The Black Hebrew Israelites were haranguing the Covington students, who got permission to respond with the school Braveheart chant, that is inspired by the movie Braveheart, directed by Mel Gibson – a famous Anti-Semite. Wylie Irving got caught-up in a whirlwind of religious ideas. This is par for the course. The founding of religions is often a violent affair, full of schisms, and the demonization of peoples perceived as the Demonic Opposition. Consider the Salem With Trials.
Jon ‘The Seer’ saw it coming in his Ian Fleming novel ‘The Royal Janitor. All Catholic leaders are aware of the battles between the Catholics and the Protestants. The Colonel’s Crazies dress like Scottish Warriors who followed Wallace into battle. They paint themselves half-blue and have seen Wallace and his men INTIMIDATE the enemy. When the Native American Warrior approached them, drumming, their blood boiled. They wanted – blood! How many teachers at Covington know Mel Gibson is a radical Catholic?
On Oct. 27, Irving tweeted a link to “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” a 2018 film driven by antisemitic tropes about Jewish people lying about their origins. Among its false and outlandish claims is the assertion that the Holocaust never happened.
Irving also made an Instagram post with a screenshot of the film’s rental page on Amazon, which he had linked to on Twitter. Neither post included a caption or comment from Irving.
In a letter dated Nov. 4, the Anti-Defamation League and the Nets called on Amazon to take down or add explanatory context to the film and a related book, writing that they were “designed to inflame hatred and, now that it was popularized by Mr. Irving, will lead directly to the harm of Jews.”
January 2019 Lincoln Memorial incident
Main article: January 2019 Lincoln Memorial incident
Covington Catholic sends students to the March for Life each year; nearly half of the student body attended in 2015. On January 18, 2019, the school attracted attention when videos showed Nathan Phillips, a Native American who was participating in an Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C., approaching a group of their students while beating on a drum. The students were visiting the Lincoln Memorial after participating in the Washington March for Life. The students were initially widely condemned on the basis of a short video and reported accounts from Phillips. Later, longer videos giving the incident more context fueled controversy and discussion on what had actually occurred. Several media sources issued retractions, corrections, and apologies
Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, writes that the Hebrew Israelite view of the transatlantic slave trade conflicts with historical accounts, as does the Hebrew Israelite belief that Socrates and William Shakespeare were black.
Black Hebrew Israelites (also called Hebrew Israelites, Black Hebrews, Black Israelites, and African Hebrew Israelites) are groups of African Americans who believe that they are the descendants of the ancient Israelites. Some sub-groups believe that Native and Latin Americans are descendants of the Israelites as well. Black Hebrew Israelites combine elements to their teaching from a wide range of sources to varying degrees, Black Hebrew Israelites incorporate certain aspects of the religious beliefs and practices of both Christianity and Judaism, though they have created their own interpretation of the Bible, and other influences include Freemasonry and New Thought, for example. Many choose to identify as Hebrew Israelites or Black Hebrews rather than Jews in order to indicate their claimed historic connections.
The group sometimes employs street preaching to promote their ideology. Sidewalk ministers may employ provocation to advance a message that is often antisemitic, racist, and xenophobic. This primarily gained notice in the news through their street preaching that purportedly targeted students of Covington Catholic High School (Kentucky) in January 2019. One student reported the Black Hebrew Israelites called students ‘racists’, ‘bigots’, ‘white crackers’, ‘faggots’, and ‘incest kids’, and told an African American student that white classmates would “harvest his organs
Today the Commandment Keepers follow traditional Jewish practices and observe Jewish holidays. Members observe kashrut, circumcise newborn boys, and celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and their synagogue has a mechitza to separate men and women during worship.
The Commandment Keepers believe that they are descendants of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Matthew taught that “the Black man is a Jew” and “all genuine Jews are Black men”, but he valued non-black Jews as those who had preserved Judaism over the centuries. Matthew maintained cordial ties with non-black Jewish leaders in New York and frequently invited them to worship at his synagogue.
Matthew established the Ethiopian Hebrew Rabbinical College (later renamed the Israelite Rabbinical Academy) in Brooklyn. He ordained more than 20 rabbis, who went on to lead congregations throughout the United States and the Caribbean. He remained the leader of the Commandment Keepers in Harlem, and in 1962 the congregation moved to a landmark building on 123rd Street.
The Black Hebrews of Israel maintain a popular gospel choir, which tours throughout Israel and the United States. The group owns restaurants in several Israeli cities. In 2003 the Black Hebrews garnered public attention when singer Whitney Houston visited them in Dimona. In 2006, Eddie Butler, a Black Hebrew, was chosen by the Israeli public to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Black Hebrew groups that are characterized as being Black supremacist by the SPLC include the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, the Nation of Yahweh and the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ. The Anti-Defamation League has written that the “12 Tribes of Israel” website, which is maintained by a Black Hebrew group, promotes Black supremacy.
These boys are fakes, members of a fake abortion cult. They should be LOCKED UP! I know what this feels like. These smirking punks are pumped up by Trump, Pence, and Hitler. They believe they are superior to Native Americans because they believe they are not Christians. They prove they got Trump’s core message, being,
“Make America great for white people only!”
A US diocese has apologised and vowed to take action after videos emerged showing boys from a Catholic private school mocking an elderly Native American man at a rally in the capital, Washington, prompting widespread criticism.
The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky.
Videos circulating online show a youth staring at and standing extremely close to Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old Native American man singing and playing the drum.
Other students, some wearing Covington clothing and many wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and sweatshirts, surrounded them, chanting, laughing and jeering. A student wearing clothing from Owensboro Catholic High School was also present.
The images in videos that went viral on social media Saturday showed a tense scene near the Lincoln Memorial.
In them, a Native American man steadily beats his drum at the tail end of Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March while singing a song of unity urging them to “be strong” in the face of the ravages of colonialism that now include police brutality, poor access to health care and the ill effects of climate change on reservations.
Surrounding him are a throng of young, mostly white teenage boys, several wearing “Make America Great Again” caps, with one who stood about a foot from the drummer’s face also wearing a relentless smirk.
Nathan Phillips, a veteran in the indigenous rights movement, was that man in the middle.