The founder of the Women’s March has called on the current leadership to resign. The Washington Examiner reports:
Teresa Shook is urging the co-chairs of the Women’s March, a group which she helped create, to resign.
Headed by Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, and Carmen Perez, the Women’s March has come under fire for its relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has made anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ comments.
According to Shook, the co-chairs have “have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship,” Shook wrote on Facebook. “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.
Mallory — who has refused to denounce Farrakhan — and Perez have posted photos of themselves on social media with Farrakhan. Sarsour also spoke at an event headlined by Farrakhan. Despite these appearances, the Women’s March issued a statement earlier this year claiming that Farrakhan’s views were “not aligned with the Women’s March Unity Principles.”
So long as the Women’s March continues to associate with radical Islamists, its movement will be doomed to fail.