David speaks with journalist and author Thomas Peele about his book Killing the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist. In 2007, Oakland-area journalist Chauncey Bailey was murdered by a nineteen-year-old member of the Black Muslim cult. This cult, run by Yusuf Bey as an offshoot of the Nation of Islam, was run out of the infamous Your Black Muslim Bakery in Palo Alto. After Chauncey Bailey’s investigations led him close to the true nature of the cult and the bakery, he was murdered by order of Yusuf Bey IV. This book, along with the work of other journalists, led to the arrest and conviction of Yusuf Bey IV for the murder of Chauncey Bailey.
Original Air Date: 03-20-2012