Louis Farrakhan … Again
Here is another reminder that we Jews need to be careful about who we reach out to and what causes we support. We should be proud to be part of the American mosaic and work side-by-side with other Americans for the betterment of our country. We should also be aware that not everyone is or wants to be our friend.
Jonathan Greenblatt makes that clear with his report on Louis Farrakhan's recent Chicago speech. Greenblatt also exposes some of Farrakhan's fellow travelers who are darlings of the progressive left, but who either excuse or ignore Farrakhan's anti-Semitism.
From the article:
Or consider that in the audience at last weekend’s conference was Tamika Mallory, one of the leaders of the Women’s March, who got a special shout-out from Farrakhan and who regularly posts laudatory pictures of him on her Instagram account — as does Carmen Perez, another leader of the March. Linda Sarsour, another March organizer, spoke and participated at a Nation of Islam event in 2015. Her most notable response to his incendiary remarks this year was a glowing post on Perez’s Facebook page to praise Farrakhan’s youthful demeanor.
When asked about her association with Farrakhan, Perez refused to denounce his anti-Semitism and instead retorted: “There are no perfect leaders.” It is impossible to imagine any other group being asked to tolerate seeing celebrities, public figures, and elected officials embrace a person who openly calls for their death.
Hey, Jewish progressives, how much Jew-hatred are you willing to overlook from your political allies?