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President Obama’s decision to intervene militarily in Libya to cripple dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s ability to combat rebels trying to topple his regime didn’t sit well with two American black nationalist leaders who consider the long-time strongman a friend and ally.
“Now you may laugh, but in a few days, something is going to wipe the smile and the laugh from your face,” Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI), warned Thursday during a rambling press conference at the group’s headquarters in Chicago. The uprisings in the Arab world coupled with the tsunami in Japan signify that divine spaceships waiting to avenge black suffering will soon arrive, Farrakhan said. “Brother Barack’s” decision to back the Libyan opposition against Qaddafi – who in 1972 lent NOI’s leadership $3 million to buy the headquarters from which Farrakhan broadcast his speech – is only going to hasten the UFOs’ arrival.
NOI theology has it that just before the biblical end of times, believers will be whisked away in small spaceships called “Baby Wheels” to a giant “Mother Wheel,” where they will live while other divine ships eradicate those who remain on earth with enormous bombs, explains Mattias Gardell in In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. ( continue to full post… )
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The white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) is well known for showcasing stories on its website that present African Americans in a bad light. Examples this year: “Gonorrhea is now almost exclusively a black disease” and “Black thugs hold white teens captive while raping and torturing them.” American Patrol, an anti-immigrant hate group, takes the same approach with its American Patrol Report that endlessly maligns Latinos, especially those in the United States illegally. Some recent headlines on its website: “Mexican police chief decapitated” and “More than 100 illegals, others arrested at cockfight.” Not as well known, but equally racist is an Internet blog called White Watch. Its target: White folks.
“The purpose of this blog is an honest, no holds barred discussion about white people,” White Watch’s home page declares. “While some white people are gentle and enlightened souls, most unfortunately are not.” The statement goes on to say that most terrorists are white, the most destructive wars are waged by whites and whites are the main culprits in producing pornography and harming the environment, and are the most likely to be pedophiles, rapists and mass murderers. Still, while joyfully bashing white people, White Watch stresses that violence against any group based on their race, religion and the like “is abhorrent and unacceptable.”
It’s no secret that Gordon Baum heads CCC, and Glenn Spencer is well known as the man at the helm of American Patrol. But White Watch’s creator does not identify him or herself. A few people who have posted comments on the blog have speculated that he is white. In fact, it sometimes seems like White Watch is a parody — while the CCC and American Border sites are unrelentingly humorless, White Watch inserts occasionally funny sub-headlines on stories. It also has a recurring feature titled “Stupid White Inventions.” Still, like the CCC and American Patrol pages, the overall thrust of White Watch is certainly plain old race hate.
Whoever created White Watch shares with Baum and Spencer a fondness for posting what are seen as embarrassing news stories about the racial group he is skewering. At White Watch that means the worst and wackiest of white people. Headlines have included: “HIV Positive White Man Rapes Teenage Boy,” “Lazy Brit fined for walking dog from his car” and “White Woman Attacks Cop…With Her Breast Milk.” Of course she had nothing on “Germans Caught Having Sex In The Middle of a Busy Street” — with a photo of the amorous Aryans. There was a story on a morbidly obese woman — white, of course — who says she hopes to gorge until she reaches 1,000 pounds. And another story about a white guy stoned on pot and whiskey who left his 5-week old son in an oven overnight. (The oven was unlit and the door was ajar.) ( continue to full post… )
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All but one of 35 suspects has been arrested by Denver police in connection with a string of racially motivated beatings and robberies in the Mile-High City. Those arrested are all black males, including some juveniles. Their alleged victims were white or Latino males.
Most of the suspects told police they are associated with either the Rollin’ 60s Crips gang or the Black Disciples gang. Their arrests this month followed a four-month investigation by a task force composed of Denver police, the district attorney’s office and the FBI into 26 assaults in the downtown Denver area. Typically, four or five black men would taunt their targets with racial epithets, trying to goad them into a fight, police said. Then the suspects would beat the victims, sometimes robbing them of their wallets, cell phones and iPods. Many of the victims suffered broken noses or eye sockets, Police Chief Gerry Whitman said. ( continue to full post… )
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The Department of Justice has begun an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the dismissal in May of voter intimidation charges against members of the New Black Panther Party, a black separatist group.
Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, disclosed the inquiry this week. Smith has been a strident critic of the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss charges against members of the group who stood outside a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day last November in military-style fatigues and berets. The department previously won an injunction against one of the members, who had carried a night stick.
The original incident was captured on videotape and posted on YouTube, where it attracted national attention. The New Black Panther Party — which despite its name has no connection with the original Black Panther Party — is a black supremacist organization listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, based on the anti-white and anti-Semitic views its leaders and members have repeatedly expressed.
The Justice Department had cited insufficient evidence as the primary reason for dismissing the case, but some Republicans have found that unacceptable. Conservative bloggers and commentators, including Rush Limbaugh, have condemned the decision to drop most of the case. And Rep. Smith has called on Senate Republicans to block the nomination of President Obama’s choice to the head the Civil Rights Division, Tom Perez, over the matter.
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