Because Sen. Gillibrand’s friend and Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory was at Louis Farrakhan’s hate-fest last week, the Women’s March organizers were under pressure to condemn Farrakhan.
This is despite the fact that Mallory has been a fan of Farrakhan for a long time:
After a week of pressure, the Women’s March finally released a statement that neither condemns Farrakhan the minister of hate nor does it apologize for the fact that the Women’s March leadership is filled with haters.
Anti-Semitism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism and white supremacy are and always will be indefensible.
Please read our statement: pic.twitter.com/bRFqAGf81t
— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 6, 2018
The statement is a lie. A year ago the Women’s March organized “A Day Without Women.” Those protests were run a Palestinian Terrorist who killed two students and was deported from the US in 2017, groups who call for the destruction of the State of Israel, and groups who participate in the anti-Semitic BDS movement
Rasmea Yousef Odeh is one of eight women who organized this particular protest. She’s a woman who spent a decade in an Israeli jail for her involvement in two terrorist bombings made while she was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). One of those attacks, a 1969 bombing of a Jerusalem Super-Sol Market killed two Hebrew University Students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner while they were shopping for groceries.
On February 6th, Odeh she joined other radicals to write a manifesto for the March 8th protest. Her cohorts included Angela Davis, a self-professed communist professor (now retired), who was a member of the original Black Panthers and a 1960s radical icon. Davis was prosecuted and acquitted in 1972 for an armed takeover of a California courtroom that resulted in the murder of a judge. Other co-authors included Maoism supporter Tithi Bhattacharya (Maoists are considered a terrorist group), as well as Linda Martín Alcoff, Cinzia Arruzza, Nancy Fraser, Barbara Ransby, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Joining in on the fun was a rogue’s gallery of anti-Semitic organizations as well as ones calling for the destruction of Israel.
Al-Awda The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, American Muslims for Palestine – Upper NY, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC (JVP was labeled a hate group by the progressive ADL), and Jews for Palestinian Right of Return. Odeh will be appearing on a panel later this month at the Jewish Voice for Peace’s national convention
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) is perhaps the most troubling of the organizations listed. Jonathan Schanzer, the vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, testified to Congress last year that AMP was founded former members of the Holy Land Foundation, which was shut down after it was found to have been funding the terrorist group Hamas. Salah Sarsour, a current AMP board member, was once jailed in Israel for sending funds to Hamas. (Ironically, Hamas, the terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, announced earlier this week that it was cancelling the International Women’s Day holiday.)
AMP is also a leading promoter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel, which is both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic. Many leaders of the BDS campaign have publicly affirmed that they seek Israel’s destruction. BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti, an opponent of the two-state solution, said in 2014 that Palestinians have a right to “resistance by any means, including armed resistance,” while leading activist As’ad Abu Khalil acknowledged in 2012 that “the real aim of BDS is to bring down the state of Israel.”
Odeh became a citizen in 2004, but in 2014 she was convicted of lying to the immigration authorities about her Israeli conviction. Odeh checked “no” on immigration and citizenship forms filled out when asked whether she had ever been convicted of a crime. She was also accused of lying in her immigration papers about her prior residency, falsely claiming that she had lived in Jordan from 1948 until she came to America. On 9/20/17 after a three-year very public court battle that her Woman’s March friends had to know about, the woman who killed two boys officially lost the US citizenship was deported from the United States for concealing her murder/conviction of two Israeli college students.
The Woman’s March lost an anti-Semite, so they replaced her for their January 2018 march. One of the organizers of the January protest was Linda Sarsour, the anti-Semite supported by Democrats such as New York’s Governor Cuomo and like Tamika Mallory, she is supported by Senator Gillibrand.
Sarsour spoke and participated at a Nation of Islam event in 2015, she once responded to Farrakhan’s putrid hatred with a glowing post on fellow Woman’s March organizer Carmen Perez’s Facebook page praising Farrakhan’s youthful demeanor.
Linda Sarsour Claims Zionists cannot be feminists. “It just doesn’t make any sense for someone to say, ‘Is there room for people who support the state of Israel and do not criticize it in the movement?’ There can’t be in feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none. There’s just no way around it,” Sarsour said. But she doesn’t support Jewish women having rights…