The Canary in the Coal Mine

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By virtue of the number of times he was searched by Malcolm X’s security guards upon his arrival at the Audubon Ballroom on 21st February 1965 – “three or four times” by his own admission – and by virtue of what was to occur moments later, namely the assassination of Malcolm X, it is now beyond any dispute that the presence of one LINWARD X CATHCART (aka Abdul Karriem Muhammad), a ‘lieutenant’ in the Newark Mosque #25 Fruit of Islam (FOI), and the suspicions he aroused by his behaviour (such as to necessitate multiple searches of his person), now identifies Linward X (the so-called ‘Sixth Assassin’) as the ‘canary in the coal mine’ and the first sign to those present that something evil was afoot, something terrible was at hand, that wintry Sunday afternoon…