In the aftermath of the October terror attack by Hamas against Israeli civilians and concert-goers, which resulted in the deaths of over 1,400 people and the taking of 200 hostages, the political discourse has largely favored the interests of Israel and its 10 million citizens. However, there has been a minority who initially voiced their concerns for the millions of Palestinian civilians affected by the attack.
The attackers, using various means such as motorbikes, cars, and motorized paragliders, managed to breach Israeli border security as they carried out their acts of violent terrorism.
One surprising response came from BLM Chicago, who showed no sympathy for the innocent civilians affected by the attack. They tweeted an image in support of the Hamas terrorists responsible for the ongoing terror campaign against civilians. This show of solidarity with violent jihadists drew criticism from many, including the billionaire owner of X Elon Musk, who formerly ran Twitter and made his disapproval clear.
Numerous comments under the BLM post expressed strong criticism of the group’s support for terrorists. However, BLM Grassroots took it a step further, aligning itself with Hamas and advocating for the decolonization of America, leaving many to question the true intentions and meanings behind their actions.
The blatant anti-Semitism displayed by Black Lives Matter prompted the Coalition for Jewish Voices, the largest rabbinic public policy organization in America, to call on major sports leagues such as the NBA, NFL, and MLB to end their support for the anti-Semitic Marxist group.
According to The Federalist, the Coalition for Jewish Values released an ad urging professional sports leagues to abandon their support for Black Lives Matter. The ad highlights a statement from BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors, where she calls on activists to end the “imperialist project that’s called Israel.” The narrator in the ad emphasizes that BLM did not hide its anti-Semitism from the beginning, yet professional sports teams and franchises chose to overlook this, providing them with millions of dollars in publicity, despite being located in cities with vibrant Jewish communities.
The ad specifically mentions sports logos from teams such as the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, New York Yankees, Miami Heat, and New England Patriots, emphasizing that these teams have supported BLM despite its anti-Semitic views.
Overall, the fallout from the terror attack by Hamas has led to a polarization of viewpoints. While most political discourse has focused on supporting Israel and its citizens, there are those who have chosen to highlight the plight of Palestinian civilians. Additionally, the support shown by BLM Chicago and BLM Grassroots for the Hamas terrorists responsible for the attack has sparked widespread criticism, particularly from Jewish organizations who are calling for an end to support for the anti-Semitic group within professional sports leagues.