Bay Area, California
From: A Muslim Contributor to Bay Area Intifada
Earlier today I had the great pleasure of conducting a video interview with a solid Brother, and true internationalist revolutionary elder Dhoruba al Mujahid bin Wahad, former political prisoner, Black Panther and co founder of the Black Liberation Army.
The following segment is a short message to Muslim youth who are newly becoming politicized, but also touches on a brief history of Muslim social and political movements, white supremacy and Islamophobia, the War on Terror, Black Power and How / Why Dhoruba bin Wahad came to Islam while in prison.
From 8/1/2014: Dhoruba & Danea Black Liberation, Palestine & Zionism
By Hard Knock Radio w/ Davey D
We sat down and spoke w/ former political prisoner, Black Panther and BLA member Dhoruba Bin Wahaad who gave us an incredible in depth history about the relationship between the Black Panther Party and the Palestinian Liberation Movement.. He spoke at length about what led to the formation of Israel. He talked at lenght about the role of colonial powers in particular Britain and France and how they fostered a climate that eventually resulted in the current conflict we see going on now in the Middle East..
Dhoruba detailed how and why the Panthers linked up with the Palestinians and the important role that the struggles in Algiers played in bringing folks together. Dhoruba explained his role as a liason between the Panthers and Palestine.
We were joined in our conversation by local activist and scholar Danea Martinez who detailed the relationship between Palestine and the Black freedom struggle in South Africa. She gave us the accurate perspective on Nelson Mandela, the ANC and where they intersected with the Palestine struggle. She also gave us perspective on Israel displacing Palestinians in 1948 from their homeland and the formation of Apartheid that same year.. Its remarkable and sobering history.
Both Danea and Dhoruba talked at length about Arab racism and slavery on the continent. Dhoruba who lived in Africa for a number of years detailed the racial politics and reminded folks that many of the Arabs were are talking about involved in slavery in places like Mali and the Sudan are ‘Blacker than you and me’ in appearance. The information he breaks down in this segment is extremely insightful and gives important context to this discussion on Arab racism.
We also talk at length about the impact the cold war had on the liberation struggles in both America amongst Black people and in Palestine. We talk about the role it played in heightening racist Zionism..
We conclude the conversation with a discussion of how Israel’s policies and practices are being exported to US police departments and SWAT teams here in the US.. There is an NYPD office in Tel A Viv and many officers have taken leaves of absence to go fight for Israel’s IDF to hunt down Palestinians. Courtesy of DaveyD Hard Knock Radio