Al Sharpton and NAN condemn Black Panther call for Charleston retaliation

Published On June 28, 2015 | By Admin | Politics, The latest posts, What's happening right now

Reported by Robert Stitt

When the country discusses racial division, it usually is not a division among those of the same ethnicity. Yet, in the heart of the civil rights era, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and those promoting the civil rights movement had some very different views about violence than contemporaries like Malcolm X or members of the original Black Panthers. Today, we find that those divides still remain.

Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Actions Network (NAN) still follow the path of peaceful protests, and the Black Panthers, now under the leadership of Malik Zulu Shabazz, prefer a more violent approach to combat racism.

The new Black Panthers made national news when they put a $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman “dead or alive” during the Trayvon Martin trial. Now, they are calling for Black people of America to finish the work started by Denmark Vessey, one of the slaves who sought to overthrow the White dominion in the South by killing as many Whites as possible in the place where the mother Emanuel AME Church stands today.

During a rally near the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina this week, Shabazz stopped short of actually calling for the killing of White Americans, but he came pretty close. According to WND, Shabazz declared, “Vessey had a plan to kill all the slave masters in the state. All of their [expletive] families. We need some Denmark Vesseys today. We got to complete what Denmark didn’t finish.”

He then spoke against “negroes” who were in line with forgiveness and unity. “We don’t forgive nobody,” he exclaimed.

Reverend Al Sharpton’s NAN leadership held a press conference the day after the Black Panthers rally and condemned the methods and the message of Shabazz. Pastor Thomas Dixon clearly stated, “We are asking them to please leave Charleston with that hate. We are united, Black and White, in the City of Charleston to get over this and to bring solidarity and unity to Charleston.”

As for the race war Shabazz appears to be calling for, Dixon countered, “That’s exactly what he wanted. Why would we, as logical thinking people, African-Americans in particular, think that giving Dylan Roof what he wanted is the right way to do this?”

Roof was the self-proclaimed White supremacist who shot and killed nine people during a Bible study at the Emanuel AME church. Roof has confessed that he intended to start a race war with his actions.

 

 

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