PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP is under fire for allegedly sharing an anti-Semitic post on his Facebook page. Now, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is asking for Rodney Muhammad’s resignation.
“We feel the leader of that organization can’t be a divider,” Steven Rosenberg, the COO of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, said. “He has to be a unifier. The post was an awful mistake. It was divisive in every possible way. Very anti-Semitic. A leader of an organization of that magnitude has to be more careful.”READ MORE: Fight Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia Ends With 1 Person Dead, 2 Others Hospitalized
The post reportedly showed actor and rapper Ice Cube, Eagles star DeSean Jackson and TV host Nick Cannon and a man crushing people with his hand. It had the quote “to learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”READ MORE: Firefighter, 3 Residents Injured In Rowhouse Fire In Manayunk
The post has since been taken down.
Eyewitness News has reached out to Muhammad for comment, but have yet to hear back.MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Girl Fleeing Gunshots 'Launched About 50 Feet' By Hit-And-Run Vehicle, Police Say
“I’ve seen the meme posted on social media. I oppose offensive speech of any kind directed at any ethnic, racial or religious group. We must come together as a people to solve the many issues magnified by COVID-19 and the unrest over systemic racism in our country,” Council President Darrell L. Clarke said in a statement.