Ferguson, Palestine — Same Thing

CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood front groups have been trying to worm their way into the current no-justice-no-peace uproar ever since the trouble began last summer in Ferguson, Missouri. The latest wrinkle involves an NFL star named Reggie Bush, who entered the debate to promote an equivalence between the “youths” of Ferguson and the “youths” of Palestine.

Of course! It’s obvious — why didn’t I notice the resemblance before?

A “youth” in Ferguson shoplifts from a store, roughs up the owner, attacks a cop, tries to take his gun, and gets shot for his efforts.

“Youths” in Palestine set up launchers, fire rockets at schools with them, and get shot (well, some of them do) for their efforts.

Yes, come to think of it, the two places have a lot in common.

Here’s the report from Algemeiner.com:

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.”

As violence enveloped Ferguson, Palestinians and their supporters took to Twitter to share photos of pro-Palestinian banners carried by protestors…


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.”

Hat tip: The Qatar Awareness Campaign.

23 thoughts on “Ferguson, Palestine — Same Thing

  1. We now have a new entry in the Dictionary: Ferguson’ verb; colloq, to protest and riot for no good cause out of a narcissistic sense of victimhood. “hey, da folks in south central were ferguson today cause we weren’t treated as we should.”

    I know, in all thing, moderation. 🙂

  2. Fox 11/18/2014: Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group including:

    Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) &
    Chicago-based Arab American Action Network &
    committee that calls itself “The Palestinian Contingent” &
    Muslims For Ferguson representatives

    Professional agitator: Basem Masri has phone stolen at #Ferguson protests P

    More on Basem Masri and his connection to this administration’s complicity in Ferguson riots via LibertyUnyielding

    TheBlaze hosts video screen cap image of a protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and a keffiyeh attacks a fox news cameraman.

    PunditPress: Ferguson Protesters Now Blaming “the Jews” For Unrest, Death of Michael Brown

  3. Though not obvious at first blush, when you consider it carefully there is a great deal in common between Ferguson protesters and Palestine protesters. Each has an external enemy, heavily “constructed” as the cause of all their problems (to the exclusion of all other factors, such as personal character defects, deeply flawed community leadership, etc), which allows them to adopt the hugely sought after position of “victim” with a “legitimate grievance” and thus enjoy a self-awarded licence to engage in violent, destructive, hooligan/thug behaviour. Which is its very own brand of “fun” for the participants.

    • Just yesterday I had a brief exchange with a young black guy at a street corner who was either trying to sell something related to hip hop or get donations (supposedly) toward stopping violence. His opening sales pitch was “Do you care about what’s happening to brown people in the ghetto?” I said I didn’t like hip hop. He said “That’s MY cultural expression, but white people and corporations corrupted it with violence etc. …”

      So: all those violent and misogynistic rap lyrics and the gangsta poses that have made some young black males ridiculously wealthy are the fault of white people. Black people would never come up with violent lyrics on their own, or even listen to them.

      If black people are behaving badly, it must be the fault of white people!

      The same applies to Muslims and Westerners, of course.

      • I disagree somewhat with paralleling gang behavior with Islamic warfare. The gang behavior stems from victim-ology and noted above, while Islamist are driven by religiosity. Gang violence is from a sense of feeling victimized, while Islamist don’t seem themselves as victims of anything. Islamists view themselves as conquerors.

        The resulting violence may be the same, but the motivations are much different.

  4. Why do people go outside what is relevant ?
    1. Did the policeman shout at him several times to raise his hands?
    2. Did the policeman attack him for nothing?
    3. Did Brown attack the policeman first?
    4. Did Brown follow policeman’s instruction and shot him in spite of that?
    5. What is a policeman’s job? Did the policeman pick up on him or somebody called the police to come and deal with Brown because he did something illegal?
    6. To have 9 white jurors is irrelevant because we have to know who started it.
    7. Riots in Toronto: do they know what happened? We they present in Ferguson and at the scene to support Brown? What is their support based on? Facts? or sentiments?

  5. The issue is not what all these people are saying and then doing. The issue is that we are unable to understand that White Civilization alone has developed concepts and social norms of truth, fairness, objectivity, justice (not “social justice”), reason, rationality, the social contract, balance between the whole and the faction, rule of law, civic society rather than ethno-nepotism, and so on.

    “People of Color” do not have those standards, it’s not a part of any of their cultures, not embedded in their histories. A small minority among the high-IQ of them is both able and willing to absotb those “white” standards; the rest repudiate them and act up in their native maner dictated by group genetics and ethno-ethos, including religion in case of Muslims.

    Even that is not their fault but the fault of the poisoned and radically insane Western intellectual and ruling elites that have been encouraging the coloreds (“Offensive” word? Grow up.) to reject whitey’s ways since the late 50s.

    It’s our terminal madness that is at the root of the renascence of Islam’s barbarbic aggression, American blacks’ regression to Ugandan standards, Mestizo-Aztec fiefdoms in most American states, Maghrebian-Turk fiefdoms in Europe’s cities, the collapse into savage chaos of the Arab word and Muslim Southeast Asia, and jihad worldwide.

    Until we are jolted into sanity, all these terrible diseases afflicting our societies via their imported demographics, and the world at large, will rage from bad, to worse, to worst.

    • And acknowledging “diversity” means never, ever noticing that some diverse customs and habits are better than others.

    • I have never understood why “coloured” is deemed offensive and why “African-American” and “Black” are preferable to it. Certainly “coloured” is more accurate than “black”: Wesley Snipes and Don Cheadle are dark-skinned, but Ice Cube is as dark-skinned as I am and Coretta Scott King much lighter-skinned than I.

      In Brazil it is polite to refer to, in Portugese, “people/person of colour.

      • If black Americans are to be called “African-Americans”, this a) lumps Jamaicans and Somalis together as if their cultural backgrounds were the same (“European-Americans”, anyone?) and b) excludes, say, a naturalised African Arab or Afrikaner.

        • These are all silly terms of twisted, irrational, liberal-progressive cowards (no personal dig, there are exceptions i every category). There was an old, perfectly good term that everyone uderstood: Negro. That some twisted that word to convey contempt and insult is one thing, and I disapprove of such wholesale disparagement. But the root word itself is perfectly neutral, and there was no need to expunge it.

          The syptom you invoke exists in spades in the GB invention of “Asian.” Same cowardly stupidity…

          • You go it. When one word or term is used up, as in it no longer causes any reaction in the public discourse, an new term or word is chosen to re-stir the pot. Its not about solving the problem its about fueling the problem.

  6. …and,of course, nothing that happened in Ferguson or palestine had anything to do with islam.

  7. The Ferguson riots were going to happen regardless of the decision. The narrative was prepared well in advance once the powers that be painted this as a racial problem rather than a criminal one. This is the face of true domestic terrorism, but the perpetrators do not fit the politically correct narrative so the story is being re-written.

    • If there had been an indictment, the excuse for the riots would have been “Now you’d better convict him!”

      And indictment followed by an exoneration would have been treated as “the system” admitting he was guilty but being unwilling to punish him.

  8. The Ferguson thugs burned down a Quiktrip. Quiktrip is a wonderful state of the art reboot of ‘7-11’ with fresh daily food, all kinds of coffee and drinks, guaranteed cheapest gas etc. Much loved in the area and lots of people make it a daily stop. This company which bends over backwards to hire locally, make friends and serve the community was burnt down for NO REASON AT ALL. When another mob in South St. Louis gathered they assembled at another Quicktrip in the city. The only reason they chose it is because of the name. The Quicktrip company – who do everything ‘right’ and ‘sensitive’ and want to be the ‘best’ and above all to be loved locally…. are utterly flabbergasted. Today I noticed one whole side of windows at the South St. Louis Quiktrip boarded up. This is NIHILISM and insanity perpetrated by sub-normal morons. Meanwhile the local newspaper St. Louis Post Dispatch spews every bizarre theory and lie that the thugs can come up with and perpetuate the madness.

    • I watched a Youtube video of the Ferguson Quiktrip store post-looting. The interview was conducted with a black employee, a local, as the owner stood nearby too distressed to sustain any lengthy Q&A. The somewhat discombobulated owner managed to choke out that he had just restocked with liquor and cigarettes.

      No good deed goes unpunished.

      The CCTV footage from the store that Michael Brown robbed which was uploaded to Youtube is well worth watching. And renders the protestations of the Brown parents, which I had watched first, about what a good kind harmless boy their son was, very hollow claims indeed.

      The first CCTV snippet shows M.Brown, accompanied by his braided-hair friend* (who would later give tendentious eye-witness testimony to the media) leaning right over the shop counter and helping himself to a handful of store goods. The second snippet shows the tiny Indian proprietor near the store exit trying to remonstrate with the 6 foot 4 inch 260-290 pound thief. The physical contrast between the two men says it all. Brown roughly, readily and with little effort manhandles – assaults – the much smaller man, cowing him into submission and resignation. That act turns shoplifting into robbery. An audio track would have been most informative for Mr and Mrs Brown and the rest of us.

      Plainly if the Indian store proprietor had been armed with a firearm, Michael Brown would have either been shot half an hour earlier than he was. Or better still never stolen in the first place. One suspects that the store was so brazenly targeted for theft because Brown and friend knew the proprietor was unarmed.

      *Ferguson police have announced that they will NOT be charging the friend with shoplifting. A very bad decision. Law enforcement intimidated by the mob into giving a thief a free pass is not the way to go. Are the mob going to riot and loot (more) if the police do charge him?

      • The police did a great job of protecting the protestors. Not so much for the innocents caught in the cross-fire. Who’s side are the police on, again?

    • A few days ago, there was a report that Quiktrip would not be reopening in Ferguson. Some “protestors” were outraged: “That shows how much loyalty to the community they really have!”

      Translation: being “loyal to the community” means allowing “the community” to beat you up and rob you, and you’ll accept the cost and then let them do it again.

      • Rob you then burn your establishment to the ground, as opposed to robbing you and merely beating you up.

        The government should of course FORCE Quiktrip to rebuild its Ferguson store. It is unthinkable that private business owners get any choice as to whether its worth their while commercially, or in terms of the personal safety of their staff, to rebuild and reopen a looted and burned-out store. So what if Quiktrip’s insurance premium goes through the roof or the insurer declines to insure it at all? The government should FORCE the insurers to issue insurance policies irrespective of risk.

        Probably better if the government just builds and operates all convenience stores. In fact all retail outlets. That worked out really well in the Soviet Bloc: in goods supply consistency and consumer choice especially.

        The looters and arsonists of Ferguson are entitled to a conveniently located convenience store. And anyone who says they aren’t is a racist.

        • Which isn’t exactly true. Most of the violence was imported from other places, not from the local community. However, the locals embraced much of the imported violence and in doing so hurt themselves even more.

  9. This in the news today, too pertinent to pass up and a good demonstration of the “cannot dos” that I attributed in the previous comment to (the majority of) black people and others of non-European (or Japanese) stock:

    “FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson finished him off. Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy, or admitted that they didn’t see the shooting at all.

    An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples of statements made during the shooting investigation that were inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong. For one, the autopsies ultimately showed Brown wasn’t struck by any bullets in his back.”

    More at http://bigstory.ap.org/article/078c82ad45ff4ec6aa1c7744dfa7df14/grand-jury-documents-rife-inconsistencies.

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