Thursday, January 31, 2008
The great Queens mosaic on Jamaica Avenue
These two photos are from the corner of 165th Street and Jamaica Avenue, where a gang of "Black Israelites" preach hate and heckle against white and Jewish pedestrians. As a white shopper, this gang makes my shopping experience feel uncomfortable. Queens is the home of John Bowne, the father of religious tolerance, so it's sad to see bigotry on display in such a public fashion.
Here are four reasons why the Black Israelites are a fraud:
1. There's a good chance their right to free speech is defended by a liberal white Jewish lawyer.
2. One of them is wearing an earring. Judaism strictly forbids piercings for men.
3. They're reading the King James version, which was written by a white English king.
4. They believe in Jesus.
Would we allow the Klan to hold hate rallies on our streets? Why are black supremacists given a pass to preach hate?
Answer: Because they are a tweeded group who is taught that screaming about being a victimized race is the easiest way to get their way in this city. And everyone else is afraid of them.
The first amendment says that we must allow the Klan to hold a hate rally on our streets, just as black supremacists may.