(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) To paraphrase Maya Angelou: “When people show you who they are, believe them.”
At least two chapters of the radical neo-Marxist group Black Lives Matter confirmed what many had long suspected on Tuesday by openly voicing their solidarity with violent Hamas terrorists, ZeroHedge reported.
Remember when Joe Biden labeled pro-life Catholics “domestic terrorists?”
Well, here’s Black Lives Matter— who Biden hosted at the White House— openly gloating about *literal* Hamas terrorists killing at least 14 Americans
Will anything happen to them? pic.twitter.com/7TnBUFTN7N
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 10, 2023
BLM’s Chicago chapter posted an “I Stand with Palestine” image on Wednesday, but the tweet has since been deleted.
A community note on the original image, which showed a person “paragliding” with a Palestinian flag, offered the added context that Hamas terrorists had used that method to infiltrate the Tribe of Nova Trance music festival in the Negev Desert on Saturday and massacre hundreds of revelers. Prior to that, it said, Palestinians had not been known for their paragliding.
After taking some heat online, the same account attempted to apologize for its initial post in a Wednesday morning tweet, but ended up doubling down on it.
They began by admitting that they had “sent out msgs that we aren’t proud of” before the apology turned into a defense of Hamas.
Yesterday we sent out msgs that we aren’t proud of. We stand with Palestine & the people who will do what they must to live free. Our hearts are with, the grieving mothers, those rescuing babies from rubble, who are in danger of being wiped out completely🇵🇸️
— BLMChicago (@BLMChi) October 11, 2023
“We stand with Palestine & the people who will do what they must to live free,” the statement says.
Hamas has long used both Israeli hostages and Palestinian citizens as human shields to hide its activities, while many of those living in territories like the Gaza strip allow the terrorist groups safe harbor, knowing their own lives may be jeopardized as a result.
BLM also noted that it was praying for God to “please unharden Israels heart & help them to stop bombing children & taking over peoples homes & building fences.”
Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded to the BLM chapter, noting that they did not need to keep reaffirming their view of the matter.
Your position is clear
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 10, 2023
Daily Wire podcaster Matt Walsh also slammed BLM, taking the opportunity to trumpet his own clairvoyance.
“I said from the very beginning that BLM is a terrorist organization,” he tweeted. “Now they finally admit it.”
He was joined by another conservative pundit, Benny Johnson, who found it unsurprising that BLM would find solidarity with a group like Hamas.
Yes, BLM is a domestic terrorist organization.
But we already knew this.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) October 10, 2023
The Chicago chapter is not the only BLM subgroup to openly side with Hamas, however.
BLM Grassroots issued a statement via Twitter defending the recent attacks as the only possible response on the part of the Palestinians.
“[W]hen a people has been subject to decades of apartheid and unimaginable violence, their resistance must not be condemned but understood as a desperate act of self-defense,” it said.
The BLM tweets were enough to leave some eveb some left-wing supporters in shock.
Conservative reporter Andy Ngo responded to one account who expressed remorse over their past support for BLM, pointing out that the group had long displayed its own violent tendencies as well, but with no condemnation.
Some of us suffered violence and years of death threats trying to warn people like you about this group by highlighting their own words, actions, and money-spending habits. https://t.co/vrlhqjGH2E pic.twitter.com/zpmeUZc78g
— Andy Ngô ️ (@MrAndyNgo) October 11, 2023
Podcaster Tim Pool, meanwhile, mocked left-wing influencer David Weissman, whose claim to fame had been that he purported to be a Trump supporter but defected to the radical Left after comedian Sarah Silverman opened his eyes to the realities of “White privilege and police brutality.”
But now, it seems, BLM’s hate speech has un-wokened him.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) October 11, 2023
For her part, Silverman—like many prominent Jewish public figures on the Left—appeared to be struggling with how to reconcile her faith and cultural belief with her politics.
Her Twitter feed largely expressed support for Israel and condemnation of Hamas, but she went out of her way to draw a distinction between the terrorists and the innocent Palestinians who were helping harbor them.
She also attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “criminal.”
Didn’t mean to repost this and for some reason can’t undo it. Not today with everything that’s happened. But in general yes- Hamas knew this would happen. Especially with criminal Netanyahu. The truth is retaliation is just more loss. just more children, dead. More peoples lives… https://t.co/zb8hOzrb6O
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 10, 2023
Silverman’s feed appeared to make no mention of the recent BLM posts.
Likewise, the Anti-Defamation League, which routinely calls out conservative speech and flags it for censorship, was notably mute on the topic.
“It’s okay to be white”
Ok hand gesture
White Lives Matter
BLM Chicago: We support the Hamas paratroopers who gunned down Jews
ADL: No comment
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 11, 2023
BLM Chicago has deleted their tweet supporting the Hamas terrorists who parachuted into Israel.
Now, I’m left wondering, when will the ADL delete their posts supporting BLM?
Or does the ADL still support BLM?
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) October 11, 2023
Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.