a.k.a. Paris Lewis (original name)
Barry Setterfield is a proponent of the idea of c-decay, an idea that, despite Setterfield’s best efforts to make it untestable, has been shown to be false – not that Setterfield is very likely to change his mind for that reason. But Setterfield is Australian, and must yield the entry to someone even crazier – the inimitable Malik Zulu Shabazz. Shabazz is the chairman of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) and Black Lawyers for Justice, and a black supremacist and ardent anti-semite.
Indeed, Shabazz is on the record as one of the most vehemently anti-semitic bigots in the US today. And by combining anti-semitic bigotry with poor reasoning skills, he arrives – as so many others – at the idea of the International Jewish Conspiracy. The Jews are at least responsible for killing Nat Turner, controlling the Federal Reserve, controlling athletes and entertainers, executing 9/11 (that was actually the European Jews, who “have America under control, lock stock and barrel, the media, foreign policy”), being in charge of the Atlantic Slave Trade and being involved in a black Holocaust.
The solution? Well, Shabazz has called on people to murder Jews: “Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!” He also looks forward to the “white man’s demise”. There is a list of Shabazz’s claims in his own words here, and a report from a conference held by NBP and an organization called “Muslims for Truth and Justice” here; the crazy is rather … unbridled.
Shabazz has also palled around with the even somewhat obscure Imam Mohammad al-Asi, who seems to think that 9/11 was directly organized by Ariel Sharon – the claim is backed up by imagination (“[w]hy were people on Wall Street, why were those people frantically selling airline and insurance shares in the days before September 11?” is interesting as a reason for instance because it just assumes that Wall Street is controlled straight from Israel), including the idea that Sharon “was supposed to come to the U.S. on September 11, and he didn’t make his appearance here … . Did he know something the rest of us didn’t know?” Except, of course, that the idea that he was supposed to come is pure imagination and it is unclear why Sharon would even have planned to make that visit at that date if he also planned 9/11. But you know. Another lunatic Imam associated with the aforementioned conference was Abdul Alim Musa of the Masjid al Islam (and senior member of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought), who joined Shabazz and Al-Asi in concluding that “Zionists in Hollywood, the Zionists in New York, and the Zionists in D.C. […] collaborate” to “oppress Blacks and Muslims.” Shabazz is also a fan of Ghaddafi, which takes a bit of a twisted personality or a helluva lot of conspiracy theory.
Shabazz’s organization is, contrary to their own claims, relatively small, and its influence is questionable (though they tend to make headlines and garner the occasional support from high-profile figures), but it is apparently beloved by Fox News, who has invited Shabazz a dozen times to make various hosts (especially Hannity) look brave and heroic and reasonable for standing up for Jewish and white people.
Several wingnuts have claimed that Shabazz has visited the White House and is a friend of Barack Obama (but of course), which is rather easily falsified; besides, Shabazz hates Obama since Obama represents the whites.
Diagnosis: Hateful bigot and absolutely abysmally insane. Watch out for this one.