In case you missed it, there was a bit of a kerfuffle regarding activist Angela Davis; it seems the Jews got to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and persuaded the organization not to present a human rights award to Davis at a gala event.
“Upon closer inspection of Ms. Davis’ statements and public record,” the BCRI board voted to rescind its invitation. Probably all the anti-Semitic stuff that did it.
The associated gala event, scheduled for February 16th at Haven has been cancelled. Ticket purchasers will received a full refund. pic.twitter.com/YKrt6nfnzK
— BCRI (@bhamcivilrights) January 5, 2019
So civil and human rights for everyone, except Palestinians. Gotcha 👍🏼
— naughtychama (@captain_picard9) January 7, 2019
I am disgusted and ashamed of Zionist money controlling the agenda of so many otherwise helpful organizations. This shows how far their reach goes. I’d love to know who influenced this decision.
— Rabbi David Mivasair 🔥 (@Mivasair) January 7, 2019
Davis will appear at a Social Justice Summit organized by the Black Alumni Association at UCLA later this week, the Daily Caller reports.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 9, 2019
Davis was reportedly deeply involved with the Communist Party USA, as well as the Black Panther Party during the Civil Rights Era. She was linked to a courtroom shooting in 1970 in Marin County, California, allegedly supplying firearms and ammunition to a black teen who shot and killed a judge as he attempted to escape with two black convicts who were being prosecuted for killing a prison guard. In the days following the incident, the FBI listed Davis as one of their ten most wanted fugitives. Davis was eventually sent to jail for her connection to the courtroom melee, but was acquitted for all charges since her technical ownership of the firearms used in the shooting was not substantive enough for her to be found guilty of involvement.
We thought liberals hated guns. All of that aside, plenty have stepped up to speak in defense of Davis, including people we (used to) see on cable TV quite a bit.
This is shameful. I stand with my dear sister and friend Angela Davis. https://t.co/gj69Fpk0AQ
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) January 7, 2019
I stand w Angela Davis then, now & always. She’s been a hero of mine since college. Her writings & Critical Resistance conferences re prison industrial complex deepened my politics & made my analysis more radical.
Also, standing up for Palestinian rights is NOT anti-Semitic. pic.twitter.com/hZhCuOv1nq
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 8, 2019
Also weighing in in defense of Davis is Electronic Intifada, which describes itself in its Twitter bio as “Palestine’s weapon of mass instruction.”
Israel is attempting to "divide Black leaders and suppress those who draw connections between freedom struggles of Black Americans and Palestinians." https://t.co/1vqTNzKuQf
— Electronic Intifada (@intifada) January 9, 2019
Electronic Intifada … that’s some nice company.
Kohn got a lot of blowback for her tweet picturing her with her hero and declaring that “standing up for Palestinian rights is not anti-Semitic.”
But calling for the destruction of Israel is. So.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) January 8, 2019
Sure… just because you said so
— LordKrispyKreme (@LordKreme) January 8, 2019
Yes it is. You have no idea what you're talking about.
— Red Dirt Ready (@SwTkthe1) January 8, 2019
That's EXACTLY what it is when Palestinians want Jews to die.
— VidemusOmnia (@Born2Fly71) January 8, 2019
Angela Davis IS an antisemite.
— Ben Rhodes O'Houlihan (@Earnest_T_Base) January 8, 2019
Sometimes you see a picture that is so bizarre that it's impossible to come up with a snide remark.
Enjoy hanging with your Jew-hating pal.
— Cynical Publius (@CynicalPublius) January 8, 2019
Calling for the destruction of Israel is not standing up for Palestinian rights. Pretending that Palestinians want to live in peace with Jewish people is naive at best and anti-semitic propaganda at worst.
— Punches In Bunches (@eplacentia) January 8, 2019
What about her purchasing firearms for security guards who used them to take over a courtroom in an incident that resulted in 4 people being murdered? Is she exempt from opprobrium because she is a left wing radical?
— RobertV2000 (@RobertV2000) January 8, 2019
Hamas doesn't stand up for Palestinian rights. Blame them.
— Caroline Arnold (@CarolineArnoldx) January 8, 2019
How do you claim to be “against hate” when you stand with Marc Lamont Hill, Angela Davis and Linda Sarsour????????
— Howard Prime (drinking warm jealousy) (@BluishCheckMark) January 8, 2019
“hero of mine since college.” I can understand that… the young is easily swayed by the commy narrative. But after growing up and seeing for your self the misery and death it has left in its wake… wtf Sally?
— Lem (@Lemang01) January 8, 2019
The #Palestine challenge:
Dress as a man, wearing a yarmulke and a gay pride shirt, and walk a mile through any populated area of "Palestine" without bodyguards, with someone following with a hidden camera.
— "He didn't win,did he?"-Harry Reid&Democrat ethics (@Melvin_Udall_) January 8, 2019
this is not surprising.
— mymanjaco (@smartbassist) January 8, 2019
'Are you for REAL?' Fawning Marc Lamont Hill wishes this TERRORIST '100 more years' https://t.co/JFJ7ZcJx45
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2018
The LA Times decides that yes, you can admire an anti-Semite if she’s running the Women’s March https://t.co/VV1svijuQB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 6, 2019
'Bark bark … anybody?' Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib blows anti-Semitic dog whistle — but where are media guardians of truth? https://t.co/2wOehQjf5T
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 7, 2019