Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Detroit Red

Malcolm X was assasinated 41 years ago today, possibly by persons associated with the Nation of Islam. Growing up I was always told by my aunt that "black muslims" as she called them, were not "real" muslims, although she never said why. (I am not a muslim, real or otherwise. My mother, who was not particularly religious, didn't have an opinion about the matter, but did note that her sister had a lot of opinions about many things.)
The Heretik notes that Malcolm said that you don't have to be a man to fight for freedom, just an intelligent human being.