January 18, 2010, - 1:45 pm

Attn, Muslims: Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Pro-Israel, Decried Anti-Semitism

By Debbie Schlussel

**** UPDATE: Read MORE Great Martin Luther King, Jr. Pro-Israel Quotes on Israel From a 1968 Speech ****

Muslims are good at hijacking.  They hijack planes.  They love to claim fellow co-religionists are “hijacking” their religion (when in reality their religion is hijacking them and the people on the planes).  And they love to hijack icons and beloved personalities.  That includes, in no small way, Martin Luther King, Jr.  But as I always note, King was expressly against what they stand for, this religion of hijackers.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Down w/the Jewish, Israeli Struggle, NOT the Muslim One

Yes, today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  And every  year on this day, more and more extremist Muslims try to hijack the pro-Israel, Philo-Semitic King’s memory and civil rights fight to further their own extremism, refusal to be absorbed into American society, their support for Islamic terrorism, their wish to destroy Israel, and their not-so-latent anti-Semitism.

And every year, on MLK Day, I have to point out that not only are Blacks (yes, Black Muslims, too) looked down upon by non-Black Muslims–they are referred to as “abed” (slave) or “abeed” (slaves, plural), which is basically the Arabic form of the n-word–but I also have to point out that Martin Luther King, Jr. was, unlike them, very Philo-Semitic and pro-Israel.

And on this MLK Day, I will continue that tradition.  Although a letter King was purported to have written is apparently not from his hand, his statements at Harvard were, indeed his own.  As I noted in a previous  year:

Every year, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I write about how various Muslim and Arab groups (mostly dominated by Muslims) invoke the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. for their various whines about alleged oppression and trumped-up discrimination, coupled with their various hate-filled diatribes against Israel. And every year, on Martin Luther King Day, I have to remind them, that if they want to own the King legacy, they have to own it all . . . including his love for Israel as a Jewish state. And including his views that you–the haters of Israel–are, in fact, anti-Semitic.

While the oft-cited “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend” may be fabricated, King’s record and views on Israel are clear in his documented words and actions. As I wrote in 2005, in “Radical Islam Wishes You a Happy MLK Day“:

King was adamantly opposed to the views of [Islamists including “former” Islamic terrorist, FBI award revokee, and marriage and immigration fraud perpetrator Imad] Hamad and ADC [American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee], both of which often deceptively and inappropriately invoke his name. At a 1968 Harvard appearance, King rebuked a student who attacked Israel. “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You’re talking anti-Semitism,” King said.

(Although an oft-cited “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend,” purportedly by King, may be fabricated, his Harvard quotes are well-documented, in Seymour Martin Lipset, “Socialism of fools,: The left, the Jews & Israel,” Encounter, (December 1969), p. 24.)

Yup, we know how Martin Luther King, Jr. felt about the hatred of Israel and the hatred of Jews enveloping Islam in its entirety. If only the Muslims would stop enveloping his memory.

I’m sure he’s tired of doing non-stop revolutions in his grave.

* ALSO READ: “Radical Islam Wishes You a Happy MLK Day

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13 Responses

He also was noted for his support of non-violence, something else that is incompatible with the Muslim mind(sic)set.

Little Al on January 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

MLK roughly equals the three Hebrew letters that make the word “Melech” which is King in Hebrew. Is that a coincident??

Rex on January 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Ms. Schlussel:

I don’t always agree with you, and I read your site daily. But I totally agree with your post. King spoke not just for Black Americans, but more importantly, he spoke for ALL Americans (White, Black, Yellow, Red, etc). While Brother King (I called him Brother King, being that he was a member of my Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha) would be proud of the progress that Black Americans have made in this country, I believe he would be ashamed at what is going on in the black community, even to this day (That includes Anti-Semitism among some in the black community). We (not just Black Americans, but Americans in general) still have a long way to go to make Dr. King’s “Dream” realized.

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of a true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Charles Lee on January 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Now I know who the brainy one is, I’ll keep loinkog for your posts.

    Bryson on May 25, 2014 at 3:11 am

Please don’t bring Gandhi in here. He got way too many things wrong. He opposed Indian nationalists from carrying out armed struggle against the British. He told the Jews to be non-violent against the Nazis and vehemently protested when Hindus retaliated against Muslim violence. Gandhi’s non-violence tactic worked only because India was ruled by the Brits. If it was the French, Germans,Spaniards, Portuguese, Belgian, dutch, Russians, Chinese or Japanese…it would have been a different story.

Rex on January 19, 2010 at 1:12 am

The augmentation of Dr. King’s sentiments about Israel & anti-semitism reminds me of the apocryphal story told about Christian XII of Sweden in WWII – that he “wore the yellow star on the balcony in solidarity with Sweden’s Jews.” No, of course he didn’t, and no, Dr. King didn’t write the protracted letter – but both stories are born of solid evidence of what each man believed. That this is particularly true about Dr. King is shown by the fact that his family, normally so vehement about protecting Dr. King’s written legacy, has not denied his writing it (at least, not since the last time I checked).

Some days, the human race justifies itself. There were two instances, right there.

Susan on January 19, 2010 at 2:37 am

typical Zionist talk

diane on November 21, 2011 at 11:15 am

we have seen how coreligionists going to Africa and they kidnapped and killed a lot of them. and made them slaves. this for African.
we have seen who has occupied Afghanistan and Palestine and Iraq and who making explodes every where and problems in Sudan and a lot of this poison- and you concerned that MUSLIMS they are killers at the same time we can see how you killed rapped women children and men in “Abu Ghraib”…..etc
but we can see how many people in America they are changing their religion from Christian to MUSLIM why have you asked you self this question or not.AND WE WILL STILL MUSLIMS IF YOU LIKED OR NOT- AND IF YOU THINK WE NEED MARTIN ” KING” TO HELP ISLAM NO YOU ARE WRONG ISLAM HELPS PEOPLE NOT LIKE HELP CHURCHES JUST TO MAKE PEOPLE COMES TO IT. YOU ARE SAD PEOPLE.

Muslim on December 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I have read this article and yes I agree, there are radicals out there who spout absolute nonsense.
but seriously, improve your Islamic research before you write

“I have to point out that not only are Blacks (yes, Black Muslims, too) looked down upon by non-Black Muslims–they are referred to as “abed” (slave) or “abeed” (slaves, plural), which is basically the Arabic form of the n-word”

Muhammad’s trusted friend and first follower was Bilal, a freed slave….

I was just pointing this out, naturally your entitled to your own opinion

The muslim who doesn't hijack, on April 15, 2012 at 11:29 am


Why are dutch the only ones not capitalized in your response?


Katy on June 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I didn’t continue reading, because this blog started with a lie.. Abed and Abeed are 2 arabic words that were used before Islam, and the moment Prophet Muhammad started spreading the religion of Islam, he prohibited slavery, 1400 years ago. and said that there is NO difference between white and black, we are all equal. While you in the west waited another 1400 years to be free, and I’m sure some States don’t treat Black Skinned people in an equal way.. Don’t spread hate guys, don’t spread hate..

Muslim on September 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I have studied the Islam religion, and it is not as you claimed. This article is biased to the extent that you look at the reality with one eye. Firstly, the word “Islam” comes from the Arabic word “Salam” which means peace. Secondly, the laws in Islam promote peace and avoiding killing people to the extent that Muslims in wars (around the prophet’s era) were ordered by the prophet himself not to cut trees, scare or kill women and children, to avoid killing elder people,and to have mercy upon the prisoner. If a person was held as a prisoner at that era, he will be set free in the Muslim countries without being disrespected or tortured.
Those Taliban terrorists do not represent Islam; they use Islam to twist things around. They mask themselves behind Islam so that Islam gets blamed on what they have done from awful things. Islam’s reputation was severely ruined by those killers that have nothing to do with Islam. Those killers are the Wahibites ruined Islam’s reputation. Besides, it was the US’s CIA that united with Pakistan to create Taliban, but no one is saying anything about that. The only thing people are doing is blaming Muslims for what terrorists do. I have lived with Muslims my whole life and they have not mistreated me at all and I realized how peaceful they are. I can assure two things:1. US is the one that created terrorism, and 2. those terrorists aren’t Muslims but they pretend to be so.
With that being said, stop writing biased articles accusing Muslims with false accusations that the US government made to attack Islam and Muslims, and start reading about Islam from real (and not fabricated) resources and you will be surprised.

John on December 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Dear debbie.
I came across your insightful but flawed article when i was researching for you guessed black muslims and martin luther king for my masters. Let me get your facts straight since you havent the slightest idea about what you write this long article. I agree with John
1) Muslims do not promote hatred, violence or terrorism at all costs. Muslims also advocate for a seperate state for Israel,again this is a political agenda for those who are also politically minded. Maybe meet a muslim, talk to a muslim, go to a mosque. Open up your eyes to a beautiful world where everyone is not narrowminded. “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Dr. Martin Luther King
2) Black Muslims are not really “muslim” thus your entire article is debunked. find out what traditional islam taught, look up why Malcolm x became a sunni muslim after a pilgrimage to Hajj. Look up nation of islam, a black muslim organization and maybe read one article or two, of scholarly significance before you try to spread your antimuslim agenda everywhere. “”The term “Black Muslims,” [was] coined by Dr. C. Eric Lincoln in 1956 to refer specifically to the Nation of Islam”
3)You are disgracing Dr.King when you use his day of remembrance to spread your own hatred. “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” (Dr.King)

Black Muslim researcher on December 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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