Political Editors / July 20, 2017

Women’s March Celebrates a Terrorist Cop-Killer

Leftists tweet out a happy birthday greeting to convicted cop-killer and radical black activist Assata Shakur.

The Women’s March chose to honor a convicted murderer by tweeting out a birthday greeting Sunday celebrating the “revolutionary” Assata Shakur. Who is she? In 1977, Shakur, who was a member of the Black Liberation Army, was convicted of the execution-style murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. She was sentenced to life in prison but served only two years, as she escaped in 1979 and fled to Cuba, where she remains today. She’s one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists.

The Women’s March found itself receiving well-deserved criticism for its tweet honoring a terrorist cop-killer. Rather than apologize, delete the tweet and fire the person responsible, the Women’s March doubled down in defending the tweet. One of 20 such tweets said, “#AssataShakur is a civil rights leader who used her leadership position to challenge sexism within the Black Liberation Movement.” Yet the Women’s March insisted it “is a nonviolent movement” that would “never use violence to achieve our goals.” It also tweeted, “#AssataShakur’s resistance tactics were different from ours. That does not mean that we do not respect her anti-sexism work.”

So why honor a convicted cop-killer and terrorist? Because the movement works to publicly portray itself as a peaceful movement opposed to violence all while showing admiration for the violent struggle against those whom they oppose. The same goes for Black Lives Matter.

In a sense, it’s a form of double speak. Declare oneself committed to peace while at the same time celebrating as heroes those leftist activists who engaged in violence to fight against the “oppressors.” Thus they can claim innocence regarding violent acts while inciting others to violence through their rhetoric. In this vein, leftists have been waging a war on cops in recent years because of alleged racism in law enforcement ranks. A black woman killing a cop is thus naturally somewhat of a hero to these purveyors of hate.

The Left has a long list of these violent “revolutionaries” it venerates as heroes for the cause — cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, mass murderer of Cubans, Che Guevara, and so on. It really comes as little surprise that these leftists would honor Shakur as a revolutionary hero. Communists have been doing that for decades. On a final note, the Women’s March is no more interested in protecting women’s rights than are communists interested in protecting democracy.

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