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Thread: Was Malcolm X...

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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    As a young man no, I don't. Later he changed for the better and they killed him for it. I think in the end he was a good man and a good American.
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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    He fought for his people and died for them. What more can we ask of any man?
    Well, in a sense, so did Hitler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Well, in a sense, so did Hitler.

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    Bwahahahahahaha!
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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    He was only good for America if you believe that preaching violence is good. He was also a racist and and antisemite who converted to Islam in prison. After getting out of prison he became a member of the racist orgaization Nation of Islam.

    He did however eventually renounce violence and racism and did alot of good for his people.

    If he were alive today would he align himself with the likes of the vile and hateful racist Louis Farrakhan? I think so.
    You do realize that Farrakhan and his thugs were the ones who had him killed right?
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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    You do realize that Farrakhan and his thugs were the ones who had him killed right?
    I didn't know that. Did Farrakhan do any time for that?
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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I didn't know that. Did Farrakhan do any time for that?
    No. Read about his recanting of his earlier views after going to Mecca. There is an extensive work on it by him and countless biographies on the matter.

    Malcolm X in Mecca - Malcolm X's Conversion to True Islam

    First in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, then in Jeddah, the Saudi city, Malcolm witnessed what he claims he never saw in the United States: men of all color and nationalities treating each other equally. “Throngs of people, obviously Muslims from everywhere, bound for the pilgrimage,” he’d begun to notice at the airport terminal before boarding the plane for Cairo in Frankfurt, “were hugging and embracing. They were of all complexions, the whole atmosphere was of warmth and friendliness. The feeling hit me that there really wasn’t any color problem here. The effect was as though I had just stepped out of a prison.” To enter the state of ihram required of all pilgrims heading for Mecca, Malcolm abandoned his trademark black suit and dark tie for the two-piece white garment pilgrims must drape over their upper and lower bodies. “Every one of the thousands at the airport, about to leave for Jedda, was dressed this way,” Malcolm wrote. “You could be a king or a peasant and no one would know.” That, of course, is the point of ihram. As Islam interprets it, it reflects the equality of man before God.
    It was that sight that inspired his famous “Letters from Abroad”—three letters, one from Saudi Arabia, one from Nigeria and one from Ghana—that began redefining Malcolm X’s philosophy. “America,” he wrote from Saudi Arabia on April 20, 1964, “needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases the race problem from its society.” He would later concede that “the white man is not inherently evil, but America’s racist society influences him to act evilly.
    Malcolm X was a response to his time and the society he lived in. No different than any of the people who screamed "No taxation without representation" a few hundred years before him.
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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    I wrote such a moving speech, and no votes? Cries softly into napkin.


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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I didn't know that. Did Farrakhan do any time for that?
    No, but doubtful he was involved and at most complacent. Elijah Muhammad was still the head of the NOI at the time.
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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    No, but doubtful he was involved and at most complacent. Elijah Muhammad was still the head of the NOI at the time.
    Farrakhan Admission On Malcolm X - 60 Minutes - CBS News

    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan admits in a 60 Minutes interview broadcast Sunday and reported on Wednesday's CBS Evening News that his incendiary rhetoric played a role in the 1965 assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

    Farrakhan makes the statements to Malcolm X’s daughter, Atallah Shabazz, and 60 Minutes Correspondent Mike Wallace.

    "I may have been complicit in words that I spoke leading up to February 21 [1965]," Farrakhan tells Shabazz and Wallace. "I acknowledge that and regret that any word that I have said caused the loss of life of a human being."

    Shabazz later issued a statement thanking Farrakhan for acknowledging his role and said: "I wish him peace."
    Saying that he might have created the atmosphere of resentment surrounding Malcolm is quite the understatement.
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    Re: Was Malcolm X...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Farrakhan Admission On Malcolm X - 60 Minutes - CBS News

    Saying that he might have created the atmosphere of resentment surrounding Malcolm is quite the understatement.
    So what I said was correct. You call it an understatement, but with no proof, we can't call it anything but complacency.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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