Hashim Nzinga, the leader of the New Black Panthers, and his followers marched into the Ferguson Fire Department on Thursday and preempted a news conference by Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.
Nzinga used the spotlight to engage in a tirade against Obama.
“This is a shame that as we speak the president of United States is talking to Russia, he’s talking to China, he’s talking to North Korea, he’s talking to Iraq and the Middle East about treating their people better,” he said. “But as he look out the window at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he’s watching the black man, who built the White House, shot down like dogs.”
Nzinga said Obama is from Kenya. He called him a “Mau Mau” and said he needs “to go back to his roots and stop people from killing Africans in the streets.”
Unlike the original Black Panthers, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP) is not Marxist in its ideology. Instead, it draws from Maulana Karenga’s Kawaida theory, a pan-African communitarian philosophy. It is also influenced by the Nation of Islam. Nzinga was the personal assistant of Nation of Islam minister Khalid Abdul Muhammad who was the national chairman of the NBPP from the late 1990s until his death in 2001.
On Wednesday, the FBI issued an alert over the presence of the New Black Panthers in Ferguson, according to Fox News: