• Does ‘Betty and Coretta’ Slander Minister Louis Farrakhan?

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    Contributing to the climate of hatred is all Farrakhan has owned up to, and is probably all that he is guilty of.

    From March 1964 – when Malcolm announced his break with the Nation of Islam – until his assassination, there were parties within the NOI that no doubt ordered and/or plotted his death.

    All those parties were in Chicago; Farrakhan split his time as minister of various East Coast NOI mosques at the time.

    Oh, but this tale, as the saying goes, gets better and better.

    One of those parties in Chicago was none other than an FBI informant. According to Karl Evanzz – author of “The Judas Factor: The Plot To Kill Malcolm X” and “The Messenger: The Rise and Fall of Elijah Muhammad” – by January of 1968, that informant had risen to the third most powerful position in the NOI, behind Elijah Muhammad and his son Herbert.

    “According to the FBI,” Evanzz wrote in “The Judas Factor,” “Herbert was the only obstacle in the way of its high-level informant from taking over the Nation of Islam.”

    And if said informant, in 1964 and 1965, was involved in either planning or ordering the assassination of Malcolm X, then the entire matter of who’s to blame for Malcolm’s death changes, doesn’t it?

    It seems to me that Louis Farrakhan wasn’t behind the assassination of Malcolm X, a charge repeated throughout “Betty and Coretta.” It seems to me that the informant Evanzz mentioned in his book – and the FBI – most certainly ARE the ones behind the assassination of Malcolm X.

    This matter can easily be cleared up. All the information about the rift between Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X – which the FBI took credit for – the informant and the assassination can be found in the COINTELPRO files.

    The release of those files – with not one page redacted – will tell us all the ugly details of who did what, when he did it and why.

    But our president – that would be one Barack Obama – has yet to tell his attorney general to order the FBI to release all the COINTELPRO files, unredacted.

    What are you waiting for, Mr. President?

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