‘“As someone who went to Divinity School, as someone who served as a Methodist minister, I want to lift up that revolutionary brown skin Palestinian named Jesus who engaged in ‘good trouble,’” Jones said.” https://www.toddstarnes.com/opinion/tenn-lawmaker-compares-himself-to-brown-skin-palestinian-named-jesus/
To know the race-hustling, anti-white and Jew-hating fellow travelers in Jones’ inner circle, puts his appropriation of Jesus in a context more in line with how a failed divinity student takes the divinity out of Christ to serve a personal and twisted political agenda.
For starters, the fact is, Jesus Christ was a Jew.
Next fact – Jesus was not a Palestinian because there was no Palestine during his time. But Jones labeling Jesus as such tells us its about Jones’ politics and his alliances. As Robert Spencer factually and politically explains https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/01/01/bbc-says-jesus-was-a-black-palestinian-n1297980:
Jesus was not a “Palestinian,” as there was no Palestine during his time. It wasn’t until one hundred years later, in AD 134, that the Romans expelled the Jews from Judea after the Bar Kokhba revolt and renamed the region Palestine. The Romans had plucked this name from the Bible as a taunt to the Jews they were expelling — it was the name of the Israelites’ ancient enemies, the Philistines, who had disappeared from history centuries before. Never did the term “Palestinian” refer to anything but a region — not to a people or an ethnicity.
To call Jesus a “Palestinian” is, of course, to identify him with the poor, outcast, and oppressed, who are, in the BBC’s mythology, the victims of the Israeli war machine. The idea of Palestinian victimhood is, like the Black Jesus, largely a media creation. To portray Jesus as one of these Palestinian victims is an attempt simultaneously to cast the Palestinians as innocent and sinless, suffering on the cross erected for them by the Israelis, waging an entirely justified campaign of “resistance” that will result in their national resurrection, and to give the world a woke Jesus, who is cool with terrorism because the one being fought is the oppressor, and who is best served not by acts of piety and charity, but by locking arms with Linda Sarsour and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and sticking it to The Man. The White Man, of course.
This fits perfectly for Jones for many reasons including his linking arms and agenda with racist and Jew-hating comrades like Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Zulfat Suara and Ash-Lee Henderson.
In fact, it was none other than Linda Sarsour, one of the most vocal pro-BLM Islamist Jew-haters in the country, who organized and helped lead the Nashville rally shortly after Jones was properly expelled from the Tennessee House chamber.
Sarsour began her relationship with Tennessee back in 2016, with a first invitation from the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC). At that time, Zulfat Suara was AMAC’s chairman; she has recently been re-elected for a second term as an at-large Metro Nashville council member.
At the time Zulfat hosted Sarsour as a speaker, Sarsour was already known for her record of anti-Israel activism including refusing to say that Israel has a right to exist and refusing to condemn notorious antisemite Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan, a man who has praised Hitler and who calls Jews “termites.”
Just five months after bringing Sarsour to Tennessee, Sarsour’s new organization MPower Change, named Zulfat one of The MPower 100 – Muslim Social Justice Leaders Building Power Across the United States. The MPower Change organization received funding from Soros’s Open Society Foundation funneled through fiscal sponsor Neo Philanthropy. MPower Change also received funding through Soros’s Proteus Fund. Both AMAC and the TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) have also received Soros funding funneled through the Proteus Fund.
Zulfat also has a besties relationship with Justin Jones, who is a supporter of AMAC. Zulfat endorsed Jones in 2022, for the state legislature, because she “has known [him] for a long time”, including perhaps through the “Our Revolution” Nashville chapter.
In 2019, Jones and Zulfat were comrades endorsed by “Our Revolution”. Jones was a failed candidate for Congress while Zulfat won a Nashville Metro Council seat.
Our Revolution and the Democrat Socialists of America (DSA) often collaborate to help fellow comrades win elections. OR is very active in Tennessee with a Nashville/Mid TN chapter and the Memphis for All chapter.
Our Revolution has previously endorsed Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and state House representative Gloria Johnson who now says she plans to challenge Marsha Blackburn for the U.S. Senate. Scroll through the OR website’s endorsed candidates to get a better feel for what this organization is really about.
In 2019, OR’s 6 endorsed candidates for the Metro Nashville City Council, which included Zulfat Suara, all won their races. Suara subsequently served as one of Bernie Sanders’ Tennessee 2020 presidential campaign co-chairs. Coincidentally, like Bernie Sanders, the now wealthy “democratic socialist” who owns multiple properties approaching $2 million dollars, Zulfat and her husband also appear to own multiple properties valued at almost $1.5 million dollars which includes a residence valued at over $700,000.
The same year that Zulfat was campaigning for Jones to win a seat in the Tennessee General Assembly, he joined her and Linda Sarsour at AMAC’s 10 year anniversary celebration.
Fast forward to 2023, when Zulfat and Sarsour linked arms in Nashville to support Jones’ racist-charging platform return to the Tennessee General Assembly. Not to be outdone, Zulfat had her photo taken escorting Jones back into the capitol building.
Sarsour’s return to organize a rally for Jones was under the banner of her new Until Freedom group which she co-founded with her equally loathsome running buddy Tamika Mallory.
Until Freedom organization
Until Freedom, a self-described “national protest group”, was founded by Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Mysonne Linen, and attorney Angelo Pinto.
Tamika Mallory who was Sarsour’s organizing D.C. Women’s March partner, of course tagged along to get her photo op with Jones, as did Mysonne Linen.
Three peas in a pod, Mallory and Mysonne like Sarsour, admire and defend extreme Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan, a man who apparently was also a friend of Barack Obama.
According to Mysonne, who organized alongside Farrakhan, “…the difference between David Duke and Louis Farrakhan: ‘David duke is a racist who imposed his will to harm and negatively affect blacks, farakhan has a view of Jews based on the pain and harm that he can prove they’ve inflicted on blacks for hundreds of years! See the difference?’”
And it appears that the Until Freedom fourth wheel Angelo Pinto is also in the Farrakhan fan club.
Tamika had earlier connections to Tennessee. In 2018, both Tamika and Ash-Lee Henderson co- director of the Highlander Center, got to know each other as they traveled on a Jew-hating mission hosted by the intensely anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-democracy, Center for Constitutional Rights which to no surprise, receives funding from George Soros.
Mysonne was also with Tamika and Ash-Lee on the Israel-bashing trip during which they celebrated spending time with the Afro-Palestinian, grenade planting terrorist Ali Jiddah, a former member of the radical Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
That same year while Zulfat was leading AMAC, Ash-Lee was a speaker at AMAC’s 2018 program titled, “Linking Liberation Struggles: Challenging anti-Black Racism, Zionism and Islamophobia”.
Salaried agitators Ash-Lee’s Highlander Center and Until Freedom were coalition members encouraging women in 2022, to take a day off from work, school and their other daily activities to support the #Day Without Us protest over reproductive rights.
What does it mean when the color of your skin is the single lens through which you define yourself?
In practical terms it makes Justin Jones a Racist with a capital “R” and no different than the other race hustlers he hangs with. But most importantly, the constant beat of racism!!!! is the mortar that holds their political and electoral coalition together.
Indeed, without a consistent backdrop of racism real or not, Jones and his running buddies have nothing with which to claim victim status and imagined moral superiority.
No doubt that Jones could identify with Al Sharpton who interviewed Jones because Sharpton has a “long history of bigotry that includes anti-white racism, antisemitism, and demonization of law enforcement.” Condemning the racist and anti-Semitic views of the Reverend Al Sharpton (a 2000 Congressional resolution).
Jones was active with Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in Nashville. “The incident, which was captured on video, showed Jones, along with fellow activist Jeneisha Harris, walking atop a police car as dozens of rowdy and seemingly uncontrollable protesters surrounded them”.
During the same protest Jones tossed a traffic cone at a driver because “good trouble for his good reason” must mean that rules don’t apply to him.
The following month in June 2020, as a continuation of BLM’s protest and demands, Jones, with support from fellow activist Jeneisha Harris, launched a “non-violent” protest on the capitol’s legislative plaza.
It is doubtful that Jones included the parting of ways with Jeneisha Harris who sometime during the sixty-two day protest, accused Jones of covering up two sexual assaults by a homeless man committed against two women protesters. https://thepostmillennial.com/woke-tennessee-rep-justin-jones-accused-of-covering-up-sexual-assaults-by-homeless-man#google_vignette
“She [Jeneisha] explained that Jones, “Nashville’s favorite activist,” witnessed the attack, but when the group suggested that it should be reported, he said the women had to stay silent “because it would change the narrative of why they’re actually protesting,” and that, “the incident would overpower the advocacy.”’
Jeneisha went on to call Jones a “fake activist” among other labels.
Jones is now selling his book on Amazon recounting this sixty-two day event.
Anti-white Christian nationalist Rev. William Barber, who seems enamored with Jones, wrote the forward to Jones’ book. Barber says he has had a “yearslong relationship” with Jones who in turn refers to Barber as “a sort of godfather… mentor, spiritual father’ and a ‘model of faith and justice since 2013”. Jones in turn says he has been heavily influenced by Barber who has his own issues with Israel and Jews.
Barber has been noted to “regularly refer[s] to Jesus as ‘a brown-skinned Palestinian Jew’ and who in 2018 falsely accused Israel of ‘targeting’ Palestinian children ‘simply because they want freedom”.
Sociology professors Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry explain Christian nationalism in their book “Taking America Back for God,” and they agree with Barber that there’s a white Christian nationalism (the worst), and a Black Christian nationalism which is progressive and wants to uplift the downtrodden and marginalized in our country.
Justin Jones – it should matter that he isn’t credible
Jones has leveled all kinds of baseless attacks on his Republican colleagues in the state House falsely labeling his expulsion for his extreme violation of House rules, as a “racist vote” taken under the Speaker’s “white supremacist system”.
This is precisely the commentary expected from Jones who surrounds himself with others who like himself, hate Republicans, white people, Jews, Christians who don’t agree with or think like them. Jones will also turn on his fellow activists when it doesn’t serve his political agenda.
Attempting to invoke the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jones and his “Tennessee 3” comrades spoke in Memphis with the Lorraine Motel as the backdrop where MLK’s assassination occurred. (The Lorraine Motel is part of the National Civil Rights Museum).
Unlike Jones, MLK is known for making two defining statements reflecting his position on Israel and Jews. In response to a student at Harvard in 1968 who attacked Zionism, MLK responded: “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism.”
And unlike MLK, Jones has embraced a circle of comrades who vocally and politically engage in Jew-hatred. These same pushers of antisemitic anti-Zionism, like Jones, are all in with BLM, a core component of the umbrella group Movement 4 Black Lives (M4BL) for black activist organizations. Tennessee’s Ash-Lee Henderson served on the policy leadership team of the M4BL).
Based in black liberation theology, the M4BL policy platforms include one (“Cut Military Expenditures” now linked to the M4BL policy platform on invest-divest), which claims that Israel is an apartheid state, is “complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people”, that homes of Palestinians and land “are routinely bulldozed to make way for illegal Israeli settlements”, and that “Israeli soldiers also regularly arrest and detain Palestinians as young as 4 years old without due process. Everyday, Palestinians are forced to walk through military checkpoints along the US funded apartheid wall.”
Memphis Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Ph.D., author of Black Liberation Theology and the Movement for Black Lives: A Match Made in Heaven. This Memphis pastor “thinks Pearson and Jones represent an opportunity for Black churches in particular to rekindle their flame related to social justice and liberation.”
It’s the same black liberation theology that drives the antisemitism of Jones’ comrades Sarsour, Mallory, Mysonne and Barber.
And it’s the same black liberation theology that draws Jones to these like-minded and which Jones relies on to compare himself to that “revolutionary brown skin Palestinian named Jesus”.