The Lost Assassins of Malcolm X

I’ve uncovered new evidence in long-overlooked FBI reports which relates to two previously unidentified members of the Newark Temple #25 Fruit of Islam (FOI) — EDWARD OLIVER and NORMAN HOWARD MORTIMORE — who are believed to have been present at the Audubon Ballroom on 21st February 1965 and are suspected of having participated in the assassination of Malcolm X. Oliver and Mortimore (the ‘Butler & Johnson of Temple #25’) appear to have been paired up with Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson of Harlem’s Temple #7 in the staging of what it now turns out were two instances of the “get your hand out of my pocket” ruse.

Those FBI reports also contain shocking testimony and affidavits by a former member of Temple #7, ABRAHAM BEY, relating to an order he received from that temple’s Captain, JOSEPH X GRAVITT, to murder baseball legend JACKIE ROBINSON in order to silence his criticisms of the NOI. 


Paul Bitakaramire is a freelance writer based in England who has previously been published in Britain’s Spectator magazine and has launched a petition to reopen the investigation into the Malcolm X assassination. That petition can be found here.