"Have you forgotten that once we were brought here, we were robbed of our name, robbed of our language. We lost our religion, our culture, our God...and many of us, by the way we act, we even lost our minds"
The full speech from which it has been taken is here.
Muhammad passed on in 2001, but was a massive influence on the Black Liberation struggle in the usa and beyond. He said some things I dont agree with, but what cannot be denied is that his militancy inspired many to fight harder and with more confidence.
He was a up-coming leader of the Nation of Islam and in some ways paralleling to what happened with Malcolm X and the NoI, he was essentially pushed out of the organisation for being too radical and formed the New Black Panther Party. Muhammad still considered Elijah Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan as respected leaders of the struggle and Black people.
In recent years, the current leader of the New Black Panthers - Malik Zulu Shabazz - reunited with Farrakhan in public, accepting Farrakhan as the father of the struggle.
Arguably, apart from Farrakhan, the NoI unfortunately has not got a leading personality of the calibre, wit and charisma of Khalid Muhammad.
And not since Robert F Williams and Malcolm X has someone openly advocated beating up and shooting the police if they are attacked by them, including advocating disarming the police and using their guns against them!
Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm