I want to touch up on The Zebra Murders once again. I was reading parts of the book The Garbage People and this part struck me:
"The Black Muslims— they know the way, they’re ahead of us. Fifty years ahead. They are way ahead of the Black Panthers, dig. They know what’s happening. And I turn them on because I’m the only white guy in here that knows Mohammed. They got things going on in the sewers that you wouldn’t believe!"
It was an excerpt of a conversation between Charles Manson and his attorney. For the entire trial and even now people still tell that tired-old recycled "Black Panthers" story. What happened had nothing to do with the Black Panthers. Manson did speak about an impending race war between the Black Muslims and whites. His “Family” spoke about it and here Manson speaks about it.
Charles Manson claimed that while in prison Black Muslims told him that they were recruiting Black Muslims to attack whites at random and murder them throughout California. After the trials, around 1972, it started. The death toll was estimated between 71 - 150, however the “proven” murders were more like 20. This race war was called The Zebra Murders and has been swept under America’s rug and forgotten.
This can not be a coincidence. Manson definitely knew something. Next time I speak to him I am going to ask him about this.
I really don’t believe the killings were to spark a race war. I personally feel it’s an absurd notion,especially since the murderers themselves have discredited that theory. Manson did speak of a race war, but it needed no spark.
- (Quote Source: The Garbage People)