George Soros Paying for Protests?

There is a huge amount of information out there regarding whom is responsible for and who is bank rolling the Black Lives Matter Movement, most recently George Soros has been the subject of these rumors. After protestors interrupted prominent politicians speeches such as Jeb Buch and Bernie Sanders the speculation started that Soros who is a well know Democrat was behind the protests specifically funding the movement with $33 million dollars at https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros. The rumors started amongst the right wing bloggers and conspiracy theorists however they quickly spilled over to the more mainstream channels such as Fox news.

One of Bill O’Rileys guests Kelly Riddell, who has previously speculated over the matter in a written article, claims the Black Lives Matter movement was started by three women who happen to work at the Soros charity foundation. As a result Riddell claims, Soros uses the Open Society Foundation to Funnell money to the movement. Riddell also claims the amount sent to the movement by George Soros within 1 year was a staggering $33 Million with the ultimate goal being to disrupt the Republican National Convention.

The Open Society Foundation has come out to squash these rumors. The Director of US Operations Foundation found it difficult to believe how a rumor so far off from the truth could even start.

In reality the Black Lives Matter Movement is far less organized and centralized then the right wing bloggers would have you believe. The original hash tag was meant to bring attention to the deaths of young black men including Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray.

However the Black Lives Matter movement is made of many different groups throughout various communities using different means including protest, so it would be very difficult to come up with a number such as $33 million.

The Open Society does however give money to many of the social causes that have been highlighted and brought into the spotlight by the BLM movement. However the foundation has been involved with these issues long before the birth of the BLM movement. The foundation has long been granting money to organizations that pursue more accountability from the government for years. For example the Center for Policing Equity has been a long standing Grantee of the foundation. In addition the foundation supports organizations fighting for civil rights around the world. The foundation was founded by George Soros in 1979 and since then has given over $13 Billion in grants to both organizations and individuals.

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Is Donald Trump Helping ISIS? George Soros Thinks So.

George Soros is well respected for his views on world economic events and policies. George Soros had an interesting journey from his youth to where he is today. He was a refugee from Hungary during World War II, first migrating to Europe, and then making his way to New York City. It was in New York City that he launched his investing career at F.M. Meyer and Wertheim & Co in the 1950s. “Migrants in those days were better treated,” George Soros said. He added, “now that I am a bit of a statesman, my loyalty is for the stateless people.”

In his interview with Bloomberg’s at the World Economic Forum Francine Lacqua asked George Soros, “How worried are you by the popularity of Donald Trump?” In his response Mr. Soros stated that Mr. Trump is doing the work of ISIS, and before that Al Queda, in playing on Western Civilization’s fear of death. Mr. Soros explained that Mr. Trump is playing on this fear of death by creating fear of Muslims within America. Through Mr. Trump’s plans to close the U.S. borders to Muslims for immigration or for visiting while on holiday, this stirs Americans’ fear of Muslims.

Mr. Soros acknowledges that Mr. Trump is compelling in what he says since it is “so elemental.” However, Mr. Soros went on to say that he knows this is wrong because it is wrong to do what your enemies want you to do. ISIS desires that we have a strong fear of Muslims and treat Muslims with great suspicion. When this becomes common practice, it sets up conditions, which then can create a generation of Muslims that are convinced that there is no other way than terrorism. When this happens, Mr. Soros explains, “it turns the young Muslim population into a breeding ground for terrorists.”

  1. Soros went on to say that, ISIS’ days within the Caliphate are numbered as the Iraqi and Syrian armies regain territories that had been lost to ISIS. This leaves as their big area of growth being able to exploit Western society’s fear of death to their advantage to further their power. Mr. Soros charges us to resist the fearmongering that is going on so that we do not do what our enemy wants us to do.

 

References

Baumgaertel , C. (2016, January 21). Soros Says Trump Is ‘Doing the Work of ISIS’ by Creating Fear

 

. Retrieved from Bloomberg Business: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-21/soros-says-trump-is-doing-the-work-of-isis-by-creating-fear

Gara, A. (2016, January 21). Hedge Fund Billionaire George Soros: ‘Donald Trump Is Doing The Work Of ISIS’. Retrieved from Forbes Investing: http://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/2016/01/21/billionaire-hedge-fund-mogul-george-soros-donald-trump-is-doing-the-work-of-isis/#2dcd969d2f7c