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Jew-Hating as ‘Intersectionality’? The Women’s March Farrakhan Problem

Posted on | March 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

 

The Atlantic‘s John-Paul Pagano tries to provide “context” for this feminist controversy, but the essential facts cannot be avoided:

Mass movements are sewn together from a wide variety of sources, so they often sweep in unwanted companions as they move toward their goals. No one, however, expected to discover that three Women’s March co-chairs — Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Tamika Mallory — had ties to Farrakhan. More mysterious and disturbing was the extended reluctance of the Women’s March, nearly a year since it became public, to acknowledge Farrakhan’s extremist views and disassociate themselves from them.
It all came to a head last week, after Farrakhan delivered his address to the annual Nation of Islam gathering for Saviours’ Day, the sect’s three-day holiday honoring its founder, Wallace Fard Muhammad. Farrakhan denounced “Satanic Jews,” said that “when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door,” and at the climax of his speech, proclaimed, “White folks are going down, and Satan is going down, and Farrakhan by God’s grace has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew — and I’m here to say, your time is up.”
Naturally, this renewed interest in just what the Women’s March was thinking. . . .

“Naturally”! It was no secret, however, that Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian radical with ties to terrorists like Rasmea Odeh. And it has been more than six months since Daniel Isaac Abraham of the Times of Israel showed the Instagram image in which Tamika Mallory posed with Farrakhan and Sarsour commented, “God bless him.”

All of this has been known for many months. The evil things Sarsour said about Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali in 2011? Known. Blaming the CIA for an Islamic terrorist bomber in 2012? Known.

It is rather too late for The Atlantic to attempt to “contextualize” this with a history lesson about anti-Semitism in black culture. The “intersectionality” of radical feminists leads them into a de facto alliance with some of the worst people in the world. At a time when feminists have fallen into the habit of smearing their critics as “fascist,” the alliances of feminists like Linda Sarsour deserve scrutiny.

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.)

UPDATE: “Third-Highest House Democrat Shared Stage With Farrakhan, Now Refuses To Denounce” (also via Instapundit).

 

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