Revolutionary Fratricide

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The sad irony of this most famous of photographs is that Malcolm X had been compelled to purchase his M1 carbine in order to protect himself and his young family not from the white racists of the Ku Klux Klan but from Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam whose cowardly black followers were making almost daily attempts to murder them. In that respect it foreshadowed the tragic predicament of the contemporary black world in which we often face greater danger from our OWN people than from “outside enemies”…

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