Stephen Jackson defends DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts

Former NBA player says Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was 'speaking the truth' when he posted fake Hitler quotes about Jews.

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Former NBA player Stephen Jackson posted a video Tuesday in which he defended anti-Semitic posts by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

NFL star DeSean Jackson posted quotes on social media attributed to Adolf Hitler and Louis Farrakhan.

One of the two Hitler quotes posted Monday accuses “white Jews” of having a “plan for world domination.” The quotes are said to be Hitler’s justification for the mass murder of Jews in Europe.

The Snopes website reported that the quote is not attributable to Hitler and appears to have been first published on a “clickbait web site” called FMLGoneViral.com in 2015.

The post also says: “Hitler said, ‘because the white Jews knows that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will blackmail America. … The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that all this time they’ve been mistreating and discriminating and lynching the Children of Israel.’”

Jackson also posted a picture of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivering his three-hour Fourth of July address. Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who has referred to Jews as "termites" and praised Hitler as a "great man," repeated many of his anti-Semitic canards during his address.

Jackson wrote about Farrakhan: “This man powerful I hope everyone got a chance to watch this!! Don’t be blinded. Know what’s going on!!”

Following backlash, Jackson removed the posts and apologized, saying he bore no hatred towards Jews.

“I want to apologize to the Jewish community, Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Doug Pederson, the Eagles organization and our fans for the insensitive and ill-informed posts that I shared on my social media,” Jackson wrote. “My intention was to uplift, unite, and encourage our culture with positivity and light. Unfortunately, that did not happen.”

He added: “I unintentionally hurt the Jewish community in the process and for that I am sorry! Now, more than ever, we must work together to end discrimination of all types and against all people and communities. This apology is more than just words -- it is a promise to do better. I will fully educate myself and work with local and national organizations to be more informed and make a difference in our community."

However, Stephen Jackson took to Instagram to defend DeSean Jackson's original posts.

I just read a statement that the Philadelphia Eagles posted regarding DeSean Jackson’s comments. He was trying to educate people, educate himself, and he’s speaking the truth. Right? He’s speaking the truth. He don’t hate nobody but he’s speaking the truth of what he knows and trying to educate others. But y’all don’t want him to educate ourselves,” Stephen Jackson said.

“If it’s talking about the Black race, y’all don’t know nothing about it. If they’re killing us — police killing us — and treating us like s—t, racism at an all-time high, but none of y’all NFL owners spoke up on that. None of you teams spoke up on that. But the same team had a receiver say the word n----r publicly, and they gave him an extension. I play for the Big 3. We have a Jewish owner. He understands where we stand and some of the things we say, but it’s not directed to him. It’s the way we’ve been treated. Philadelphia, y’all need to repost this.”



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