Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hate Mongers on the Atl-Left

The New York Times is late to the party, but, as they say, better late than never. This time the issue is the leadership of the much praised Women’s March against President Trump. It turns out that the March’s leaders are anti-Semitic and pro-terrorism. Author Bari Weiss is right to be concerned that feminism and progressivism are being hijacked by extremists. (Via Maggie's Farm)

Considering that the Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee is a protégé of notorious anti-Semite and racist Louis Farrakhan, it is not a moment too soon. And considering that every Democrat’s favorite president was a protégé of notorious anti-Semite and racist Jeremiah Wright, it might be too late.

Who has been praising the leaders of the Women’s March? Why, no one other than New York’s waste of a senator, Kirsten Gillibrand.

Weiss opens on this note:

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gushed about them in Time, where they were among the top 100 most influential people of 2017. “The Women’s March was the most inspiring and transformational moment I’ve ever witnessed in politics,” she wrote. “And it happened because four extraordinary women — Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour — had the courage to take on something big, important and urgent, and never gave up.”

By now everyone knows about Linda Sarsour. For those Times readers who missed the depths of Sarsour’s hatred, Weiss runs some of it down:
There are comments on her Twitter feed of the anti-Zionist sort: “Nothing is creepier than Zionism,” she wrote in 2012. And, oddly, given her status as a major feminist organizer, there are more than a few that seem to make common cause with anti-feminists, like this from 2015: “You’ll know when you’re living under Shariah law if suddenly all your loans and credit cards become interest-free. Sound nice, doesn’t it?” She has dismissed the anti-Islamist feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the most crude and cruel terms, insisting she is “not a real woman” and confessing that she wishes she could take away Ms. Ali’s vagina — this about a woman who suffered genital mutilation as a girl in Somalia.

Lately, Sarsour and her cronies have been out praising a cop-killing terrorist:

On July 16, the official Twitter feed of the Women’s March offered warm wishes to Assata Shakur. “Happy birthday to the revolutionary #AssataShakur!” read the tweet, which featured a “#SignOfResistance, in Assata’s honor” — a pink and purple Pop Art-style portrait of Ms. Shakur, better known as Joanne Chesimard, a convicted killer who is on the F.B.I.’s list of most wanted terrorists.

If you disagree Sarsour will accuse you of being an Islamophobe.

All four of these horrors strongly support Louis Farrakhan. In case you forgot, Weiss offers a review of some of Farrakhan’s greatest hits:

On May 11, Ms. Mallory posted a photo with her arm around Mr. Farrakhan, the 84-year-old Nation of Islam leader notorious for his anti-Semitic comments, on Twitter and Instagram. “Thank God this man is still alive and doing well,” she wrote. It is one of several videos and photos and quotes that Ms. Mallory has posted of Mr. Farrakhan.

Ms. Perez is also a big fan. In the fall, she posted a photo in which she holds hands with Mr. Farrakhan, writing, “There are many times when I sit with elders or inspirational individuals where I think, ‘I just wish I could package this and share this moment with others.’ ” She’s also promoted video of Mr. Farrakhan “dropping knowledge” and another in which he says he is “speaking truth to power.”

Weiss continues:

“And don’t you forget, when it’s God who puts you in the ovens, it’s forever!” he warned Jews in a speech at a Nation of Islam gathering in Madison Square Garden in 1985. Five years later, he remained unreformed: “The Jews, a small handful, control the movement of this great nation, like a radar controls the movement of a great ship in the waters.” Or this metaphor, directed at Jews: “You have wrapped your tentacles around the U.S. government, and you are deceiving and sending this nation to hell.” He called Hitler “a very great man” on national television. Judaism, he insists, is a “gutter religion.”

Of course, you know all about this. For New York Times readers it will come as a shock. Perhaps it tells us how progressives have lost America.


trigger warning said...

I'm sure comparing the Boy Scouts to the Hitler Youth makes up for these minor peccadilloes.

Sam L. said...

I prefer Ctrl+Left to Alt-left. They're really big on control, you know.
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