BLM Grassroots’ Alignment with Palestinian Militant Group Raises Concerns


The Black Lives Matter (BLM) Grassroots organization recently made headlines by expressing solidarity with a Palestinian militant group, Hamas.

This alignment raised eyebrows and concerns among many, given the controversial nature of Hamas, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, and other Western countries.

Hamas is notorious for its violent activities, including suicide bombings, rocket attacks, and kidnappings, which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians, both Israeli and Palestinian.

The group’s charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic state in its place.

Recently, a horrific attack orchestrated by Hamas claimed the lives of over 900 Israelis, including 260 young people at a dance party near Kibbutz Urim in southern Israel.

In a statement released on social media, BLM Grassroots expressed solidarity with what they referred to as their “Palestinian family.”

They drew parallels between the struggles faced by Black Americans and those faced by Palestinians, calling for a decolonization of America. This statement has sparked controversy and debate, with critics questioning the intentions and ideology of BLM Grassroots.

The Chicago chapter of BLM further fueled the controversy by releasing an image in support of Hamas terrorists, with the words: ‘I stand with Palestine.’ This public endorsement of a group associated with violence and terrorism led to accusations that BLM Grassroots is aligning itself with radical leftist movements.

This ideological shift is seen by some as a departure from the initial objectives of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Critics argue the use of terms like “settler colonialism,” “apartheid,” and “decolonized land” in the BLM Grassroots statement suggests a worldview that sees America itself as an oppressive entity that must be dismantled and rebuilt.

Such a stance is viewed as a threat to the principles of democracy, freedom, and the rule of law that form the bedrock of American society. The alignment with a group like Hamas, known for its violent tactics and disregard for civilian lives, raises serious questions about the direction BLM Grassroots is taking.

Aligning with groups associated with violence and terrorism is a concerning development. It is hoped that BLM Grassroots will reconsider this stance.