Malcolm X’s daughters release letter claiming to reveal assassination conspiracy by FBI, NYPD

Sunday marked the 56th anniversary of civil rights leader Malcolm X’s assassination, which prompted new questions about the circumstances surrounding his death.

His three daughters published a document on Saturday that suggested his death had been orchestrated by the FBI and New York Police Department.

“Deplorable and detrimental”

The controversial icon was fatally shot in 1965 while preparing to deliver a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in New York. Three members of the Nation of Islam, the group with which Malcolm X had been associated until 1964, were later convicted in association with his death.

Nevertheless, his death has long been a topic of speculation and conspiracy theories. According to his daughter, Attallah, Qubilah, and Ilyasah Shabazz, released a letter that purportedly shows a conspiracy to leave their father unguarded on the day of the shooting.

At the center of the claim was a deathbed confession by a former NYPD officer, Raymond Wood, who was on duty on the day of Malcolm X’s death.

In 2011, ex-cop said he “participated in actions that in hindsight were deplorable and detrimental to the advancement of my own black people.

Wood wrote that he was ordered by his supervisors to cajole the civil rights activist’s bodyguards into committing crimes days before the assassination. He said he was not aware, however, that Malcolm X was the ultimate target.

“Active and ongoing”

“It was my assignment to draw the two men into a felonious federal crime so that they could be arrested by the FBI and kept away from managing Malcolm X’s door security on February 21, 1965,” Wood wrote. “At that time, I was not aware that Malcolm X was the target.”

Speculation that foul play by government officials was involved in the shooting conspiracy has been circulating for decades, in part due to a program implemented under former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that sought to infiltrate and undermine political movements deemed subversive at the time.

Malcolm X was reportedly spied on by the federal investigators, as were other prominent leaders of the day — including Martin Luther King Jr., who received a threatening letter from the feds that pressured him to commit suicide.

In his letter, Wood claimed that he was hired in 1964 to “infiltrate” and destroy civil rights groups.

For his part, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said a review into the assassination is “active and ongoing.” The NYPD confirmed that it had “provided all available records relevant to that case to the District Attorney.”

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11 Responses

  1. Lol, look at the first names of the daughters, what a joke. I just find it amazing that after all these years and most likely all witnesses are dead this comes out. I have no idea what happened be he was just another dirtbag who got what he most likely deserved.

  2. Wasn’t this the guy killed by his own people because he was going to tell his people that Islam was not the religion to follow after he visited a couple Islam countries. He was shocked and felt betrayed by Islam. His daughters should know he was getting ready to denounce Islam due to Islam’s radical ideas towards women and people in general and he was killed as it happens in Islam when people want to leave Islam. This information came out later as a result of an investigation into his cult and was quickly dropped in the papers. If it had been a Christian leader getting killed for this reason it would be in the papers forever.

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  4. No loss to America. Citys have street sweepers to clean up the streets, just another piece of trash that doesn’t need attention.
    So when is White history month? Oh did I offend by that statement? Too Bad
    Enough of the racial victim hood BS

  5. Malcom X was killed in 1965. Hmmmm. lbj was president in 1965. As I recall, he was a democrat.
    Now’s about the time for hillary to pop up and ask, “After all this time, what difference does it make?”

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