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

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

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Killing the messenger : a story of radical faith, racism's backlash, and the assassination of a journalist
Title
Killing the messenger
Title remainder
a story of radical faith, racism's backlash, and the assassination of a journalist
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Peele
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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DLC
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Peele, Thomas
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.O23
LC item number
P44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bailey, Chauncey
  • Murder
  • Black Muslims
  • Corruption
Label
Killing the messenger : a story of radical faith, racism's backlash, and the assassination of a journalist, Thomas Peele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocn774522584
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 441 p.
Isbn
9780307717573
Lccn
2011029542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307717559
  • (OCoLC)774522584
Label
Killing the messenger : a story of radical faith, racism's backlash, and the assassination of a journalist, Thomas Peele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocn774522584
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 441 p.
Isbn
9780307717573
Lccn
2011029542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307717559
  • (OCoLC)774522584

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