The Link from the Ferguson Intifada to the NYPD executions.
On October 25, 2014, I wrote about how anti-Israel activists attempted to co-opt and hijack the Ferguson protests and riots and turn the anger towards Israel, Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge.
The activists gathered under the “Palestine2Ferguson” banner and Twitter hashtag.
One of the key anti-Israel activists was Bassem Masri, a Palestinian-American who attempted to instigate confrontations between police and protesters, as he livestreamed the protests.
Fast forward to the execution of two NYPD police officers, Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos, on December 20, by Ismaaiyl Brinsley.
The killer wrote on Instagram in his final post:
“I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” “This May Be My Final Post … I’m Putting Pigs In A Blanket.”
Pigs In a Blanket Fry Em Like Baconnnn #Ferguson
— Bassem Masri (@bassem_masri) December 20, 2014
Masri denies that she supported the killing, but seems to like the chant.
As offensive as these post-killing chants are, that’s not the real story here.
The real story is the connection between the killer’s final Instagram note and the Ferguson protests.
The “pigs in a blanket” language was chanted during the Ferguson protests in the fall.
Twitchy covered it on September 26, 2014, ‘Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon’: It’s 2 a.m. and this is what Ferguson agitators are doing (h/t Michelle Malkin).
— Lynnie (@TweetThisBabe) September 26, 2014
— Courtney Harrop (@CourtneyPFB) September 30, 2014
It was a chant Masri tweeted out in November as well:
— Bassem Masri (@bassem_masri) November 15, 2014
Putting “Pigs in a Blanket” was the call in Ferguson this fall, and on a street in Brooklyn on December 20.