Leaders of the Women’s March promoted Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel during the Women’s March in Washington, D.C, on Saturday amid the organization’s growing anti-Semitism scandal.
Far-left activist Linda Sarsour made the anti-Semitic remarks, screaming, “Anything from Medicare for all, to ending the war in Yemen, to standing up for free speech and our constitutional right to Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions in these United States of America.”
Embattled Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory nodded in agreement as Sarsour screamed.
Far-left activist Linda Sarsour champions Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel while speaking at the Women's March amid the organization's growing anti-Semitism scandal.
Co-President Tamika Mallory nods in agreement with Sarsour. pic.twitter.com/34rLahHSBP
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 19, 2019
The latest anti-Semitic remarks from Sarsour come on the heels of Mallory refusing to denounce noted anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan during a recent interview when she was asked why she called him the “greatest of all time.”
During a PBS interview on Friday about her anti-Semitic views, Mallory refused to state that Israel had the right to exist.
The co-president of the @womensmarch refuses to affirm Israel’s right to exist— saying “everyone has a right to exist…I just don’t feel that everyone has a right to exist at the disposal of another group." pic.twitter.com/6BEwkAYVKT
— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@FiringLineShow) January 18, 2019
The Women’s March has experienced a significant decline in support after Women’s March founder Teresa Shook publicly called for the leaders of the movement, Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, and Carmen Perez, to step down because of “anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric.”
Shook made the accusations in November on her Facebook account:
As Founder of the Women’s March, my original vision and intent was to show the capacity of human beings to stand in solidarity and love against the hateful rhetoric that had become a part of the political landscape in the U.S. and around the world. I wanted us to prove that the majority of us are decent people who want a world that is fair, just and inclusive of Women and All people. We proved that on January 21, 2017 (and in the U.S. this past midterm with a diverse electorate).
Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs. I call for the current Co-Chairs to step down and to let others lead who can restore faith in the Movement and its original intent. I stand in Solidarity with all the Sister March Organizations, to bring the Movement back to its authentic purpose. As Women’s March founder, I am stepping up to bring focus back to the Unity Principles on which our movement began, and with the support of all of those who marched and have continued to march, I pledge to support grassroots, decentralized leadership promoting a safe, worldwide community devoid of hate speech, bigotry and racism.
The accusations of anti-Semitism are so damaging that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and far-left Emily’s List are no longer supporting the movement.