UPDATE: Johari Abdul-Malik has also weighed in on this issue. I must give credit here as well for coming out strongly against these evil people
UPDATE II: Electronic Village has made this racist and murderous man the current “Village Villain”
I want to extend a heartfelt appreciation to brother Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid and all the principled Imams of the New York area, who stood up yesterday in a press conference to condemn the racist attack of al Qaida leader Ayman Zawahiri against President-Elect Barack Obama, General Colin Powell, and Secretary of State Condolizza Rice. Invoking Malcolm X, Zawahiri called all three respected Americans “House Negros”.
Imam Talib and the brothers are to be applauded for their strength and integrity, especially for highlighting the historical fact that Arabs, Zarwahiri’s people, never lifted a finger to advance the cause of Black civil rights in this country!
The imams called the recorded comments from al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri, “an insult” from people who have “historically been disconnected from the African-American community generally and Muslim African-Americans in particular.”
In their statement, released from what was once the Audubon Ballroom, the site of Malcolm’s assassination and is now the Malcolm X, Dr Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, they also rejected the presumed right of anyone to speak on the behalf of African American Muslims. Although a little belated, it is still greatly appreciated. Perhaps challenges in securing the center were responsible for that.
Good job brother!