On Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Micah Xavier Johnson, the 25-year-old veteran who told Dallas police he “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,” followed and “liked” the Facebook pages for the founder of the Nation of Islam and the Black Riders Liberation Party, organizations classified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Times added:
In addition to his interest in separatist groups, Johnson had “liked” a page for the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named for the Black Panther Party’s co-founder. The group, founded last year, teaches its members self-defense and conducts what it calls “armed patrols” through neighborhoods where the police have killed black men.
In a press release issued last year, the group said police agencies with officers who shoot and kill black people “protect the interests of the ruling class, much as they did in the past with slave patrols in the South and strike breakers in the late 19th and early 20th century.”
“We’d never seen him and we don’t know him,” said member Erick Khafre by phone. “The gun club isn’t affiliated with him in any way.”
The Santa Monica Observer reported:
Among the five suspects now in Dallas Police custody are self described “Islamic Americans” who attended a Nation of Islam mosque in the South Dallas area. It should be noted that the Nation of Islam itself is splintered into several groups. Louis Farrakhan, who took over the organization in 1981, subscribes to Dianetics and appears to have left Islam altogether. It’s ideology is barely recognizable as Islamic.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings identified the shooter as Micah X. Johnson. “Micah X.” appears to have been named after Black Nationalist leader Malcolm X. a member of the Nation of Islam. “While in prison, Malcolm X became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his parole in 1952, quickly rose to become one of the organization’s most influential leaders.”
Just hours before the attack in Dallas, Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan posted:
Are you truly ready to pay the price for freedom? pic.twitter.com/5xS2trn7mw
— THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) July 7, 2016
The Blaze posted some of what Farrakhan said:
Steven H. Ahle noted: “Just hours before five police officers were killed and six more injured, noted racist posted a racist rant on social media calling for violence against whites. You may remember that Obama and his church bestowed a lifetime achievement award to Farrakhan.”
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