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Subject: [12/17] Uncommon Ground: Black-African Holocaust Council
Summary: The ADL's 1994 report, "Uncommon Ground: The Black
         African Holocaust Council and Other Links Between Black and
         White Extremists

Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/uncommon-ground/secret-relationship
Last-Modified: 1995/10/10

Just as Brock has been a conduit for white supremacist --
particularly anti-Semitic -- propaganda in the Black
community, so too has there been evidence of white
supremacists paying lip-service to the aspirations of Black
separatists when it has served their interests. The first
notable instance of white supremacists teaming with Black
separatists occurred on January 30, 1961, when Ku Klux Klan
officials met with Nation of Islam leaders, including Malcolm
X, in Atlanta, Georgia. According to Clayborne Carson's
_Malcolm X: The FBI File_, NOI had proposed the meeting to
solicit the Klan's help in obtaining land for the Black
Muslims, to help preserve racial segregation. At the meeting,
according to Carson, Malcolm X additionally told the Klan that
"the Jew is behind the integration movement, using the Negro
as a tool."

On February 25, 1962, NOI continued its flirtation with white
supremacy by inviting American Nazi Party (ANP) founder George
Lincoln Rockwell to the Annual Muslim Convention -- now
Savior's Day -- in Chicago. In 1965, after breaking with the
Nation of Islam and denouncing its separatist doctrine,
Malcolm X told his followers that NOI under Elijah Muhammad
had made agreements with the ANP and the Klan that "were not
in the interests of Negros."

In more recent years, Tom Metzger, the founder of White Aryan
Resistance (against whom ADL and the Southern Poverty Law
Center secured a $12.5 million judgement in a 1990 civil suit
which arose in connection with Metzger's role in inciting
neo-Nazi skinheads to murder an Ethiopian immigrant two years
earlier), has particularly claimed to support the agenda of
the Black extremist community. In 1985, Metzger attended a
Farrahkan rally in Los Angeles. He later told _The Washington
Post_ that "People should not be surprised" by his support of
NOI. "They're the black counterpart of us."

According to Metzger, representatives of Farrakhan had invited
him to the rally serveral days earlier; the white racist
leader reportedly brought ten followers to the NOI event, and
later contributed $100 to the Black Muslim organization. The
September 30, 1985, issue of _The Washington Times_ reported
that Farrakhan and Metzger had formed an alliance to promote
their racial-separatist, anti-Jewish ideologies. Metzger told
the paper that the two groups had already shared intelligence,
"mostly....about extremist Jewish organizations." He added,
"Louis Farrakhan is an honest Black man who is not embarrassed
or ashamed to stand up and say what he feels. I like what I
hear." (Anti-Defamation League, 13-14)

                     Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. Uncommon Ground: The Black African
Holocaust Council and Other Links Between Black and White
Extremists. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1994


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