A co-chair of the left-wing Women’s March is under fire – after being caught cheering on an anti-Semitic speech.
Tamika D. Mallory attended a speech by Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam – long recognized as a hate group, where Farrakhan railed against the Jewish people.
Amid the vicious propaganda, Farrakhan went so far to say, “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, your world is through.”
Farrakhan repeatedly attacked Jews in his speech, floating outrageous conspiracy theories, such as that they conspired to hold people in the black community down.
But after the hate-filled spectacle, Mallory wasn’t trying to downplay her attendance – she boasted about the event on social media and even posted a video on Instagram of herself at the rally.
At least, until the content of Farrakhan’s rant went viral. Suddenly, Mallory is downplaying her ties to the controversial Muslim leader – claiming she stands for equality, not anti-Semitism.
“I am and always have been against all forms of racism. I am committed to ending anti-black racism, antisemitism, homophobia & transphobia,” she said, via Twitter. “This is why I helped create an intersectional movement to bring groups together.”
In another tweet, Mallory added, “I am a Black woman and a mother, and while I do the hard work and learn along the way, I also won’t accept abuse and attacks. I won’t stand for it because I don’t deserve it. I risk my life every day, so my Black son & I live freely and safely. I hope you are committed to my son too.”
Mallory isn’t the first Women’s March organizer with anti-Semitic beliefs: March founder Linda Sarsour has courted controversy multiple times with her family’s ties to the terror group Hamas and strong support for Sharia Law (which denigrates women and minorities).
No one has pressured Mallory, nor has she offered, to resign from her leadership role in the Women’s March.