Black Lives Matter Run by 'Marxist Witches,' Says Doctor Who Believes in Demon Sperm and Hydroxychloroquine

Stella Immanuel, the doctor whose unsubstantiated claims about hydroxychloroquine's ability to treat coronavirus surfaced on President Donald Trump's Twitter account in July, called several Black Lives Matter co-founders "Marxist witches" on Monday afternoon.

"BLM is full of witchcraft," Immanuel tweeted, alongside a YouTube video that cut together interview clips with Black Lives Matters' Melina Abdullah and Patrisse Cullors, where they spoke about spirituality and its role in the movement. The activists specifically discussed its importance as a tie to ancestry.

"Black people are following witches that are invoking the dead to do their work of chaos...The lives of black people matter but BLM is run by three Marxist witches," Immanuel's tweet continued.

The final sentiment seemed to reference Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, who are credited as the organization's original co-founders. Their Time magazine cover, as it appeared in the publication's "100 Women of the Year" issue in March, is included in the YouTube video Immanuel cited on Twitter. The video airs similar claims about "witchcraft."

Newsweek reached out to Black Lives Matter for comments but did not receive a reply in time for publication.

Immanuel became a controversial internet figure over the summer, after her suggestions that hydroxychloroquine treats COVID-19 and face masks do not reduce virus transmission risks—contrary to researchers' findings and health officials' recommendations—went viral online.

"This virus has a cure, it's called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax," said Immanuel in a video that Trump retweeted in July, which Twitter later removed from the social platform. "You don't need masks," she continued. "There is a cure."

Although favored by Trump and other conservative voices on social media, Immanuel faced questions and criticism from many, especially those privy to her previously publicized claims about medical issues unrelated to the coronavirus.

Immanuel, a registered physician in Houston, delivers sermons through the Fire Power Ministries service that are frequently shared via YouTube. In one 2013 video that gained particular notoriety as Immanuel's name drew national attention this year, she claimed reproductive issues and other physical ailments resulted from intimate interactions with demonic spirits.

"They are responsible for serious gynecological problems," Immanuel said in the video, titled "Deliverance From Spirit Husbands and Spirit Wives (Incubus and Succubus)."

"We call them all kinds of names, endometriosis, we call them molar pregnancies, we call them fibroids, we call them cysts, but most of them are evil deposits from the spirit husband," she added. "They are responsible for miscarriages, impotence, men that can't get it up."

Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza
Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza stand with an award presented to them during Glamour's 2016 Women of the Year event in Los Angeles. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Glamour
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