Ed Driscoll

Why Do the New Black Panthers So Hate President Obama?

Here’s New Black Panthers leader Malik Shabazz defending Saddam Hussein in 2002:




And here’s Shabazz, also from 2002, praising Osama bin Laden:



Presumably they must hold the same opinions about both men today; even as President Obama is commander in chief of US forces both in Afghanistan, and still in Iraq and helping to shepherd that nation’s nascent post-Saddam democracy. Otherwise, they would have to be accused of being opportunists and political poseurs of the worst order.


But then, one can say that about a number of Obama’s closest supporters, as well. Meanwhile, a look back at 1998: