On February 21, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatuallah Ali Khamenei began his address at the 6th International Conference on Palestine by asking the audience to recite Surah al-Fatiha in the memory of Malcolm X on the 52nd anniversary of his martyrdom (watch below).
In the US the martyrdom of Malcolm X, the great Afro-American human rights leader of the last century, was commemorated on Tuesday at a cultural center dedicated to him and his wife, Dr. Betty Shabazz. His daughters Ilyasah Shabazz and Malaak Shabazz represented the family at the Malcolm X Betty Shabazz Cultural and Educational Center in Washington Heights, where organizers chose to remember him not in mourning but in celebration of his legacy.
Malcolm X prophesized the current White racism and hatred toward Muslims and Islam under Donald Trump administration over 60 years ago. Though US government, Black Christians and the Jewish controlled media project Rev. Martin Luther King being the greatest American human rights leader of the same period of time – American Christian journalist and author Chris Hedges pointed out in 2015 that Malcolm X understood America’s racist culture far better than MLK.
“Malcolm X, unlike Martin Luther King Jr., did not believe America had a conscience. For him there was no great tension between the lofty ideals of the nation—which he said were a sham—and the failure to deliver justice to blacks. He, perhaps better than King, understood the inner workings of empire. He had no hope that those who managed empire would ever get in touch with their better selves to build a country free of exploitation and injustice,” Chris Hedges wrote at Truthdig on February 1, 2015.
Malcolm X as a Black Muslim activist not only fought for the rights of Afro-Americans and Blacks all over the world but also raised voice in support of oppressed people in Palestine, and Kashmir. Contrary to that MLK collaborated with the Organized Jewry.
“Malcolm’s break from the Nation of Islam in 1963 was the opening the FBI was looking for to not only undermine the NOI but also eliminate the charismatic Malcolm X. The US establishment viewed him as a threat. In America, any person regardless of color or race who exposes the true nature of the establishment is marked for elimination. Malcolm was beginning to have a profound impact on the thinking of people with his mesmerizing speeches. He could arouse people one moment and pacify them the next. This was a frightening prospect for the establishment and the FBI worked through the NOI to eliminate Malcolm,” said Khadijah Ali at Crescent International.