Note: Gotnews.com’s editor-in-chief Charles C. Johnson spoke with @TheLastRefuge2, the proprietor of The Conservative Tree House, for two hours tonight.
Any similarities between content on both sites is entirely coincidental. Like Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy and scores of others, we also proudly use tweets of members of the same community and take great pains to make clear what tweets belong to other people. I know full well what it is like to have my content ripped off by other people without attribution and do my level best to attribute where I can.
Not only do I believe in the power of researchers, I hire some of the best ones. Shannon, who is my co-author on this piece, is one of many such examples.
@TheLastRefuge2 told me about how there is a mistaken view among his readers that I profit off of these tweets and that I am a scam artist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Again, I don’t take a penny of the research money. The money is used purely to buy documents, defend ourselves in lawsuits, or to sue to obtain new information. Unfortunately, we haven’t found a free lawyer yet. I have spent over $7000.00 of my own money to sue to get Michael Brown’s criminal records. Many, many people have wanted to help financial to buy and get the material and the truth out and I make no apologies for using a slush fund to do it. Not everyone is motivated by the love of truth as we are.
Eventually Gotnews.com will have software so that all of the people that make ConservativeTreehouse.com, one of the best research communities on the net, can be financially rewarded for doing the job that the mainstream media won’t. They deserve every penny. We are currently in talks with investors to design and finance a website that does just that.
–Charles C. Johnson
Meet Anti-White Muslim Militant (and Media Darling) At All #MichaelBrown Protests WITH NOTE
By Shannon Knutsen and Charles C. Johnson
GotNews.com has already identified one black panther involved in the initial framing of the Ferguson story.
Today we examine Anthony Shahid, a racist, radical black community activist who showed up everywhere during the Ferguson protests.
Ferguson activist Anthony Shahid calls for protesters to shut down highways on Labor Day. http://t.co/axyzMqAf1E
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 30, 2014
Shahid continues to be involved at the highest levels of the riots. Both politicians and the media continue to give him attention.
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 30, 2014
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 29, 2014
— Brother Jesse (@BrotherJesse) August 22, 2014
The media fell for him and made him the story.
Brother Anthony Shahid asked me to push his number out for job program people & national media: 314-486-0903.
— Chris King (@chriskingstl) August 17, 2014
Brother Anthony Shahid! Now if you've been watching cnn you've seen him all over the news! Muslim… http://t.co/5JV9Do7R7K
— Elizabeth McCormick (@TheLizLive) August 17, 2014
— ed lavandera (@edlavaCNN) August 14, 2014
A video posted on August 28th has him talking about an upcoming “major civil disobedience” that will “shock the world”…Set featured image
Shahid has been accused of tampering with the witnesses in the Michael Brown shooting case.
This is also Shahid standing behind Dorian Johnson as he talks to the press raising questions of coaching.
And here too.
Indeed he can be seen with nearly all the players.
@coreshift More corrupt when u figure Anthony Shahid is seen w/ Piaget, Tiffany, Dorian, Parents in various videos and pics prior to cops
— Victoria ? (@FroggieLeggs_) August 28, 2014
Shahid is no stranger to these race-related protests.
From a 2003 article in River Front Times entitled “Who’s Afraid of Anthony Shahid”…
“Rena Johnson had never heard of Shahid, but when he came to her side that day, she felt his strength shore up her spirit. Her son Jerome was locked up somewhere in the hospital, shot seven times by undercover narcotics officers who claimed he’d fired first.”
“Shahid’s a professional agitator, an agitator who makes even his allies reach for water. “
“…after we were getting what we wanted, he [Shahid] kept escalating, whipping it up. I never did figure out what his agenda was.”
“…Few people have Shahid’s ability to provoke…”
“His methods can be read as dedicated activism or heavy-handed pressure tactics; his props can seem like thought-provoking symbols or crude, thoughtless gimmicks. He calls racism when no one else dares — and he sees racism everywhere.”
Also in 2003, Shahid was banned from speaking at a St Louis High school for making racist incendiary comments during an assembly.
In 2009, Shahid participated in a police protest in St Louis.
Here’s a video of Shahid at another loony 2009 protest dressed up as KKK.
Shahid is also the President of Al Tauheed Islamic Center in St. Louis.
In an undated River City Examiner piece, Shahid complained about obstructions to his visits with Muslim inmates in St. Louis. Shahid suggests that the problem may be personal after Shahid referred to a public safety director as a “house negro.”
In 2010, Shahid gave a speech at a Farrakahn event:
“Malcolm X said power only backs down in the face of more power,” Shahid said.
“The march is going to be real important, because now we have a platform where it’s not just the United ‘Snakes’ of America looking, but the whole world is listening.”
“We can show the hypocrisy with them talking about the terrorists around the world. Our Al Qaeda leaders have been the United States government. And Taliban on black folks is these major white corporations like FEMA, like Sears and Kmart,” Shahid said.
Finally, this photograph is Anthony Shahid, standing with Dr. Khalid Muhammad, Farrakahn’s former National Assistant and former head of the New Black Panther Party, a guy who called Jews “Bloodsuckers,” and who’s been censured by both the House and Senate.