Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Director of Research & Special Projects Liz Berney, Esq. released the following statement:
We are horrified that prominent BlackLivesMatter activist Quintez Brown opened fire yesterday on Craig Greenberg, a Jewish Democratic candidate for mayor in Louisville, KY.
Some people immediately claimed that Quintez Brown suffers from “mental illness” – the too-frequent excuse used to rationalize deadly attacks on Jews, when antisemitism is a more obvious explanation.
And ludicrously, some people cast blame on “the Right” and Republicans, even though the would-be assassin was neither of these. Independent journalist Andy Ngo explained that a worker “on Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, [who] is a political operative for Democrats, blamed the assassination attempt by a Black nationalist, #BLM activist suspect on the Right.” Tucker Carlson noted that the Las Vegas Sun absurdly claimed that the assassination attempt by a Black, progressive BLM activist “revealed the dangers of the talk coming from the right” and came amid threats “fueled by increasingly violent rhetoric coming from extremist Republicans.”
Notably, the BLM organization posted Quintez Brown’s $100,000 bail bond. The Marxist, anti-Israel BLM organization has a record of anti-Jewish attacks, anti-Israel blood libels, and ties to front groups for the Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – a U.S. designated terrorist group.
ZOA spent hours reviewing Quintez Brown’s numerous tweets and retweets posted during the last two months. The tweets reveal Quintez Brown as a man who embraces Israel-haters, socialism and communism; is filled with hatred for police; and justifies Black violence. Persons investigating Quintez Brown’s motive may wish to consider the following:
(1) Admiration for Jew-hater Kwame Ture: Quintez Brown frequently tweeted, and apparently greatly admires the uncompromising, radical “Black Power” and Pan-African socialist teachings of extremist Kwame Ture a.k.a. Stokely Carmichael. Kwame Ture was an antisemite and misogynist who infamously said: “The only good Zionist is a dead Zionist” and “The only position for women in SNCC is prone”; and supported Fatah terrorist murderers as engaged in a “just struggle.”
(2) Anti-Israel retweet: Brown falsely retweeted violence-promoting BLM activist Bree Newsome’s tweet: “Some of the most intense censorship in this country is around people who speak up for Palestinian rights. If y’all care so much about free speech, put your thumbs to work on that.”
Brown also retweeted a promotion for an international tribunal event sponsored by the “Jericho Movement.” The Jericho Movement co-opts radical Black Power activists into opposing Israel’s existence by initially promoting the Black Power goal of freeing Black prisoners. The Jericho Movement then interjects its “Palestine Solidarity Principles of Unity,” which declare: “Confront Racism and Colonialism! : Zionism is a form of White supremacy and European colonialism. “Israel” was founded on Zionism and is therefore an unjust and illegitimate state.”
(3) Demanding freedom for Black Panthers who murdered police officers: Quintez Brown retweeted demands to free Black Panthers Jamil Al-Amin (a.k.a H. Rap Brown), who received a life sentence for murdering two sheriff’s deputies; and Mumia Abu-Jamal (a.k.a. Wesley Cook), who is serving a life sentence for murdering a Philadelphia police officer. Brown’s retweet called these convicted murderers “political prisoners.”
Brown also retweeted a tweet honoring recently-freed Jalil Muntaqim (a.k.a. Anthony Jalil Bottom), a Black Panther convicted of murdering two New York City police officers.
(4) Mocking crowd mourning murdered police officers: Quintez Brown retweeted a tweet picturing and mocking the thousands of New York City police officers sorrowfully gathered at the funerals of fellow police officers who were shot in cold blood when the officers answered a 911 call in Harlem. Brown’s retweet even called the mourning police officers an “occupying army,” saying: “This is the behavior of an occupying army, not a “civilian” police force. In mass, they mourn their own as heroes when killed while demonizing those that they kill (on a much more frequent basis) as criminals deserving of death.”
(5) Justifying Black violence: Quintez Brown retweeted: “The death of Martin Luther King gave several hypocritical persons the opportunity to make stupid remarks about the virtues of non-violence. A critical passage from Walter Rodney’s ‘Groundings with My Brothers’: . . . “By what standards can we equate the violence of blacks who have been oppressed, suppressed depressed and repressed for four centuries with the violence of white fascists? Violence aimed at recovery of human dignity and equality cannot be judged by the same yardstick as violence aimed at maintenance of discrimination and oppression.”
(6) Supporting Socialism and Communism: The header for Quintez Brown’s Twitter account reads:“@quintez_brown @tez4liberation We have one scientific and correct solution, Pan-Africanism: the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism.
Quintez Brown also tweeted: “Only under socialism can we readily accumulate the capital we need for our development, . . . and achieve our goal of liberation.” He also retweeted a call to “bring about socialism and communism”; and retweeted the U.S. Communist Party’s tweet rejoicing that, “More and more young people are breaking through anti-Communism. More and more young people are joining socialist and communist organizations. This is a response to a collapsing empire. It is socialism or extinction.”
Quintez Brown also retweeted “Muslimah Samiyah” quoting Kwame Ture saying: “We say under Pan-Africanism that we talk about the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism. In America we live in a capitalist system. We say a capitalist system is stupid, backward, ridiculous, irrational—we know that.”