Skip to comments.Al Sharpton
Posted on 05/05/2007 10:04:50 PM PDT by Winged Hussar
anti-Semitic riots in Brooklyn's Crown Heights section erupted after 7-year old Gavin Cato, a black child, was accidentally killed by an out-of-control car driven by a Hasidic Jew. Within three hours, a black mob had hunted down and killed an innocent rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum. Sharpton fanned the flames of racial hatred by publicly announcing that it was not merely a car accident that had killed Gavin Cato, but rather "the social accident of apartheid." He organized angry demonstrations and challenged local Jews -- who he derisively called "diamond merchants" -- to "pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house" to settle the score. ...Stirred in part by such rhetoric, hundreds of Crown Heights blacks took violently to the streets for three days and nights of rioting. Sharpton reacted to chaos by stating, "We must not reprimand our children for outrage, when it is the outrage that was put in them by an oppressive system."
In 1995 Sharpton led his National Action Network in an ugly boycott against Freddy's Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned business in Harlem, New York. ... The street leader of the boycott, Morris Powell, was the head of Sharpton's "Buy Black" Committee. Repeatedly referring to the Jewish proprietors of Freddy's as "crackers," Powell and his fellow protesters menacingly told passersby, "Keep [going] right on past Freddy's, he's one of the greedy Jew bastards killing our [black] people. Don't give the Jew a dime." Some picketers openly threatened violence against whites and Jews -- all under the watchful, approving eye of Sharpton. The subsequent picketing became increasingly menacing in its tone until one of the protesters eventually shot four whites in the store and then set the building on fire -- killing seven employees, most of whom were Hispanics.
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Bigots of a feather flock together
It would have taken no great effort for the reporters covering the Apollo debate to have walked across 125th Street from the theater to visit Freddy's Fashion Mart, where in 1995 eight people died in a murderous rampage inspired by Mr. Sharpton. Mr. Sharpton is best-known for the Tawana Brawley hoax, in which he insisted that a 15-year-old black girl had been abducted and raped by a band of white men practicing Irish Republican Army rituals. In fact she had made up the story to protect herself from her violent stepfather. But at Freddy's, Mr. Sharpton was even more malevolent. He turned a landlord-tenant dispute between the Jewish owner of Freddy's and a black subtenant into a theater of hatred. Picketers from Mr. Sharpton's National Action Network, sometimes joined by "the Rev." himself, marched daily outside the store, screaming about "bloodsucking Jews" and "Jew bastards" and threatening to burn the building down. After weeks of increasingly violent rhetoric, one of the protesters, Roland Smith, took Mr. Sharpton's words about ousting the "white interloper" to heart. He ran into the store shouting, "It's on!" He shot and wounded three whites and a Pakistani, whom he apparently mistook for a Jew. Then he set the fire, which killed five Hispanics, one Guyanese and one African-American--a security guard whom protesters had taunted as a "cracker lover." Smith then fatally shot himself.
There was more, of course-always more. In the spring of 1989, the Central Park wilding occurred. That was the monstrous rape and beating of a young white woman, known to most of the world as the jogger. The hatred heaped on her by Sharpton and his claque is almost impossible to fathom, and wrenching to review. ...Outside the courthouse, they [Sharpton and his entourage] chanted, The boyfriend did it! The boyfriend did it! They denounced the victim as Whore! They screamed her name, over and over (because most publications refused to print it, though several black-owned ones did). Sharpton brought Tawana Brawley to the trial one day, to show her, he said, the difference between white justice and black justice. He arranged for her to meet the joggers attackers, whom she greeted with comradely warmth. In another of his publicity stunts, he appealed for a psychiatrist to examine the victim. It doesnt even have to be a black psychiatrist, he said, generously. He added: Were not endorsing the damage to the girl if there was this damage. ...But the torching, so to speak, continued. In 1995-four years into the putative New Sharpton-there was another, fatal case in which Sharpton had a guilty hand: Freddys Fashion Mart. In Harlem, a white store owner no, worse: a Jewish one was accused of driving a black store owner out of business. At one of the many rallies meant to scare the Jewish owner away [can anyone say, "burning crosses meant to scare the Negro owner away?"], Sharpton charged that there is a systemic and methodical strategy to eliminate our people from doing business off 125th Street. I want to make it clear . . . that we will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business. Sharptons colleague, Morris Powell, said of the Jewish owner Sharptons white interloper Were going to see that this cracker suffers. Reverend Sharpton is on it.When is someone going to ask Barack Obama why he posed arm in arm with a prominent racist and anti-Semite, at a meeting of an arguably violent hate organization (National Action Network)? Perhaps Obama shares Sharpton's views about white people (especially Jews), as well as gay people:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Sharpton#Accusations_of_racism_and_homophobia "Sharpton was quoted as saying to an audience at Kean College in 1994 that, White folks was in caves while we was building empires ... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it. Sharpton defended his comments by noting that the term homo was not homophobic but added that he no longer uses the term."
Since Al Sharpton defines racism and bigotry, "homo" is not an anti-gay slur, just as Louis "Judaism is a gutter religion" Farrakhan is not an anti-Semite. Well, per Al Sharpton's standards as to what is and is not hate speech, we suppose Farrakhan is not an anti-Semite.
Yes, he’s a racist, but the only thing that really irritates me (okay, irritates me most) about the man is that he uses “reverend” in his title. That’s an insult to any christian. It’s just wrong.
You remind me of Wings Hauser : )
"Rev" Je$$e Jack$on too.
For all of his racist ranting and raving, much of his financial support, I understand, comes from Roger Stone, per the Village Voice.
Yeah. How could I have forgotten to mention that? It drives me to distraction more than any of their ‘escapades’.
If you want to be a racist bigot—fine. Just don’t do it parading around as a christian.
There, I feel a little better now.
I think anyone with “Rev.” in their name should not get their hands dirty in secular politics to begin with.
Heck, it isn’t even the politics that makes Sharpton and Jackson such scumbags. It’s the non-political stuff—Tawana Brawley, Jews, extorting from corporations, etc.
i finally figured out why that picture seems familiar...
Tambo and Bones
Can Sharpton be held accountable for this?
bump 4 later
Lets not forget who was one of the first to rave about the Duke University non-rape either.
He was sued (successfully) for defamation in the Tawana Brawley case.
What about the “honorable” Louis Farrakhan?
I’d LOVE TO SEE HIM in public. I’d exercise the heck out of my free speech rights. Then I’d probably end up suing him racist butt for the harm his bodyguards caused. It just might be worth it.
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