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Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets is a combined restaurant, bar, bookstore, event space, and culture hub regional retail chain in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia that is rooted in social justice causes. Founded by Anas (Andy) Shallal who is a friend of the Squad, Andy said the following about the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield: “Our government is the lone veto thus blocking a humanitarian corridor to Gaza! Ironically our ambassador to the UN is a black woman… There‚Äôs a name for a black person who does the bidding for the oppressor. The cruelty of such a vote is beyond human decency.”

Both Andy’s and the retail’s social media accounts falsely accuse Israel of genocide, call for a ceasefire without demanding the hostages are freed, and show no sympathy for the Jewish people. The bookstore is hosting events featuring multiple of StopAntisemitism’s Antisemite of the Week including Francesca Albanese.