Women's March co-founder defends herself against charge of ignoring anti-Semitism with anti-Semitism

Yesterday I highlighted some criticism of Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan by CNN’s Jake Tapper and Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. Tapper and Greenblatt were responding to a 3-hour long speech Farrakhan gave last Sunday to a large crowd in Chicago. The speech included a long list of anti-Semitic and anti-white statements. For instance, “White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan…has pulled the cover off the eyes of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”

One of the people in attendance at the speech was Women’s Day co-founder Tamika Mallory. Mallory even posted some photos from the inside the arena on her Instagram page. The question asked by the ADL’s Greenblatt is why Mallory, and other fans of Farrakhan, refuse to denounce his blatant racism?

In the audience at last weekend’s conference was Tamika Mallory, one of the leaders of the Women’s March, who got a special shout-out from Farrakhan and who regularly posts laudatory pictures of him on her Instagram account — as does Carmen Perez, another leader of the March. Linda Sarsour, another March organizer, spoke and participated at a Nation of Islam event in 2015. Her most notable response to his incendiary remarks this year was a glowing post on Perez’s Facebook page to praise Farrakhan’s youthful demeanor.

Today, Tamika Mallory responded to the charge that she tolerates Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism not by denouncing his statements but by offering more anti-Semitism:

Hmmm. Which enemies of Jesus do you think she’s talking about. Well, we don’t have to guess who Louis Farrakhan thinks they are. In 2014 he told an audience at another speech in Chicago, “Do you know that the enemies of Jesus were the Jews of his day and the Roman authorities? That wasn’t 2000 years ago alone. That’s today!” And a year earlier, Farrakhan said, “Did you know that Jesus had a real problem with the Jewish community? They had power, the rabbis of that day, over the Roman authorities just as they have power today over our government.”

So Farrakhan sees himself as emulating Jesus by having the same enemies and Mallory says to check the Bible because real leaders will have the same enemies as Jesus. It’s not too hard to figure out who she is referring to.

As the Free Beacon points out, a few minutes later Mallory praised a NY rapper condemning those who refused to defend her honor:

Mysonne then went on to offer his own defense of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism:

Farrakhan’s racism is just a difference of opinion about whether “all Jews are evil”:

It’s different from David Duke because…


Everyone should just get over Farrakhan’s racism and stop tearing him down:

That Nation of Islam is like Wakanda (there are no Jews there either I guess):

Some of my best friends are Jews!

Anyway, you get the picture. Tamika Mallory’s response to charges she embraces a leading anti-Semite is to suggest Jesus also had Jewish enemies. She was also backed up by someone who thinks Farrakhan is aces and that his claims about Jews are either no big deal in light of his Wakanda-level achievements or maybe backed up by evidence.

You can imagine how well all of this would go over if we were talking about a racist like Richard Spencer instead of Louis Farrakhan. Anyone defending him in this way would (rightly) never live it down. Let’s see if Tamika Mallory (and the other friends of Farrakhan who are co-founders of the Women’s March) continue to get a pass on this.