Rest In Peace, Malcolm Shabazz

May 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM (childcare and child protection, current news, historic review, human life issues, legal issues, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)


All eyes pause for a moment to pay homage to the loss of Malcolm Shabazz.  At 29 years old, he was the grandson of Malcolm X.  It was last night, May 10, 2013, when Shabazz was robbed in Mexico City bar by thieves.  They were not successful in taking Shabazz’s items, so they attacked him, and they proceeded with beating him, violently.

Further information stated that attacks continued against Shabazz because he would not pay a bill demanded of him by the bar’s owner.  The owner wanted $1,200 from Shabazz, yet a fight began as Shabazz tried to leave.  Local labor activist Martin Suarez was at the scene also, and he rescued Shabazz, callling ambulances.

The medics reached the bar to rescue Shabazz at nearly 3:30 a.m..  Medics and police got hold of Shabazz, as this bar was located in a rough area of Mexico City near Plaza Garibaldi, and infamous for mariachis.  From that location, medics attempted to transport him to Balbuena General Hospital.  However, his injuries were too severe, as Shabazz died on the way there because of the serious injuries.

His family gave statements, saying that Malcolm Shabazz “offered kindness, encouragement, and hope for a better tomorrow”.  Additionally, former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney stated that she “was saddened, stunned, shocked, to read about the murder of young Malcolm”.  Congresswoman McKinney was a mentor to Shabazz while he had accompanied her to Libya for an educational excursion.

Malcolm Shabazz was unable to escape turmoil of his life.  He was born 1984 to mother Qubilah Shabazz, one of the six daughters of Malcolm X.  Malcolm Shabazz had been arrested several times during his youth in New York, even having served a four-year prison sentence.  This sentencing was a result of being charged for setting the Yonkers, New York fire during 1997 that ultimately killed his grandmother, Betty Shabazz.  Malcolm was found guilty of second-degree arson, along with second-degree manslaughter, which lead to his being sentenced to eighteen months service in a state juvenile facility.

Several people, including Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, felt that it was difficult for Malcolm Shabazz to live up to the name of his reknowned grandfather, Malcolm X.  He was alleged to have had many encounters with F.B.I. counter-terrorism officials. who were surveilling him, consistently.  F.B.I. officials are not commenting currently on Shabazz’s death.

Dawud Walid, Executive Director of The Michigan Chapter of The Council on American-Islamic Relations, is somewhat skeptical in regards to what has happened to Malcolm Shabazz.  Walid felt that Malcolm Shabazz was in the midst of a struggle between his past and an attempt at getting himself together.  “He was a very young and rising activist”, Walid stated.  He believed that Shabazz was a great influence upon many Muslims across The United States.

FILE - In July 29, 1999 file photo, Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of political activist Malcolm X, leaves Family Court in Yonkers, N.Y., after a detention hearing. In 1997, Shabazz, then 12, set a fire at the Yonkers home of his grandmother, Betty Shabazz, Malcolm Xís widow. She died from severe burns. U.S. officials say Shabazz was killed Thursday, May 10, 2013 in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

 

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.wpbf.com/…of-Malcolm-X-killed-in-Mexico/…/index.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/10/malcolm-shabazz-killed-mexico/2149391/

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/malcolm_grandson_killed_report_tvjWFcDLmveVhPPA8vXUBJ?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local

http://news.yahoo.com/grandson-malcolm-x-dies-mexico-bar-clash-200723630.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22489315

http://newsone.com/2444676/malcolm-shabazz-dead

http://www.thenation.com/blog/174293/…cruel-death-malcolm-shabazz

 

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