Muslim radicals poised to exploit U.S. racial tensions
While there is no evidence of formal affiliation, the suspect in the Dallas sniper attack considered himself a black nationalist, and he showed affinity for the religious group most closely associated with the Black Power movement that arose in the 1960s, the Nation of Islam.
Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25 year-old Army reservist who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, was photographed wearing a dashiki and holding up his right fist clenched in the Black Power salute. On his Facebook page, Johnson liked pages related to Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam’s deceased founder. And he liked the Black Riders Liberation Party, the New Black Panther Party and the African American Defense League.
A group called the Black Power Political Organization took responsibility for the Dallas attack, the London paper The Mirror reported Friday.
Last summer, WND reported Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan urged a packed audience at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami to kill white people.
Farrakhan said violent retaliation is the only way for American blacks to “rise up” and overthrow their white oppressors.
“So if the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us,” Farrakhan said. “Stalk them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”