The founder of the Women’s March is now demanding that her colleagues step down over their “hateful, racist” rhetoric and their rampant anti-Semitism.
Women’s March founder Teresa Shook jumped to her Facebook page this week to call for the current heads of the organization to step down because they have led the organization astray, she said.
“I wanted us to prove that the majority of us are decent people who want a world that is fair, just and inclusive of Women and All people. We proved that on January 21, 2017 (and in the U.S. this past midterm with a diverse electorate),” Shook wrote.
But then came the jam…
“Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. have steered the Movement away from its true course,” uh, oh.
“I have waited, hoping they would right the ship,” Shook complained. “But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti- LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs.”
Well, heck, that sure doesn’t sound very nice, does it?
Then the boom fell…
“I call for the current Co-Chairs to step down and to let others lead who can restore faith in the Movement and its original intent. I stand in Solidarity with all the Sister March Organizations, to bring the Movement back to its authentic purpose. As Women’s March founder, I am stepping up to bring focus back to the Unity Principles on which our movement began, and with the support of all of those who marched and have continued to march, I pledge to support grassroots, decentralized leadership promoting a safe, worldwide community devoid of hate speech, bigotry and racism.”
So, what is this all about? Well, Mallory and Sarsour, for instance, have spent months supporting the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, for one.
Indeed, their anti-Semitism brought several Hollywood actresses/activists to also call for them to step aside.
Actresses Debra Messing and Alyssa Milano have both announced that they will no longer work with the Women’s March.
It turns out that not only is notorious terror-apologist and Muslim activist Linda Sarsour a chief leader of the Women’s March,” but the group’s founder, Tamika Mallory, has been found to be an ardent supporter of virulent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
… far from simply refusing to denounce [Farrakhan’s] hate, Mallory seems to be fully on board with Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. In June she was heard saying that the founding of Israel was a “human rights crime,” and she has also been seen as an appreciative member of the audience at speeches given by the leader of the Nation of Islam.
For his part, Farrakhan has spent decades calling Jews his enemy and calling for their elimination. And as far back as 1984 he even called Adolph Hitler a “very great man.”
His anti-Semitism is not just a decades-old statement, either. Last month Farrakhan called Jews “termites” by joking that he is not anti-Semitic, but is instead “anti-termite.”
Worse, in early November he was seen leading chants of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” during a visit to Iran.
Alyssa Milano says she will not speak at the next Women's March as long as Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory remain a part of the leadership and refuse to condemn Louis Farrakhan's anti-semitism. https://t.co/GvrrZ5fyPy
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 7, 2018
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 9, 2018
Let’s hope this starts growing and everyone on the left finally join together to put an end to this anti-Semitic Women’s March.
Also, the left-wing German organization FES cancelled an award it was going to give to the Women’s March.
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), a German think tank for the country’s social democratic party, was set to award the Women’s March its Human Rights Award. But not any more.
According to Daily Wire:
Members from one of FES’s working groups, Critique of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Studies, penned a public letter denouncing the Women’s March’s anti-Semitism and support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.
“We believe that the Women’s March USA does not meet the criteria of this award, as its organizers have repeatedly attracted attention through anti-Semitic statements, the trivialization of antisemitism and the exclusion of Zionists and Jews since Women’s March USA’s establishment in 2017. Women’s March USA does not constitute an inclusive alliance,” the members wrote.
The scholars and alumni of FES called on the organization “(1) to distance themselves from the Women’s March USA and to revoke the award immediately, (2) to adopt the antisemitism definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, (3) to check future projects, award recipients and any activities concerning antisemitism – with the help of experts in this field [and] (4) to oppose any form of antisemitism both within the FES and externally.”
This is not the first time the Women’s March has been attacked by liberals.
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