Al Sharpton, a gutter bigot, has become a Democrat kingmaker. Virtually every major Democrat of note has spoken at his National Action Network events.
And here’s what the National Action Network stands for.
Joan Terrell-Paige was a community organizer and sits on the Jersey City Board of Education. After members of a racist black nationalist hate group attacked a Kosher supermarket, while intending to target a Jewish school next door, she came to her defense.
The media keeps focusing on her comments about Jewish brutes buying houses, while ignoring the worst part at the end, in which she directly justified the murders, promoted the killers as heroes, and urged support for anti-Semitism.
“Drugs and guns are planted in the Black community. Mr. Anderson and Ms. Graham went directly to the kosher supermarket. I believe they knew they would come out in body bags. What is the message they were sending? Are we brave enough to explore the answer to their message? Are we brave enough to stop the assault on the Black communities of America?”
Why does the media continue to censor this part?
Because it’s completely unjustifiable. But it’s being justified anyway. Including by the local chapter of the National Action Network which attacked Governor Murphy and Mayor Steven Fulop for criticizing her.
An official from a civil rights group whose leader has been frequently accused of antisemitism has leaped to the defense of the Jersey City Board of Education member who justified the Dec. 10 gun attack on a kosher market in the city.
“She said nothing wrong. Everything she said is the truth,” declared Carolyn Oliver Fair — executive director of the North Jersey Chapter of the National Action Network, whose president is the Rev. Al Sharpton — in defense of Joan Terrell Paige, the board member whose now-deleted entry on her Facebook page ranted against the “brutes of the jewish community” before asking whether society was “brave enough” to understand the “message” of the two shooters, David Anderson and Francine Graham.
But according to Oliver Fair, both Fulop and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy “need to shut their mouths.”
“How dare they speak out against someone saying how they feel. She said nothing wrong. Everything she said is the truth. So where is this antisemitism coming in? I am not getting it,” Oliver Fair told The Jersey Journal.
There was also a weasely defense from a Democrat caucus.
“The Hudson County Democratic Black Caucus does not condone hatred towards any group,” the group said in a statement. “While we do not agree with the delivery of the statement made by Ms. Terrell-Paige, we believe that her statement has heightened awareness around issues that must be addressed and should be a topic of a larger conversation by two communities that have already and must always continue to coexist harmoniously.”
Here’s a Democrat caucus arguing that the issue with defending the murder of Jews by blaming them for moving to Jersey City is “tone” and that there should be a larger conversation about how wrong it is for Jews to move to Jersey City.
But let’s get back to the National Action Network.
Sharpton’s hate group has been addressed by Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Holder, Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bernie Sanders.
And yes, Nancy Pelosi has been there too.
Will the National Action Network dump their own chapter director for justifying the murder of Jews? Will 2020 Democrats condemn the hate group they addressed? Will anyone actually ask Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders or Cory Booker to condemn this?
Don’t count on it.
But they ought to be asked.