BLM Chicago goes on posting rampage as it doubles down on its support of Palestine after issuing a sarcastic apology and deleting post using an image of a Paraglider similar to the Hamas terrorists
BLM Chicago went on a posting spree as it doubled down on its support for Palestine – though the group issued a sarcastic apology and deleted the post with an image of a paraglider.
They removed the original post which showed a paraglider with a Palestinian flag sticking out of its parachute – the image is similar to the Hamas terrorists who slid into an Israeli music festival to maliciously kill 260 innocent attendees.
Their half-hearted, sarcastic apology on Wednesday read: ‘Yesterday we sent out messages (messages) that we are not proud of.
“We stand with Palestine and the people who will do what they must to live free.
“Our hearts are with the grieving mothers, those who rescue babies from rubble, who are in danger of being completely wiped out.”
The BLM Chicago branch made its stance on the recent terror attacks in Israel abundantly clear with a slew of pro-Palestinian graphics shared across its social media — but they deleted them and issued a lukewarm apology Wednesday.
Palestinian-Americans and their supporters protest as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas continues, outside the Israeli consulate in downtown Chicago on October 8
After the post was removed, the BLM account continued to show its apathy for Israelis and — while apologizing — continued to cement its position.
The account wrote: ‘Zionist haters are worried if kids are running this account, here are some young people who are determining the future of this city and also helping to stop the police city in Atlanta.
“Maybe you’re all around incompetent kids, but ours are our heroes, our future, they can tap if they want.”
They added the lukewarm apology: ‘Anything is possible! Never did we think we would apologize to the Zionists and we certainly never thought they would organize for us. Free Palestine. Free us all.’
The account also posted memes reveling in the act of blocking ‘Zionists’ from their feed.
In response to another X account that posted the Israeli flag with the words ‘I pray for Israel’, BLM Chicago responded: ‘We too, God please soften Israel’s heart and help them stop killing children bombing and taking over people’s homes and building fences, God please help them to see the beauty and peace that can come from ending genocidal behavior.’
Their ‘apology’ was criticized by many online. One person wrote: ‘It’s literally the same message without pictures.’
Another added: ‘You were proud and you thought the Liberals would support you. Now that the left is divided on this issue, you want to back down.’
As was the case in most major American cities, pro-Palestinian protesters gathered in the streets of Chicago on Monday to encourage the Palestinian cause, which in this latest attack of terrorism resulted in the beheading of babies, among other things.
It is not clear that the Chicago BLM branch was among the protesters in Chicago.
BLM Chicago is just one of many BLM branches across the country, including the entire grassroots organization, that have publicly supported Palestinian fighters over Israel in the days since the attacks began.
In addition to the hoverboard image, BLM Chicago also attempted to sow division along racial lines by posting a graphic displays images of celebrities who have spoken out in support of Israel in recent days.
The image included Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Kylie Jenner and Madonna and contrasted them with those who supported or have supported the Palestinian cause, including Angela Davis, Malala, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela.
“Do you notice anything about those who support Israel and those who support Palestine?” read the graphic, implying that people of color should side with white people in support of the Palestinians.
Since its founding, the Black Lives Matter movement has supported the Palestinian cause, frequently referring to Israel, its people and its governments as oppressors.
In the spring of 2021, when Israel and the Palestinians last traded rockets, BLM released several statements in support of Palestinians, and against Israelis, whom they called settler colonialists.
‘Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians. We are a movement committed to ending settler colonialism in all its forms and will continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation. (always have. 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 reject the organization.
Palestinian-Americans were seen in some places mocking the dead, flashing swastikas and spitting in the direction of counter-protesters
As in most major American cities, pro-Palestinian protesters gathered to praise the violent actions of the so-called freedom fighters who killed 1,200 Israelis over the weekend.
Retired NBA All-Star and American-Israeli citizen Amar’e Stoudemire posted a video message earlier this week calling out politicians and BLM leaders for failing to condemn Hamas in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks.
“For all those Black Lives Matter (supporters) who don’t say anything… ‘Well let me find out exactly what’s going on before I say anything.’ F*** you,” he said.
‘Procrastinate what? Kidnapping children and putting them in cages has never been fun. Killing women and the elderly has never been cool. Never been, no matter where you come from, what you represent, what tribe you’re from, it doesn’t matter. It’s never been a cool thing. It was never nothing that nobody supported.
‘And then you go hide and put the children in front of you as a barrier. This is cowardly s****,’ he added, referring to the common tactic used by Hamas operatives to place command centers near, on top of or under schools and hospitals.
Stoudemire was a public supporter of Israel even before he became a dual citizen, and actually had a well-publicized meeting with then-Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2013.