*On this date in 1965, Black Nationalist Malcolm X was shot and killed. This happened at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, while he was preparing to speak.
He was one of the most passionate and controversial people of the 20th century. Three of the men arrested were later identified as members of the Nation of Islam.
A week earlier, his home was firebombed; his wife and children escaped unharmed.
You're right. MX was a Muslim for a while. He changed his mind because he learned something about them that was against his beliefs. So he wanted out. He even said, he knew his life was at stake and most likely they would try to kill him.
There are plenty of stories and first hand videos where you can hear him say all this, so no need for the cute little icons showing this statement is nuts, clueless or you disagree. Look it up!