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Women's March Leaders Have An Anti-Semitism Problem. Maybe Its Time To Leave Them Behind

Last week, current Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan—a well-known anti-Semite—gave a speech where he said “the powerful Jews are my enemy” and that he had “pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I'm here to say your time is up, your world is through.” Other previous Farrakhan highlights include saying the Jews were behind 9/11 and calling Adolf Hitler a “very great man.”

That alone is a story. But it doesn’t end there.

Soon after the speech, news broke that Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory was in attendance; she even received a shout out from Farrakhan during his address and posted about the event on social media. Meanwhile, Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour has collaborated with the Nation of Islam in the past, and Carmen Perez defended Farrakhan in the past, telling Amelia Harnish in January that there are “no perfect leaders” and that people need to understand Farrakhan’s contributions to Black and Brown circles.

Understandably, the Jewish community — particularly people who have supported the Women’s March and other social justice causes — wanted answers. We also wanted something that most thought would be pretty simple for a bunch of women who spend their days parading around their intersectionality: We wanted them to denounce anti-Semitism and the words Farrakhan said against Jews. This isn’t a new thing; after all, we ask public figures to denounce awful people and hate speech all the time.

To say we didn’t get that is an understatement. Instead, we got Tamika Mallory posting a bizarre series of tweets calling valid criticisms “bullying” and refusing to apologize for her support of Farrakhan and her lack of denouncement regarding his words. Linda Sarsour suddenly decided that she was very cool with silence and just retweeted one of Mallory’s tweets, as did Bob Bland. Carmen Perez took it one step further, quote-tweeting Mallory and saying something about the national organizers’ “lifetime commitment to liberation.” Missing from that? A condemnation of Farrakhan.

At this point, here’s what I’ve got to say to all of them: You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/03/192463/anti-semitism-womens-march-jewish-community-reaction-essay

Women's March Leaders Have An Anti-Semitism Problem. Maybe Its Time To Leave Them Behind

Last week, current Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan—a well-known anti-Semite—gave a speech where he said “the powerful Jews are my enemy” and that he had “pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I'm here to say your time is up, your world is through.” Other previous Farrakhan highlights include saying the Jews were behind 9/11 and calling Adolf Hitler a “very great man.”

That alone is a story. But it doesn’t end there.

Soon after the speech, news broke that Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory was in attendance; she even received a shout out from Farrakhan during his address and posted about the event on social media. Meanwhile, Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour has collaborated with the Nation of Islam in the past, and Carmen Perez defended Farrakhan in the past, telling Amelia Harnish in January that there are “no perfect leaders” and that people need to understand Farrakhan’s contributions to Black and Brown circles.

Understandably, the Jewish community — particularly people who have supported the Women’s March and other social justice causes — wanted answers. We also wanted something that most thought would be pretty simple for a bunch of women who spend their days parading around their intersectionality: We wanted them to denounce anti-Semitism and the words Farrakhan said against Jews. This isn’t a new thing; after all, we ask public figures to denounce awful people and hate speech all the time.

To say we didn’t get that is an understatement. Instead, we got Tamika Mallory posting a bizarre series of tweets calling valid criticisms “bullying” and refusing to apologize for her support of Farrakhan and her lack of denouncement regarding his words. Linda Sarsour suddenly decided that she was very cool with silence and just retweeted one of Mallory’s tweets, as did Bob Bland. Carmen Perez took it one step further, quote-tweeting Mallory and saying something about the national organizers’ “lifetime commitment to liberation.” Missing from that? A condemnation of Farrakhan.

At this point, here’s what I’ve got to say to all of them: You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/03/192463/anti-semitism-womens-march-jewish-community-reaction-essay

FA (England's Football Association Chief) Equates Star of David and Swastika in Bizarre Rant...

Against Pep Guardiola's Yellow Ribbon

FA chief executive Martin Glenn has made ill-advised comments comparing the Star of David to a swastika when talking down the yellow ribbon Pep Guardiola wears in support of imprisoned Catalans.

Speaking over the weekend, Glenn put the Jewish symbol in the same category as the swastika and 'anything like Robert Mugabe' when discussing things which should be absent from the football field - either forgetting or ignoring the fact that the Star of David features on the Israeli flag and the national team's shirts.

Speaking to the press, he said: "You can’t have - and we don’t want - football equipment to display political symbols. That has always been the case. The problem we had with poppies is that for some reason a new person at FIFA seemed to think poppies were a political symbol and we fought hard against that notion and thankfully sense broke out.

"We have rewritten law 4 of the game so that things like a poppy are OK but things that are going to be highly divisive are not. And that could be strong religious symbols, it could be the Star of David, it could be the hammer and sickle, it could be a swastika, anything like Robert Mugabe on your shirt, these are the things we don’t want."

https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/03/05/fa-chief-equates-star-david-and-swastika-bizarre-rant-against-pep-guardiolas-yellow-ribbon

Posted by grossproffit | Mon Mar 5, 2018, 05:09 AM (0 replies)

Women's March leaders refuse to condemn Farrakhan after antisemitic speech

High-profile leaders of the popular Women’s March movement are refusing to condemn an antisemitic speech Louis Farrakhan delivered last week.

“In the audience at last weekend’s conference was Tamika Mallory, one of the leaders of the Women’s March, who got a special shout-out from Farrakhan and who regularly posts laudatory pictures of him on her Instagram account as does Carmen Perez, another leader of the March,” the ADL said.

“Linda Sarsour, another March organizer, spoke and participated at a Nation of Islam event in 2015. Her most notable response to his incendiary remarks this year was a glowing post on Perez’s Facebook page to praise Farrakhan’s youthful demeanor.”

SPEAKING TO thousands of followers, Farrakhan railed against the US Jewish community’s supposed influence over the media, an antisemitic trope that has long been a popular talking point for the black nationalist leader.

In one part of the address, Farrakhan said that the “Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out turning men into women and women into men.”

“White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through,” Farrakhan added.

http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Womens-March-leaders-refuse-to-condemn-Farrakhan-after-antisemitic-speech-544074

Posted by grossproffit | Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:28 AM (6 replies)

CMU shooting: Shooting suspect in custody after 15-hour manhunt, university says

According to the university, the suspect was seen and reported by an individual on a train passing through the campus shortly after midnight. Law enforcement personnel responded and arrested the suspect without incident, the university said.

The capture ended a 15-hour manhunt. No other details were immediately available.

The university earlier identified the two dead as James Davis Sr. and Diva Davis. Records show they're from Plainfield, Illinois. Central Michigan University police said James Eric Davis, Jr. allegedly fatally shot his parents who had arrived at the dorm to pick him up from school, adding that the killings stemmed from a "domestic situation," according to CBS Detroit.

The shooting happened on a day when parents were arriving to pick up students for the beginning of a week-long spring break.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cmu-shooting-james-eric-davis-jr-shooting-suspect-in-custody-after-manhunt/
Posted by grossproffit | Sat Mar 3, 2018, 02:04 AM (0 replies)

Central Michigan University Shooting: Parents gunned down by their son on college campus

More than 100 police officers, some heavily armed in camouflage uniforms, searched neighborhoods near Central Michigan University on Friday for a 19-year-old student suspected of killing his parents at a dormitory and then running from campus.

The shooting at Campbell Hall happened on a day when parents were arriving to pick up students for the beginning of a week-long spring break.

Police released a photo of James Eric Davis Jr., urging the public to call 911 if they see him but also warning that he shouldn’t be confronted. Hours after a campus lockdown, police started a “slow, methodical removal” of staff and students who were ordered to take shelter in campus buildings, Lt. Larry Klaus said.

“He should be considered armed and dangerous,” Klaus said of Davis.

The university identified the two dead as his mother Diva Davis and father James Davis Sr., a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood. The shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. at a residence hall at Central Michigan, which is about 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Lansing.

https://apnews.com/d547fe1b9ad24ccea654746cbe4689bc?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP
Posted by grossproffit | Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:09 PM (1 replies)

Hate crime charges reinstated in Paris trial of Muslim accused of killing Jewish neighbor

The judge in the case of the murder of an Orthodox Jewish woman in Paris has declared the killing a hate crime, after originally scrapping those charges from the indictment of the murder suspect who confessed to killing the woman.

The examining magistrate on Tuesday reinstated the charge of murder aggravated by racial hatred, after the Paris Prosecutor’s office appealed his dismissal of the charge earlier this month.

Sarah Halimi, 65, was killed in April when her neighbor Kobili Traore, a 28-year-old Muslim man, threw her from the window of her third-story apartment. Traore was heard shouting about Allah and calling her “a devil” in Arabic. Halimi’s daughter said he had called the daughter a “dirty Jewess” in the building two years before the slaying of Halimi.

Traore is pleading temporary insanity, though he has though he has no history of mental illness.

The psychiatric report, issued in September, concluded that on the night of the incident Traore suffered an “acute delirium” after heavy cannabis use, but that the psychotic disorder did not exclude his criminal responsibility, “not incompatible with an anti-Semitic dimension,” Le Parisien reported.

https://www.jta.org/2018/02/28/news-opinion/hate-crime-charges-reinstated-paris-trial-muslim-accused-killing-jewish-neighbor

Israeli natural gas company announces $15 billion export deal with Egypt

An Israeli energy company on Monday announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel's nascent natural gas industry.

Delek Drilling and its U.S. partner, Noble Energy, signed a deal to sell a total of 64 billion cubic meters of gas over a 10-year period to Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings.

Yossi Abu, chief executive of Delek Drilling, called the deal "great news" for both countries.

He said he expects most of the gas to be used for Egypt's domestic market, but predicted it could pave the way for wider cooperation and help turn Egypt into an export hub for Israeli gas.

https://www.chron.com/business/article/Israeli-natural-gas-company-announces-15-billion-12625992.php

Dog Caught Secretly Riding One-Eyed Pony When Owners Aren't Home



“I can’t make this stuff up!!!” she writes in a post along with the video. “So we pull back in our driveway tonight and this is what we see. This is not our dog! But apparently him and Cricket the one eyed wonder pony are best friends. I’m stealing the dog, new circus act!”

Callie Schenker told the Springfield News-Leader that she thinks the dog’s name is Roper. She also said the corgi’s owners are Mennonites who tend to keep to themselves and don’t go online, so they likely have no clue their dog and her pet one-eyed pony, Cricket, are now Internet stars.

“The dog is my neighbors’… He randomly shows up. I guess I just caught him riding my [pony] at the perfect time! The dog didn’t get hurt! No the dog is not abused at his home, he just likes to travel the rural area we live. Cricket is fine, he lost his eye [sic]along time ago in an incident that had nothing to do with the dog! I DID not put the dog on the pony! Honestly I was pulling in my drive way from going to McDonalds when I seen this happening. I’m lucky I even got the video because my phone was nearly dead. I didn’t have any intentions of his video being viral. I just post a funny video I thought my friends would enjoy. I’m glad everyone got a good laugh out of this.”



http://people.com/pets/corgi-caught-riding-one-eyed-pony-video/
Posted by grossproffit | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 04:52 AM (6 replies)

Jeremy Corbyn's UK Labour Party welcomes back banned activists and Holocaust denier

A Holocaust denier and a leading member of Militant during its takeover of Liverpool council are among a first wave of expelled hard-left activists who have been readmitted to the Labour Party, it can be revealed today.

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Another individual who has been readmitted, Mike Sivier, was suspended by Labour only last year for comments about Jews and Zionism. On his website, Sivier, 48, said it “may be entirely justified” to say Tony Blair had been “unduly influenced by a cabal of Jewish advisers”.

He also said he was “not pretending it was a big problem” if Jews were omitted from a list of Holocaust survivors, and claimed “I’m not going to comment” on whether thousands or millions of Jews died in the Holocaust as “I don’t know”.

Sivier, who wrote a book defending Ken Livingstone’s claims about Hitler and Zionism, entitled The Livingstone Presumption, has been readmitted on the basis that he attends a workshop about anti-semitism. But he told The Sunday Times he would boycott the event. “I’m not accepting my readmission under the terms offered to me,” he said.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/734eae6c-091c-11e8-8182-8ccf9f50529e

Posted by grossproffit | Sun Feb 4, 2018, 06:39 PM (3 replies)
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