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November 13 2018

Think Tank Withdraws Human Rights Award Nomination for Women's March--Anti-Semitic Associations of Leaders Cited

by Charlotte Hays

Seems actress Alyssa Milano isn't the only one turned off by Women's March leaders' associations with the anti-Semitism of the Nation of Islam's Minister Louis Farrakahn.

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a German socialist think-tank, has withdrawn nomination for a scheduled award for human rights for the Women's March.

The reversal came after alumni of the think tank wrote an open letter criticizing the associations of several March leaders, including longstanding associations with Farrakhan.

Ashe Schow of The Daily Wire reports:

Members from one of FES’s working groups, Critique of Anti-Semitism and Jewish Studies, penned a public letter denouncing the Women’s March’s anti-Semitism and support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

“We believe that the Women’s March USA does not meet the criteria of this award, as its organizers have repeatedly attracted attention through antisemitic statements, the trivialization of antisemitism and the exclusion of Zionists and Jews since Women’s March USA’s establishment in 2017. Women’s March USA does not constitute an inclusive alliance,” the members wrote.

The letter raps Women's March leaders Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory for their "longstanding" support of Farrakhan, noting that Farrakhan once called Adolph Hitler a "very great man."

It also quoted a tweet in which Sarsour said of Ayan Hirsi Ali, who endured genital mutilation as a child,  and others critical of radical Islam, "I wish I could take their vaginas away--they don't deserve to be women."

The open letter said that the Women's March had tried to distance itself from anti-Semitism in a press release.



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