace Dodd Ford and before that, Fred Dodd.

    Based on a World War I draft card on file at the National Archives (and available now on Ancestry.com and elsewhere), Fard gave his name as “Wallie Dodd Fard.” However, the clerk who registered him or another individual at the draft board put the name “Ford” in parenthesis, apparently thinking the spelling was in error or that Fard was mispronouncing his own name.

    Fard had only been in America for four years at the time he registered for the First World War draft. The signature on the card is also “Wallie Dodd Fard.”

    The FBI discovered from field interviews that Fard’s skills in reading and writing English were very poor. This was true of many immigrants during the early part of the twentieth century, of course.
    The FBI’s search for Fard’s true identity began in the late 1950s due to concerns about the skyrocketing growth of the NOI after Malcolm X became the sect’s national ambassador. Membership grew exponentially over a seven-year period beginning in 1956.

    A former wife told FBI agents in the late 1950s that she routinely wrote letters for Fard. They were addressed to his uncle who lived in New Zealand.

    Dated June 15, 1917, the draft card lists Fard’s place of birth as the Shinka region of Afghanistan. Shinka is misspelled. The town, actually spelled Shinkay, is located in Zabul Province.

    In The Judas Factor (Thunder’s Mouth Press: 1992), I concluded (Chapter 10: Exposing Fard) that the FBI file on Wallace D. Fard contained credible information about the origins of the NOI founder. Despite the NOI’s belief that Fard was God incarnated, old editions of original Final Call newspaper describe him as “Prophet Fard Mohammed,” not Allah.

    Orthodox Muslims condemn this as heresy. A prominent NOI member was threatened with death in the 1990s and given a warning to stop teaching that Fard was God in person. The orthodox group backed off over fears of a bloodbath between them and members of the Nation of Islam.

    In The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad (Pantheon: 1999) I speculated that Fard was from the Pakistan region because of the terminology he employed but also because of his surname.
    Fard was a common surname among Pakistanis in the early 1900s.(Though not officially a state until 1947, the people retained their tribal identity and languages). The other telltale sign was Fard’s assertion that African Americans were originally members of the Tribe of Shabazz, and that they emanated from Mecca. Shabazz is an incorrect spelling of Shahbaz.

    One of the holiest temples near Fard’s birthplace is Shahbaz Qalandar. It is named for Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar (1177–1274), the Sufi saint who was born in Marvand, Afghanistan.
    Fard also renamed one of his first ministers – Elijah Muhammad’s brother – “Kallat Muhammad.” Qalat, as it happens, in the capital of Zabul Province. It borders Kandahar.

    The Nation of Islam has long denied that Wallace Dodd Ford and Wali Dodd Fard were the same man. The draft card, interviews with his former wives, and a 1932 photograph in the Detroit Free Press prove beyond any doubt that my conclusions in The Messenger are correct.

    SOLVING THE RIDDLE

    The FBI started to unravel Fard’s hidden past when it interviewed one of his former wives. In January 1958, Hazel Evelsizer told the FBI that she formed a common law marriage with Wallace Dodd Ford in 1920. They had a son the same year whom they christened Wallace Dodd Ford Jr. He was killed on August 3, 1942 while serving in the US Coast Guard at Linhaven Roads, Virginia, according to his mother.

    While placing clean clothing in her husband’s dresser drawer one day, she found a letter addressed to “Fred Dodd” of Portland, Oregon. She found this odd because Ford told her that he lived in Portland prior to moving to Los Angeles. The couple lived in the home of a white family (the Bushings), according to the 1920 Census for Los Angeles County.

    The FBI used this information to trace Ford back to Oregon. There, they found a divorce petition filed by Fred Dodd against Pearl (aka Pearle) Allen Dodd. The divorce petition, which is available from the Multnomah County archives, reveals that Dodd married the 18-year-old Native American in 1914. Her name appears on the marriage license and divorce petition as Pearle or Pearl Allen, but Native American census records show that her tribal surname was Enouf.

    According to the petition, Dodd wanted a divorce after less than a year of marriage because his wife was a “habitual drinker.” Dodd, who neither drank nor smoked, operated a “lunch wagon” that brought in a hefty income. He was saving money to buy a home, but he accused his wife of wasting their savings on alcohol and travel.

    Dodd’s occupation was significant since Wallace Dodd Ford operated a restaurant in Los Angeles. Moreover, Wallace D. Fard Muhammad impressed early members of the Nation of Islam with his culinary skills. Many NOI members said that the diet he recommended and his ban on pork and alcoholic beverages improved their health and even saved lives.

    ALLAH IS A DIABETIC

    Few NOI members knew that Fard had other reasons besides religion to adhere to a strict diet. According to Nathaniel Muhammad, one of Elijah Muhammad’s sons, Fard was diabetic.

    “He used to carry packs of sugar in his [suit coat] pocket,” the son told NOI historian Lance Shabazz during a phone interview. Nathaniel said he was working on a book that would reveal things he remembered from the two years that Fard was close to his family. He also mentioned that Fard’s hands bled easily, and that the NOI founder often wore gloves to confine its flow (go to Youtube and search for Episode 159 of the “Lance Shabazz Show”). Some types of diabetes result in a lack of sensation in the extremities (fingers, toes), resulting in undetected cuts and injuries.

    Nathaniel Muhammad long ago rejected the claim of Fard’s divinity, he said, and gave his reasons.

    “He told you his birthday was 1877,” he says at the beginning of Part 4. “February 26.”
    “Now that couldn’t be God. God was not born. . . So let’s be realistic about it.”
    He urged NOI members to give Fard credit for the work that he did, but to reject bogus claims that Fard was divine because Fard “never said he was a god.”

    FOUR PHOTOS:

    There are only four known photographs of Wali D. Fard Muhammad, the last name used by the NOI’s founder before leaving the group in 1934. His departure sparked a violent feud between Elijah Muhammad and his brother Kallat. According to limited records, Kallat wanted to continue teaching that Fard was a prophet. Elijah Muhammad, however, elevated Fard to the godhead and began calling himself the “seal of the prophets.” The feud, Elijah Muhammad wrote in several books, became so intense that he and his family had to hide from Kallat’s group for fear of being killed.

    When Kallat fell ill in the late 1930s, Elijah Muhammad called it divine chastisement, proof that his brother was not the natural leader of the NOI.

    ALLAH WAS ARRESTED FOR DRUG CHARGES & SERVED TIME IN SAN QUENTIN

    The earliest photo is a mug shot from 1926, when Fard was arrested on drug charges.

    The second photo is a mug shot showing Fard after arriving at San Quentin. His head is partially shaven.

    The third photo is the Detroit Free Press picture of Fard in the custody of two detectives following the arrest of Robert Smith, a Black Muslim who killed an acquaintance as part of a plan to offer four “human sacrifices” to “my God.”

    The fourth and last photo is also a mug shot. It was taken on May 25, 1933 by the Detroit Police Department. News had spread of other planned sacrificial murders, so prominent black residents of Detroit demanded that the city take action. Fard was given the option of leaving town or going to jail.
    He returned to Hazel Dodd in Los Angeles. After a few weeks, Fard told her that he was returning to New Zealand. As far as anyone knows, he was never heard from again.

    NOTE: A fuller description of the early years of the Nation of Islam will be offered in a book being published next year by a European scholar and teacher. She has provided the following information:
    Race, Islam and the Quest for Freedom: A history of the Nation of Islam
    By Dawn-Marie Gibson
    (April 2012)
    Praeger Books

    Also see:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Fard_Muhammad
    Note: This column and accompanying materials may be copied and republished without prior consent from the author with the following caveats.
    1. There can be no altering of text and no material altering of images.
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