AN said he was killed in Tijuana, Mexico. Unconfirmed reports said “he died early Thursday morning, May 9, 2013, from injuries sustained after he was thrown off a building or shot as he was being robbed.”
Family members acknowledged his death. They haven’t confirmed where or how.
Talking Points Memo (TPM) said it “independently confirmed his death through a (non-family) source with close knowledge of the situation.” It said he “was beaten during a robbery Wednesday night in Mexico City.”
A State Department source said:
“We are aware of the death of a US citizen in Mexico City. We have been in contact with family members, and at their request we have no further comment at this time.”
Shabazz was Malcolm X’s grandson. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm was killed as he was about to speak in Manhattan. In his autobiography, he commented on his possible death, saying:
“Every morning when I wake now, I regard it as a having another borrowed day.”
“In any city, wherever I go, making speeches, holding meetings of my organisation, or attending to other business, black men are watching every move I make, awaiting their chance to kill me, I have said publicly many times that I know that they have their orders.”
“Anyone who chooses not to believe what I am saying doesn’t know the Muslims in the Nation of Islam.”
“I know, too, that I could suddenly die at the hands of some white racists. Or I could die at the hands of some Negro hired by the white man.”
“Or it could be some brainwashed Negro acting on his own idea that by eliminating me, he would be helping out the white man because I talk about the white man the way I do.”
Who killed Malcolm matters less than who wanted him dead and ordered it. Others will have to decide. Perhaps history will have final say.
The same holds for Shabazz. It’s unclear who killed………..