Racists again endorse Obama on candidate’s website
New Black Panther Party condemns ‘white men,’ ‘Jews,’ praises Barack
Posted: March 30, 2008
3:37 pm Eastern
By Aaron Klein
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
An anti-white and virulently anti-Semitic black supremacist party has once again endorsed Sen. Barack Obama on the presidential candidate’s own website, WND has learned.
Following criticism earlier this month of an online endorsement from the New Black Panther Party, or NBPP, Obama’s campaign removed the controversial organization from the presidential candidate’s official website. The NBPP had been a registered team member and blogger on Obama’s “MyObama” campaign site.
But the NBPP endorsement was reposted on Obama’s official website today.
“Obama is capable of stirring the ‘melting pot’ into a better ‘molten America,'” states the NBPP endorsement posted on Obama’s site.
The NBPP is a controversial black extremist party whose leaders are notorious for their racist statements and for leading anti-white activism.
Malik Zulu Shabazz, NBPP national chairman, who has given scores of speeches condemning “white men” and Jews, confirmed his organization’s endorsement of Obama in a recent interview with WND.
“I think the way Obama responded to the attack on him and the attempt to sabotage his campaign shows true leadership and character. He had a chance to denounce his pastor and he didn’t fall for the bait. He stood up and addressed real issues of racial discord,” stated Shabazz.
Shabazz boasted he met Obama last March when the politician attended the 42nd anniversary of the voting rights marches in Selma, Ala.
“I have nothing but respect for Obama and for his pastor,” said Shabazz, referring to Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor of nearly 20 years.
It is Wright’s racially charged and anti-Israel remarks that were widely circulated this month, landing the presidential candidate in hot water and prompting Obama to deliver a major race speech in which he condemned Wright’s comments but not the pastor himself.
Speaking to WND, Shabazz referred to Obama as a man with a “Muslim background, a man of color.”
Shabazz’s NBPP’s official platform states “white man has kept us deaf, dumb and blind,” refers to the “white racist government of America,” demands black people be exempt from military service and uses the word “Jew” repeatedly in quotation marks.
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Shabazz has led racially divisive protests and conferences, such as the 1998 Million Youth March in which a few thousand Harlem youths reportedly were called upon to scuffle with police officers and speakers demanded the extermination of whites in South Africa.
The NBPP chairman was quoted at a May 2007 protest against the 400-year celebration of the settlement of Jamestown, Va., stating, “When the white man came here, you should have left him to die.”
He claimed Jews engaged in an “African holocaust,” and he has promoted the anti-Semitic urban legend that 4,000 Israelis fled the World Trade Center just prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
When Shabazz was denied entry to Canada last May while trying to speak at a black action event, he blamed Jewish groups and claimed Canada “is run from Israel.”
Canadian officials justified the action stating he has an “anti-Semitic” and “anti-police” record, but some reports blamed what was termed a minor criminal history for the decision to deny him entry.
He similarly blamed Jews for then-New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani’s initial decision, later rescinded, against granting a permit for the Million Youth March.
The NBPP’s deceased chairman, Khallid Abdul Muhammad, a former Nation of Islam leader who was once considered Louis Farrakhan’s most trusted adviser, gave speeches referring to the “white man” as the “devil” and claiming that “there is a little bit of Hitler in all white people.”
In a 1993 speech condemned by the U.S. Congress and Senate, Muhammad, lionized on the NBPP site, referred to Jews as “bloodsuckers,” labeled the pope a “no-good cracker” and advocated the murder of white South Africans who would not leave the nation subsequent to a 24-hour warning.
All NBPP members must memorize the group’s rules, such as that no party member “can have a weapon in his possession while drunk or loaded off narcotics or weed,” and no member “will commit any crimes against other party members or black people at all.”
The NBPP endorses Obama on its own page of the presidential candidate’s official site that allows registered users to post their own blogs.
The group labels itself on Obama’s site as representing “Freedom, Justice, and Peace for all of Mankind.” It links to the official NBPP website, which contains what can be arguably regarded as hate material.
The NBPP previously endorsed Obama on the presidential candidate’s site, but following publicity of that endorsement, the Obama campaign removed the NBPP posting.
“It’s our policy [to remove] any content generated by a group that advocates violence,” explained Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor to FoxNews.com.
Before the campaign removed the party’s page, Obama spokeswoman Tiffany Edwards told FoxNews.com the NBPP endorsement on Obama’s website “has nothing to do with us.”
“People can form their own groups,” she said. “It’s not something that the campaign – it’s not something that we’ve done.”
While it appears anyone can initially sign up as a registered supporter on Obama’s site, it isn’t clear whether the campaign monitors the site or approves users. There is a link on each blog page for users to report any abusers, such as those who post controversial entries, to the administrator.
Shabbazz chalked up the Obama campaign’s initial removal of his NBPP endorsement from the website to “the game of politics.”
“The Obama camp’s move to remove our blog doesn’t mean much because I understand politics. We still completely support Obama as the best candidate,” he told WND.
Obama ‘less biased’ on Israel
Shabazz said that aside from promoting black rights, he also supports Obama because he may take what he called a “less biased” policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“I have hopes he will change the U.S. government’s position toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because our position has been unwarranted bias. Time and time again the U.S. vetoed resolutions in the U.N. Security Council condemning [Israeli] human rights violations. … I hope he shifts policy,” Shabazz said.
But he added he doesn’t believe Obama could change America’s policy regarding Israel very much since, he said, “other, powerful lobbies” control U.S. foreign policy.
Shabazz’s comments follow recent reports highlighting the anti-Israel views of scores of Obama advisors.
Merrill A. McPeak, Obama’s military adviser and national campaign co-chairman, last week sought to deflect calls for his resignation over comments he made during an interview in which he implied U.S. politicians are afraid of Jewish voters in Miami and New York City and that American Jews are the “problem” impeding a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
McPeak, a former Air Force chief of staff, also compared the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations to what he described as religious radicals in Oregon and claimed “born-again [Christians]” supported the war in Iraq to help Israel.
WND recently quoted Israeli security officials who expressed “concern” about Robert Malley, an adviser to Obama who has advocated negotiations with Hamas and providing international assistance to the terrorist group.
Also, Samantha Power, described as Obama’s closest adviser until she resigned earlier this month after making strong remarks against Sen. Hillary Clinton, advocated investing “billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the state of Palestine.”
Additionally, Obama’s church printed an opinion piece by Hamas and published an open letter in which a Palestinian activist accuses Israel of constructing an “ethnic bomb” that “kills blacks and Arabs.”
Robert Goldberg, a doctor who first pointed out McPeak’s controversial statements, wrote in a piece in the American Spectator online magazine: “Obama has a Jewish problem, and McPeak’s bigoted views are emblematic of what they are. Obama can issue all the boilerplate statements supporting Israel’s right to defend itself he wants. But until he accepts responsibility for allowing people like McPeak so close to his quest for the presidency, Obama’s sincerity and judgment will remain open questions.”