The Assassination of Malcolm X
Despite these new beliefs, Malcolm still believed that Black people could defend themselves against any aggressive whites. He then founded the Organisation of African American Unity on these principles. Because he formed the Organisation, tensions between Malcolm and the Nation of Islam leadership increased dramatically.
The theory that led people to believe the government ordered the assassination of Malcolm X has much evidence to support it. B.O.S.S was one major link between the government and Malcolm X. B.O.S.S. was a secret New York agency that hated Malcolm X (Hutchinson 1). They and Malcolm were locked in an underground political and illegal war (1). B.O.S.S. and the F.B.I. infiltrated the ranks of the Organisation of African American Unity with spies, informants, and local police agents (1). B.O.S.S. constantly worked to undermine the Muslims and Malcolm X. They worked day-in and day-out to follow Malcolm, and planned to shut him down permanently if they caught a whiff of any wrongdoings. The F.B.I. cooperated with B.O.S.S. by giving them access to government information that other agencies did not have. Publicly, the F.B.I. seemed to be in the business of protecting Malcolm’s life. In reality, this was not true. The F.B.I. was well aware of the many threats made by the Muslims on Malcolm’s life, but they adopted a “See-no-evil, hear-no-evil” attitude toward the threats (1). This basically meant that the F.B.I. would