Malcolm Shabazz, a maternal grandson and the namesake of the late African-American civil rights leader Malcolm X, was beaten to death on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in The Palace Club, a rough dive bar/brothel located near Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, Mexico. He was 28.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Shabazz went to The Palace along with his friend Miguel Angel Suarez, an organizer of RUMEC, a labor and construction group based in California. Shabazz was relaxing, sipping beer and enjoying the company of female dancers, but during the early hours of Thursday the duo became involved in a violent dispute over a $1,200 bar tab. Shabazz was separated from Suarez and several club employees assaulted him. After severely beating Shabazz, his assailants left him next to a nearby sewage. He later died from several blunt-force trauma injuries.
|Malcolm Shabazz praying during the his twisted keynote speech at Saba Islamic Center's Husayn Day "Peace" Walk in downtown Oakland, California.|
RUMEC leader Miguel Suarez
While the Saba Center Monitor considers Shabazz a traitor and agent of the oppressive anti-America Velayat-e Faqih Iranian regime and totally rejects his radical message and Khomeinist political stance, we also strongly condemn his tragic murder and call on authorities to arrest and prosecute his killers to the fullest extent of the law.
The Monitor also denounces those who are alleging that Shabazz was assassinated by Western intelligence services such as the CIA, FBI, etc.
Sam Bazzi is an American counterterrorism activist and counter-ideology expert. He is the founder of the Islamic Counterterrorism Institute. Bazzi blogs at sambazzi.blogspot.com and tweets at @sambazzi.