January 16, 2012, - 1:37 pm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Pro-Israel, But Muslims Continue to Hijack His Name

By Debbie Schlussel

Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality.

–Martin Luther King, Jr., March 25, 1968 speech.

He Had a Dream: That One Day Israel Would Be Secure & Jew-Haters Would Stop Attacking Israel . . .


Attn, Muslim Hijackers: Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Philo-Semite, Fan of Israel

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Every year on this day, I have to write this . . . because every year the Muslim phonies hijack the name of Martin Luther King, Jr.–who was PRO-ISRAEL–and try to make the civil rights struggle of Black people (many of whose ancestors were sold into slavery by Muslim Arabs) into the same thing as defending a violent religion that commits terrorist acts around the world every single hour. It’s amazing that a religion whose US-based “leaders” constantly claim that the 9/11 hijackers hijacked a religion (rather than what really happened–Islam hijacked them), is so consistent in its hijacking of things that stand counter to what Islam stands for. And, with Martin Luther King, Jr., they hijack the name and legacy of a man who stood with Israel and against them. They hijack his name for their own nefarious purposes of standing with HAMAS and Hezbollah.

My faves are the unindicted HAMAS terrorist co-conspirator CAIR Action Network and the openly pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Both groups claim that Dr. King was an example for Muslims. But they get it all wrong, and their appeals are false and duplicitous.

King would definitely have opposed PFLP Islamic terrorist, immigration/marriage fraud perpetrator, and FBI award revokee Imad Hamad (who openly supports HAMAS and Hezbollah and who, I’m told, continues to fundraise for Islamic terrorists) using his name for a bigoted Arab-only essay contest.

And, as I note every year, neither group–the CAIR Action Network or ADC–ever seems to get that King spoke out against their Jew-hatred . . . AND markedly, their Israel-hatred, saying that this was the same (as we all know) as Jew-hatred. No, I’m not talking about the phony letter King was alleged to have written a friend. I’m talking about the actual King verbal slap-down of an anti-Israel student at Harvard. That King made the statement at the top of this post is confirmed in a fantastic column by his friend, liberal Democrat John Lewis, and here’s another key excerpt:

During his lifetime King witnessed the birth of Israel and the continuing struggle to build a nation. He consistently reiterated his stand on the Israel — Arab conflict, stating “Israel’s right to exist as a state in security is uncontestable.” It was no accident that King emphasized “security” in his statements on the Middle East,

For new readers–and those needing a refresher course (a/k/a every single anti-Israel Muslim who hijacks the King name), here’s an excerpt from one of my previous posts:

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 ripping off his memory. But theft and lying is something they do. It’s inherent to their worldview and their position around the globe. Without it, they have nothing.

Memo to HAMAS’ CAIR Action Network and ADC: if you’re gonna assume the King name, you can’t pick and choose. You have to take the entire package. And that includes King’s strong stance in favor of Israel’s existence and security and against your Jew-hating vitriol.

I wish I could say, “I Have a Dream” that one day these bigots and enslavers from the Middle East, who’ve spread their backward ways across the globe would wake up from their hatred of Israel, America, the Jewish people, and the Christians, too.

But I don’t believe in fantasies. Facts are stubborn things.

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26 Responses

Well said and exactly right. As an individual who has gone down in history as a great American, MLK Jr. is hijacked by just about every political faction as an icon of their own aims. Those who wish to argue whether, had he lived, he’d have been a bold conservative Republican or Obama lackey these days all stand on shaky ground.

In this case, however, there is no denying King’s own established words in support of Israel. CAIR et. al. seem to want him lumped in with the convicted burglar, and draft-dodging Communist Atheist turned violent Muslim that was Malcolm Little. It was he and his friends who encouraged a seething hostility toward Israel and the Jewish people. CAIR should just admit that they fit in better with his aims and leave Dr. King’s good name out of it.

Brian R. on January 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Wasn’t Malcolm X a Muslim? Oh, right, revisionist history, who cares about facts?

Besides, these groups said Martian Luther King was an example to follow. How, exactly, is that a bad thing? Well, King’s plagiarizing aside.

TheDarkEricDraven on January 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Malcom X was a former pimp, crook, loan shark who turned to Islam and advocated racism and violence. His life has been whitewashed by the politically correct crowd.

You have a reading comprehension problem DorkEricRaven. These groups are not interested in following MLK’s example of nonviolence and acceptance of Jews. They are anti-Semites who want to see Jews wiped off the face of the earth.

Jonathan E. Grant on January 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    True equality, fairness and justice begin with a respect for the truth.

    Sadly, that’s not much in evidence these days and that’s MLK’d dream remains unfulfilled.

    NormanF on January 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    …Wait, John, why is Raven an insult? Why change one letter of the last name?

    Silly, silly folk who comment here…

    TheDarkEricDraven on January 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I’d give JEG a wicked high-five for also noting (as I have done earlier) that TDED has a reading (and writing) comprehension problem but everyone with eyes can see it. I wasn’t being snarky for snarks sake when I pointed it out to TDED. I pointed it out because it is TRUE.

    And TDED doesn’t want anyone to be aggressive to him but he is so crabby in his posts. Eric, you’re a Liberal because you’re a hypocrite and you want people to treat you better than you treat them. It ain’t gonna happen here. You’re very arrogant and really, you should not be.

    Also, your points of debate are not intelligent and peripatetic and show you don’t really know what you are talking about. If you actually researched the topics you think you know about, you’d see how much you don’t know.

    That’s the arrogance of Liberalism. And you’re not even embarrassed when others destroy your argument in record time. You really should start reading DS’ archives. NOW!

    Thanks to the post-ers (Norman, JEG and Infidel) in KNOW who actually set TDED straight on Malcolm X. He’s a rebel without a clue!

    Skunky on January 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

You actually think that Malcolm X belongs in the same ballpark as MLK? Malcolm X was a cult leader – someone who funnily enough hijacked Islam from a racist ‘Black-is-inferior’ cult to another racist but fictitious ‘Black-is-superior’ cult.

Interestingly enough, NOI forms the bulk of Muslims in the US, which CAIR includes while inflating the Muslim population of the US, while @ the same time (correctly) denying that what NOI practices is authentic Islam.

Sorry, clowns like Malcolm X, Rita X, Malik Zulu Shabbaz and their ilk don’t fall in the same category as MLK any more than Ron Paul, John McCain or Pat Buchanan can be put in the same category as Reagan.

Infidel on January 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

The black Muslims are looked down on by other Muslims cuz they’re black and don’t hate America nearly enough to qualify as true Muslims.

That’s what it takes to be a Muslim: to hate every one. There are exceptions here and there of course but that the above is the rule.

Don’t expect them to love infidels as long as they can’t get along with each other. Facts are stubborn things.

NormanF on January 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Sad, and disgusting, the perverts who call themselves gay have also hijacked his movement. I hope MLK would have stayed true to his Christian beliefs and condemned homosexuality.

Blayne on January 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Yes, Blayne, because MLK wouldn’t know anything about discrimination.

    TheDarkEricDraven on January 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Answering Norm, the reason Black Muslims (talking about NOI) are looked down upon is that their interpretation of the quran is very different from what is mainstream – particularly their statements about the superiority of Blacks. Whereas Islam has always been about Arab supremacy, not Black.

So the reason Muslim theologians deny that NOI is authentic Islam is two-fold – they recognize that NOI is recognized as racist by most Americans, and therefore do what they can to disassociate w/ that, and also, the stuff that the NOI says about race flies in the face of what Mohammed used to say – that Arabs are the best of peoples, allah knows only Arabic, the only true qurans are the ones in Arabic, one cannot pray in any language but Arabic, etc. The latter reason is more important to them from a orthodox standpoint, since NOI is not sunnah, while the former reason happens to be convenient for them in terms of a PR exercise.

But anybody who’s followed Arab treatment of non Arabs, be it Kurds in Iraq & Syria, Blacks in Darfur, Barbers in the Mahgreb and so on – know that within Islam, there is a pecking order w/ Arabs @ the top, Blacks @ the bottom, and all other Muslims in between. Indeed, the official Sudanese explanation for the genocide in Darfur is that those Black Muslims ain’t Muslim enough i.e. ain’t Arab. Thankfully, Christian/Animist South Sudan has secceeded – it just remains for South Nigeria to follow suit, as well as Barber enclaves in the Mahgreb.

Infidel on January 16, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    The Arabs are racist and proud of their mistreatment of conquered peoples.

    Every one loathes them. Still the fact remains equality, tolerance and democracy in the Muslim World will never be.

    They can’t get along and here’s to hoping their hatred of each other will consume them long before it consumes the world.

    If Islam reformed, it would no longer be Islam.

    That’s why the clerics persecute Bahais, Ahmedis, etc. If people ever broke free of the Muslim prison, it would be a more civilized world.

    Don’t look for that to happen anytime soon – if ever.

    NormanF on January 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Can we not act like MLK,Jr was saint. Yes, he thought for black equality and civil right and I greatly admire him for that. But was not flawless. Come on, the guy was a sex addict.

Holly on January 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm



colin on January 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

In the years since Dr. King’s death, the number of Black Americans who have betrayed their Jewish supporters are too many to count. It is re-assuring to know that there are still a few Black Americans who hold dear a sense of sincerity, loyalty and gratitude that allows the true memory of Dr. King to live on.

Like Deb said when she wrote about Joe Paterno; politics today is about winning at all costs. With petro-dollars to be had in generous quantities, a sincere Black man in government fights an uphill battle preserving the true memory of Dr. King and his support for Israel. We can be thankful that there are still courageous Black Americans who have not forgotten our common destiny and bond.

There is NO Santa Claus on January 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    TINSC, you hit on something that troubles me greatly today in American politics. The ability of the Democrats to be able to corral most black Americans and keep them on their side.

    It troubles me greatly because even though I understand why so many black Americans STAY on the Liberal side (having been one myself and the affordability America lets one live a life without necessarily being politically involved…I know NOTHING about the Bosnian conflict of the early 90’s because I was politically uninvolved (other than knowing I was “liberal” politically) at the time and just into early adulthood) but I wonder how in 2012 they can STAY on the Liberal side. They are being used and don’t know it. It drives me crazy.

    I know when they finally see what the truth is they will be as angry as I am at the Left.

    Skunky on January 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Yes, because Herman Cain the sexual predator and Bachmann the airhead is such better presidential candidates. Obviously, the Republicans are on the ball. They made such a great move making pizza a vegetable.

      TheDarkEricDraven on January 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

I have always thought that MLK SHOULD have been our 1st black President rather than the ESPN watching clown who is sitting in the office now.

I think that just like the Kennedy brothers, MLK was assassinated because the ruling elite knew that MLK was a powerful leader and possible future President. But like the Kennedys, except for their love of women, they actually cared about the American people and couldn’t be bought off. That made them dangerous and they were taken care of. Such a horrible tragedy. In my opinion, if those 3 men had lived our country would be a much greater place.

jimmyPx on January 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Who cares about Martin Luther King Jr.’s (or should I say Michael King’s)view on Israel? He heavily plagiarized his work-including “his” infamous “I Have A Dream Speech”. To credit a man who had countless extramarital affairs and ties to the communist party deems you uncredible.

Sou on January 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Debbie, was Gandhi for or against Israel?

IDF-Soldier on January 17, 2012 at 11:20 pm


Gandhi was rabidly pro-Muslim, to answer your question another way. He was assassinated in January 1948 – I believe months before Israel came into existance, so I don’t think your question has a direct answer.

However, there is no doubt that he’d have supported Muslims against the Jews, just like he supported Muslims against the Hindus within India itself. Had he lived to see the creation of Israel, he’d have opposed its existence. When the Nehru family, which was pretty close to him, ran India, their policies too were rabidly anti-Israel and pro-Arab, and that only ended in 1991, when the Nehru families monopoly on power was somewhat broken. In his writings, he supported Arab & Muslim claims on all terretories they conquered, hoping that his stance would promote Hindu-Muslim unity, which it never did.

Gandhi pretty much wrote the book on pandering to Muslims. When he wrote about his experiences in South Africa, he used the word ‘Kuffar’ to describe Black non-Muslim South Africans, just like local Muslims did. In 1919, he backed a Jihadi movement in India called the ‘Khilafat movement’, whose goal was to restore the Sultan of Turkey as Caliph (after Turkey’s defeat in WWI). The irony of that being that after a year or 2, the Turks themselves overthrew the Ottoman sultan, making the movement look pretty idiotic.

And who can forget that legendary advice Gandhi gave to a few Jews who once visited him and complained about what they were facing w/ Hitler? His advise to them was to sacrifice them in front of the Nazis to shame them. Thankfully, the Jews didn’t have him as a leader, and didn’t have to follow his blackmail tactics.

The Hindus were not so lucky – he’d do what he could to prevent Muslims from being slaughtered in the partition riots in India in 1946 & 1947, and caused thousands of Hindus to get killed due to preventing any counter actions against Muslims. The plot to assassinate him was done in order to prevent him from making even more concessions to the newly formed Pakistan: it was Gandhi’s insistance that while India should take in Hindus fleeing Pakistan, India should do nothing against Muslims still in India. End result: today, India is some 15-20% Muslim.

Only clueless morons and ignoramuses think that he’s some sort of saint. The real Gandhi was a real lowlife, and it was tragic for India that it produced a leader such as him.

Infidel on January 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

yes … Michael King was a jew supporter … and like all jews he was also a socialist who promoted a failed system called democracy for the benefit of minorities.

some don’t forget.

John Doeman on May 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm

You are so anti muslim that you dont even bother to get the facts right. Martin Luther King’s dream wasn’t for people to stop attacking isreal, his dream was for everyone to accept each other. He might have been pro-isreal, but that doesn’t mean he was anti-muslim

equalityforall on August 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Based on the present conditions of the peace talks, with so much negativity, I believe that had Dr. King lived to celebrate his 85th birthday, he would have been the perfect negotiator to bring peace to the Middle East. He would be addressing audiences in Jerusalem, in Gaza, in Ramallah, he would be talking about the possibilities for rising and occupying the Dream. He would be reminding the Zionists of their deep spiritual roots, and their responsibility for drilling and sharing the spiritual Light, in sharp contrast the way others drill and hoard oil. To the Palestinians he would have asked for a bit of patience, that the Children of Israel were not actually their enemies, but future spiritual neighbors. Just as in Berlin where geo-political killing zone barriers once existed, geo-spiritual community gardens would spring up. One day the children of Jews and Palestinians would weed out hate and sow out peace together. They would take solidarity in their deeply rooted spiritual illumination and not in their skin deep hateful inclinations.

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Marc Daniels on January 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

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