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November 25, 2014 3:44 pm

NFL Star Reggie Bush Joins With Pro-Palestinian Activists in Co-opting Ferguson Tragedy

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NFL Star Reggie Bush shares an image of a sign comparing events in Gaza with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Image: Instagram

As the town of Ferguson, Missouri, woke this morning to the sight of burned out cars and stores, following a night of rioting in protest at a Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, pro-Palestinian activists were quick to co-opt the tragic events – even managing an endorsement from an NFL star.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush posted a photo on social media site Instagram of a man holding a sign that reads, “The Palestinian people know what mean to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity #ferguson #justice.”

Bush added his own perspective: “No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all in this together! This isn’t a Ferguson problem it’s a Global Problem! We need change NOW! What happened to humanity? #JusticeForMikeBrown.”

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As violence enveloped Ferguson, Palestinians and their supporters took to Twitter to share photos of pro-Palestinian banners carried by protestors. One banner declared, “From Ferguson to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime.” Other images showed signs that displayed the same sentiments as those in the photograph shared by Reggie Bush; essentially, that Brown’s killing and the war in Gaza are connected by “colonialism” and “racism,” and that anyone who objects to this characterization is necessarily a racist.

Another banner at a demonstration in Seattle even insinuated an Israeli connection to Brown’s death, as it was emblazoned with the words: “Occupation is a Crime/Ferguson to Palestine/Resist U.S. racism/ Boycott Israel.” In downtown Oakland, meanwhile, a busy intersection was blocked by protesters with a banner reading, “Missouri, Palestine, Justice Now!”

The “Ferguson-Palestine” link has been pushed by left-wing activists ever since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on August 9. A letter from Palestinian activists published on the anti-Semitic Electronic Intifada website – among them Diana Buttu, a legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority, which was funded to the tune of $440 million by the U.S. government in 2013 – ended with the following declaration: “With a Black Power fist in the air, we salute the people of Ferguson and join in your demands for justice.”

While Jewish institutions in the area have not been attacked, the St. Louis Jewish Federation has sent a letter to the local Jewish community announcing extra security precautions.

“To date we have not had any threats directed to the Jewish community and do not anticipate any forthcoming,” the letter says. “Still, we recognize that our institutions have become targets in times of social unrest and over the last few weeks have worked with leading area law enforcement to develop appropriate plans to respond to unexpected situations.”

The letter advises Jews walking to and from synagogue over shabbat to travel in groups and urges, “If there are protestors present, do not engage with them.”

Additional reporting by Dave Bender.

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  • To counter act the hate filled boycott against Israel
    people are ask to buy goods from Israel and give them to homeless shelters.. for more info please go to: https://www.facebook.com/IsrActionDay

    Stand up against hate!

  • TS Brown

    In past month alone the Palestinians have brutally murdered at least 9 Jews including a 3 month baby for no other reason except that they are Jews. The pro-Palestinian protesters in Ferguson are utterly shameless liars.

    • Bella

      Yes – so don’t spend your time comments to be read by us – GET ON WITH A PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD THE TRUTH AMONG THE GULLIBLE WHO LISTEN TO THE LIES SPREAD BY THE PALESTINIAN PROPAGANDA.

      The reason that Palestinian propaganda has subverted world opinion is that Jews are too comfortable and too frightened to get out there and to publicise the truth.

  • bigben

    Reggie Bush has outstanding “foreign” policy creds- he dated Kim Kardashian for a while and now married his baby mama- another Armenian. ( What is it about Armenia? Ahmadinijad was also of Armenian ancestry).
    He should try to vacation as an interracial couple in Gaza and report back to the people of Ferguson, Mo.

  • Susan Staehs

    Frankly this response IS sooooo OLD NEWS !!!!

    JUST STOP PLAYING THE RACE CARD…..BEEN THERE, DONE THAT !!

  • Jason

    Obviously, one too many hits to the head. Reggie, you fool, don’t bother with the facts; they are too complicated. Continue to regurgitate Palestinian propaganda and think you sound smart. Roger Goodell, fine this Jew hater; some only learn the hard way.

  • Whether one agrees with the outcome of the Grand Jury or not, justice has been served. We have a process that is founded on the rule of law, not on the opinions of a crowd. Unfortunately, there are parallels between Ferguson and the Middle East, but not what those carrying signs might want us to believe. The parallel is the desire to bring each individual into the process, whether they have standing or not, and whether they have anything to add or not. That is exactly the goal of terrorism – to make each person on each side a combatant. No one is innocent. Here in Ferguson, those who disagree with the process see themselves as part of the process and see everyone as implicated in the decision.

  • I made a comment to someone that this very thing would be exploited in exactly this way. I assure you I’m not a prophet. I just knew this would be exploited this way through common sense. Secondly, this 18 year old “kid” was 6ft.2 or 3 Inches tall and weighed almost 300 lbs.! The video of him stealing some cigars (probably to roll a blunt) and some other items and then shoving the store owner is on video. The poor store owner(who by the by) looked to be from India or the MiddleEast looked like David and Goliath in the video. Ironic nobody interviewed him. In a crime-ridden,gang infested neighborhood this “kid” attacked the officer telling him he was too much of a _____ to shoot him! To justify criminal behavior by using the “race card” to endorse it is sad. All the violence is sad and must grieve the Holy One (blessed be He). The only parallel to the Palestinian issue is just that–justifying criminal behavior and crying it’s a racial issue. Sadly in America we are seeing more racial tension and violence due to men like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who have gotten rich off their own people by either feeding off of or creating these situations. I refuse to give them the title “Reverend” as there is nothing to be revered in their behavior. And we have a president who seems to enjoy helping escalate these situations too. It fits right into his plan of divide and conquer the American people and subvert our Constitution. I was at my Drs. office yesterday where I discussed this very issue with a lovely black nurse who expressed the very same thoughts and feelings I just stated. I am a Messianic Jew and she is a committed follower of Y’shua. Amazing how the Messiah creates peace and unity among people of all ethnic backgrounds! Maranatha.

    • Janice Kenner

      I was wondering if the protesters would find a way to blame Israel.

  • Steve Cash

    I hope Reggie Bush gets chop blocked.

  • Becky

    Reggie Bush is a football player in America. Yeah, he’s has obvious expertise in foreign affairs. Perhaps Obama should nominate him for Sec of Defense. No one else wants the job, and Obama just needs a warm body.

  • CONNIE JOHNSON

    After listening to the transcript of the trial, I do not disagree with the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury was made up of black and white people. They did not take this issue lightly. I will never understand the riots. This happened in CA too, and stores did NOT come back. The rioters succeeded in making their neighbor worse. Will they never learn???

  • Shmuel Solomon

    The pro-palestinian propagandists are having a good time in Ferguson. They are still trying to convince people that they are the “poor underdog” in a territorial conflict with Israel. Out of ignorance people buy into the fraud.

    The conflict is a RELIGIOUS one. They say “Israel” but that is the same as “Jews” in their minds. Trouble is, since the Jew-hating liberal mainstream media does not “inform” the public anymore—–the public remains blissfully ignorant of the facts.

  • Wm. J. Levy

    America is funding its own destruction by funding the PLA, UNRWA and the UN.

    Are Jews going to do anything about it?

    NO

  • How dare they claim some right to justice when Jews have been persecuted for 4000 years.

  • BMS

    The unfortunate incident in Ferguson brought out all the racists and their followers who created a false narrative of an innocent black brought down by an evil white authority figure. Of course none of the evidence supported that and even in spite of Obama’s tireless efforts no charges were filed. The fact that Palestinian supporters have tried to align themselves with a false narrative for political gain shows that they themselves are nothing but a bunch of anti-semites hell bend on trying to convince the world, falsely of course, of all the ills Israel commits against the poor Palestinians with NO mention of the recent stabbings and subsequent sickening celebrations or years of terrorist activities committed against the people of Israel. They are as phony as the words they shout out at every opportunity.

  • gedzu

    Basically it is an Afro-American teenager who has been killed and the protests initially focused on the U S police and the U S justice system.I do not agree with the outcome
    of the judicial process but I deplore this anti-semitic stance being hijacked by opportunistic anti-Israel people.
    Actually these group pro-Palestine are very sly and untrustworthy and infiltrate anything to be ant-Israel.They are not mourning the death of the teenager but trying to confound the issue at hand.
    Afro-Americans do not stay in Gaza and do not behead people!!!

  • Markus Goeldi

    it is amazing how these people demand peace, freedom etc and at the same time destroy public and other peoples property and goods and thereby contribute to chaos .In getting rid of law and order a vacuum is created and being filled with Sharia law very soon.

  • The death of Brown has become an excuse for thieves, looters and the rest of the criminal fraternity (including “Palestine” supporters who think it is fine to shoot Jews at prayer and cut them down with meat cleavers) to rampage through America. I was in L.A. when whole swathes of local businesspeople saw their businesses burned down for a similar reason. Ditto in London, where police shot someone who happened to be black, resulting in massive looting and burning. For some people, any excuse is good enough, they have to be stopped and the only way to do that is with a heavy hand.

    • Lynne T

      In Vancouver, they rioted like that because their hockey team lost the Stanley Cup a few years ago. The upside is that most of the rioters were nabbed because of social media efforts to identify them.

      But these are a combination of outside agent provocatuers and criminal elements exploiting a situation. The acquittal of OJ Simpson of murdering Nicole Simpson and her boyfriend was a huge miscarriage of justice, but there were no caucasians or Jews rioting in the street. Had he been convicted, as he should have, there would have been, though.

  • Joel Keller

    Bush is a tush!! He, like all of the rioters, has no knowledge of the grand jury’s proceeding, the forensic evidence that was presented, the testimony of the witnesses or the results of toxicology testing. These scummy sleaze balls make up their own facts and opinions.

    Palestine has never been a country. Palestinians have never been a people. They have no history other than what they’ve made up, much in the same way as the rioters have made up their concoction of the Michael Brown death.

    • Alison Weston

      ABSOLUTELY!!

  • Michael Fox

    When the anarchists take over a community (Ferguson) burning and looting as they go, that is an occupying power.

    When Arabs squat on the land of ancient Israel they become colonizers. They refuse to allow Jews whose land they are squatting on to prey in their most holy places that go back thousands of years before their “religion” was even invented. That is an example of apartheid and an occupying power.

    It is the Islamic Arabs who are guilty of apartheid and occupation.

    Perhaps Mr Bush is not a scholar of history or middle eastern studies.

  • Reform School

    Drop Reggie into Falluja, with a note printed in Arabic on his parachute informing that he is President Bush’s cousin.

  • Paul Cerar

    I have spoken about this before, the alliance of disparate fascist groups, and the co-opting of the hatred in the town of Ferguson is the latest example. One hand washes the other. The well-experienced Palestinian terrorists do the organizing and advising, and the Communists and other Fascists claim the leadership. Their stooges provide the human shields.

    Paul Cerar
    Toronto, Canada

  • Esther Meyers

    Why not — a sign saying, “Jewish people understand what it’s like to be
    killed while unarmed, simply because of your ethnicity.”

  • MORDECAI BEN NATAN

    Amazing how anti Semitism has spread.
    We must congratulate the Muslims/Arabs for their brilliant propaganda against Israel.

    ‘THE BIGGER THE LIE, THE MORE OFTEN TOLD, THE MORE THE WORLD WILL BELIEVE IT.

    TV AND PRESS HAVE NEVER BEEN PRO ISRAEL. THEY SHOW THE WORST OF WARS AGAINST ISRAEL.
    THEY NEVER SHOW OR TELL THE TRUTH.
    TV ANTI ISRAEL, GETS A HUGE FOLLOWING.
    ANTI ISRAEL SELLS MORE PAPERS.

    YET, THE CHRISTIANS, DRUZE ETC LIVING IN ISRAEL, SUPPORT ISRAEL FULLY, AS THEY KNOW THE LIES SPREAD AGAINST THEM.

    ASK ANY ISRAELI CHRISTIAN OR DRUZE, IF THEY ARE UNHAPPY IN ISRAEL OR IF THERE IS ANY DISCRINMINATION AGAINST THEM. THE ANSWER IS A QUALIFIED NO.
    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY DRUZE VOLUNTEERING TO JOIN THE IDF TO FIGHT AGAINST PALESTINIAN TERROR. OR ASK AND ISRALI CHRISTIAN WHY SO MANY HAVE JOINED THE IDF TO FIGHT ISLAMIC TERRORISM.

    unfortunately, those haters have never been to Israel to experience the truth.
    They accept every lie.

    Why dont they refer to the Palestinians as what they are. TERRORISTS.

  • Howie Subnick

    Diana Buttu, you wouldn’t know justice if it bit you in the ass! ANOTHER BIG TALKER! SHALOM!

    • Lynne T

      And such a lousy talker that she’s only a “former” negotiator for the PLO. If it wasn’t for the western media giving her attention during intensivied conflict periods, would she be able to pay rent? Hillel Neuer made a complete fool of her on Al Jazeera during Protective Edge.

  • Howie Subnick

    Well Reggie Bush, it’s great to know that you know all about what happened in Ferguson. Where did you find out all this “hot” info, in the huddle? Get your ASS in a law enforcement uniform and go out among the bad guys and we’ll see how long you’ll last without your linemen. If you’re not happy with the outcome, go see the people who can make the change for you, but don’t sit on your ass and preach like you know all about what is going on world wide. TALK IS CHEAP!

  • Efram

    Another bush league bigot. If he actually believed his statement he would know that it holds for Jews as well, and the murder of innocent Jewish children should be considered. But, try telling that to the Neo Nazis running all the BDS and anti-Israel movments.

  • Joe Honick

    Perhaps Bush League Bush would remind others how Palestinian terrorists inflicted this crap on Israeli schoolchildren they slaughtered in Ma’alot; old men at prayer in Paris, unarmed Olympic athletes, men at prayer in a synagogue in Jerusalem and a whole long list reaching all the way back to when they with their Arab partners flew in the face of a UN partition to send air forces and other UNSUCCESSFULLY to try to kill off the rebirth of Israel.

  • YANKEL

    Perhaps att the headf injuries have affected this man’s thinking.

  • Beverly

    and let me add…like the animals they are go into a synagogue and slaughter Rabbis praying in what is supposed to be a sanctuary…and you think you have a right to call me racist…shame…shame….shame

  • Beverly

    what a disappointment…American Reggie Bush supporting the people who behead innocent Americans overseas to help proverty people , steal and rape and sell female children and think that killing a child because he or she is Jewish is a great thing to do….and the animals who have destroyed an entire business district in Fergeson..WTG Reggie…WTG

  • nelson marans

    Reggie Bush should put in an early claim with the NFL for brain damage during his football career,. His analogy of the Ferguson shooting and the response of Israeli police to the murderers of Israeli citizens indicates that Reggie Bush has very little intelligence left after being tackled too frequently.

  • BH in Iowa

    Too many concussions? Or just a d-bag has-been with no morals?

  • They had to do it!

    The sheer idiocy of linking the Ferguson tragedy to Israel/Palestine can only come from the twisted thinking of the extreme Left that is leading the charge.

    We have seen the smiling face of the professional agitator Rev. Sharpton skulking around the family whenever they are near a camera. And where Big Al appears so do the baying hounds of anti-Semitism.

    Ferguson has a problem. America has the same one. Racism and its anti-Semitic variant have no place in the country. We have a long way to go.

  • Shalom-Hillel

    This strategy may end up backfiring on them. Many people see this for what it is. The coverage they are getting is not necessarily positive. It resonates mainly in the über-progressive echo chamber.

  • Be Kind to Reggie, it’s obvious he’s had too many concussions.

  • Bob jackson

    Time for our Jewish leadership to wake up!

  • Bernard Ross

    so dont attend detroit lions games and NY met performances or support them in any way, a no brainer

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