Before King Samir Shabazz wielded a nightstick outside a Philadelphia polling station ... before he was videotaped calling white people "crackers" and urging blacks to kill them and their babies ... the head of the New Black Panther Party in the City of Brotherly Love was singing about being trained by Usama bin Laden.
The New Black Panther Party claims to believe in nonviolence, but a song performed by Shabazz's group, Coup Da’Ta, in 2004 includes descriptions of violent attacks against police as well as anti-Semitic statements and claims of having trained with both the most-wanted terrorist in the world and the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
This is the chorus of "Damn Rebels," repeated seven times in the song:
“I’m a warrior trained by Khalid Muhammad
I’m a terrorist trained by Usama bin Laden
Demolitionist, breaking down the walls of the rotten
Never hit and miss
So, first time, take out your target”
The song at one time was posted on the home page of the New Black Panther Party’s national website, but it has been removed. It also has been taken down from other sites that host Coup Da’Ta’s music.
In response to a request for an interview with Shabazz, the national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz, wrote in an e-mail:
“King Samir is not doing any interviews. Our only statement on that is that his music is art, and not to be taken as literal political speech or a New Black Panther organizational statement.”
His art, on display in "Damn Rebels," includes violent descriptions of attacking police:
“Hittin’ back, bust a cop’s ass — son with a bat
And after that split a jackhammer to his rackin’ back
And look 'em in his eye, tell us what he did (get) for that
I will snatch you, break you down, kick you and bat you
I had to
Break your molecules and regraft you”
Other references to police include: “Off-duty cop kicked in the mouth with this boot.”
The song also includes:
“War time got me heated, government come in and conquer / Holy war in effect, Newt Gingrich is a sponsor.”
Other references include: “Clinton evils of this world,” and “Jewish-ass labels,” and “Coup Da’Ta—making Jews mad at us.”
“They’ll have me put on same list as a terrorist/Despite intelligence my head got no fear in this”
The Department of Justice did not respond to FoxNews.com’s questions about whether the agency was aware of "Damn Rebels" when it decided not to pursue most charges of voter intimidation against the New Black Panther Party at a Philadelphia polling station in 2008.
King Samir Shabazz — whose real name is Maurice Health — was named in the original indictment, but charges against him were dropped.
Two weeks ago, a former Justice official, J. Christian Adams, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which is investigating how the polling intimidation case was handled. Adams told the commission that the Justice Department had a tendency to show bias in favor of black defendants.
Requests to discuss the song sent to multiple e-mail addresses belonging to King Samir Shabazz were not returned.
The other member of Coup Da’Ta, an emcee named Lazarus, did not respond to an e-mail request for comment. Phone calls to a number listed on a contact page for the group were unsuccessful.