Bob Bland and Tamika Mallory, co-presidents of the Women’s March, were on The View Monday morning to talk about their upcoming March on Washington and the controversies swirling around some of their members.
The panel’s lone Republican, Meghan McCain, pressed Mallory to explain her association with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, whom the the Anti-Defamation League calls “the leading anti-Semite in America.”
She cited several of his anti-Semitic statements to make her point.
“We did not make those remarks,” Mallory said in response. “What I will say to you is I don’t agree with many of Minister Farrakhan’s statements.”
When asked if she would condemn Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic statements, she dodged. “I don’t agree with these statements,” she repeated.
“You won’t condemn it!” McCain exclaimed.
“No, no, no — to be very clear, it’s not my language,” Mallory insisted. “It’s not the way that I speak. It is not how I organize, and I think it is very clear over the past 20 years of my own personal activism, my own personal track record, who I am, and that I should never be judged through the lens of a man,” she added defiantly as the audience applauded in approval.
Women's March leader Tamika Mallory on The View today refused to condemn Louis Farrakhan's past remarks about Jewish people
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As annoying as Tamika Mallory was in that clip, the most aggravating part came at the very end when the dimwitted View audience actually applauded her unpersuasive evasions.
Mallory is a regular attendee at the Nation of Islam’s annual “Saviours’ Day” event and has repeatedly and lavishly praised Farrakhan on social media. In his most recent Saviours’ Day speech, Farrakhan said that “Jews control the media, Hollywood, the FBI, most of Europe, and Mexico.”
“White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through,” he said at the Feb. 2018 speech.
He also said the “white people running Mexico are Mexican Jews.”
Mallory defended Farrakhan, saying that she has “been going to this event regularly for over 30 years.”
I’m sure if McCain publicly associated with Richard Spencer, and justified her support for white supremacy by saying, “I don’t agree with many of his statements — I should never be judged through the lens of a man,” the audience would have clapped like seals for that too.
Last November, one of the founders of the left-wing “Women’s March” called on co-founders Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland to step down from the organization because of their anti-Semitism and anti-gay rhetoric.
And last month, Tablet published a damning expose that detailed allegations of anti-Semitism and financial corruption against top Women’s March leaders — including Bland and Mallory.
In the wake of the Tablet article, since their first march on Washington two years ago, more than half of the Women’s March’s sponsors have dropped them.
According to the Tablet’s multiple sources, a group of seven women on Nov. 12, 2016, held their first meeting in New York to begin organizing their burgeoning movement. What transpired during that meeting “was so shameful to many of those who witnessed it, they chose to bury it like a family secret,” and it took almost two years for anyone to talk about it, the Tablet reported.
It was there that, as the women were opening up about their backgrounds and personal investments in creating a resistance movement to Trump, Perez and Mallory allegedly first asserted that Jewish people bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people—and even, according to a close secondhand source, claimed that Jews were proven to have been leaders of the American slave trade. These are canards popularized by The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, a book published by Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam—“the bible of the new anti-Semitism,” according to Henry Louis Gates Jr., who noted in 1992: “Among significant sectors of the black community, this brief has become a credo of a new philosophy of black self-affirmation.”
To this day, Mallory and Bland deny any such statements were ever uttered, either at the first meeting or at Mallory’s apartment.
“The women’s March unequivocally condemns anti-Semitism,” Bland insisted on The View Monday. “We condemn any statements of hate.”
Yet when pressed, Mallory refused to condemn Louis Farrakhan’s statements of hate, saying only “I don’t agree with these statements.”
You can watch the entire segment below: