Tonight, the night of October 20/21, is the official 36th anniversary of what came to be known—and later “disappeared”—as the “Zebra Murders.” The murders were a campaign of racial terror conducted by the black supremacist, domestic terror organization, the Nation of Islam (NOI).
The phrase “Zebra Murders” refers specifically to the local murder campaign that officially began on October 20/21, 1973 in San Francisco with the kidnapping and machete murder of Quita Hague, and attempted murder of her husband, Richard. Officially, 15 white San Franciscans were murdered, and nine wounded in the attacks that ran for 179 days, from that night onward. In fact, the San Francisco campaign had begun, at the latest, in early August, 1973, with the murders of Stephen M. Conachy, 21, and Joseph M. Villaroman, age 17, and had likely been underway in the state since the beginning of that decade.
By the time that the NOI campaign hit San Francisco, state law enforcement officers had identified scores of killings up and down the state, all following the same m.o.: A cleancut, conservatively attired, 20-something black man or group of men would kill a white stranger, either with a gun or a machete, in a “motiveless murder,” i.e., an attack not driven by the conventional motives of financial gain or sexual jealousy (love triangle). French researcher Bruno Gheerbrant has sent me files documenting 39 NOI murders during the same period in the East Bay area on the opposite end of the Golden State Bridge from San Francisco. Unlike today’s media, which variously cover up and lie about black-on-white racial murders, the East Bay newspapers emphasized the common character of the NOI killings.
A law enforcement source who worked the case at the time, told me of reading an FBI report at the time that said that the killings were not limited to California, but were being carried out across the country.
The NOI murder campaign was directed by leading figures within the NOI.
Only four men have ever been convicted and sentenced in the NOI killings: San Francisco killers Jesse Lee Cooks, Larry Green, J.C. (aka J.C.X.) Simon and Manuel Moore, and those convictions were obtained only through the testimony of NOI killer, Anthony Cornelius Harris. Cooks, Green, Simon and Moore all still in prison in California, but they could still be paroled. As the lead detectives working the case at the time, Gus Coreris and the late John Fotinos observed, there’s no such thing as “life without parole.”
In 1972, Patrolman Phillip Cardillo was murdered by Lewis 17X Dupree with Cardillo’s own weapon in a planned, ambush killing inside of NOI Mosque #7 in Harlem, which was then the mosque of Louis Farrakhan, who was conveniently out for the night. Retired NYPD detective Randy Jurgensen has chronicled the Cardillo murder in his book, Circle of Six.
Farrakhan was at the very least guilty of conspiracy to obstruct justice, and more likely was guilty of conspiracy to murder a policeman. Keep in mind that the NOI murders proceeded from the highest reaches of the NOI, and that Farrakhan has long been widely believed to have orchestrated the 1965 murder of Malcolm Little/X/Shabbaz.
Lewis 17X Dupree has never paid for his crime. No NOI leader has ever paid for the NOI murders.
The NOI’s early 1970s’ mass murder campaign should not be confused with the separate mass murder campaigns carried out simultaneously by other black supremacist, domestic terrorist groups: The “Black Panthers,” “De Mau Mau,” and the “Black Liberation Army.”
In October 2007, when Louis Farrakhan called for violence against policemen, racist black CNN propagandist Roland Martin—who in February misrepresented and condemned a non-racial caricature by the New York Post’s Sean Delonas as a “racist” attack on “Barack Obama”—covered for Farrakhan, claiming that the threats were mere “rhetoric.”
MARTIN (to CNN host, Kiran Chetry): But again, but you're also not realizing the history of the Nation of Islam. And so, the Nation of Islam has long, in terms of spoken out or fought against this whole issue of “white oppression.” That is what the appeal of the Nation of Islam is. And when you go back and listen to some of the recordings and speeches of Elijah Muhammad, and you listen to Malcolm X prior to his conversion, when he went to Mecca, and say you're not going to find anything that is different. So, it is not like, it is a surprise when you actually hear the kind of rhetoric. [Or see the bloodshed accompanying it!]
“The history of the Nation of Islam”?! Do tell, Roland!
Martin: So, we can't act as if Cosby is just so different than what Farrakhan is saying. In fact, you're going to find Louis Farrakhan will often -- has been saying the same things about personal responsibility that Bill Cosby is now saying. And so, when you actually listen and study both messages, trust me, you're going to find more that's alike than that's not alike. And I have heard both, and read both, and studied both, and I have seen that difference. And, so again, it's -- would we be surprised by what Farrakhan has to say? No, he's been saying it for 40 years.
CHETRY: It's still surprising to hear it, actually.
MARTIN: But it's not. I mean I'm telling you right now. I have heard any number of speeches, in terms of, hey, how he's been highly critical. First of all, he gave us speech on Saturday in Atlanta, where he gave one of those -- the toughest speeches against violence and the degradation of women in hip-hop music. Now, I understand in terms of what were talking about, what he said on Tuesday night, but we will also say the same thing about how his criticism of a violence of the images in hip-hop music and how that is destroying African-Americans and the culture. Now, again, so we can say, well, was he strong there? Was he right there? And so, when I listen to Bill Cosby, and listen to that speak by Farrakhan, to be honest, I hear the same message.
Newsflash to Roland Martin: Bill Cosby is not the head of a domestic terrorist organization, nor does he have the blood of any policemen, or for that matter of anyone else, on his hands.
This is what happens, when media organizations (and academia) cave in to the demands of racist blacks to give them a monopoly on the telling of racial history and present-day race relations.
Presumably, the incident would have been a perfect opportunity for conservatives to point out that making threats of violence, besides being a crime, are an integral part of the NOI’s history of organized mass murder, to tell of its support of racial genocide, and to report that Louis Farrakhan’s hands dripped with the blood of at least one murdered white policeman.
Instead, in “CNN’s Martin Dismisses Farrakhan’s Call for Violence as Mere ‘Rhetoric,’” Matthew Balan, at the Republican Web site, Newsbusters (a subsidiary of the Brent Bozell III’s Media Research Center), merely quoted Martin (I got the quotations above from his article), without criticizing him, or providing his readers with the legal and historical significance of Farrakhan’s words.
Apparently, before one can be a GOP writer these days, one must first prove that one has been castrated.
To learn more about the NOI’s racist mass murder campaign in California, please go to my blog, The Zebra Project.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.