A Lynching and True Retaliation y Tingba Muhammad B George Zimmerman’s lynching of young Trayvon Martin with a black Kel Tec PF 9mm has ignited a justifiable international outrage. Lynching is defined as “Any assemblage of three or more persons which shall exercise by physical violence and without authority of law any power of punishment over any citizen…” The “citizen,” in this case, is 17-year-old Trayvon Martin; the “assemblage of three” is the sociopath George Zimmerman, Sanford police chief William Lee, and District Attorney Norman Wolfinger. The very same night that The Hon. Minister Louis Farrakhan told an international audience that Volume 3, Issue 13 2012 white people protect and cover for each other, young Trayvon was chased down and destroyed and then his white murderer was coddled, pampered, and released, apparently having accomplished for authorities what they themselves can not do while in uniform. As Zimmerman said to authorities, “They always get away”—“they” of course, meaning niggers. The detectives who responded to the shooting referred to Zimmerman’s act as a “negligent homicide,” an “unnecessary killing to prevent [an] unlawful act.” They recommended the charge of man-
slaughter. But Chief Lee and D.A. Wolfinger reviewed that report and simply threw out the charges on the spot. Parking in a handicapped space and jaywalking elicit a harsher penalty in Sanford. Who would deny that their calculation was a simple one? They saw the Jewish surname “Zimmerman” next to the long-dishonored term “black male” and found a law to excuse a brazen felony. Or maybe they knew the 42-time 911 caller’s father is a retired U.S. magistrate judge. However they reasoned, they were merely following a long-established policy where no white man ever went to jail for lynching a Black man. Indeed, lynching has a deep and honored tradition in Florida. Southern whites were shocked that the Civil War had ended slavery, so to protect their “traditions” the Ku Klux Klan formed and conducted ritualized community murders that masqueraded as “crime fighting.” They had three important goals: to instill terror into the hearts and minds of the Black population, to eliminate economically successful, politically active Blacks, and to reinforce Black people’s role as plantation laborers. Thousands perished in the period right after “emancipation,” and the descriptions of the methods of torture and mayhem
A Lynching and True Retaliation right here in America rival any account one might find from medieval Europe. Florida was the first to violently confront the freed Blacks in their midst. Its governor, William Marvin, explained the governmentâ€™s position to a Black audience: â€œYou must not think [that] because you are as free as white people you are their equal, because you are not.â€? And Gov. Marvin was in Abe Lincolnâ€™s party! Floridaâ€™s other elected officials were even more vicious. Sen. David Yulee, Americaâ€™s first Jewish senator, was possibly the most anti-Black and anti-Indian white man in American history. Yulee City and Levy Countyâ€”where the infamous Rosewood massacre took place in 1923â€”are named in his honor. Rosewood whites murdered as many as one hundred Black citizens, stealing all their property, and, like Zimmerman, not a single killer was ever arrested. It was just one of many horrifying bloodbaths suffered by peaceful Black ex-slaves around the country. As the Boston Transcript described white lynching of Blacks in 1899, â€œThese men are out for sport. It matters little whether the negro is guilty or innocent. A suspicion does as well as a proven fact. Almost any excuse will do that will serve as a rallying cry with which to organize pursuit of the human game.â€? A 1909 Florida lynching was mentioned in the New York Times in a one-column-inch description, the last two sentences of which were â€œTwenty shots were fired into his body. The negro confessed.â€? Welcome to Sanford, Florida, 2012. The difference today is that, finally, serious consideration is being given to a judicious retaliation. Some groups have threatened to â€œvoteâ€? in retaliation; others have voiced an old west â€œwanted dead or aliveâ€? version of this theme. This may satisfy our emotional demands for white Americaâ€™s long-delayed day of reckoning, but neither way offers the full and complete justice as prescribed by God for His Chosen People. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stated a mathematical truism of the universal law: â€œWhere there is no justice, there will be no peace.â€? And then he declared the reality of divine judgment itself: â€œSoon and very soon, the law of retaliation may very well be applied.â€? This is an extraordinary pronouncement but one that is not idle or insincere. He said, â€œLet us see what kind of justice will come for [Trayvonâ€™s] bereaved family and our bereaved community.â€? Trayvonâ€™s community first looked to the powers of Florida, who, with every new revelation, have proven unwilling or unable to abide by the most routine criminal justice procedures. Lies, deception, slander, evasion, and corruption are the best that Floridaâ€™s criminal justice system can offerâ€”just as Gov. Marvin established in 1865. The justiceseekers then went to the Big House in Washington to
beseech the one we were told had ALL the power in the kingdom, Barack Obama. At first his spokesman said that the President would have nothing to say on the matter. But last week at a press conference, knowing the calls for justice were not subsiding, he had an answer at the ready. It was a masterfully diversionary response, seemingly designed to empathize with Trayvonâ€™s parents, but it withheld all actual state power vested in the Commander in Chief. A man who can invade nations and replace governments has only benign reflections for a people grieving for a little dead Black boy. â€œAll of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how something like this has happened.â€? â€œSoul Searchingâ€?? Plenty of preachers are on the case to attend to the â€œsoul,â€? but justice requires the actual powers we expect from the â€œfirst black President.â€? His heartfelt observation â€œif I had a son, he would look like Trayvonâ€? evinced a passion but no courage, for it committed none of the forces at his disposalâ€”such as the resources of the Department of Justiceâ€”for the benefit of the murdered child who â€œlooks like his son.â€? And in case his handlers thought we wouldnâ€™t notice, his comment that â€œEverybody [must] pull togetherâ€? is far short of an executive order. And no policy has emerged from the White House addressing the 23 states under his authority that have enacted â€œStand Your Groundâ€? or â€œShoot Firstâ€? laws just like the one that encouraged and then freed Trayvonâ€™s lynchers. And just as â€œrapeâ€? was falsely charged to justify thousands of lynchings, Zimmermanâ€™s backers have now set upon the reputation of the dead boy himself.
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They say he was “trouble”! But his having been sus- wicked system that has but one thing at its root— pended from the mental cages they call Florida pub- white supremacy. lic schools, if true, only shows Trayvon’s utter brilThe Minister foresees a divine retaliation for liance and intellectual energy. If it is true he had Trayvon and the millions before him. His unre“traces” of pot in a bag, have they forgotten that ported words are our guide: “Think. Reflect. Then Florida twice voted into the highest office in the land get up and do something for self or suffer the consetheir ex-governor’s brother, an alcoholic cocaine quences…No one respects a beggar. The time has addict and draft dodger who now arrived where you must was arrested for disorderly beg no man. You must get up “And just as “rape” was conduct and theft? And whilst and do it for yourself. As long falsely charged to justify authorities criminally pursue as we are consumers and thousands of lynchings, the state’s Black “hoodie”employees, our future is in wearing candy buyers, has it the hand of somebody else. Zimmerman’s backers have escaped their attention that Prepare your children not to now set upon the reputation Florida is a major center of be beggars of jobs. We have of the dead boy himself.” international drug trafficking? to own land. You cannot beSo, The Minister implores come a producer of what you the aggrieved, “Think. Reflect.” This is sage advice need to extend your life without land.” THIS is true and far more rational than the clear Mosaic order justice! Our success is the ultimate retaliation! Our demanding an eye for an eye. For he knows and we Minister closes with a message white America needs know that Trayvon will not be the last. White Ameri- to hear: “When we fail to do justice, we literally set cans have looked to that same White House and see up conditions that destroy peace.” Obama the very same way Florida sees Trayvon—as Tingba Muhammad is a citizen a mortal threat that must be destroyed. The arrest, of the Nation of Islam conviction, and execution of the lynchers, as much as it is desired, won’t alter a fundamentally wicked
Farrakhan and the Real Children of Israel By Jackie Muhammad The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan caused considerable controversy in the Jewish community with his declaration that the Real Chosen People of God written of in the Old Testament are the Black people of America. He further stated that the Jewish people who currently hold sway in Israel and throughout the world do not meet the criteria to be the people who would wear that divine title, as established in the Bible. The Minister reasons that the Jewish people have never fit the Biblical description. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has boldly challenged four thousand years of traditional JudeoChristian interpretation of Old Testament scripture by declaring that there is no biological, anthropological, historical, scientific or scriptural evidence to support the assertion that
the Ashkenazi Europeans who today are called Jews are the Hebrews of the Bible—and he has offered his life if anyone could disprove his controversial claim. It is this claim that is stirring up a major furor on college campuses
across the nation as The Minister seeks to stimulate the minds of the future leaders of America and the world. At the root of this controversy is whether or not The Minister’s claim can be proved. According to the accepted interpretation of Old Testament theology, the Jews were slaves in Egypt for four centuries. They suffered harsh, oppressive treatment, after which God told Moses to demand that the Pharaoh of Egypt release the captured Israelites or God would send plague after plague until the Hebrew people were set free. Pharaoh relented and upon being set free they wandered in the Sinai Desert for 40 years before being led to their new “Promised Land.” The only problem is that no evidence exists to corroborate such outlandish claims. And this is conceded
by some of the most respected Israeli historians and archeologists, such as Shlomo Sand, Zeâ€™ev Herzog, and Israel Finkelstein. There is no evidence of housing units having been built to accommodate a million and a half people. No transportation system has been uncovered; no ancient utensils discovered. Nothing. What we have found is that the story presented to us as history is largely mythology. This Biblical episode is actually prophecyâ€”not history. No ancient nation in the world has as meticulously detailed a written history as has Egypt. We know the cuisine the average Egyptian enjoyed 10 thousand years ago, Egyptâ€™s population, and the intimate details of almost every aspect of the Egyptiansâ€™ daily lives. And yet Egypt has no evidence of a Jewish
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nation living within Egypt for over 400 years. Absolutely none. Another biblical parable is the story of the dueling twins in the Book of Genesis. Old Testament patriarch Isaac has two sons named Jacob and Esau. The twin sons are polar opposites in character, nature and behavior. Jacob, the younger son, is stealthy, cunning, oppressive, and dishonest. Jacob, in collaboration with his mother, Rebekah, tricks his older brotherâ€™s (Esauâ€™s) birthright out of his dying father. Jacob the imposter then wrestles with God and prevails. The King James Version uses the word God, but some scholars use the term angel. In any case, this Jacob fellow is a pretty audacious guy. Before the battle is over, God performs two acts: He cripples Jacob by injuring his sciatic nerve, leaving him with a permanent limp, and He changes Jacobâ€™s name to Israel. This affliction of the sciatic nerve was Godâ€™s sign that Jacob would forever suffer a permanent disability and would never walk a straight path. Esau, on the other handâ€”his birthright stolenâ€”is made a slave by Jacob. However, the Bible promises Esau that one day he will break the
yoke of his younger brother and he, Esau, will be the winner in the end. God tells Esau of his future in Genesis (27:1-40) in these words: â€œBy your sword you will live, and you will serve your brother. And it will come to pass whenâ€Śyou (Esau) will break his (Jacobâ€™s) yoke from your shoulders.â€? Farrakhan has been singled out by the white Jewish establishment (Israel) because he has the audacity to remind the world what has been done to us, and by whom. Their fear is that he will influence the thinking of untold millions who are unaware of the damage done to us by our Jewish â€œfriends.â€? Their fear is that Black youth will be inspired by the truth of Minister Farrakhanâ€™s teaching and Esau will break free of Israelâ€™s control. So we ask today, Who are the legitimate heirs of Godâ€™s covenant? The children of the Black slave, or the children of the white slave-master? This is the stirring drama that is being played out on campuses across the nation. The prevailing wisdom is that the winners will be The Children of Farrakhan. Jackie Muhammad is a citizen of the Nation of Islam.
Published on Mar 29, 2012
Trayvon Martin was lynched by George Zimmerman and the Florida Justice System. Many have called for retaliation but what is a righteous reta...