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Blog Post 52

May 18, 2022

Husayn with statue of man being attacked by police and attack dog in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham Alabama Dec. 27 2013

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What is the common factor between US policing and state-sponsored terrorism against Black and Brown people? What is the common factor between western imperialism and state-sponsored terrorism against Black and Brown people? What is the common factor between the “good ole boys” and state-sponsored terrorism against Black and Brown people?

Many people don’t know that El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (formerly known as Malcolm X) visited Ghazzah and refugee camps in Palestine before his assassination on February 21, 1965. It was during his infamous Hajj trip when he also visited African countries.


El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz identified the common factors between the oppression of Black people in America and around the world with the oppression of mostly Muslims in Palestine by the zionist state of Israel. In a 1958 press conference covered by the New York Amsterdam News, he said that “People of color in the U.S. ‘would be completely in sympathy with the Arab cause.’” (Wang, H.L., 2021)

This recognition, this statement, by El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz is significant

and is one of the many reasons he was assassinated in my opinion.

It is because the common factor is zionism which the zionists do not want

Black and Brown people especially to understand.

Zionism is the lynchpin that holds the blades together as they

slice and kill and maim and murder all over the world.

Robin D.G. Kelley, a historian, author and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, says about the period of time – 1948 when the zionist state of Israel was dropped on Palestine:

“You look at the Black press. There was virtually no mention of Arab

dispossession. Instead, they identified with European Jews as

an oppressed and dispossessed people who survive near extermination.”

(Wang, 2021)

However, there were two outspoken Black revolutionary groups in the US who understood what was happening, especially after the June 1967 war. They saw the “Middle East conflict as part of a worldwide struggle against colonialism and imperialism…[The zionist state of Israel was] ‘a western-sponsored interloper, a colonial settler state that had dispossessed a people of color.’”, as Michael R. Fischbach, a historian, author and professor at Randolph-Macon College, relates. (Wang)

When we study the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) and the Student National Coordinating Committee (SNCC – originally named the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), it is clear that these two Black revolutionary organizations were on the right side of history. Founded in 1966 in Oakland, California, the BPP condemned zionist imperialism and white colonial liberalism. The BPP “issued at least three official statements on Palestine and the ‘Middle East’ in 1970, 1974, and 1980, besides anonymous Black Panther articles promoting Palestinian liberation as well as assorted PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization] editorials in The Black Panther Intercommunal News Service, a periodical with a global circulation of several hundred thousand copies weekly in its run from April 25, 1967 to September 1980.” (Thomas, G., 2021)

BPP co-founder and Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton wrote, “Israel was created by Western imperialism and is maintained by Western firepower.” He also “said that ‘America’ must die so that the world can live.” (Thomas, 2021) “The first official BPP statement in 1970 proclaimed,

‘We support the Palestinian’s just struggle for liberation one

hundred percent.  We will go on doing this,  and we  would like

for all of the progressive people of the world  to join in our ranks

in order to make a world in which  all people can live.’” (Thomas)

“The Panthers made a point to mention that they were ‘in daily contact with the PLO,’ provocatively, via the office that they had opened in Algiers [Algeria] as an ‘international section’ of the party. This statement was made at a press conference in 1970 and republished in 1972 as a part of To Die for the People: The Writings of Huey P. Newton.” (Thomas)

Huey P. Newton speaking against the arrogant zionist “rhetoric of ‘the right to exist’” said, “The Jewish people have a right to exist so long as they solely exist to down the reactionary expansionist Israeli government.” (Thomas)

By 1967 SNCC under the leadership of Stokely Carmichael had dropped their “nonviolent” name and spoke out against the zionist state of Israel. But if Black people refuse “to put white and ‘Jewish’ interests before…[their] own Black nationalist and internationalist interests in North America and the world at large” and “refuse to support ‘Jewish’ Euro-imperialism,” they will “be represented as a band of ungrateful savages – ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘racist in reverse,’” Thomas (2021) states.

In 1970, some former SNCC members “published Enemy of the Sun: Poetry of Palestinian Resistance.” Enemy of the Sun, by Palestinian Samih al-Qasim, was found and seized from Black Panther Field Marshall George Jackson’s prison cell “after his assassination by San Quentin prison guards on August 21, 1971.” It had also been “published in the Black Panther newspaper under ‘Comrade George’s’ name in a magical ‘mistake’ that would cement a certain Black/Palestinian connection for decades to come.” (Thomas)

But back to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Why is it that many people don’t know about his September 5-6, 1964 visit to Ghazzah? He “prayed at a local mosque, gave a press conference at the parliament building, met Harun Hashim Rashad…and visited several Palestinian refugee camps…[Then] he met the first Chairman of the PLO Chairman, Ahmed Shukeiri, in Cairo – after the second Arab League Summit in Alexandria — and published his blistering polemic against ‘Zionist Logic’ in The Egyptian Gazette (17 September 1964):

‘The modern 20th century weapon of neo-imperialism is dollarism,’

he wrote: ‘The Zionists have mastered the science of dollarism….

The ever-scheming European imperialists wisely placed Israel

where she could geographically divide the Arab world, infiltrate

and sow the seed of dissension among African leaders and also divide

the Africans against the Asians.’” (Thomas)

The “close relationship between the U.S. and Israel…made the U.S. government a common enemy for African Americans and Palestinians.” (Wang) And so it should be, inshallah. Because as The Movement for Black Lives, among others, proclaims,

“Israel [is] ‘an apartheid state’” and “the U.S. is ‘complicit

in the genocide’  of Palestinians ‘by providing military aid to Israel’”,

therefore everyone everywhere should voice their opposition

against the zionist state of Israel and support the children, women

and men who face oppression on a daily basis in their own land

by the racist military and police. (Wang)

The US police and the US military are interlinked. The US military stages state-sponsored terrorism on “convenient battlefields” in “Black and Brown countries” all over the world. The “militarization of police departments” in the US is for the staging of state-sponsored terrorism in the form of the “expansion of surveillance, harassment and Black and Brown extrajudicial deaths.” (Domingos, B. & Khoury, G.M., 2020) It is clear to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear that the US government and the white supremacists who overran the Native Peoples and massacred them and placed them on “reservations” to perish and kidnapped and enslaved Black Peoples have always been interlinked in their goals of state-sponsored terrorism, whether by hook or by crook, whether by men in uniform or cowboy hats or overalled red necks or maga caps.

So it is no surprise that since the state-sponsored terrorism of 9-11,

US policing has been militarized and that “has been amplified

by training in Israel,” the zionist state of Israel. (Domingos & Khoury, 2020)

Their “war on terror” is a terror war on Black and Brown Peoples

at home in the good ole US of A.

Often the zionist Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are the sponsors for the training of American police. (Domingos & Khoury) As well, “the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs [JINSA] have paid for police chiefs, assistant chiefs and captains to train in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).” (Garwood, E., 2016) The American Israel Public Affairs Committee also pays for US police training and “JINSA alone has sent at least 200 American police officers to Israel for training in the wake of 9/11 and has hosted 10 conferences across the United States, with a combined attendance of over 10,500 law enforcement personnel.” Basically, Israel markets “itself as a global leader in counterterrorism.” (Khalel, S., 2020)

Police in the zionist state of Israel “work closely with its military occupation forces.” They use “tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition against the indigenous Palestinians in the occupied territories…” every day. “Knee-on-neck restraints like those that killed George Floyd are regularly applied to the Palestinian population.” (Domingos & Khoury) And so it is with police in America. US police and the national guard “have tear-gassed peaceful gatherings, shot at protesters with rubber bullets (causing several people to lose an eye), mass arrested protesters, detained lawmakers, implemented curfews, and indiscriminately targeted journalists, all of which are tactics commonly used by Israel against Palestinians.” (Khalel, 2020)

Tear gas and pepper spray “are considered chemical agents and are banned under international law for use in warfare.” But the US and the zionist state of Israel use them regularly and copiously against protesters. (Khalel) Another banned creation is “skunk water,” which the zionist state used in 2008 against protestors for “crowd control.” It is sprayed from water cannons and causes “nausea, skin rash and vomiting.” (Khalel) US police departments, including in St. Louis, Missouri, following the police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014, and in Bossier City, Louisiana have purchased skunk water and US security companies advertise its use for “border crossings, correctional facilities, demonstrations and sit-ins.” (Khalel)

“Anthony Lorenzo Green, an advisory neighbourhood commissioner of DC’s [Washington] 7th Ward, pointed the finger squarely at Israel’s training of American police” for the increase in police brutality against protestors in the US. “Green shared a video posted by an activist who linked the crowd control methods DC police were using to those used by Israeli forces when he had been in the occupied West Bank.” (Khalel)

Of course, Black people in the US know all about the militarized police

in their neighbourhoods. They know that the police are the offshoots

of the catchers of enslaved Black people in the US. They know

that these slavecatchers were used to control them. US police

do not value Black lives and are sinisterly able to use

lethal force against Black bodies. (Domingos & Khoury)

In fact, these police are quick to use lethal force and enjoy doing it because they are the descendants of the catchers of enslaved Black people and/or are “certain” of their beliefs that they are superior to Black people and anybody who’s not “white.” The US police are dominated by white supremacists who go into the police force to enforce force against Black and Brown people, including Muslims, with the hopes of becoming famous like the torturers and murderers before them. And yeah, when Black people fight back, they get killed. When the people come out on the streets to protest they’re met with battle gear and armored vehicles in a full-out mobilized military response to crush the peaceful protests and “crush the hopes and desires of long-oppressed communities.” (Domingos & Khoury)

Training US police in the zionist state of Israel results in “increased police

profiling, surveillance and intimidation of…Muslims” in the US.

When “the police  are trained to view some people of color as enemies,

it reinforces an existing racist tendency to view

all people of color as enemies.” (Domingos & Khoury)

US police training in the zionist state of Israel encourages police militarization. “The Pentagon has given American police departments more than $7.2bn worth of surplus military equipment over the past couple of decades, which amounts to about two years’ worth of the annual US foreign military aid Israel receives.” The zionist police and military forces use the same weapons and US police are trained by the Israeli zionist military. (Khalel)

On August 10, 2016, the U.S. department of justice published a report “that documented ‘widespread constitutional violations, discriminatory enforcement, and culture of retaliation’ within the Baltimore [Maryland] Police Department.” (Garwood, 2016) Baltimore police engaged in “using aggressive tactics that ‘escalate encounters and stifle public cooperation’…[which] “leads…to use of unreasonable force during interactions for minor infractions, such as quality of life matters…The report details how an overall lack of training leads to excessive force being used against those with mental health issues, juveniles and people who present ‘little or no threat against others,’ such as those already restrained.” (Garwood) What they didn’t highlight was that the “Baltimore police received training on crowd control, use of force and surveillance” from the zionist state of “Israel’s national police, military and intelligence services.” (Garwood)

Hundreds of US police “from Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington state as well as the DC Capitol police have all travelled to [the zionist state of] Israel for training. And “thousands…have received training from Israeli the US.” (Garwood) What this means is that U.S. police and law enforcement employees are being trained by “military, security and police systems that have” committed ongoing horrific “human rights violations” for decades, including “extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings, using ill treatment and torture (even against children), suppression of freedom of expression/association including through government surveillance, and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters.” (Garwood)

The state of Georgia “experienced troubling trends in fatal police shootings.” Between 2017-2018, they “nearly doubled,” up 77%, “a more rapid rise in officer-involved shootings than the rest of the US.”  “In the six years after 2010, 184 people were shot and killed by police; almost half of them unarmed or shot in the back.” (Cohen & Shahshahani) Georgia has “a ‘police exchange’ program with the [zionist] state of Israel…run through Georgia State University” and called “the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange.” Georgia police departments receive grants from the department of justice for these trainings of “at least 1,700 officers” since its 1992 inception. Law enforcement from more than half the US states and Washington, DC have participated in the program. (Cohen & Shahshahani)

The NYPD (New York police department) opened a branch in the zionist state in 2012. The “discriminatory Muslim surveillance programme” at the NYPD is modeled after the zionist state’s surveillance programme of Palestinians. Earlier in 2003, the department of homeland security (DHS) set up an office in the zionist state, “which has institutionalised the relationship between Israeli and American law enforcement.” (Khalel)

Durham, North Carolina

Al-Hamdulillah, people are waking up to this evil murderous conspiracy. Durham, North Carolina was the first city in the US to stop the “police from ‘training with foreign governments that engage in military-style policing,’ including Israel.” (Domingos & Khoury) “In April 2018, the Durham…city council…pass[ed] a policy barring Durham’s participation in militarized police exchange trainings with Israel and other foreign countries. The initial petition, created by a coalition of ten Durham organizations, states that ‘the Israeli Defense Forces and the Israel Police have a long history of violence and harm against Palestinian people and Jews of color.’ One coalition member said, ‘Training [with Israel] makes it worse in terms of racial profiling and use of force in crowd control.’” (Cohen, I.B. & Shahshahani, A., 2019)

Vermont and Northampton, Massachusetts

Grassroots organizers were successful in getting the Vermont State Police and the Northampton, Massachusetts police chief “to pull out of a police exchange program managed by the Anti-Defamation League” (ADL) in December 2018. (Cohen & Shahshahani)

Alameda, California

Also in 2018, a “coalition of social justice groups” succeeded in “getting California’s Alameda County Board of Supervisors to end its Urban Shield programme, which sponsored exchanges with Israel and other countries.” (Khalel) “The world’s largest militarised SWAT training and weapons expo,” Urban Shield is “funded in part by a US$5.5 million grant from DHS” (department of homeland security). In 2010, for example, travel to the zionist state totaled “nearly $75,000” by Urban Shield. (Khalel)

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. councilman David Grosso in his 2017 letter to police chief Newsham, denouncing a planned trip of police to the zionist state, wrote, “…learning from military advisors is not what local law enforcement needs…Indeed numerous watchdog organisations, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have documented human rights violations by Israeli police and security forces…I am concerned that we are not doing enough to prevent the militarisation of law enforcement in the District of Columbia.” (Khalel)

Occupation Free DC’s [Washington] Scott Brown “said the training that takes place with Israel is as much about ideology as they are about tactics and equipment. ‘The US and Israel are huge political and military allies, so they have a stake in deepening relationships and loyalty between them…So when you’re sending police departments there, that’s what you’re doing, you’re deepening relationships in a way that builds up really strong support for Israel and its actions.’” (Khalel)

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The “systematic repression of Palestinians by [the zionist state of] Israel warrants the U.S. public’s refusal to accept such training programs for their police departments. Racism and violence are endemic problems to police departments around the country, and the influence of Israeli military police trainings only threatens to exacerbate the problem.” (Cohen & Shahshahani)

‘“It is important to understand that US police have harmed Black people long before Israel existed, and that Israel harms Palestinians without any special training from the US,’ an activist whose work focuses on building Black-Palestinian solidarity told MEE (Middle East Eye). Even so, these training exchanges with Israeli law enforcement ‘should be opposed,’ she said, ‘because they help two already repressive forces learn how to enhance state violence against populations fighting racism and colonialism.’” (Khalel)

A “former” ADL (Anti-Defamation League) regional director, “David Friedman…talking about the so-called benefits of an ADL-funded trip of American law enforcement executives to Israel in 2015, said…

‘[They] come back and they are Zionists…

They understand Israel and its security needs

in ways a lot of audiences don’t.’”

Executives from ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement), “the US Marshals Service, the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and officers from the police departments of Chicago [Illinois], Las Vegas [Nevada], Austin [Texas], Seattle [Washington], Oakland [California] and Miami-Dade [Florida]” took part in the trip. (Khalel)

As we write, the atrocities keep on as usual – Shireen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old infamous Christian Palestinian-American journalist, was assassinated by zionist forces in the Jenin refugee camp in Palestine on May 11, 2022 while she was covering a raid in Jenin by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and then pallbearers and mourners at her funeral were attacked by zionist police the following day (Shireen Abu Akleh, Wikipedia); an 18-year-old white supremacist, Payton Gendron, travelled 200 miles from his home in Conklin, New York to Buffalo, New York and murdered 10 innocent people and wounded three others, 11 of whom are Black people, with a modified Bushmaster XM-15 rifle at a Tops Friendly Markets grocery store at 2:30 pm on May 14, 2022, while livestreaming his violently extremist rampage after posting his 180-page manifesto two days earlier on Google Docs in which he promotes “the white nationalist far-right ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory” among other racist hate-filled rants. (2022 Buffalo supermarket shooting, Wikipedia); zionist Israeli police attacked Muslim worshippers, injuring over 300 people, inside Al-Aqsa masjid and in its 35-acre compound several times in April 2022, especially on Fridays during Ramadhan, and 26 Palestinians were murdered by the zionists during the month. (Deadly West Bank attacks follow Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa, Al Jazeera); US police have killed 214 people in 43 of the 50 states since the beginning of 2022 as of March 15, 2022 and Black people are 2.9 times more likely to be killed by US police than white people. (Mapping Police Violence, 2022)

Don’t be duped! The US police and the zionist State of Israel are cut from the same cloth and work in tandem to destroy Black and Brown and Native and Muslim Peoples. It’s what you’d expect from racism, zionism, white supremacy, enslavers and settler colonial state players. Pure shaitans

(For an enlightening analysis and history breakdown, listen to Mr. Davey D’s radio talk show, especially with Dhourba bin Wahad and Danea Martinez as they talk about the Black Panthers, Palestinians, South Africa and the fight to end racist zionism @


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