Powerful Voice of Black America Silenced
Dr. Khalid Muhammad Challenged Status Quo
While I was driving back from New York on Friday (February 16), I heard
Jewish radio stations (1010WINS and others), gloating over the passing
Khalid Abdul Muhammad. I could not believe it that he was dead. I have
him so full of life, so eloquent, so fearless! Then I remembered the
the Qur'an: "Every being shall taste of death." Two days later, his
was finally confirmed.
One need not agree with Dr. Khalid to admire him. He was admirable for
courage even when he was wrong and dead wrong.
Khalid was a very controversial leader. He thrived on controversy. He
his mind and no one could stop him. He had power over language and
it to revive the near-dead among the oppressed and to make the
He has been vilified and accused of anti-semitism. He is probably the
individual in the United States against whom the House of
passed a resolution in a big attempt to silence him.
Let us look briefly at the charges of "anti-semitism." These charges
make some sense if the Jews were an endangered, oppressed people in
Any objective study would show that far from being endangered or
the Jews are the most powerful and the richest community in America.
control both the economics and the mind-set of America. Any objective
would find that the Jews are the most powerful force (Khalid would say
controlling force) in :
1. Major newspapers
5. Wall Street
6. Madison Avenue
7. Numerous universities
8. Groups of attorneys
9. Medical Groups
10. Disney and related entertainment
In that context, when Khalid ('the sword of Allah' in Islamic
challenged Jewish power, he was not being anti-semitic. He was simply
speaking out against the power structure. He was in danger of being
the Jews. He did not do anything physical against them.
When Khalid organized the MILLION YOUTH MARCH in Harlem, the entire
machinery of Israel-in-New -York went into action against him. Police
blocks were set up at numerous intersections. Trains stopped running (a
unusual situation in New York). And finally, the police attacked, with
helicopter swooping down, the podium where Khalid and the platform
Only a hundred thousand people were able to attend the march, but the
controlled would not have even that. They claimed that only 20,000
and then revised it to 10,000 and 5,000. (To see the truth of the huge
numbers in pictures, order a back number of NEW TREND, POB 356,
MD 21087 available for a 34 cent stamp.)
The campaign of hate against Khalid Muhammad was intense. He had to pay
price for his outspokenness against the real power structure of
Khalid is said to have died of a brain aneurism How did that happen to
healthy, vigorous person, full of tremendous vitality?
Before the famous Black leader Kwame Toure died, he said that he had
victim of germ warfare by the FBI. (He said it on C-Span.) As usual in
of all the great Black leaders of America, there was no inquiry.
Will we ever find out what actually happened to Dr. Khalid Abdul
the sword of Allah? We mourn the Prince and Hero of Black America.
Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
2001-02-21 Wed 19:12ct