Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Black U.S. leader denied entry to Canada

Black U.S. leader denied entry to Zionist Occupied Canada ZOC

The group Black Youth Taking Action, which had invited the Washington, D.C.-based lawyer to speak, suggested anti-black racism was behind his problem entering Canada.

"The idea that someone can pick and choose who can speak to the black community is ridiculous," group president Nkem Anizor told a news conference at which Shabazz had been scheduled to speak.

"Slavery is over. We're not on a plantation."

Critics accuse Shabazz of being a Jew-hating racist, but Anizor called him a brilliant lawyer and organizer who can offer guidance to badly disenfranchised black youth.

She blamed the Jewish lobby for preventing his entry into Canada, saying Jews wield disproportionate political clout.

"They don't have the highest population but they have the highest influence," Anizor said.

That kind of rhetoric alarmed Jewish groups, who urged that Shabazz, an admitted anti-Zionist, be kept out of the country.

"He's an unrepentant anti-Semite," said Bernie Farber, CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

DR. MALIK ZULU SHABAZZ - New Black Panther Party National Chairman

The New Black Youth Taking Action (BYTA) and
The Black Youth Coalition Against Violence (BYCAV) both of Toronto.