By Anne Dachel
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June 9, 2015, Tony Muhammad spoke at a rally against CA SB 277.
". . .This heinous bill has now come to the attention of the black community. I'm here to represent a man who told me to tell you that this fight is a universal fight. This fight is a fight from God down. And the man of whom I come to represent to you, we met with Bobby Kennedy in Chicago, IL. And when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan heard about what's happening through the vaccine makers, he told me to tell you, this is nothing new.
"If you go into the Bible, there was a mindset like the minds behind me today. And there was the mind of a pharaoh--when the pharaoh saw that he could not control the people, pharaoh called his enchanters, or his magicians, and he made a decree to destroy all boy babies two and under. Could this be a bill to destroy all boy babies? And I'm letting you know that the black community, we are not going to stand by and let another Tuskegee experiment happen again.
"So, we are in this together. And the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said that this year, on October, we're going back to Washington, DC. for the 20 year anniversary of the Million Man March with five million people. And we will make this platform a part of him talking to the government, that you will not vaccinate our children in the name of the pharma companies. . . .
"So not only is this being heard in California, but we intend to take a million people to Atlanta, GA. And we will stand in front of the CDC and ask them, we must hear from Dr. Thompson on his findings. . . ."
On June 18, 2015, Tony Muhammad spoke in Los Angeles. There he again talked about holding a rally in Atlanta at the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He wants to hear from the CDC researcher, Dr. William Thompson, who found a link between the MMR vaccine and autism in African American boys.
"Two weeks after that, we're going to Atlanta, GA, with one million people, and we want to say to Dr. Thompson, 'We want to hear from you!' One million strong!"
"We want to hear from you, [Dr. Thompson]!" ...should be our rallying cry.
On June 29, 2006, I attended a rally at the headquarters of the CDC in Atlanta during a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Paul Offit was there. So were hundreds of parents. They carried signs about what vaccines had done to their children.
I remember one doctor driving into the entrance who stopped his car and screamed at us, "You don't know the science!"
Instantly, the mob of parents shouted back in unison, "YOU don't know the science!"
Some of the people going in laughed at the crowd.
Many of us went into the ACIP meeting for public comment. The doctors there just didn't care. Paul Offit was among them.
MAYBE when a million protesters are standing out front demanding someone be accountable, they won't be able to ignore us.
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.