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    Did not know this.

    His Son’s Arrest Isn’t the First Time Violence Has Touched Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    by John Morielloon June 12, 2020



    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s conversion to Islam preceded a terrible tragedy

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar starred at UCLA and began his Hall of Fame NBA career under his given name of Lew Alcindor. He converted to Islam in 1971 at the age of 24, taking his new name that translates to “noble one, servant of the almighty.” Abdul-Jabbar made a pilgrimage to Mecca and studied Arabic at Harvard during the offseason.
    One of Abdul-Jabbar’s mentors during the conversion process was Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, the leader of the Hanafi Movement group that subscribes to Sunni Islam beliefs. Shortly after his conversion while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, Abdul-Jabbar purchased a Washington, D.C., house for Khaalis to use as a residence and the local Hanafi resource center.

    Khaalis was a polarizing figure within the religious community with connections in the 1950s to Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad. He split with the Nation of Islam and founded the Hanafi Movement.
    In 1972, Khaalis wrote letters to ministers of more than 50 mosques affiliated with the Nation of Islam, accusing Muhammad of deception and theft. He implored the ministers to disassociate themselves from the sect.
    Children among the dead in a 1973 massacre


    On Jan. 12, 1973, more than half a dozen armed men drove from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., and conducted a raid on the Hanafi center that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had purchased on behalf of Sunni Islam follower Hamaas Abdul Khaalis.
    Khaalis’ son, Daud, and wife, Bibi, were shot to death. Five children, including a 9-day-old infant, were also killed in the massacre. Khaalis’ daughter, Amina, was shot five times but survived the attack.

    Seven men associated with the Black Muslims were arrested and faced charges in two trials conducted under heightened security. Five were convicted and sentenced to prison terms of a minimum of 140 years for the city’s largest mass murder.
    Sports Illustrated reported that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar traveled to the scene of the massacre to help wash and bury the bodies of the victims. For some time afterward, the player and his wife and baby traveled under police protection out of authorities’ fear that they might also be targeted.

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    I think Lou Alcindor is probably a good person. He just has blakian judgment.

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    You cannot control what other free humans do if you're in a free society. Kareem has lived his life in relative harmony, peace and is an upstanding man as far as I can tell. He was one of the original students of Bruce Lee. He's lived under Bruce's teachings in some ways. Can't say anything about the maybe 100+ kids he fathered.

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    You cannot control what other free humans do if you're in a free society. Kareem has lived his life in relative harmony, peace and is an upstanding man as far as I can tell. He was one of the original students of Bruce Lee. He's lived under Bruce's teachings in some ways. Can't say anything about the maybe 100+ kids he fathered.
    It's impossible to respect any men like that.

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