#JusticeForMikeBrown: NFL star Reggie Bush connects Ferguson to Palestine

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Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush posted a photo of Palestinian photo-journalist Hamde Abu Rahma on his Instagram page 2 days ago. Abu Rahma held a sign reading “The Palestinian people know what mean to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity #Ferguson #Justice.”

Reggie Bush wrote:

No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all in this together! this isn’t a Ferguson problem it’s a Global Problem! We need change NOW! What happened to humanity? #JusticeForMikeBrown

TMZ picked it up and it’s going viral with a screaming headline REGGIE BUSH COMPARES MIKE BROWN TO PALESTINIANS:

Reggie Bush just compared Ferguson to Israel — suggesting Israelis are shooting unarmed Palestinians … the same way Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown.

Predictably Abe Foxman issued a press release telling Bush he should “stick to football” among other things. Guess who saw that coming:

Foxman makes the argument this has nothing to do with ethnicity, ( wrong week for that Abe) and Bush has a “severe lack of understanding”. We don’t make this stuff up. This has all the makings of a train wreck, and just in time for Thanksgiving football too.

Abu Rahma, an activist from the village of Bi’lin, is no stranger to being shot up by Israeli forces. Here’s a short documentary about Abu Rahma, a beautiful man:

Maybe Foxman can explain to Reggie Bush why they shot Abu Rahma’s cousin, Bassam Abu Rahma, in cold blood. And his other cousin, Jawaher Abu Rahma died of asphyxiation by tear gas.

I don’t think Reggie Bush has any plans on backing down, instead, he’s doubling down.

Screenshot: NFL's Reggie Bush posts "Ferguson with love from Palestine" photo by Palestinian photo-journalist Hamde AbuRahma from Bil'in on Instagram
Screenshot: NFL’s Reggie Bush posts “Ferguson with love from Palestine” photo by Palestinian photo-journalist Hamde AbuRahma from Bil’in on Instagram

Someday, the tide will turn. When Martin said the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice, he meant justice for Mike Brown and justice for Palestinians and justice for every oppressed person.

If all goes as planned, Reggie Bush will play in tomorrow’s NFL Thanksgiving game, the Detroit Lions against the Chicago Bears. I know who I’ll be rooting for.

(H/t Ofer Neiman)

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Thanks Annie. Sadly, this demonstrates multiple pathologies in American culture. At least we have made great progress on the racial issue although–as Ferguson demonstrates–we haven’t solved it entirely. Unfortunately, I don’t see much sign of progress with regard to our Zionist pathology.

It’s been proven beyond reasonable doubt that Brown charged Wilson head-first like a bull when he was shot. What would you expect Wilson to do in that situation? Let himself get beat to death? Brown’s death was his own fault. Justice has been served by the jury who found no… Read more »

Abu Rahma is beautiful. His pictures are as well. Thank you, Annie!

This has EVERYTHING to do with ethnicity, Foxman.

Reggie Bush has moved the mountain closer toward truth. People that were unfamiliar with the Palestinians’ plight will become aware now.

Go Reggie, GO!

Happy Thanksgiving to Annie, Phil, Adam, and my fellow commenters here. Hope you enjoy the day with family and friends. Here are some hardworking folks making a case for the children of Gaza during this Thanksgiving season in front of the WH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD7xXZ1FmCo

Finally, a Bush I actually enjoy hearing from. Anything that makes the Palestinians real and human terrorizes the Zionist establishment. We know it and they know it. When more people get how vile they truly are, the jig will indeed be up, and all the money in the world won’t… Read more »