For many years, conservative activists have been warning about the powerful influence of billionaire George Soros. He’s given who knows how many hundreds of millions of dollars to finance anti-American “progressive” (and sometimes violent) causes around the world.
Many on the left laugh at these charges as baseless and paranoid. Let’s see their reaction now that one of their own has dug deep into the data and made a dramatic discovery.
Asra Q. Nomani is a Muslim and a woman, who describes herself as “a lifelong liberal feminist who voted for Donald Trump.” Incredibly, she is also a New York Times reporter. She set out to investigate the “grassroots” Women’s March on Washington, DC (an event duplicated around the globe on Saturday.)
Nomani reports in the NYT “Women in the World” section:
To understand the march better, I stayed up through the nights this week, studying the funding, politics and talking points of the some 403 groups that are “partners” of the march. Is this a non-partisan “Women’s March”? (…)
By my draft research, which I’m opening up for crowd-sourcing on GoogleDocs, Soros has funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the march’s “partners,” including “key partners” Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s anti-abortion policy, and the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes Trump’s environmental policies.
Other groups involved who have received grants from Soros include good old MoveOn.org, the National Action Network, the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
In the issues I care about as a Muslim, the “Women’s March,” unfortunately, has taken a stand on the side of partisan politics that has obfuscated the issues of Islamic extremism over the eight years of the Obama administration. “Women’s March” partners include the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which has not only deflected on issues of Islamic extremism post-9/11, but opposes Muslim reforms that would allow women to be prayer leaders and pray in the front of mosques, without wearing headscarves as symbols of chastity.
(In fact, Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour, who wears a niqab, has publicly attacked Nomani’s reformist views about headscarves.)
Nomani sums up by saying that the Women’s March simply reinforced the failed “identity politics” strategy that helped cost Hillary Clinton the election, and is making life on American campuses, workplaces and other areas fraught with division.
She ended up by saying she would be going to Trump’s inauguration instead, since the so-called Women’s March didn’t “have a place for women like me.”
At least the New York Times does. For now, anyway.