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Anti-Semite Claims Black Caucus Members Speaking At His Rally

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Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

Unnamed members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking at an anti-Semitic black nationalist leader’s rally on April 7, the leader said.

Black Lawyers for Justice President Malik Zulu Shabazz, a former New Black Panthers Party leader, is organizing the 10,000 Black Men’s March and Rally against President Donald Trump and police violence in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The march and rally are parts of the five-day National Black Men’s Convention Shabazz organized.

Expected speakers at Saturday’s rally include “members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson and likely quarterback and national activist Colin Kaepernick,” Shabazz said in a statement released to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Shabazz is a supporter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and, like Farrakhan, is known as an extremist.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a Jewish civil rights organization, describes Shabazz as “racist and anti-Semitic.”

Shabazz is “a racist black nationalist with a long, well-documented history of violently anti-Semitic remarks and accusations about the inherent evil of white people,” left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says.

Louisiana Democratic Rep. and CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond’s spokesman did not return an inquiry regarding which caucus members are expected to speak at the rally.

“The families of police murder victims will stand alongside 10,000 Black Men or 100,000 people for that matter and will be on Donald Trump’s doorstep Saturday, April 21, demanding his immediate resignation or removal from office,” Shabazz said in a statement.

“The escalating pace of police killings nationwide are international human rights violations, and we must seek United Nations assistance and international remedies because the Trump Administration deliberately fails to act on rogue police murderers across this nation,” Shabazz added.

Shabazz served as New Black Panther Party president from 2001 until 2013, when he stepped down to focus on Black Lawyers for Justice, although he remained the panthers’ “spiritual guide,” according to the ADL.

“Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!” The SPLC quoted Shabazz saying in 2002.

Shabazz has long advanced anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and claimed in 2003 that Jews had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“If 3,000 people perished in the World Trade Center attacks and the Jewish population is 10 percent, you show me records of 300 Jewish people dying in the World Trade Center. … We’re daring anyone to dispute its truth. They got their people out,” Shabazz said, according to the SPLC.

Shabazz led chants for dead cops during the 2014 Ferguson riots and called for violence following the Charleston church shooting in 2015, according to the ADL.

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