Skip to comments.To the Students for Justice in Palestine, a Letter From an Angry Black Woman
Posted on 08/03/2014 10:06:29 AM PDT by nickcarraway
The student organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is prominent on many college campuses, preaching a mantra of Freeing Palestine. It masquerades as though it were a civil rights group when it is not. Indeed, as an African-American, I am highly insulted that my peoples legacy is being pilfered for such a repugnant agenda. It is thus high time to expose its agenda and lay bare some of the fallacies they peddle.
If you seek to promulgate the legacy of early Islamic colonialists who raped and pillaged the Middle East, subjugated the indigenous peoples living in the region, and foisted upon them a life of persecution and degradationyou do not get to claim the title of Freedom Fighter.
If you support a racist doctrine of Arab supremacism and wish (as a corollary of that doctrine) to destroy the Jewish state, you do not get to claim that the prejudices you peddle are forms of legitimate resistance.
If your heroes are clerics who sit in Gaza plotting the genocide of a people; who place their children on rooftops in the hopes they will get blown to bits; who heap praises upon their fellow gang members when they succeed in murdering Jewish school boys and bombing places of activity where Jews congregateyou do not get to claim that you are some Apollonian advocate of human virtue. You are not.
If your activities include grieving over the woefully incompetent performance by Hamas rocketeers and the subsequent millions of Jewish souls who are still alivewhose children were not murdered by their rockets; whose limbs were not torn from them; and whose disembowelment did not come into fruitionyou do not get to claim that you stand for justice. You profess to be irreproachable. You are categorically not.
If your idea of a righteous cause entails targeting and intimidating Jewish students on campus, arrogating their history of exile-and-return and fashioning it in your own likeness you do not get to claim that you do so in the name of civil liberty and freedom of expression.
You do not get to champion regimes that murder, torture, and persecute their own people, deliberately keep them impoverished, and embezzle billions of dollar from themand claim you are pro-Arab. You are not.
You do not get to champion a system wherein Jews are barred from purchasing land, traveling in certain areas, and living out such an existence merely because they are Jewsand claim that you are promoting equality for all. You do not get to enable that system by pushing a boycott of Jewish owned businesses, shops, and entitiesand then claim that you are against apartheid. That is evil.
You do not get to justify the calculated and deliberate bombings, beatings, and lynchings of Jewish men, women, and children by referring to such heinous occurrences as part of a noble uprising of the oppressedthat is racism. It is evil.
You do not get to pretend as though you and Rosa Parks would have been great buddies in the 1960s. Rosa Parks was a real Freedom Fighter. Rosa Parks was a Zionist.
Coretta Scott King was a Zionist.
A. Phillip Randolph was a Zionist.
Bayard Rustin was a Zionist.
Count Basie was a Zionist.
Dr. Martin Luther King Sr. was a Zionist.
Indeed, they and many more men and women signed a letter in 1975 that stated: We condemn the anti-Jewish blacklist. We have fought too long and too hard to root out discrimination from our land to sit idly while foreign interests import bigotry to America. Having suffered so greatly from such prejudice, we consider most repugnant the efforts by Arab states to use the economic power of their newly-acquired oil wealth to boycott business firms that deal with Israel or that have Jewish owners, directors, or executives, and to impose anti-Jewish preconditions for investments in this country.
You see, my people have always been Zionists because my people have always stood for the freedom of the oppressed. So, you most certainly do not get to culturally appropriate my peoples history for your own. You do not have the right to invoke my peoples struggle for your shoddy purposes and you do not get to feign victimhood in our name. You do not have the right to slander my peoples good name and link your cause to that of Dr. Kings. Our two causes are diametrically opposed to each other.
Your cause is the antithesis of freedom. It has cost hundreds of thousands of lives of both Arabs and Jews. It has separated these peoples, and has fomented animosity between them. It has led to heartache, torment, death and destruction.
It is of course your prerogative to continue to utilize platitudes for your cause. You are entirely within your rights to chant words like equality justice and freedom fighter.
You can keep using those words for as long as you like. But I do not think you know what they mean.
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
Shout it from the rooftops, the minarets and steeples. Speak truth to evil.
The whole liberal- let’s turn muslims into victims movement is a such a pathetic sham. Muslims have never been victims of anything (except maybe their own fellow muslims). In fact if anything they are they are the ones who go around victimizing others.
What a joke.
Great post. Thanks
The so-called “Palestine” is getting its justice right now. That’s the only justice for Palestine I support.
you do realize that many blacks are muzzies.
Not really that many.
In 2006, it was estimated that there were at least 20,000 members. However, today the group has a wide influence in the African American community. The first Million Man March took place in Washington, D.C. 1995 and was followed later by another one in 2000
Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan ...
Experts estimate that 30 percent of the 6 to 7 million Muslims in the U.S. are black, with only South Asians making up a larger number at 33 percent.
have a nice day!
I do know that. Whether they are muslim by choice, or by force, remains to be seen. Most of the muslim africans are a result of the arab muslim slave trade. One more reason why black people should fight back against this muslim tyranny.