The mainstream media fawned over anti-Semitic Women’s March leaders including Linda Sarsour, despite their clear anti-Semitism, and now one of the Women’s March leaders is calling on the anti-Semitic leaders to step down.
The national media gave favorable coverage of the women’s march leaders, portraying them as feminist icons. Glamour magazine named Sarsour and her Women’s March leaders as honorees for the 2017 Woman of the Year. And the Obama White House named Sarsour a “Champion of Change.”
The New York Times ran a profile written by Alan Feuer with the headline, “Linda Sarsour Is a Brooklyn Homegirl in a Hijab.” The profile made no mention of Sarsour’s affinity for anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, instead mentioning only one of the most extreme critics of Sarsour (Pamela Geller), not many of the more centrist critics of Sarsour’s anti-Semitism.
As Tiana Lowe explains for the Washington Examiner, “Sarsour has specifically been criticized for her and fellow Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory’s ties to Louis Farrakhan, who as recently as a month ago compared Jews to ‘termites.’ You may also recall that Sarsour has previously promulgated the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews cannot be loyal because of their ‘allegiance to Israel.’ She has also advocated for Rasmea Odeh, a Jordanian-Palestinian terrorist who killed two Jews in a bombing. Yet she refuses to either defend or distance herself from Farrakhan.”
As The Jerusalem Post also reports: “The think tank for the German social democratic party withdrew its Human Rights Award to the Women’s March USA in Washington, DC, on Thursday because doctoral students associated with the foundation accused the organizers of the march of hardcore antisemitism and support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state. We believe that the Women’s March USA does not meet the criteria of this award, as its organizers have repeatedly attracted attention through antisemitic statements, the trivialization of antisemitism and the exclusion of Zionists and Jews since Women’s March USA’s establishment in 2017. Women’s March USA does not constitute an inclusive alliance,’ wrote members of the scholarship working group, called Critique of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Studies, from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in a public letter.”