A reader writes regarding our post Huey P. Newton Gun Club Holds Dallas Open Carry Rally:
You and the readers of TTAG should know that the “Huey P. Newton Gun Club” appears to be a project of the so-called “New Black Panther Party” (NBPP). While the website for the club does not explicitly state that it was founded by the NBPP, news reports show club members wearing the black uniform and logo patch of the NBPP. Several known members of the NBPP are members of the club, and they have been quoted in media reports. It must be assumed that the NBPP is the organizational power behind the gun club . . .
Former leaders of the historic and original Black Panther Party (BPP) have denounced the New Black Panther Party in the strongest terms possible. The Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation released a statement titled, “There Is No New Black Panther Party.” The Newton Foundation statement brought up many issues;
“The question the Foundation raises, then, is who are these people laying claim to the Party’s history and name? Are they reactionary provocateurs, who would instigate activities counterproductive to the people’s interests, causing mayhem and death? Are they entertainers, who would posture themselves before the media, and, according to numerous sources, with empty guns, to spin gold for themselves? Are they, given the history of their late-leader Khalid Muhammad, a group of anti-Semites like the very Ku Klux Klan they allegedly oppose? What is their agenda?”
Click here to read the full Huey P. Newton Foundation statement
Khalid Muhammad was a spokesman for the Nation of Islam (NOI), a close advisor to Louis Farrakhan, and a popular speaker for the NOI… until he gave a 1993 speech at Kean College in New Jersey were he labeled the Jewish people “bloodsuckers,” and blamed them and “their father the Devil” for crucifying Jesus.
In the speech Muhammad also called the Pope a “no-good cracker,” and called for the murder of all white people who did not leave South Africa. Soon after, Muhammad was forced out of the Nation of Islam. In 1997 he became the national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, a position he held until his death in 2001. To this day the NBPP regards Khalid Muhammad as the leader of their movement.
Click here for more info on Muhammad at the Anti-Defamation League
Bobby Seale, along with Huey Newton, founded the original BPP in 1966. Seale has again and again condemned the New Black Panther Party as “separatist black nationalists” and a “black racist hate group” who oppose working with non-blacks on any level. It should be remembered that Eldridge Cleaver, the Minister of Information for the original BPP, ran for president as a Panther in 1968 on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket.
Though controversial and guilty of many failings, the Panthers were never a racist or separatist organization. Bobby Seale eloquently talked about the original BPP vision of working with all nationalities and ethnicities for “human liberation” and his opposition to the NBPP in this 2010 CNN interview
The NBPP is currently led by Hashim Nzinga. The Anti-Defamation League has documented the racist and anti-Semitic extremism of Nzinga and the New Black Panthers. Click here for more information.
It should be remembered that Hashim Nzinga and the New Black Panthers posted a $10,000 “Dead or Alive” bounty on George Zimmerman.
TTAG recently reported on the NBPP threatening the Open Carry Texas organization for planning a demonstration in the Fifth Ward, one ofHouston’s African-American neighborhoods. Quanell X, the head of the NBPP in Houston, was generally referred to by the media as “an activist,” the TTAG article called him a “community organizer.” Here is but one quote that gives insight into the type of “activism” Quanell has been involved with. In 1995 the New York Daily News quoted Quanell saying:
I say to Jewish America: Get ready … knuckle up, put your boots on, because we’re ready and the war is going down. … The real deal is this: Black youth do not want a relationship with the Jewish community or the mainstream white community or the foot shuffling, head-bowing, knee bobbing black community. … All you Jews can go straight to hell.
In 2008 Quanell X “apologized” to the Jewish people after visiting the Holocaust Museum in Houston, but he remains a leader of the New Black Panther Party – which has been roundly condemned for anti-Semitism.
Due to your article, many will see the NBPP as allies in the effort to preserve and defend the 2nd amendment – those types of views have already appeared in the comments section following your article. It is a shame that the NBPP is afforded such a cover. For the NBPP, whites and Jews are the “enemy.” Those who cherish equality between all people should find no commonality with the NBPP.