Malcolm X historian and filmmaker Abdur-Rahman Muhammad (of the Emmy-nominated Netflix docuseries ‘Who Killed Malcolm X’) delivers a blistering response to the news of the death of former Nation of Islam (NOI) assistant supreme captain (and Malcolm X murder suspect) Elijah Muhammad Jr.
Elijah Jr. reportedly died on 2nd August 2020 and was buried Aug. 6 in New Medina, Mississippi. He was infamous for a murderous 28th June 1964 speech, delivered at a gathering of the Fruit of Islam (FOI) in New York City, at a time when the NOI was locked in a bitter legal dispute with Malcolm over his East Elmhurst residence. At that FOI rally Elijah Jr. issued a despicable order for Malcolm’s home to be destroyed in a terrorist act believed to have been carried out, months later, by Norman 3X Butler, Thomas 15X Johnson, Harlem Temple #7 Captain Joseph X Gravitt and Boston Temple #11 Captain Clarence 2X Gill. Said Elijah Jr.:
“That house is ours, and the ni**er don’t want to give it up. Well, all you have to do is go out there and clap on the walls until the walls come tumbling down, and then cut the ni**er’s tongue out and put it in an envelope and send it to me, and I’ll stamp it approved and give it to the Messenger…”
Elijah Jr is believed to have issued several direct orders to kill Malcolm during 1964-5 and is most likely the person who directed the NOI’s National Secretary John Ali to assemble the New Jersey Mosque #25 hit squad which carried out the 21st February 1965 assassination of Malcolm X.