Recently, Jersey City Board of Education trustee Joan Terrell asked if the local black community is “brave enough to explore” the Jersey City shooters’ message as well as blamed Jews for the shooting (and reminded people that “6 rabbis were accused of selling body parts”).
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) December 17, 2019
Well, it should come as no surprise to you that while many are calling for Terrell to resign, she’s got some pretty illustrious folks in her corner:
Al Sharpton's National Action Network chapter director defends anti-Semitic rant by Jersey City school board member in which she indicated Jews brought the kosher market terrorist shooting upon themselves.
Black legislators disagree "with the delivery"https://t.co/FsQPrdiD5N
— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) December 19, 2019
More from NJ.com:
“How dare they speak out against someone saying how they feel. She said nothing wrong. Everything she said is the truth. So where is this anti-Semitism coming in? I am not getting it,” [Carolyn Oliver Fair, the executive director of the North Jersey Chapter of the National Action Network] said.
Oliver Fair falsely asserted that the shooters who carried out the deadly attack were Jewish. One of the suspects was a onetime follower of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, which believes black people are the true children of Israel and Jews are imposters. The movement is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.
An Al Sharpton acolyte defending Terrell’s anti-Semitism? Who’d’a thunk it?
Anti-Semite's National Action Network chapter director defends anti-Semitic rant? pic.twitter.com/k7yMeOn4yi
— Look, Fat (@jer2911tx) December 19, 2019
— KSLawReindeer (@KSLawWolf) December 19, 2019
No surprise there – Sharpton’s been defending Farrakhan for years, and Terrell-Paige‘s rant included much of Farrakhan’s regular playlist.
— Daniel D (@daniel46074) December 19, 2019
But aren't we to believe that we arent being gaslit that only white supremacists can be antisemitic? Hmmm
— Sanders Cult will destroy the Party?? ?? ✡️? (@AvivIbnKurnik) December 19, 2019
If only there had been some sort of warning about Sharpton's character. Just sitting back and waiting on our brave firefighters to ask the presidential candidates who kissed Sharpton's ring about this. https://t.co/RXQPCDehPu
— BT (@back_ttys) December 19, 2019
Might wanna grab a Snickers … it could be a while.
… and this is just a day or two after ADL's @jgreenblattADL said he was meeting with Sharpton to see what could be done about anti-semitism. LOL
— Jay Dubb (@JayDubbTX) December 19, 2019
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 19, 2019