Behind The Civil Rights Masks Of The Women's March Leaders
Chances are, if you supported the Women's March, you were duped.
And if you are Jewish and supported the March, they duped you twice.
Some of us have been saying that for a long time. Some of you have understood it for a long time. You are the ones paying attention.
Some people haven't gotten it. They don't want to get it. The facts are there. So are the anti-Semitic tweets and statements. So is the fawning over people like Louis Farrakhan and Rasmea Odeh.
Even before the event, Palestinian-American co-Chair Linda Sarsour held a questionable record as a self-proclaimed civil rights activist. The outspoken, hijab-clad former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York has claimed that supporters of Israel cannot be feminists. She proudly backs the Boycott, Divest And Sanctions movement against the Jewish state, allies herself with convicted terrorist Rasmieh Odeh, and has called Zionism "creepy." She has also reportedly paid tribute to Siraj Wahhaj, "an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a witness on behalf of the Blind Sheikh terrorist, and a man who has repeatedly embraced the notion of violent jihad," according to Ben Shapiro, in the National Review.
The thing is, the Jew-hating leaders of the Women's March haven't backed down from their incendiary remarks. In fact, thanks to the lack of response, let alone outrage from Jewish supporters of the Women's March, they and others have become more comfortable and outspoken in their anti-Jewish slander. Why shouldn't they when there are no consequences?
In fact, as the New York Daily News has pointed out, Mallory has called Farrakhan "the GOAT" – or Greatest of All Time. It's a somewhat unexpected accolade from a self-described rights activist to give to a man who has said that "White folks are going down," blamed Jews – whom he calls "the enemy of God and the righteous" – for black slavery and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and in the storied anti-Semitic tradition, regularly claims that Jews "secretly" control the world economy. Over the years, he has also established ties with Arab and African despots such as Idi Amin and Muammar Gaddafi, who sent Farrakhan's Nation of Islam millions of dollars between the 1970s and 1990s, although American officials intervened to block a $1 billion offer to Farrakhan in 1996). And as a "special guest" to Iran, Farrakhan has met frequently with Iran president Hassan Rouhani.
For these and more, the ADL proclaims him "America's Leading Anti-Semite."
With heroes like this, it comes as little surprise that Mallory would rage against the ADL's participation in Starbucks' efforts to address racism. Jews, for Farrakhan – and presumably for Mallory – are the great oppressors and racists of all time, and the ADL, with its pro-Israel stance, is surely among the worst of them.
And Sarsour stands beside her. Both women have repeatedly accused the ADL of sending "US police to Israel to learn their military practices," and of having a bias against blacks. Mallory also has accused the group of "attacks against Black Lives Matter." The implication: the ADL, as a pro-Israel Jewish group, is anti-black, anti-Muslim, anti-black civil rights, and supports attacks on blacks and Muslims in America.
The saying, "Silence is complicity" has become popular among progressives. Jewish liberals need to consider that quote the next time they excuse the garbage being promoted by Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez and their admiration for Mr. Farrakhan and his less-than-savory comments.
Because it's not just Jews that Farrakhan slanders. Just as some Jews are willing to put up with a bit of old-fashioned Jew-hatred, Sarsour, Mallory, and Perez are willing to look the other way and ignore their own alleged concern for human rights when Farrakhan slams other targets of his hatred. And once a little bit is ignored it becomes acceptable. It grows from there, and we've seen the results.