Jihad Watch has reported on the growing alliance between opportunistic, victimology-manipulating jihadists and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
It should now come as no surprise that Black Lives Matter platform co-author, Ben Ndugga-Kabuye, is defending a platform that delegitimizes the state of Israel, in unison with Palestinian propaganda-pushers who label Israel an apartheid state and accuse it of genocide against the Palestinian people. The BLM platform, which states the goals of the movement, references Israel as an apartheid state and calls for ending U.S. military aid to Israel.
Direct lying is part of the propagandist modus operandi, as is lying by omission. Israel is not an apartheid state, as it does not remotely fit the definition of apartheid. Palestinians living in Israel have equal rights, and there have been Muslim Arab members of Knesset ever since the first Knesset elections in 1949. The Palestinian territory, on the other hand, is unwelcoming of Jews to the point of being potentially dangerous for Jews even to wander accidentally into Palestinian-controlled areas, as was seen in the famous Ramallah lynching case. Abbas has also declared that there will be “not a single Israeli” in a future Palestinian state.
Jihadists are fixated on delegitimizing and obliterating the state of Israel, as well as subjugating Western society, and they are proficient in using the victimology narrative as an aid. What better partnership in that endeavor than with the Black Lives Matter movement?
“Jews have been conclusively linked to the greatest criminal endeavor ever undertaken against an entire race of people … the black African Holocaust. … The effects of this unspeakable tragedy are still being felt among the peoples of the world at this very hour.”
Ben Ndugga-Kabuye and the Black Lives Matter movement seem to also have “forgotten” the racist genocide by Muslims in Darfur, as well as black slavery in Islamic states. And it seems that they also “forget” that Israel is a state that has been fighting for its existence since its founding in 1948, so that measures taken against the Palestinians are in self-defense, and that Israel has given back all of the lands taken in defensive wars except those locations that are needed for strategic defensive purposes.
“Black Lives Matter author defends platform accusing Israel of ‘genocide'”, Jerusalem Post, August 9, 2016:
NEW YORK — The co-author of the Black Lives Matter platform passage accusing Israel of “genocide” defended the term, saying Israel’s actions fit in its wider definition.
Ben Ndugga-Kabuye co-authored the statement along with Rachel Gilmer, the former board member of a Zionist youth group. Ndugga-Kabuye told JTA he understood why Jewish groups disagree with the statement, but was perplexed that it has received so much attention.
He compared it with the accusations of genocide that black activists have leveled at the United States and called the Israeli-Palestinian conflict one of many international conflicts US black activists feel connected to.
“The way we look at it is, we take strong stances,” Ndugga-Kabuye, a New York City organizer for the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, told JTA. “The demand we’re making is we’re against the US continuing funding and military aid to the government of Israel. These are all things that are going to be in debate.”
The platform, released Aug. 2 by The Movement for Black Lives coalition, is largely a statement of the goals of a movement that coalesced around police violence directed against black people in the United States, mass incarceration of African-Americans and other domestic issues.
But it also calls for ending US military aid to Israel and accuses Israel of being an apartheid state. The platform includes a link to a website promoting the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel called BDS.
“The US justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with Israel and is complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people” reads the “Invest/Divest” section of “A Vision for Black Lives.”
A string of Jewish organizations, from the Anti-Defamation League to the Reform movement and National Council of Jewish Women, has condemned the genocide and apartheid language as well as the BDS endorsement. T’ruah, a rabbis’ human rights group that opposes Israel’s West Bank occupation, also criticized the document.
Most of the organizations took pains to note that they are sympathetic to other parts of the platform, many of which jibe with liberal Jewish positions on the criminal justice system, economic justice and immigration.
“While we are deeply concerned about the ongoing violence and the human rights violations directed at both Israelis and Palestinians, we believe the terms genocide and apartheid are inaccurate and inappropriate to describe the situation,” NCJW wrote in a statement. “Further, BDS is too often used to de-legitimize Israel’s right to exist.”
Jewish Voice for Peace, which supports BDS, was the rare Jewish group that endorsed the platform in its entirety.
Ndugga-Kabuye said state actions don’t need to rise to the level of the Holocaust or other historical genocides to deserve the term, which he said could connote unjust state killing of a disadvantaged group. He compared his usage of the word to We Charge Genocide, a group that opposes police violence in Chicago.
“We’re talking about a structure of violent deaths that are state sanctioned, that are without accountability, and that are ongoing,” he told JTA. “We can say this is what’s happening in Palestine and not equate it with what’s happening in South America. It doesn’t say it’s the same number of people being killed or the [same] manner of people being killed.”
Ndugga-Kabuye said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is just one of many international issues the platform comments on — including the dangers African migrants face in crossing the Mediterranean Sea, or conflicts in Somalia, Colombia or Honduras. He said the passage on Israel is longer because “there’s a certain prominence to it, and that may require us to go a little more in detail.” But he said the statements about other conflicts, charging the United States with imperialist actions, are just as strong as the language condemning Israel…