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Killing the messenger : a story of radical faith, racism's backlash, and the assassination of a journalist

Author: Thomas Peele
Publisher: New York : Crown, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When a 19-year-old member of a Black Muslim cult assassinated Oakland newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey in 2007, the question was, Why? "I just wanted to be a good soldier, a strong soldier," the killer told police. This book explores one of the most blatant attacks on the First Amendment in American history and the small Black Muslim cult that carried it out. Investigative reporter Thomas Peele examines the Nation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
Nonfiction
Case studies
Named Person: Chauncey Bailey; Chauncey Bailey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Peele
ISBN: 9780307717559 0307717550 9780307717573 0307717577
OCLC Number: 774522584
Description: xx, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A murmur of growing intensity --
"You don't know my name?" That will teach them--
; There goes Lucifer ; You're a baker? ; An anguished life --
"Just why do you want to be like the people who have robbed, spoiled, and slain you and your fathers?" Love ye one another ; The forces of hell ; I am the supreme ruler of the universe ; Tricknology ; There will be plenty of bloodshed ; You don't hate people enough --
"I come from Oakland, shitbox of the West." Detroit of the West ; No good cause shall lack a champion ; Generate a cause for arrest ; A boy in Seaside ; Totally ludicrous ; An instrument of community understanding ; The evil old man is dead --
"Kill no one that Allah has not ordered to be killed." We have enemies ; A swarm of Muslims ; I got hella flaws ; The gang that couldn't shoot straight ; Crazy-ass hitters ; We should not become the evil that we deplore ; Convenient but not true ; Highly questionable circumstances ; Are these dangerous people? ; What the hell is this? ; I told y'all it was gonna be big ; I shot him ; Pow--
pow--
poof! ; Captain Marvel, come help us ; Why--
; My life is no accident --
It's an analogy?
Responsibility: Thomas Peele.

Abstract:

When a 19-year-old member of a Black Muslim cult assassinated Oakland newspaper editor Chauncey Bailey in 2007, the question was, Why? "I just wanted to be a good soldier, a strong soldier," the killer told police. This book explores one of the most blatant attacks on the First Amendment in American history and the small Black Muslim cult that carried it out. Investigative reporter Thomas Peele examines the Nation of Islam movement from its founding in the early 20th century, to how the great-grandson of Texas slaves reinvented himself as a Muslim leader in Oakland and built the violent cult that the young gunman eventually joined. Peele delves into how charlatans exploited poor African Americans with tales from a religion they falsely claimed was Islam and created a radical religion of bloodshed and fear that culminated in a journalist's murder.--From publisher description.

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