Women’s March Leaders Fail to Disavow Farrakhan

‘Whether people agree with his message or not is that the Minister often speaks his truth…’

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(Capital Research Center) Last week, the Women’s March attempted to, yet again, downplay its leaders’ past praise of Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader known for his anti-Semitic comments.

In an effort to save the movement’s reputation, the group tried to portray the push for a condemnation of Farrakhan as an attack on left-wing politics.

Since actress Alyssa Milano—and more recently Debra Messing—said they will not be speaking at future Women’s March events until its leaders adequately condemn Louis Farrakhan, new light has been shed on the relationship between the Women’s March leaders and Farrakhan.

Instead of starting the statements on Facebook and Twitter with an immediate condemnation of Farrakhan and his anti-Semitism, the official Women’s March began its new statement on the Farrakhan issue by saying the organization stands with board member Linda Sarsour and co-president Tamika Mallory, who both have ties to Farrakhan and have openly praised him in the past.

The Women’s March and its leaders’ ties to Farrakhan have plagued the group since its creation in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.

In 2016, Mallory shared a photo claiming she was “super ready” for Farrakhan to give his speech at that year’s Nation of Islam Saviours’ Day.

In a now-deleted photo also posted in 2016, board member Carmen Perez is seen holding hands with Farrakhan.

In the post, Perez wrote, “And one thing I know whether people agree with his message or not is that the Minister often speaks his truth.”

In the replies to the photo, Sarsour praised Farrakhan, writing, “the brother does not age. God bless him.”…Original Source