Pro-Israel groups should cheer that this discredited fringe character has thrown in with BDS.
Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam organized an event in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March (which didn’t have anywhere near a million men).
Reportedly, “thousands” turned out today.
Farrakhan, of course, in an unapologetic and proud anti-White racist and anti-Semite.
— ADL (@ADL) October 7, 2015
It’s not surprising that Wright joined the fashionable movement to link Ferguson to Palestine, and to demonize Israel. It’s a pretty astounding speech, which included the mindless and historically inaccurate claim that “Jesus was a Palestinian.”
The Hill reports:
The controversial religious leader Jeremiah Wright compared Native Americans to Palestinians at the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on the National Mall on Saturday, going so far as to assert that “Jesus was a Palestinian.”…
“The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried back to the 19th century… when the original people, the Palestinians — and please remember, Jesus was a Palestinian — the Palestinian people had the Europeans come and take their country,” Wright said.
He said African-Americans in the United States have much in common with Palestinians in Israel.
“The youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine have united together to remind us that the dots need to be connected,” Wright said. “And what Dr. King said, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, has implications for us as we stand beside our Palestinian brothers and sisters, who have been done one of the most egregious injustices in the 20th and 21st centuries.”
Here is his full speech at the event.
While anti-Israel groups will cheer, so should pro-Israel groups.
Wright is toxic for most people in the country. Even Obama had to run from him during the 2008 election (though it’s questionable whether Obama did it genuinely).
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