Jeffery Muhammad On Ending The Shamrock Protests: "Whatever the coalition decides ..."

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Yesterday, Korean community leaders involved in quelling the Shamrock Kwik Stop protests sent Unfair Park a video of Nation of Islam Student Minister Jeffery Muhammad speaking to reporters on the picket line. The footage was taken in late January, before a group of black and Korean leaders met last Thursday to set aside their differences, call for a stop the protests, and partner to improve relations between the two races in South Dallas.

The day the proclamation was signed between the two parties, Muhammad was in front of the Kwik Stop, picketing with about a dozen members of the community, most of them from the Nation of Islam.

"The people who spoke today don't speak for us. We will continue." Muhammad said the protest was far from over. "We will be here until the people say justice has been done."

The video suggests that Muhammad's current hard stance actually goes against what he said before black and Korean leaders called a truce.

"We are members of a coalition, a large coalition of people, and no one of us is making a decision in terms of what is going on." When asked later if the Nation of Islam would follow the coalition's lead regarding the protests, Muhammad said, "Whatever the coalition decides is what we will do."

In the email, Korean Society in Dallas Vice President Ted Kim writes the video is damning to Muhammad and the protests, because it proves that the minister reneged on his word. Says Kim in the email:

There are two important points made by Student Minister Jeffrey Muhammad:

First, he subordinates himself to the larger coalition.

Second, in response to a question by a reporter, he states that if the coalition ends their protests, he would follow their lead.

Have a look-see, and tell us what you think.


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trudat
trudat

...really dude; these blame it on Jeffrey Muhammed articles are getting to be rather predictable.  Why not dig a little into the deeper facets of the problems...maybe try a little point - counterpoint; give and take; equal time approach.  There are always at least 360 different ways to look at any point - according to the mathematicians.  Why not work on a second point about this issue?

But since you asked; the question of importance concerns the definition of the coalition.  Who was the coalition?  Who had what powers within the coalition.  Did the group that quit have the "authority" to call off the whole thing? Has someone spoken out of turn about the wrong thing?  Why?  Who? 

I'm trying to help you.  I think you need it.

Jd
Jd

Is that Dwaine Caraways brother?

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

I filled up my car there this morning.... the guys working inside seemed nice.

Jay
Jay

I'm beginning to think student minister muhammad will continue protesting as long as the press keeps covering his antics and publishing his picture.

Fletch
Fletch

What an idiotic waste of time.

Citizen Kim
Citizen Kim

The protests will end when Jeffrey Muhammad receives a sufficient payment.

Seeinitallbefore
Seeinitallbefore

What exactly is a student minister? If he isn't a full fledged minister does he really speak for the Nation of Islam?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Apparently he does. This is from the DMN on Feb 7"They [Asian-American merchants in black neighborhoods] are just the latest in a long line of people who have come to this country—like Jews, Italians, Indians and now Asians—who have sucked the blood of and exploited the black community."Don't worry if you're of German descent though. Apparently they're ok with you and Farrakhan has even said he admired Hitler.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I've said this since the beginning: Bro. Minister Muhammad would be better spending his time helping our his community fight poverty, making sure kids have three squares a day and working w/ the DPD to take down the open-air drug market down the street instead of acting the fool in what pretty much is a tit for tat fight. Until he does, he's nothing more than a bigoted thug in my eyes.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

Confronting Open air dope dealers ? There is less a chance the Shamrock operator will Bust a Cap in his Ass .

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Times like these make me miss the Black Panthers, those brothers knew how to handle up on pushers..

Albert
Albert

Where exactly is the Nation of Islam?

Travis Rex
Travis Rex

 Con artists dressed up in suits and bow ties..that is all...

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Not sure, but I wish they'd go and stay there. I'm guessing that there aren't many jobs there and the economy sucks due to corruption so they find themselves here in the 'Merica. Just guessing.

Jay
Jay

If Wiki correctly described NOI beliefs, then they clearly are a domestic terrorist organization.

Nation Of All
Nation Of All

I think Paul was being sarcastic and AA stands for African American.

Citizen Kim
Citizen Kim

Anonomous Alcoholics can't be racist or terrorist?

Paul
Paul

 No they are not.  Didn't you know that AA's can't be racist or terrorist?

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