The Chicago Women’s March two year anniversary event has been canceled following the allegations of Jew-hatred that have rocked the movement and several of its key members, including Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory.
A rally was scheduled for January 19, but was nixed amid all of the controversy regarding recent reports that Women’s March organizers actively promoted anti-Jewish sentiments among the organization, particularly an odd affinity for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and the Muslim Brotherhood.
“There’s no march, there’s no rally,” Sara Kurensky, Women’s March Chicago board member, said Tuesday to the Chicago Tribune. “We’re going to provide ways for people to organize and take action in their local communities.”
In October, Women’s March representative Alyssa Milano was confronted by me — investigative journalist Laura Loomer — while speaking on a panel about the #MeToo movement and Women’s March. I asked Milano to disavow Sarsour, who supports Sharia Law which encouraged Jew hatred and homophobia, two things the Women’s March claims to be against. Milano not only denied my claim despite being presented with evidence in person, but she refused to answer the question. However, nearly two weeks later, Milano disavowed Sarsour, citing Jew-hatred.
While my face to face confrontations with both Sarsour and Milano led to a viral discussion about the Women’s March support of Jew-hatred, in November, Tablet Magazine expanded on my work and reported Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory, two of the Women’s March’s founders, harassed a Jewish woman who was part of the Women’s March. According to the report, Mallory, who is a supporter of Farrakhan, began berating the woman with anti-Jewish slurs, and told her the Jewish people “bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people,” and “were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade.”
Mallory, along with her colleague Sarsour, has openly supported and promoted Jew-hatred. In a picture from Mallory’s Instagram, she said she was “super ready” for Farrakhan to give a speech at the Nation of Islam Saviours’ Day event.
Carmen Perez, another key member of the Women’s March, also posted a since-deleted photo with Farrakhan in 2016. In the post, Perez is seen holding his hand with the caption: “And one thing I know whether people agree with his message or not is that the Minister often speaks his truth.” In the replies to the photo, Sarsour posted, “the brother does not age. God bless him.”
In October, Farrakhan took to Twitter to call for the extermination of Jews. He tweeted, “I’m not anti-Semite, I’m anti-Termite.”
In his talks, Farrakhan has praised Hitler, and has gone as far as saying, “Hitler was a very good man.” You know, the same Hitler responsible for the murder of 6 Million Jews.
In the same Tablet article, Vanessa Wruble, one of the Women’s March founders, said she was forced out of the group because she is Jewish and not liked by Sarsour and Mallory simply because she is Jewish.
While the Chicago chapter of the Women’s March is now backtracking and saying the Jew-hatred isn’t the reason why they canceled the rally, the Chicago Women’s March issued a statement last month condemning Sarsour and Mallory’s connections to Farrakhan, who is a resident of Chicago.
“No universe exists in which it is acceptable to support anti-Semitic statements. Women’s March Chicago condemns bigotry in all its forms. We reject Minister Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ views. Our work is to fight against social and racial injustice everywhere, no matter its source. As an additional point of clarification, and as many of you already know, Women’s March Chicago is not now and never has been affiliated with Women’s March Inc. We receive ZERO funding or organizational support from them and share NO common leadership.”
Last month, Theresa Shook, the founder of the Women’s March called on Sarsour, Mallory, and Perez to step down from their roles as co-founders of the Women’s March.
Article posted with permission from Laura Loomer
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