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Challenging the cult of Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 4, 2007 08:18 AM


Over the years, I’ve tracked Mumia Chic–the Left’s deranged worship of convicted Death Row murderer Mumia Abu Jamal that has spread from Philly to St. Denis, France and points in between. This December 9th marks the 25th anniversary of the brutal murder of Abu Jamal’s victim, Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. His brave widow, Maureen Faulkner, and Philly talk show host/author Michael Smerconish are keeping the slain officer’s memory alive with a new book, “Murdered by Mumia.”

The cult of Mumia is reacting accordingly–by trying to bully and intimidate Mrs. Faulkner. Mumia has received decades of slobbering press coverage worldwide. God forbid his victim’s family and supporters receive a fraction of airtime. The NYPost reports:

Supporters of cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal are threatening to storm the streets of Rockefeller Center Thursday morning to protest the “Today” show. The New York-based “Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition” is infuriated that Maureen Faulker – the widow of Philadelphia police office Daniel Faulker, whom Abu-Jamal was convicted of murdering 25 years ago – is scheduled to appear on the show Thursday to promote her new book, “Murdered by Mumia: A Life Sentence of Pain, Loss and Injustice.” The activists – who claim on their Web site to have demanded “equal time” but “as of yet have gotten no agreement to that” -will protest outside. Faulkner told Page Six via a statement, “After 26 years of this harrowing experience, the purpose of writing this book is to finally find a peaceful closure to my husband’s tragic ending. A jury of 12 convicted Mumia Abu-Jamal of murdering my husband, and for 25 years Abu- Jamal has been on death row acting as if he was a Hollywood superstar or political prisoner . . . He has a voice, and my late husband doesn’t.”

There’s more information on the pro-Mumia bullies’ campaign here. It appears that the Today Show is negotiating with them:

12/2 Update – The Today Show scheduled a telephone conference with Pam Africa (of the ICFFMAJ) for this past Friday. Following this conference, Pam Africa reported that she spoke with the show and provided them with our Press Pack of background information on Mumia’s case. The Today Show did not make an official decision regarding our request, but said they would look at the information and contact Pam Africa this week with their official response to our desire to have equal representation on The Today Show.
The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) calls on everyone who can join us on Thursday December 6th at 7:15 AM to please come to 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. We will be picketing the planned hit job on Mumia by Maureen Faulkner and Michael Smerconish in discussing their new book, MURDERED BY MUMIA, on NBC’s TODAY SHOW. We have demanded “equal time” but as yet have gotten no agreement to that by the TODAY SHOW. Stand there with us in solidarity with Mumia!

DATE: Thursday Dec. 6th
TIME: 7:15 AM
PLACE: 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
For more info or to leave a message, call (212) 330-8029.


ACTION ALERT: Ensure Fairness For Mumia Abu-Jamal on NBC’s The Today Show!

On Dec. 6, NBC’s The Today Show intends to air a show about Michael Smerconish and Maureen Faulkner’s new book “Murdered By Mumia.” According to the announcement on Michael Smerconish’s website, the show is planning to feature both Smerconish and Faulkner as guests.

The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (FreeMumia.com), Journalists for Mumia (Abu-Jamal-News.com), and Educators for Mumia (EmajOnline.com) have initiated a media-activist campaign urging people to write The Today Show at today@msnbc.com asking them to fairly present both sides of the Mumia Abu-Jamal / Daniel Faulkner case, by also featuring as guests, Linn Washington, Jr. (Philadelphia Tribune columnist and Associate Professor of Journalism at Temple University) and Dr. Suzanne Ross (Clinical Psychologist and Co-Chair of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC).

A sample letter (http://www.abu-jamal-news.com/pr/TodayShow.doc), accompanied by an extensive informational press pack (http://www.abu-jamal-news.com/pr/PressPackNov07.pdf) has been created to use for contacting The Today Show. Please take a minute and contact them to ensure fair media coverage of this controversial and important case.


The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (FreeMumia.com)
Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal (Abu-Jamal-News.com)
Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal (EmajOnline.com)

If you’re in the NYC area and can counter-protest, don’t miss the opportunity. The “journalists” and the “educators” and Hollyweirdos and international concern trolls and race hustlers have Mumia’s back. Who has Daniel Faulkner’s?

Here’s our Hot Air report on Daniel Faulkner’s murder last year:

And Michael Smerconish’s report:

And a music video tribute:

More at MASTalk.

Buy the book. Keep Daniel Faulkner’s memory alive:



Ed Morrissey will be interviewing Smerconish and Faulkner on his Blog Talk Radio show and invites the Mumia Mob to come protest him, too.

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