[Louis Farrakhan] demoted [Khalid Abdul Muhammad] earlier this month for the harsh language he used in criticizing Jews, Catholics and other groups in a speech last fall. At Howard, Muhammad shied away from such rhetoric, but law student [Malik Zulu Shabazz], who organized the event, did not.
Recognized student organizations at [Howard] can bring any speaker to the campus. Muhammad's speech was sponsored by Unity Nation, a recognized group headed by Shabazz, [Raymond Archer] said. Howard does not have a speech code that regulates what students can say.
Howard officials said Shabazz enrolled at Howard as an undergraduate in 1984, under the name Paris Lewis. He founded a group called the Progressive Student Movement, which has since become Unity Nation, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1989. In 1990, he enrolled in Howard law school, where he has second-year status.
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