BLM Chicago has found itself in uproar over its posts as it doubles down on its support for Palestine – although the group sarcastically apologized and deleted the post with a picture of a paraglider.
They removed the original post that showed a paraglider with a Palestinian flag sticking out of its parachute – the image is similar to the Hamas terrorists who paraglided into an Israeli music festival to brutally murder 260 innocent attendees.
Her half-hearted, sarcastic apology on Wednesday read: “Yesterday we sent messages.” [messages] that we are not proud of.
“We stand with Palestine and the people who will do everything to live freely.”
“Our hearts go out to the grieving mothers, the babies rescued from the rubble and at risk of total obliteration.”
BLM’s Chicago branch made its position on the recent terrorist attacks in Israel clear with a slew of pro-Palestinian graphics shared on social media – but they deleted them and issued a lukewarm apology on Wednesday
Palestinian-Americans and their supporters protest outside the Israeli consulate in downtown Chicago, United States, October 8, 2023, as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas continues
After the post was removed, the BLM account continued to show its apathy towards Israelis and – while apologizing – maintained its stance.
The account states: “Zionist haters are worried about children running this account. Here are some young people who will decide the future of this city and also help stop the police city in Atlanta.”
“Maybe you’re all around incompetent kids, I don’t know, but ours are our heroes, our future, they can type if they want.”
They added the lukewarm apology: “Anything is possible!” We never thought we would apologize to the Zionists, and we certainly didn’t think they would organize on our behalf. Free Palestine. Free us all.’
The account also posted memes about blocking “Zionists” from their feed.
In response to another “To take over other people’s homes and build fences.” “God, please help them to see the beauty and peace that can come from ending genocidal behavior.”
Her “apology” was criticized by many online. One person wrote: “Without pictures it’s literally the same message.”
Another added: “You were proud and thought the Liberals would support you.” “Now that the left is divided on this issue you want to back down.”
As in most major U.S. cities, pro-Palestinian protesters gathered on the streets of Chicago on Monday to cheer on the Palestinian cause, which has included the beheading of babies in this latest terrorist attack.
It is not clear that the Chicago BLM chapter was among the protesters in Chicago.
BLM Chicago is just one of many BLM chapters across the country, including the entire grassroots organization, that has publicly supported Palestinian fighters against Israel in the days since the attacks began.
In addition to the paragliding image, BLM Chicago also attempted to sow division along racial lines through posts a graphic Pictures are shown of celebrities who have spoken out in support of Israel in recent days.
The image featured Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Kylie Jenner and Madonna and contrasted them with those who support or have supported the Palestinian cause, including Angela Davis, Malala, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela.
“Have you noticed anything about those who support Israel and Palestine?” reads the graphic, implying that people of color should unite against white people to support the Palestinians.
Since its inception, the Black Lives Matter movement has supported the Palestinian cause and frequently referred to Israel, its people and its governments as oppressors.
In the spring of 2021, when Israel and the Palestinians exchanged missiles for the last time, the BLM released several statements in support of the Palestinians and against the Israelis, calling them settler-colonialists.
“Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with the Palestinians.” We are a movement committed to ending settler colonialism in all forms and will continue to work for the liberation of Palestinians. (Always has. And always will be),” BLM said in 2021.
The organization’s fervent support for so-called Palestinian freedom fighters has not gone unnoticed, and many online and even more publicly oppose the organization.
In some places, Palestinian Americans were seen mocking the dead, displaying swastikas and spitting in the direction of counter-protesters
As in most major U.S. cities, pro-Palestinian protesters gathered to mark the violent actions of the so-called freedom fighters who killed 1,200 Israelis over the weekend
Retired NBA All-Star and Israeli-American Amar’e Stoudemire released a video message earlier this week calling out politicians and BLM leaders alike for failing to condemn Hamas in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
“For all Black Lives Matter.” [supporters] Who says nothing? “Let me find out exactly what’s happening before I say anything.” “F*** you,” he said.
“Find out what? It’s never been cool to kidnap children and put them in cages. It has never been cool to kill women and the elderly. Never been, no matter where you come from, what you represent, what tribe you belong to, it doesn’t matter. It’s never been a cool thing. This has never been something that no one has supported.
“And then you go and hide and put the children in front of you as a barricade. “This is cowardly crap,” he added, referring to Hamas operatives’ usual tactic of placing command centers near, on top of or under schools and hospitals.
Stoudemire was a public supporter of Israel even before he received dual citizenship, and actually had a highly publicized meeting with then-Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2013.