Following heavy criticism over their tolerance of antisemitism, the Women’s March finally came out with a statement denouncing antisemitism.
Except it really didn’t.
Let’s analyze this statement.
- They start by doubling down on their support for Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, whose fan-girling of vile Jew hater Louis Farrakhan, plus own problematic statements, smell of antisemitism.
- They then move to Farrakhan’s antisemitic and other racist statements, which they say they “do not support or endorse.” Yet notice what they don’t say – that they condemn them. And even that would not be enough – they needed to condemn him, given he has proven himself to be a bigot and Jew hater.
- They then attack the Right, suggesting they are solely responsible for antisemitism and racism, not to mention Donald Trump and the Republican party. Yet the antisemitism of Louis Farrakhan is not coming from White Nationalists. Heck, they are not acknowledging the Jew hatred in their midst.
Note also Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory themselves have not brought themselves to condemn Louis Farrakhan.
In other words, this statement does not really serve to condemn antisemitism as much as it shows how it remains a problem within this movement.