As posted Wednesday by RedState’s Sarah Quinlan, actress Alyssa Milano (my personal struggle, here, here, and here) announced she won’t speak at the next Women’s March unless those in charge denounce anti-Semitism.
So as of Thursday evening:
The March — headed, in part, by Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory — says it’s not anti-Semitic.
In a related story, Anti-freeze has announced it’s pro-freezing.
And Antifa is actually pro “fa.” Oh, wait — actually, they are pro-fa.
As for Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, here’s a quick look.
In 2012, she tweeted this:
“When we write the history of Islam in America, the Nation of #Islam is an integral part of that history.”
When we write the history of Islam in America, the Nation of #Islam is an integral part of that history.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) April 28, 2012
The Nation of Islam, of course, has been led for decades by Louis Farrakhan. In addition to “Death to America,” he recently led the chant of “Death to Israel.” In Iran (please read here).
Farrakhan also said this last month:
“I’m not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite.”
I'm not an anti-Semite. I’m anti-Termite. pic.twitter.com/L5dPQcnVg4
— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) October 16, 2018
Incidentally, Linda’s statement about Louis isn’t true: the Nation of Islam has nothing to do with the “history of Islam in America.” The Nation is, in fact, a pro-black, anti-white organization, founded upon the concept that white people are manufactured devils created for the sole purpose of destroying the black (human) race, and that a worldwide race war is impending. The group does indeed promote some worthy ideals, such as clean living, responsibility, and pride in oneself. But it is a race-based organization, wholly removed from conventional Islam.
Another couple Louis hits:
“Hitler was a very great man.”
(toward Jews) “And don’t you forget, when it’s God who puts you in the ovens, it’s forever!”
Can’t get enough anti-Jewish stuff? More from Linda (here):
“If you’re on the side of the oppressor (Jews), or you’re defending the oppressor, or you’re actually trying to humanize the oppressor, then that’s a problem sisters and brothers, and we got to be able to say: that is not the position of the Muslim American community.”
I’ll also throw this in:
“Shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.”
@LaRebelleFleur shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) September 22, 2011
So why, again, is she a leader of the Women’s March?
March chief Tamika Mallory also endorses Farrakhan:
GOAT = Greatest of All Time.
Got all that? Now here’s the Women’s March’s Thursday statement:
Women’s March leaders stand against anti-Semitism in all its forms: pic.twitter.com/KLC3W4zZ2H
— Women's March (@womensmarch) November 9, 2018
A few thoughts:
“Women’s March wouldn’t exist without the leadership of women of color…” Why would they point out that some of the women involved with the march aren’t white? What purpose does that serve?
The “leaders reject anti-Semitism in all its forms.” How is that possible, given all the above?
“We want to say emphatically that we do not support or endorse statements made by Minister Louis Farrakhan about women, Jewish and LGBTQ communities.” How can they say that, when the Women’s March is led by those who so fully endorse Farrakhan?
One apparent challenge for many on the Left is registering the idea that words mean things. You can’t claim “diversity” while blacklisting opposing ideas; you can’t espouse tolerance as you speak vitriol to differing views; you can’t fight bigotry by disallowing others’ beliefs; and you can’t be anti-fascism when you assert your perspectives in fascistic ways.
But I suppose there are new rules on the rise. Hopefully, truth will defeat them. Among the Women’s March, and elsewhere. Lest the scourge of empty rhetoric overcome the good of meaningful virtue.
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