On February 21, New York-based Shabazz Center commemorated the 51st anniversary of Malcolm X ( El Hajj Malik El Shabazz) martyrdom. The keynote speaker was Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz daughter Malaak Shabazz born in 1965 after her father’s martyrdom. The couple had six daughters but no son.
In a rare footage of Malcolm X on the event, Malcolm X is asked by a reporter if he fear death or worries after several assassination attempts on his life and members of his family.
“No, I don’t worry,” Malcolm X said. “I tell you, I’m a man who believes that I died 20 years ago and I live like a man who is dead already. I have no fear whatsoever of anybody or anything.”
Malcolm X is buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York.
Malcolm like Louis Farrakhan, was feared by the Organized Jewry for his support of Palestinians. He once said: “If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
To the blacks who increasingly looked to him as a leader, El-Hajj Malik preached a new message, quite the opposite of what he had been preaching as a minister in the Nation of Islam:
True Islam taught me that it takes all of the religious, political, economic, psychological, and racial ingredients, or characteristics, to make the Human Family and the Human Society complete.Since I learned the truth in Mecca, my dearest friends have come to include all kinds — some Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, agnostics, and even atheists! I have friends who are called capitalists, Socialists, and Communists! Some of my friends are moderates, conservatives, extremists — some are even Uncle Toms! My friends today are black, brown, red, yellow, and white!
I said to my Harlem street audiences that only when mankind would submit to the One God who created all — only then would mankind even approach the “peace” of which so much talk could be heard…but toward which so little action was seen.
Islamic website Ilmfeed (Learning) has compiled 10 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Malcolm X on 51st anniversary of his martyrdom.