Farrakhan says that the “wicked Jews” are using him to attack the Women’s March

From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency we have a short report and a video showing a recent speech in Chicago by Louis Farrakahan—misogynist, racist, anti-Semite, and leader of the Nation of Islam (NoI). He blames the “wicked Jews” for trying to drive a wedge between him and the Women’s March (WM), presumably referring to the the wicked Jews at Tablet magazine, who wrote the famous exposé about the WM.

The video below shows the relevant part of Farrakhan’s speech.

The “black woman who was the initiator of it” is presumably Tamika Mallory, one of the four co-Presidents of the Women’s March along with Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland.

It’s ironic that Farrakhan comes off here as a feminist, when in reality he’s a misogynist who deems NoI women as strictly subordinate to their husbands. (Remember that women were excluded from Farrakhan’s 1995 “Million Man March,” though it wasn’t about black men’s issues.)  And I find it ironic and distressing that Farrakhan, and the leaders of the Women’s Movement, are driving a wedge between African-Americans and Jews, two groups that were historical allies.

As the article reports, Farrakhan didn’t hesitate to praise Sarsour and Perez as well (Bob Bland is white).

“The most beautiful sight that I could lay eyes on [was] when I saw, the day after Trump was elected, women from all over the world were standing in solidarity, and a black woman is the initiator of it,” said Farrakhan, referring to Tamika Mallory, a leader of the Women’s March who has lionized Farrakhan and refused to condemn his pervasive anti-Semitism.

“The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement,” Farrakhan continued on Sunday during his address at the Nation of Islam’s Savior’s Day conference in Chicago. “It ain’t about Farrakhan, it’s about women all over the world (who) have the power to change the world.”

He also praised Mallory’s co-organizers Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian American who has been highly critical of Israel, and Carmen Perez, who reportedly made anti-Semitic comments at Women’s March planning meetings.

Celebrities, activists and community leaders, Jewish and non-Jewish, have distanced themselves from the march and called on the national organizers to step down over claims that they have not done enough to disavow anti-Semitism.

But wait! There’s more!

During his address, Farrakhan returned to anti-Semitic tropes and bashed Israel.

There were several thousand people in attendance at the speech, which also was livestreamed.

Farrakhan was preceded by a known Holocaust denier Michael A. Hoffman II, who suggested that ancient Jewish texts are equivalent to teachings “from the church of Satan,” according to the ADL.

While the main branch of the WM, the WM, Inc., has made tepid statements about not agreeing with all of Farrakhan’s remarks, and paid lip service to their “Jewish sisters”, they have not explicitly disassociated themselves from the virulent anti-Semitism of Farrakhan. Why? Almost certainly because they agree with it—and because Farrakhan’s goons supply security for the March and its leaders.

Here’s a video I posted in January, noting this:

On the television show The View last week, co-heads of the March Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland were grilled about their views by both Whoopi Goldberg and Megan McCain. Mallory, while paying her new lip service against antisemitism, refused to denounce the antisemitism of Louis Farrakhan, the bigoted loon who heads the Nation of Islam.  The WM leaders people are masters of evasion, though they’d condemn racism in an instant.

. . . Note that Mallory also affirms that she won’t step down as head of the Women’s March because some people still want her to serve (yes, and some people still want Theresa May to serve, but a future vote of no confidence, such as Mallory and her co-Presidents have in effect received, would cause May to step down.)

Unless the WM explicitly condemns Farrakhan, and stops using his people as employees of their movement, their movement will continue to fall apart. I can’t say I’d mourn that, for there are plenty of offshoots of the Women’s Movement who are still marching for equality but also disavowing anti-Semitism.

There have already been many calls for Mallory, Perez, Sarsour, and Bland to step down as co-leaders, but they all refuse, as Mallory makes clear above. That’s because virtually all of their public presence and power comes from their association with the Women’s March. Without the WM, all (with the possible exception of Sarsour) would be unknowns.

h/t: BJ

17 Comments

  1. CJColucci
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    If Louis Farrakhan falls in a forest and nobody insists that someone denounce him, does he make a sound?

  2. Kelcey Burman
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Wow that Farakhan’s voice is super creepy and then what comes out of it is even creepier. Erk it all makes me feel unclean. I can’t understand his audience gullibility in believing him

  3. Terry Lynne Pedersen
    Posted February 27, 2019 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I don’t understand how anyone could support the Women’s March in any form. No good purpose, ideas come from it, only bad to cause dissension.

  4. Posted February 27, 2019 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    I am far more concerned about the pernicious ‘wicked Christians’ that inhabit the halls of power in Washington DC.

  5. Posted February 27, 2019 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    It’s a shame that the WM leaders are such weasels. I haven’t gotten into the specific issues but every time I hear them speak, my weasel alarm goes off like gangbusters.

  6. Posted February 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    “It’s ironic that Farrakhan comes off here as a feminist, when in reality he’s a misogynist…”
    How to be in two places at the same time, Farakhan is quite the dandy and a tricky dicky. Deception veiled in womens’ rights.

  7. Posted February 27, 2019 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Anti-Semitism among many American blacks is nothing new. It goes back decades but was less known because it pre dated the internet and generally was kept out of the media. Around 2003, when I was active in the U.S. Green Party and sought its presidential nomination in 2004, I was evicted from the Women’s Caucus for daring to criticize then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who was black. Her father was head of her re election campaign (she was defeated for various reasons) and when he was asked who was responsible for her loss he said “the J-e-
    -w-s”. It is logical to assume that anti Semitism was part of the family tradition. Since American Jews were in the forefront of the civil rights battles from the beginning, and some sacrificed their lives for the cause, one wonders what the roots of black anti Semitism are. My personal view is that there is “competitive victimization” at work; the blacks for some reason may resent the continued focus on the Holocaust as displacing the history of slavery in this country. One also wonders, in the tirades indicting whites today for the sins of our country’s founders, why Arab and African
    countries’ elites and merchants, who sold Africans into slavery personally, are never identified as responsible for slavery in the first place. We need some good reliable and honest histories for all of these things.

    • Posted February 27, 2019 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

      That part about Arab/Muslim slave trading and colonization has always confused me — not that it happened, that a lot of blacks seem to either ignore it or be totally unaware of it. For the life of me, I’ve never understood why so many blacks willingly convert to Islam.

      • Negasta
        Posted February 27, 2019 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

        They also neglect to mention that the reason there are 10’s of millions of of people descended from slaves in the New World, but almost none in the Arab World, is that the Arabs castrated almost all of the men they enslaved.

        • Jenny Haniver
          Posted February 28, 2019 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

          Almost none? Are you kidding? First of all, I take issue with your assertion that “almost all of the (black) men they enslaved.” True, a great many were castrated; many were not. And you omit black African women from consideration; much of the mixing came from caucasian Arabs and other non-black Muslims (ex. Turks, Iranians) taking the women for their concubines — they didn’t sterilize the women! There are a heck of a lot of Arabs who are descended from black Africans. Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud (“Bandar Bush”)is bi-racial. His mother was Ethiopian. Many ‘white’ Arabs don’t even know their heritage, and many Arabs with black forebears refuse to acknowledge it.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted February 27, 2019 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

      “It is logical to assume that anti Semitism was part of the family tradition.”

      I don’t find that logical at all. There are few concepts more un-American than that guilt runs according to bloodlines.

      If Cynthia McKinney is anti-Semitic, adduce evidence of it, and I will be the first to condemn her. But do not visit the sins of the father upon the child.

    • Deodand
      Posted February 27, 2019 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

      It’s because these things (The East African Slave Trade or the Slave trade that involved Russia & Scandanavia) are not taught in most schools.

      And as the Muslim ‘Race’ are now one of the ‘Peoples of Color’ in the Six Race theory taught in US Humanities classes (Six race theory holds that there are ‘Peoples of Non-Color’ ((White & Jewish) Races)), who are responsible for all the worlds ills and the ‘Peoples of Color’ ((Black, Brown, Asian, Muslim) Races) who as the victims of the ‘Peoples of Non-Color’ are absolved of all crimes past, present and future by their victimhood.) it never happened, or it was run by Whites & Jews and any claims to the contrary are racist lies.

      • Jenny Haniver
        Posted February 28, 2019 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

        I cannot find any information about this “Six Race theory” on the Internet. Can you please refer me to some information on this?

        • Posted February 28, 2019 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

          I can’t find anything on SRT either. Trying to find something, I did come across a Reddit thread on the failure of Critical Race Theory to address racism and homophobia outside of the West. But while that may be a legitimate criticism of CRT, there was no mention of SRRT.

  8. Posted February 27, 2019 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    This is all so bizarre to me.

    Whatever else can be said about the WM co-organizer, I guess it has to be added that they’re suckers for conspiracy theory.


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