Is the Leftist Islam Coalition Breaking Apart?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The woman’s march, the Congressional Black Caucus, the DNC and others are in trouble for the Leftist Islam coalition.

The Leftist Islam coalition is even more confused than it sounds. It involves a lot of Leftist organizations, the fake Muslim cult The Nation of Islam that is ruled by Louis Farrakhan, and Palestinian groups in opposition to Israel. Leftists have to court Louis Farrakhan because he is more central to African American voting than anyone will admit. Genuine Muslims should hate the Nation of Islam, but suppress that hatred for the sake of the opposition to Israel, since Farrakhan is a loud anti-semite. In that context, Leftist groups have expressed opposition to Jews as an ethnic group. A homosexual march in Chicago even kicked out Jewish group members that wanted to express solidarity on perversity.

And, finally, people are noticing the hypocrisy.

The Washington Times reports, “Women’s March under fire over links to Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan, anti-Semitism.

Progressives who have never quite cut the cord with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan despite his anti-Semitic rants are suddenly paying the price, starting with the Women’s March.

Calls for Women’s March president Tamika D. Mallory to resign erupted after she attended a Feb. 25 speech in Chicago at which Mr. Farrakhan railed against “the Satanic Jew,” saying “powerful Jews are my enemy” while singling her out for recognition.

“Tamika Mallory, one of the March organizers, was in the audience, and got a special shout-out from Farrakhan,” said the Anti-Defamation League in a Feb. 26 report. “Mallory posted two Instagram photos from the event, which Carmen Perez, another Women’s March organizer, commented on with ‘raise the roof’ emojis.”

After two weeks of scathing publicity, Ms. Mallory issued a statement Wednesday saying that she has “heard the pain and concern” of her fellow activists, but that “wherever my people are is where I must be.”

She also said that had been attending the annual Nation of Islam Saviours’ Day event for more than 30 years, starting when she was a child, leaving little doubt that she was familiar with Mr. Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic rants.

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The Congressional Black Caucus came under fire after a previously unpublished 2005 picture of Mr. Farrakhan at a caucus meeting—standing next to then-Sen. Barack Obama—was released in January by the photographer, who said he “swore secrecy” in order not to hurt Mr. Obama’s presidential bid.

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Also coming under scrutiny is Democratic National Committee deputy chair Keith Ellison, who acknowledged last month that they attended a 2013 dinner together with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“Keith Ellison used to be a member of the Nation of Islam and a Farrakhan supporter. Recently it was disclosed that Ellison had met Farrakhan long after the relationship supposedly ended,” said Mr. Jacobson. “Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus also have associated with Farrakhan. So clearly Farrakhan is a progressive movement problem, not just a Women’s March problem.”

Here’s footage from last year’s Women’s March in Chicago:

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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