While millions of Black Americans [and millions of others around the world] were still mourning the 21st February 1965 assassination of Malcolm X five days earlier, the leader of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, presiding over the organisation's annual 'Saviours Day' convention on February 26th, delivered a horrifying philippic celebrating the barbaric killing of Malcolm X while Louis Farrakhan, in his unmistakeable falsetto, could be heard in the background howling with approval to each of Muhammad's murderous words. All this barely five days after Malcolm's cold-blooded killing and all the more galling for the fact that several of the key planners of the crime – Supreme Captain Raymond Sharrieff, Asst. Supreme Captain Elijah Muhammad Jr and National Secretary John Ali – were seated just a few feet away from Muhammad as he screeched from his lectern...
This will be just one of several key recordings that will be presented in evidence when Attorney General Eric Holder finally convenes a grand jury on the assassination of Malcolm X.
30 May 2011