Let’s continue our investigation into the anti-Semitism of the Democrat Party. How about Al Sharpton. First, there have been many articles written by the media—both conservative and liberal-- calling Sharpton: a kingmaker. What they refer to is his newfound influence on ‘who’ attains Democrat leadership. For example, following are four examples of media acknowledging his kingmaking:
This is important because Sharpton is a long-time anti-semite. For example, in 1991, he heavily participated in inciting the Crown Heights riot, which one Jewish leader called: “the most serious pogrom in the history of this nation.”1
Riots broke out after an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi ran over two Black children on a sidewalk in his station wagon. Seven-year-old Gavin Cato was killed instantly, and his 7-year-old cousin Angela Cato was seriously injured but survived. The Jewish Rabbi was not indicted. Within hours of the tragedy, another Jewish Rabbi, who had nothing to do with the incident, was stabbed to death by a Black teen. Sharpton poured gas on the inferno with remarks like: “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkas on their heads and come over to my house”.2
2.The Freddy’s Fashion Mart. Four years later in 1995, Sharpton was at it again. A large Black Pentecostal church named ‘United House of Prayer’ was a major landlord in Harlem. One of their lessees was Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned clothing store that operated there for 40 years. Because of the economic situation at that time, the church raised the rent on Freddy’s store. In turn, Freddy raised the rent on a black-owned business to whom they sub-let. Sharpton saw this as Jewish racism!
“The Sharpton-led protests began in August and came to a head on the morning of Friday, December 8th when Roland James Smith, Jr., who had been part of the Sharpton’s protests, walked into Freddy’s Fashion Mart, pulled out a gun, ordered all the black customers to leave, spilled paint thinner on several bins of clothing and set them on fire–a fire that resulted in killing 7 people plus Smith.”3
Of course, Sharpton denied any culpability, but his radio shows had been recorded. Both Sharpton and one of his hosts, Morris Powell, continually made inflammatory statements:
“We are going to see that this cracker suffers” 4 -Morris Powell
“Reverend Sharpton is on it. We have made contact with these crackers. We don’t expect a lot out of them. They haven’t seen how we feel about anything yet. We are going to show them.”4
They think they gonna drive this man out of business, they gotta be out of their minds. We are not gonna stand idly by and let a Jewish person come in Black Harlem and methodically drive black people out of business up and down 125th Street. If we stand for that, we’ll stand for anything. Which we’ve been doing. 4 -Morris Powell
“I want to make it clear to the radio audience and to you here that we will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business on 125th Street.5 -Al Sharpton
“I am saying to the Jewish community and specifically to Abraham Foxman, that you come out and utter a word, accusatory remark against Reverend Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Donna Wilson, Reverend Shields, or Gary Byrd, we will boycott you and nobody loves money any more than the Jewish people. Thank you.”6 - Norman “Granddad” Reide
3.Let’s move on to Marc Lamont Hill. Mr. Hill was a former CNN commentator, and Temple University professor, and now has his own tv show called ‘Black News Tonight’. First, he was fired by ultra-liberal CNN after making the following anti-semitic statements at the UN:
"Contrary to western mythology, black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Gandhi and non-violence," Hill said. "Rather, slave revolts, self-defense, and tactics otherwise divergent from Dr. King or Mahatma Gandhi were equally important to preserving safety and attaining freedom."
"If we are in true solidarity, we must allow the Palestinian people the same range of opportunity and political possibility. We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend themselves," Hill continued. "We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or fetishize it. We must advocate and promote non-violence at every opportunity, but cannot endorse narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing."7
On August 13, 2014, he tweeted, “I’m not anti-Israel. And I’ve fought, and continue to fight, antisemitism my entire life. But I oppose the occupation of Gaza.” How does his opposition to Gaza occupation make him anti-semitic? Two points:
i.Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, an entire 9 years
before Hill made the statement.
ii.From 2005 through 2014, before Hill made his infamous
statement, Palestinians fired over 11,000 rockets into Israel. Five
million Israelis live under the threat of daily bombs!!!
Of course, his acolytes will argue that he simply made a miscue. On the contrary, remember he was a CNN representative at the U.N. when he spoke his anti-Semitic statements in 2018!! Is it possible that he knew nothing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? If so, then CNN is to blame for sending him to represent them. However, considering he is a professor and activist, one must assume he knew exactly what he was saying!!
Next, Professor Hill is a BDS supporter: Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel. The leader of BDS, Omar Barghouti, and a good friend of Dr. Hill declared, “We are witnessing the rapid demise of Zionism, and nothing can be done to save it, for Zionism is intent on killing itself. I, for one, support euthanasia.” Moreover, Dr. Hill refers to Mr. Barghouti as “admirably devoted to the work of creating peace and justice for the vulnerable.”8
Finally, on May 12, 2017, when asked if he’d ever been to Israel he tweeted, “Nope. Saw it on t.v. though. I’m sure if I went, I’d do a 180 and agree with you.”9 The only problem is that in 2015 he took a selfie10 with his group demonstrating in Nazareth, where he said, “We came here to Palestine to stand in love and revolutionary struggle with our brothers and sisters”.11 Why would he lie? In his opinion, he did not lie, because he believes that Nazareth is Palestinian land!!!
Finally, here is Dr. Hill with Louis Farrakhan, “learning, listening and laughing”.12 However, Minister Farrakhan has the infamous privilege of being called the “leading anti-Semite” in America13
I remember my parents continually warning me to be very aware of whom I befriend. They believed the old proverb that in paraphrase decries, “you become like whom you hang around” or “you are your friends”. However, the Bible says it best:
“…bad company corrupts good character.” -1Cor15:33 NLT
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the
scornful.” -Ps1:1 KJV
In short, this photo with Minister Farrakhan presents Dr. Hill as such a ‘nice’, ‘smiling’ anti-Semite!
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WF6p73PVuo&t=726s -11:35
7.https://www.dailywire.com/news/38814/watch-cnns-hill-appears-call-elimination-israel-ryan-saavedra utm_medium=email&utm_content=112918 news&utm_campaign=position5
13. https://www.adl.org/resources/profile/nation-islam-0; &
We have been called to follow the leader and not follow the follower. When we choose to follow the follower, we compare our lives to the person in front of us or to the person behind us. However, the people around us are not our standard of success. Jesus is.
-James O Davis