Women's Convention in Detroit
The Women’s Convention planned by Women’s March, is being held in Detroit, this weekend. One of the breakout sessions is called: “Confronting Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy.” The session’s descriptions calls for “. . . confronting anti-Semitism – on both the right and the left.”
Our question is - will they be confronting the anti-Semitism of some of the Women’s March leaders and organizers, most notably Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez?
Linda Sarsour has tweeted: “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.” She has decided that one cannot be a feminist while also a Zionist. She uses “right-wing Zionists” as one of her boogymen, lumped together with white supremacists and racists. She supports Shariah Law, under which Jews, oh - and women, are second-class citizens subject to their own sets of discriminatory laws.
Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez are Louis Farrakhan fans, Mallory recently tweeting, “Thank God this man is still alive and doing well.” If anyone has to be reminded about Farrakhan’s life-long anti-Semitism, the Southern Poverty Law Center has helpfully printed some of his public anti-Semitic quotes, including gems like: "Jews know their wickedness, not just Zionism, which is an outgrowth of Jewish transgression." along with a biography exposing more of his Jew-hatred, on their lengthy Louis Farrakhan page.
With that in mind, can we really take convention organizers’ promise to “confront anti-Semitism” seriously?
If you are attending the convention, especially the "Confronting Anti-Semitism . . . " session, please contact us and let us know what you thought, perhaps even give us a run down of the session.