The founders of the Women’s March are turning on each other… over the group’s rampant anti-Semitism.
Theresa Shook, one of the founders of the group that mobilized millions of women nationwide to protest the day after Trump’s inauguration, took to Facebook to call the leaders of the controversial group to step down.
“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 landscape in the U.S. and around the world,” she wrote.
“Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. have steered the Movement away from its true course,” she continued. “I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not. 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. I call for the current Co-Chairs to step down and to let others lead who can restore faith in the Movement and its original intent.”
Both Mallory and Sarsour have been criticized for their ties to Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam founder who had been criticized for anti-gay and anti-Jewish views.
Sarsour, in particular, has also been slammed for her own anti-Jewish comments and her embrace of Sharia Law.
None of the founders have yet announced their resignation.