B2S-2017_BBN
Police Department streamlines recruitment exam
June 11, 2014
COLA hints at contents of Auditor General’s Preliminary Report
June 11, 2014

Historian and Muslim leader Ismail Shabazz dies

Ismael Shabazz

Ismael Shabazz

Ismael Shabazz

Wednesday, June 11, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: 76 year old Ismail Omar Shabazz, a leading Muslim thinker and historian and founding member of the United Black Association for Development (UBAD) and later the Belize Rural Economic Development Agricultural Alliance (BREDAA) died on Tuesday after a long battle with illness.

Shabazz was one of the first Muslims in Belize and with Evan X Hyde founded Belize’s leading newspaper, Amandala.

They were jointly arrested and charged with sedition in 1971 for printing an article mocking election petitions filed following the 1970 municipal election in Belize City but were acquitted.

Shabazz later became a leader in the community of More Tomorrow in the Cayo District and continued to contribute his thoughts on the development of the Belizean society to various outlets.

May he rest in peace.

© 2014, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Comments

[email protected]
[email protected]
Patrickjonesbelize.com is a Belizean online news agregator and blog that is owned by the Belize Media Group. The site offers breaking news, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture and local news on Belize.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *