The Southern Poverty Law Center has obsessed with White "racism" over the years, but has virtually ignored racism by other racial groups. But this did not deter Malik Zulu Shabazz from delivering a broadside at the SPLC during a broadcast of the syndicated radio show “The Muslim Street” on Sunday April 1st, 2012. Shabazz started out discussing the NBPP's proposed “national day of action” on April 9th, when the group will conduct county-wide and state-wide defense training, followed by a national strike. But when radio host Laila Abdelaziz, who owned up to working with the SPLC herself, asked Shabazz, whose NBPP is a token black group on the SPLC's list of hate groups, about the SPLC, Shabazz erupted:
“I would say that the Southern Poverty Law Center is a pack of lies and it is an operation of deception to the highest of wickedness. It is an operation that is designed to suppress our liberation movement. And it is an operation controlled by liberals who seek to define an confine our struggle to white liberal accepted norms of civil rights struggle and they are vehemently against nationalists and they are vehemently against Muslims, but they claim that they are against hate and racist groups.”
Ironically, the same statement could be uttered by any reputable White nationalist with only two changes. Dr. David Duke's version of this statement might read:
“I would say that the Southern Poverty Law Center is a pack of lies and it is an operation of deception to the highest of wickedness. It is an operation that is designed to suppress our liberation movement. And it is an operation controlled by liberals who seek to define and confine our struggle to self-hating white liberal accepted norms of civil rights struggle and they are vehemently against nationalists and they are vehemently against Whites, but they claim that they are against hate and racist groups.”
Change "Muslim" to "White" and add "self-hating" to the description of white liberals, and it's a statement that could have been uttered by Dr. Duke himself. Shabazz also took a swipe at the Anti-Defamation League, explaining that while they claim to be against defamation, they are a Zionist outfit out to destroy legitimate black leaders that are strong and don’t bow down to Zionist control.
However, there is one important difference between Dr. Duke and Shabazz. While Dr. Duke never published a "Wanted Dead or Alive" for the killers of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, Shabazz' NBPP circulated a "Wanted Dead or Alive" poster for George Zimmerman on March 22nd. They believe Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin in cold blood, although evidence increasingly points towards self-defense. Yet the Department of Justice has taken no action against the NBPP for circulating this poster, although they did prosecute former ANSWP Commander Bill White for posting less provocative material on his Overthrow website.
Yet there was one so-called "white activist" who was allowed to post such provocative material on his websites; Hal Turner. For five years, Turner got away with threatening judges and other public officials, because he was a federal informant tasked to "flush out crazies with his fierce rhetoric". Now the NBPP is also getting away with publishing similar threats.
Has the DOJ also tasked the NBPP to "flush out crazies with their fierce rhetoric"? This possibility cannot be excluded.
The SPLC has yet to respond specifically to the allegations by Shabazz, although they have just published a post hinting that the Department of Justice might be preparing to target Tom Metzger.