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Should the case into the assassination of Malcolm X be reopened?

Outspoken human and civil rights activist Malcolm X was murdered in February 1965 while preparing for a speech in Manhattan, New York; three men were arrested for his assassination and spent the next few decades in prison. However, two of those men always maintained their innocence, and the third man who pleaded guilty admitted the other two had nothing to do with the plot or act of killing Malcolm X. Nearly six decades later, in November 2021, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office exonerated Muhammad Abdul Aziz (formerly Norman Butler) and Khalil Islam (formerly Thomas Johnson) for the murder of Malcolm X stating they had been wrongly convicted following a lengthy 22-month investigation. What do you think of the exoneration of Mohammed Abdul Aziz and Khalil Islam? What does this mean about the murder of Malcolm X? Should the case into the murder of Malcolm X be reopened?
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It is crazy that a Netflix documentary led to justice for Khalil Islam and Mohammed Abdul Aziz, surely the United States needs to reform its justice system so that it doesn’t take a TV show to turn around clear miscarriages of justice in the future. Indeed the family of Malcolm X are still campaigning for justice for their own family, in 2019 members of John F. and Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X's families joined dozens of other Americans in signing a public statement calling for a truth and reconciliation commission to be established by Congress or the Justice Department. A lot of doubt hangs of these high profile political assassinations of the 1960s and if a TV show can achieve justice for these two men and not for these important political icons then there is no real justice system in the US, but either way the US justice system is in dire need of reform.

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Even after all this time these two wrongly accused men gained justice and have finally had their names cleared; as long as they, or in the case of Khalil Islam his surviving family, are paid compensation for the amount of life lost to the incarceration system, the case of these two men is clearly closed. The case that cleared Mohammed Aziz and Khalil Islam was separate from the case of Malcolm X in this was, and was about the injustices in the case against these two innocent men. Both men were released in the 1980s and even Talmadge Hayer who admitted to his role in Malcolm X's murder was paroled in 2010, this is too long ago and exoneration should be enough here. The US government have refused to reopen the case, but hypothetically even if it were to be reopened, any information or intelligence that could be gleaned from the US government would probably be heavily redacted and lead nowhere, as we have seen in the case of JFK.

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The eventual vindication of Muhammad Aziz and the deceased Khalil Islam is long overdue but a small step in the right direction, these two men suffered immensely from their wrongful imprisonment, however this investigation into the murder of Malcolm X just raises more questions. If this miscarriage of justice was allowed to take place then the real killers have gone free and are potentially still alive, so who really did kill Malcolm X, was there a conspiracy, was this the result of a coverup? We do know that the FBI was involved in long-term surveillance of Malcolm X, and through knowledge of the illegal COINTELPRO program we also know that the FBI infiltrated and disrupted civil rights organizations during the 1950s and 1960s. John Ali was a former FBI agent known to have been operating in the Nation of Islam at the time and even had a private meeting with Talmadge Hayer, the man who pleaded guilty to Malcom X's murder, the night before the assassination. Clearly the case of Malcolm X's assassination needs to be reopened, and the first step should be the release of FBI records.

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