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We Remember Malcolm X. Assassinated On 21 February 1965

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Louis Farrakhan (left) and Malcolm X (right)

“I DID NOT KILL MALCOLM X” writes Minister Of Nation Of Islam (NOI) Louis Farrakhan on his Instagram account on the eve of the 53rd anniversary of the death of Malcolm X, assassinated on 21 February 1965.

“The enemy is so frightened that black people listen to Farrakhan that they put it out that Farrakhan had something to with the murder of Malcolm X.”

“This is how wicked the media is. Don’t you know as much as they hate me if they had any proof that I did something like that, don’t you know they’d take me off the street in the twinkling of an eye and bury me under the jail? I had nothing to do with my brother’s death.”

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For years, many close to the case have believed the FBI had something to do with it but because Malcolm was killed by three black men involved in the NOI, Farrakhan had always been suspected to have had  a hand in the revolutionary leader’s shocking murder on February 21, 1965.

Malcolm X was assassinated while on stage in the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York City in front of his wife and children. Three men walked in and sprayed him with bullets.

In 1964, the year before his brutal murder, Malcolm had left the Nation of Islam after becoming disillusioned with the group, having criticised the Nation of Islam’s spiritual leader Elijah Muhammad. This caused a bitter split with church leaders, including Farrakhan. Farrakhan called Malcolm X a traitor and wrote, two months before the killing, that “such a man is worthy of death.”

In a television interview on 60 minutes, together with Malcolm’s eldest daughter, Attallah Shabazz, Farrakhan acknowledged that words he said may have triggered the death. She watched her father killed.

 

Read more here:http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/i-didnt-kill-him-leader-denies-assassination-on-instagram-calls-for-files-to-be-opened/news-story/3a279178ab99735edbb5878ee515e33d

Malcolm’s death prompted reactions from many Civil Rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr. He sent Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz, this telegram:

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