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Women’s March Takes to Twitter to Celebrate Terrorist and Anti-Semitic Icon Assata Shakur

Another so-called social justice movement, another case of hating Jews

Liel Leibovitz
July 17, 2017

Chicago’s Dyke March made headlines recently when it kicked out Jewish participants flying a Pride Flag adorned with the Star of David and then doubled down on the anti-Semitism by taking to social media and using a racial slur popularized by neo-Nazis. Not to be outdone, the Women’s March, the pussy-hat-clad revolutionary guards of the #resistance to Donald Trump, showed just how woke it is by celebrating Assata Shakur, a terrorist who is currently hiding out in Cuba after murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.

Shakur, a member of the Black Liberation Army, a militant nationalist group composed largely of former members of the Black Panthers, was the mastermind behind the attack that claimed Foerster’s life on May of 1973. She was arrested after a massive manhunt, but managed to escape from prison, finding refuge with Fidel Castro’s homicidal regime.

Shakur is now a hero to the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s also a hero to Jew-haters online, who use her case to argue that you-know-who run America and keep its blacks oppressed. When Jewish-American government contractor Alan Gross was finally freed after being seized and detained by Cuban authorities, for example, Shakur’s fans cried foul, suggesting that Gross was only permitted to return home to America, while their cop-killing hero was not, because of the undue influence of the Jewish lobby. “The Jewish press have [sic] its own story to demonize Shakur,” rhapsodized one Shakur fan before linking to a story in Vice magazine, which is owned by people who are neither Jewish nor particularly fond of Jews. Then there’s, a site devoted to the fugitive terrorist in which one can find such thoughtful opinions as the one about how “it is in the interest of the JEW to keep poor whites and poor blacks fighting amongst themselves.”

Another so-called social justice movement, another case of putting up with, if not outright promoting, hatred of Jews.

Liel Leibovitz is editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine and a host of its weekly culture podcast Unorthodox and daily Talmud podcast Take One. He is the editor of Zionism: The Tablet Guide.