- Black nationalist
- Helped Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to establish the Black Panther Party
- Outspoken hater of the United States, Israel, and white people generally
- Was a patron of Barack Obama who recommended the latter for admission to Harvard Law School in 1988
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native of Texas, Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour earned
a bachelor's degree from Howard University and a law degree from UC
Berkeley. Today he is
an attorney who has sat
on numerous corporate boards, including those of the Saudi African
Bank and the Chicago-based LaGray Chemical Company. Mansour made
headlines in 2008 when it was revealed
that he had formerly been a patron
of a young Barack
whom he recommended for admission to Harvard
Law School in 1988.
It is likely that
the two first met at Columbia
University in the early 1980s, when Obama was a student there and Mansour was a guest
converting to Islam, Mansour (whose original name was Don
Warden) was heavily involved in San Francisco Bay Area racial
politics as founder of the African American
Association in the early
1960s. He also served as a personal mentor
helping the pair establish the Black
Panther Party; a subsequent falling-out, however, caused Mansour to end
his association with them.
the mid-1970s, Mansour met and became
an advisor to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Tatal, who today is best
known for having offered a $10 million donation toward 9/11 relief
efforts in 2001 – an offer that was rejected by New York City mayor
Rudolph Giuliani when the prince suggested that the terrorist attacks
were an indication that America “should re-examine its policies in
the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stand toward the
Palestinian cause.” Not long after meeting the prince, Mansour in
1977 was introduced
to the king of Saudi Arabia and became his attorney.
of the late professor Edward
Said, Mansour -- a black
nationalist -- is an outspoken hater of the United States, Israel,
and white people generally. In recent years he has accused the U.S.
of plotting a "genocide"
designed "to remove 15 million black people, considered
disposable, of no relevance, value or benefit to the American
society." He has told
"Whatever you do to [white people], they deserve it, God wants
you to do it, and that's whether you cut off the nose, cut off the
ears, take flesh out of their body, don't worry. God wants you to do
that." Alleging further that Palestinians in Israel "are
being brutalized like savages," he accuses Israel's Jews of "stealing
the land the same way the Christians stole the land from the
Indians in America."
Mansour's has written numerous books, including such titles as The
Destruction of Western Civilization as Seen Through Islam
the West Rule Forever?