In the Name of the Father

Did Malcolm X's daughter plot to assassinate Louis Farrakhan? Or was she entrapped by the FBI?

WHEN A LITTLE GIRL IS FOUR, HER father is God. He is the leader of her private nation. Should he also happen to be a real-life leader, invited to stand before microphones and talk to great cheering crowds, that too would seem appropriate, consistent with his place in her young universe. But what if one day, while she is watching, he is blown from the dais by five thugs -- a grotesque reversal of the nature of things, a wiping out of the sun? Can her spirit survive it? Can she avoid being twisted by it? Can it be overcome?

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