Why is Al Sharpton revered as an iconic civil rights leader? When in all actuality, the sanctimonious Sharpton should have been shunned out of the spotlight –LONG AGO.
Jeff Jacoby – The Boston Globe
No one would roll over for [David] Duke. Why are they rolling over for Sharpton?
After all, Sharpton’s résumé is at least as vile as Duke’s.
1987: Sharpton spreads the incendiary Tawana Brawley hoax, insisting heatedly that a 15-year-old black girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men. He singles out Steve Pagones, a young prosecutor. Pagones is wholly innocent — the crime never occurred — but Sharpton taunts him: “If we’re lying, sue us, so we can . . . prove you did it.” Pagones does sue, and eventually wins a $345,000 verdict for defamation. To this day, Sharpton refuses to recant his unspeakable slander or to apologize for his role in the odious affair.
1991: A Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section accidentally kills Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old black child, and antisemitic riots erupt. Sharpton races to pour gasoline on the fire. At Gavin’s funeral he rails against the “diamond merchants” — code for Jews — with “the blood of innocent babies” on their hands. He mobilizes hundreds of demonstrators to march through the Jewish neighborhood, chanting, “No justice, no peace.” A rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, is surrounded by a mob shouting “Kill the Jews!” and stabbed to death.
1995: When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy’s Fashion Mart, Freddy’s white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store. A landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred. “We will not stand by,” he warns malignantly, “and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.” Sharpton’s National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy’s are spat on and cursed as “traitors” and “Uncle Toms.” Some protesters shout, “Burn down the Jew store!” and simulate striking a match. “We’re going to see that this cracker suffers,” says Sharpton’s colleague Morris Powell. On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy’s, shoots four employees point-blank, then sets the store on fire. Seven employees die in the inferno.
If Sharpton were a white skinhead, he would be a political leper, spurned everywhere but the fringe. But far from being spurned, he is shown much deference. Democrats embrace him. Politicians court him. And journalists report on his comings and goings while politely sidestepping his career as a hatemongering racial hustler. [...]
The above article was written in 2003 after Sharpton had announced his plans to run for president. As it stands now, race arsonist Al has risen even higher on the credibility scale, he has went from being a frequent commentator on cable news to hosting his own show on MSNBC,while continuing his high profile activist role. And in 2010, “President Obama asked Sharpton to be his ambassador to the black community…Good Lord, Black America, is this the man you want representing you?”
H/T Dr John at Flopping Aces: Who dies next because of Al Sharpton?
For more details see: When Al Sharpton Incited a Massacre at Freddy’s Fashion Mart at Yid With Lid
Below an audio collection of Sharpton bile:
Martin Luther King Jr had a dream for a world where people were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Sharpton is a hateful, bigoted, race obsessed individual, which are not the traits one would expect to find in a man of admirable character.
In a just, sane world, he would be cast away to the outer limits of irrelevance and obscurity. Rejected not embraced.
Update April 27, 2012:
Photo: Obama at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network 20th anniversary celebration April 6, 2011 New York City.