ASHEVILLE, NC — Malikah Shabazz, daughter of slain civil rights figure, Malcolm X, was arrested in her Asheville, NC, home when local police discovered an outstanding warrant for identity theft issued by the Queens, NY, district attorney’s office.
A close friend of Shabazz, one who prefers to remain anonymous, told IWN the arrest is the result of racial prejudice. “Malikah is being persecuted. The white man still can’t deal with Malcolm and now whitey’s taking out on his daughter,” the friend stated. “How many illiterate people in this country sign their names with an X?” he asked. “Some of them are committing fraud,” he added. “And now the white man wants to hold Malikah responsible for criminal illiteracy in America!”