Extreme anti-Palestinian group NGO Monitor is disrespecting the late US Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. and perpetrating a fraud by disseminating a fake quote in an attempt to smear people as anti-Semites.
NGO Monitor was incensed by a statement signed by more than 20 Palestinian writers and activists disavowing anti-Semitism and bigotry of any kind and so NGO Monitor tweeted:(We have and will post copies of these tweets in case NGO Monitor deletes the originals that are embedded here)
The second tweet links to a notorious hoax “Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend” purportedly written by King in which the civil rights leader states that any criticism of Zionism is by definition anti-Semitic.
There’s only one problem: the letter is a fake, as The Electronic Intifada reported as far back as 2004.
But don’t want to believe The Electronic Intifada? You don’t have to. Even rabidly anti-Palestinian “media watch” group CAMERA has debunked the fake King letter.
And in 2009, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency accused NGO Monitor of “Playing fast and loose with the facts.”
The use of fabricated quotes is just another example of NGO Monitor’s inattention to, indeed contempt for, facts, in its zeal to smear anyone it defines as an enemy.
Purporting to be a “transparency” watchdog, NGO Monitor is a shadowy organization that is secretive about its funding sources. However some of its prominent funders are known. NGO Monitor received $50,000 from the Helen Diller Family Foundation, which funds among other things Latma TV’s vile depictions of Africans as monkeys and videos of Israeli actors in blackface mocking African refugees, and a video disseminating a libel that Muslim men were responsible for a “rape epidemic” in Norway.
Despite repeated requests, NGO Monitor, which is quick to accuse others of “bigotry,” refuses to condemn its donor’s support for such racist propaganda.