Teresa Shook, the founder of the Women’s March is demanding that Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory resign immediately due to the fact that they are openly anti-Semitic and homophobic.
She says it goes against every principal she wanted the Women’s March to be. She pointed specifically to their admiration for Louis Farrakhan, the noted leader of the Nation of Islam and known anti-Semite. Shook put out a lengthy statement asking the two women to resign.
“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… https://t.co/tkfV8GEGiM
— Teresa Shook (@TeresaShookWM) November 19, 2018
Teresa Shook, the Women’s March founder who literally created its event page on Facebook, calls for the March organizers to step down over having “allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform”: https://t.co/PXvdt9IJVx pic.twitter.com/FnQUcMKco1
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) November 19, 2018
Teresa Shook, the founder of the Women’s March, called Monday on the group’s leaders to step down, accusing them of allowing anti-Semitism and other bigoted ideologies to infect the organization’s purpose.
She said the four co-chairs of the leftist protest group- — Bob Bland, Tamika D. Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour — have “steered the Movement away from its true course.”
“I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not,” said Ms. Shook in a Facebook post. “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.”
Three of the leaders — Ms. Mallory, Ms. Perez and Ms. Sarsour — have come under fire for their associations with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, long accused of promoting anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT views.
Actress Alyssa Milano recently said she would not attend the third annual march in January unless the Women’s March addressed the issue, after which the group issued a statement condemning anti-Semitism.