The daughter of Malcolm X, the well-known black Muslim minister and a one-time spokesman for the Nation of Islam, is expected to be visiting the African nation of Mali as part of a Muslim delegation investigating Malaria programs that includes representatives of three major U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations as well as U.S., U.N, and Canadian agencies and NGO’s. According the press release:
Ilyasah Shabazz , the daughter of martyred civil rights leader Malcolm X, is expected to visit the African nation of Mali. This December 9 – 14, Ms. Shabazz will visit her ancestral home for the first time as part of a Muslim delegation hosted by Malaria No More, an organization working to end malaria-related deaths in Africa…where she’ll meet with local religious leaders, see the African malaria crisis firsthand, and participate in the distribution of 2.1 million insecticide-treated bed nets to children under five as part of an integrated measles-malaria campaign. …Ms. Shabazz will be joined by a delegation of high-profile Muslim-American scholars, leaders, and activists representing organizations including the Islamic Society of North America, Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Ministry of Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, and the Muslim Students’ Association National (MSA National). In addition to Malaria No More, partners in the campaign include the American Red Cross; UNICEF; the United Nations Foundation; U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the World Health Organization; the Canadian Red Cross; the Canadian International Development Agency; the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Population Services International; the President’s Malaria Initiative; and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.
The Islamic Society of North America, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the Muslim Students’ Association are all well-known parts of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Warith Deen Mohammed is the son of Elijah Muhammad, the former leader of the Nation of Islam, and has close associations with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood including serving as an Imam for the Muslim American Society.