Shabbazz Not A Fan Of Aaron Klein
During a contentious radio interview, Baltimore protest leader Malik Shabazz warned this talk show host that he will be “monitoring” his coverage of the riots, along with the reporting of other major media outlets.
Shabazz, president of Black Lawyers for Justice and former national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, accused this reporter of releasing “very devious writings.”
“You don’t like me,” added Shabazz. “But I come on this show today to refute you.”
Shabazz made these comments on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” which is broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.
The exchange took place after Shabazz was asked whether he takes any personal responsibility for last Saturday’s violent clashes following a breakaway protest led by the activist attorney.
The New York Times, the Associated Press, the New York Daily News, CBS Local, and other news media outlets named Shabazz as a leader of the breakaway protest last Saturday.
Following that protest, the AP reported: “A smaller ‘splinter group’ looted a convenience store and threw tables and chairs through storefront windows, shattering the glass. One group smashed the window of a department store inside a downtown mall and, at one point, a protester tossed a flaming metal garbage can toward a line of police officers in riot gear as they tried to push back the crowd.
“Earlier, a group of protesters smashed the windows of at least three police cars and got into fights with baseball fans outside a bar.”
Shabazz responded by stating, “I take no responsibility for anything connected to last Saturday’s incidents that occurred after our rally.”
“And any headline, any suggestion to the contrary and any labeling of Malik Shabazz as responsible for the violence of last Saturday will be met with some serious legal consequences as I am monitoring these articles and your writing.”
“I know you have some very devious writings,” he said. “You don’t like me. But I come on this show today to refute you.”
Shabazz was referring to a WorldNetDaily article last week that quoted news media outlets identifying Shabazz as a leader of the splinter protests last Saturday.
Shabazz maintained there was “no call at all to do harm to anyone’s person’s property or their persons.”
He was asked: “So then let me ask you. Do you believe that it is a legitimate response, though, those rioters who are involved in these violent clashes, these acts of vandalism, do you think that that’s legitimate?”
Shabazz stated that “Dr. Martin Luther King said that rioting is the language of the unheard.”
Shabazz described a scene last Saturday in which black youths engaged in a clash with police, throwing rocks “and they drove the police force off that block with those rocks.”
“So you think it’s okay to throw rocks at police officers?” he was asked.
“Excuse me,” persisted Shabazz. “I am making my statement. Therefore I’m gonna protest in driving those officers back who improperly had thrown rocks at them. That was their form of protest similar to the way the Palestinians protest the Israelis.”
Is ISIS Taking Advantage Of Racial tensions In The U.S.?
ISIS is taking advantage of racial tensions in the U.S. by attempting to recruit dissatisfied Muslims among the American black population.
This according to Abu Saqer, leader of Jihadiya Salafiya, an Islamist militant group in the Gaza Strip. Jihadiya Salafiya represents Al Qaeda in Gaza and has made statements in support of ISIS.
Saqer, speaking to KleinOnline.com from Gaza, would not provide further details other than to confirm that ISIS is taking advantage of what he described as the “growing movement within the black community toward Islam and the racist policies of the U.S. government.”