Does Malik Shabazz Still Think Detroit Residents Should ‘Burn The City Down?’

DETROIT (Talk Radio 1270) The Detroit reverend who shouted that residents would “burn the city down” if the state approves an emergency financial oversight board defended himself and lobbed even more racial bombs during a radio appearance this week.

Rev. Malik Shabazz called the Charlie Langton Talk Radio 1270 morning show where he spent an entire hour discussing the disastrous state of Detroit. “The state of Michigan did that to us,” he said about the failing school system, at various times blaming banks, the state, and the suburbs for the city’s issues.

Michigan created a consent agreement that would put a nine-member financial oversight board in charge of the city’s books, forcing it to consolidate departments, potentially re-negotiate union contracts, give greater board oversight, find new streams of revenue and cut expenses.

The mayor and City Council are fighting the agreement proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder, though many have said enaction of the deal is imminent. Detroit has borrowed $600 million since 2005 to stay afloat. Under threat of bankruptcy this spring, the city borrowed another $137 million in bonds earlier this week.

Dozens of residents went berserk at a recent council meeting, screaming about the state coming in to erase their democratic right to elect their own officials. Shabazz’s rant got the most attention.

“Do you really want to burn the city down? Langton asked him. “Of course not,” Shabazz responded.

Caller Marcus from Detroit, who described himself as a civil rights activist, asked “where were you coming from with the ‘burn it down’ line?”

“Out of pain, I spoke the other day out of pain, out of a sense of misery, out of a sense of anger, out of a sense of major disappointment, not only with today, but a historical analysis, a historical perspective, a global perspective,” Shabazz said.

Langton asked how he could justify going in front of a crowd and TV cameras to yell ‘white supremacy’ and threaten to burn down his own city to prevent outsiders from coming in.

“White supremacy is a worldwide institutional system and it affects the lives of the human family every day, both historically as well as today,” Shabazz said. “It even disrupts and hurts white folks. To say ‘White supremacy’ is not an attack on all white people, but I am attacking the system, the mindset that ‘I am better simply because I’m white.’

“Isn’t the mood in this nation…in Lansing, that white people are better than black people? He added. “Hasn’t it always been that we’re substandard? The governor doesn’t have to say it, his policies show it.”

Asked to define his concept of ‘white supremacy,’ and explain why he’s adding fuel to a suddenly tense situation that Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson likened to a “tinderbox,” the reverend said, “I am responding to the racism, I’m not fueling a doggone thing. I am responding to it. The state of Michigan tried to help the city of Detroit out, so they said, with our court system … We can barely get a Detroiter on the jury.”

Caller John from Chesterfield said, “The city of Detroit’s problem isn’t black and white, it’s green, the legacy costs of the unions has put the city in financial disaster.”

“The state of Michigan owes us $231 million,” Shabazz said, echoing a claim by Jesse Jackson when he came to town Thursday.

Jeremy from Jackson said, “We have a guy who wants to separate the races…Mortgages are affecting everybody, including me, and I’m white. Your issue is white people. Everybody’s affected by our economy, it’s not just white, it’s not just black, it’s not just Hispanics. You’re a hatemonger.”

“I don’t hate anybody, I’m a lover of all humanity, and my mission is a mission of mercy and my labor is a labor of love,” Shabazz said. “God is working with me.”

“When white people get a cold, black people get pneumonia,” Shabazz said.”Whatever happens bad and negative in this country affects us disproportionately.

He said Detroiters were “tricked” into sub-prime loans by bankers and forced to live “under viaducts and on freeways”

When a caller blamed Democrats for the sub-prime mortgage fiasco, Shabazz took it back to his supremacy message.

“White supremacy is not a Republican thing, it is not a Democratic thing, it is a European, worldwide global system. It is financial, it is media, it is military, it is science, it is economics, it is religious.”

Taking into consideration his feelings of anger and disappointment, Langton asked Shabazz: Are you still excited to live in the city of Detroit?

“I love Detroit, I’m Detroit bred, Detroit led, and Detroit fed, I think we are the greatest city on the planet. I fight crime, I see poor people, I register people to vote, I close down crack houses, we capture criminals, we do things every day because we believe in this city.”

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  1. catherine1000 says:

    oh I FEEL SOO VERY SORRY FOR RACISTS LIKE YOU MISTER

    THE PROBLEM IS MATH, BLACKS WILL ALWAYS AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN AROUND

    11.875% OF THE POPULATION………………..

    WHITES ARE THE MAJORITY AND

    FOR 40 YEARS MY LEFTWINGNUT PROGRESSIVE COMMIE DEMOCRATS HAVE PROMISED YOU A 50% SEAT AT THE TABLE,

    AND THEY HAVE PROMISED GAYS (1%) A 50% SEAT AT THE TABLE

    AND THEY HAVE PROMISED HISPTANICS A 50% SEAT AT THE TABLE…………….

    .SEE THE PROBLEM AND THE DEMOCRATS WHO POUR GASOLENE ON THAT FIRE?????

    WE ARE REMOVING ALL THE RACE-BAITING DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE, 2010 WAS JUST A WARM-UP……………………………A COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY AND NUMERICALLY WHITE NATION VOTED TO ELECT A BLACK MAN TO LEAD THEM ——————WE ARE NOT FREAKING RACISTS LIKE THE RACE BAITERS SHARPTON AND JACKSON WISH

    BUT A BLACK LEADER ISN’T ENOUGH.—YOU DEMAND WE IGNORE THAT BARACK IS AN IDIOT

    …………………………AND THAT WITH THE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF INTELLIGENT BLACK MEN IN AMERICA (HEAD OF MCDONALDS, HEAD OF TIME WARNER, ETC., ETC., ETC., ) THAT YOU DEMOCRATS PICKED THE DUMBEST BLACK MAN IN THE WORLD — A TELEPROMPTER READING IDIOT – DON’T BLAME US)

    BUT TIMES ARE CHANGING NOW ………..THE BLACK PANTHER ON MY TV THREATEN TO LYNCH A MAN WILL NOT STAND IN AMERICA AS THE KKK DIDN’T IN THIS NON RACIST COUNTRY…………………………….

    …BLACKS ARE NOW PROUDLY RACIST IN OUR FACES, IT WILL NOT STAND –

    THE LIBERALS LIED TO YOU GUYS,

    SORRY BUT LIKE AFRICA AND THEIR HORRIBLE NON-MAJORITY RULE WHICH YOU CHANGED, WE ARE GOING BACK TO MAJORITY RULES HERE,

    THAT ERIC HOLDER LETS THOSE NASTY, NASTY THUG BLACK PANTHERS COME TO THE POLLING BOOTHS IN PA AND THREATEN PEOPLE LAST TIME IS DISGUSTING………..

    AS KKK WOULD BE JUST AS DISGUSTING – BUT ERIC HOLDER WOULD ARREST THOSE GUYS…………….SORRY ERIC YOU WILL BE ARRESTING THE PANTHER THUGS TOO OR GET FIRED THIS TIME…….

    …………..SORRY BLACK GUY, IF PAY BACKS FOR SOME HISTORY BOOK SLAVERY IS WHAT YOU HAD IN MIND, YOU WILL BE SORELY SURPRISED………………….

    WE DON’T ALLOW BLACKS TO GET LYNCHED IN AMERICA BUT WE DON’T ALLOW WHITES TO GET LYNCHED EITHER………………..AND YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE IF YOU THINK OTHERWISE…………

    THAT IS WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING RACIST, THAT IS WHERE YOU DEMOCRATS DESTROYED THE TRUTH

  2. sandiego1969 says:

    Burning down the city would be a good start on urban renewal. The mayor in Philadelphia did the same thing in 1983 when he had the cops drop a bomb on the MOVE compound. That took out 20 blocks of slums that the city ended up paying to rebuild.

  3. rld says:

    Rev Shabazz—- You ARE NOT doing the Lord’s work. Our God unites HE does not divide. I suggest YOU do a little more praying and soul searching. The correct attitude in prayer is “Not MY will, but THY will be done.”.
    Be a positive force in your community.

  4. John G says:

    If that’s the mood, it’s because blacks and not all of them, are willing to sit back on their haunches and wait for the government to take care of them. The Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world perpetuate that mood with their race baiting. I read today about a group of blacks beat up an Hispanic boy. Where were Al and Jesse taking up for the Hispanic. They wee nowhere to be found. They were in Florida marching on something without hearing ALL the evidence about the situation. Gentlemen, (I use that term loosely) make sure your brains are in gear prior to engaging your mouths, a concept that is obviously unknown to you.

  5. wildbill6996 says:

    Coleman Young and no crackers inside 8 mile Rd., HOW’S IT WORKING ??

  6. SmithWinston6478 says:

    Deepest sympathy to the Martin Family. No one is any better than anyone else in this country nor the eyes of God, but it is clear that our culture can be viewed demographically. Sadly, these days ‘black in America’ is more often a reference to attitude than appearance. It’s the ‘chip-on-the-shoulder’, ‘the-world-owes-me-a-living’ mindset engrained in much of black youth (by the ilk of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson) to give up without trying… ‘Da man be keepin you down’; ‘Somebody did terrible things 200+ years ago, so give us da money!’

    It’s a shameless betrayal, and is mindless disrespect for those poor souls who were indeed captured by their OWN people in Africa, sold into slavery, and suffered immeasurably during that horrible era far from their homeland. That mentality is very conspicuous to Americans who came after 1865, and who know it was Republican President Abraham Lincoln who had the courage to put an end to the brutal slavery madness (at the cost of his own life), while DEMOCRATS consequently started the KKK.

    Any and all ambitious folks excel; Herman Cain is a fine example. Their competion is hindered by the engrained principles above. A black airline pilot taught me that lesson verbatim.

    The Trojan Horse saboteur and dictator in the Whitehouse and his racist-lackey Holder have set race-relations back 60 years. They are detrimental to their own race (figuratively, since owe-bow-mao is not exactly ‘black’). Had it not been for Herman Cain, Colonel Allen West, and Allen Keyes (among others), obummer & holder might have guranteed this social experiment wouldn’t be repeated (IF we are still free to vote in 2012!) It has absolutely nothing to do with what they look like; it is the foul and angry ‘content of their character.’ My personal hero Reverend Martin Luther King junior must be somersaulting in his grave.

  7. bnchy says:

    Will people ever wake up come to the realization that liberalism and Dependocrat control of inner cities for decades IS the cause of poverty, crime and the overall attitude that they need to depend on government for their every need. The sad thing is that that’s what they want!!! The Dependocrats and the so called “civil rights leaders” who are nothing but race hustlers, are ONLY interested in power and they get that by creating a culture of dependency.

  8. catblue422 says:

    Time for Un-Social experiment 101
    Time to put all responsibility back on the FAMILY
    If you knew you were responsible for your family, you would make darn sure that some where not tearing down the family as a whole! Common since says, you would not let half the family fupport the lazies, not happening in a family atmosphere, yet this is exactly what is expected from the taxpayers!
    Half of America is paying for the lezies that will not get off their uneducated collective rears, dropping out of free education paid for others (refuse to better themselves).
    Time to end welfare and time for families to take care/reponsibility of their own!
    Your family will not let you fail and become a drain on the rest of the family

  9. oatka says:

    To protest white supremacy, he’s threatening to burn down a city blacks have run for forty years.

    ‘Holder’s People’ = American’s Palestinians

  10. auntben says:

    And tthere you have the elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about

  11. auntben says:

    And there you have the black hatred on display

  12. LuvDetroit says:

    I have heard enough,Iam not even suprised that you are all parents that we come from.Iam 18 years old and Iam a young black woman whom graduated with honors at the age of 17. My parents and yes I do have a mother and a father in the home has worked very hard to provide our home. We were born and raised in the city of Detroit and continue to stay strong for our city. With all of these racists comments ask yourself if your children are reading these articles. Smh,that is short for shaking my head.. My family and I live in Detroit,not the suburbs either. Perhaps some of you are mad because my parents still have a job or because our home is paid for or is it possible that todays economy has already placed race against race. We love our city and WE ARE PROUD TO BE BLACK AND STRONG

    1. catherine1000 says:

      THEY RAN OUT OF ‘OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY’ IN DETROIT……………….AS THEY ARE IN CHICAGO, LA, NY, ETC.

      AND US ‘OTHER PEOPLE’ ARE UNEMPLOYED NOW……….THANK YOU BARACK………….HE THROWS 1.2 MILLION ONTO UNEMPLOYMENT EVERY MONTH SINCE HE GOT HERE……………WE CAN’T GIVE ANYMORE MONEY TO THESE CAUSES……………WE ARE GOING TO FORCE THE PEOPLE THAT DESTROYED DETROIT TO STAY THERE AND LIVE THERE……..THAT WILL BE PUNISHMENT ENOUGH……………..REMEMBER NEW ORLEANS, THE COMPLETE DEMOCRAT RACIST POLITICIANS (ALL DEMOCRATS FROM MAYOR TO SENATOR)

      LEFT THOSE POOR AND OLD IN BOWLS TO FLOOD AND DIE………………..THEY ARE KILLING OFF THE DETROIT CITIZENS TOO…………DESTROYING EVERYTHING THEY TOUCH

  13. Cartek says:

    I think the public is mistaken about what motivates people. The people shouting the loudest have the most to loose. A EFM will take a page out of Robert Bob,s playbook and require ALL city employees to pick-up their paychecks IN PERSON and will be issued a new City ID card. Only then will the public become aware of all the fraud, double-dipping, no-show jobs and any number of other scams !!! We will discover a significant number of people stealing money through the payroll system. Many other scams will also be revealed. The people shouting the loudest are the biggest crooks. Many well known people, including some so-called “reverends” (Pharisees) will also be snared. I believe this whole mess is about money and who has been stealing it for decades.

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  16. Dr Christian Chan says:

    From Asia: RATIONAL HUMAINE FINAL SOLUTION TO AMERICA’S SERIOUS NEGRO PROBLEM; Give up to 85% of your American Negro’s fair and generous reparations then promptly and legally expel them to Africa with respect for INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS! Think out of the box! Dr Christan Chan Singapore Philippines HK

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