A few notes on your article.
While Christopher Hitchens and Malcolm X were both known for fiery rhetoric, Hitch did not blindly follow a dogmatic religious organisation. Malcolm X freely admitted that of the Nation of Islam.
Christopher Hitchens did not stand accused of violence. HItchens did not go to jail for burglarising homes (X did).
Christopher Hitchens did not write a letter to President Truman (or any other president) declaring himself to be a Communist. (X did.)
Hitch was not part of the welcoming committee for Fidel Castro at the UN in 1960. (X was.)
Hitch was not opposed to the civil rights movement. (X was, until he left the Nation of Islam.)
Hitch did not praise the assassination of JFK. (X did.)
Hitch was an atheist, X was a Sunni Muslim.
Hitch did not believe in segregating blacks and whites, X did (until he left the Nation of Islam)
It would be different to imagine two more different people.