American-Arab Group Joins NAACP to Demand Federal Charges Against Zimmerman
Following the "not guilty" verdict against George Zimmerman, the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) sent an email to supporters announcing they have partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to pressure the Justice Department (DOJ) into "[opening] a civil rights case against George Zimmerman."
The email opens with these words:
By now, you have probably heard that a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.
When a teenager's life is taken in cold blood and there is no accountability for the man who killed him, nothing seems right in the world. But we cannot lose hope. We can still achieve justice for Trayvon!
The email then tells how ADC is joining forces with the NAACP and asks supporters to sign a petition to pressure the DOJ to act.
ADC has built a reputation for holding intensely anti-Israel positions in the past. In fact, my colleague Joel Pollak has shown that ADC is "so anti-Israel that it gave an award to former journalist Helen Thomas after her anti-Jewish views had been exposed."
Chuck Hagel gave a speech to an ADC gathering in 2008 for which he took heavy scrutiny from Breitbart News once he was nominated for Secretary of Defense.
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