CNN Anchor Jake Tapper blasted Women’s March Co-chair Tamika Mallory Wednesday for attending an anti-Semitic speech delivered by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in commemoration of Saviour’s Day.
“On Sunday, Rev. Farrakhan gave his Saviours' Day 2018 Address, attended by thousands – including one of the co-founders of the Women's March,” Tapper tweeted to his 1.67 million Twitter followers Wednesday, mis-identifying the co-chair/co-president of the leftist Women’s March as its “co-founder.”
Calling out the left
Noting the content of Farrakhan’s virulent and racist speech – described as a rant against the Jews – the left-leaning host of CNN called Mallory out for her complicity with the Muslim leader – which Tapper and others on the left indicated was unacceptable.
“Tapper noted another ‘hot mess’ of an exchange in which Mallory and Women's March founder Linda Sarsour refused to answer for her friendship with Farrakhan,” Townhall reported. “Women's March supporters asked Mallory to resign, because Farrakhan's ‘bigotry’ has no place in the movement.”
The three-hour speech supported by Mallory was laden with numerous inflammatory comments against the Jews, as the rally’s leader, Farrakhan, was in typical form, being dubbed by the Anti-Defamation League as “the leading anti-Semite in America.”
At the 2018 Saviors’ Day rally staged at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, which is annually organized by the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan’s tirade against the Jews could not go unnoticed.
“He claimed that ‘the powerful Jews are my enemy,’ that ‘the Jews have control over agencies of those agencies of government’ like the FBI, that Jews are ‘the mother and father of apartheid,’ and that Jews are responsible for ‘degenerate behavior in Hollywood, turning men into women and women into men,’” Haaretz reported – all of which are noted by Tapper in his series of tweets on the event.
As one of the four presidents of the Women’s March, Mallory’s allegiance to Farrakhan and unwillingness to denounce his anti-Semitism is evidenced in a social media post she made just last year.
“Thank God this man is still alive and doing well,” Mallory posted on Instagram on May 11, 2017. “He is definitely the GOAT. Happy Birthday @louisfarrakhan!”
In fact, the strong bond between the feminist and the notorious anti-Semite was heralded by Farrakhan himself from behind the lectern – in the midst of his latest tirade against the Jews at the Chicago stadium.
“Mallory – the former executive director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network – received a personal shout-out from Farrakhan on the stage, and shared video and a photo from the event on her Instagram page,” Haaretz’s Aiden Pink reported. “Farrakhan has been known to make anti-Semitic comments for decades – including calling Adolf Hitler ‘a very great man’ and claiming that Jews were behind the 9/11 terror attacks.”
No apologies …
The endorsement of Farrakhan and his rallies is by no means isolated to this year’s event in Chicago, as Mallory and her colleagues at the Women’s March have a history of unapologetically celebrating the Islamic anti-Semitic leader.
“Mallory has on multiple occasions posted on her social media platforms about attending events with Farrakhan, posing for a photo with him in 2015 and sharing the stage with him on Saviours’ Day in 2016,” Pink recounted. “It does not appear that Mallory has ever distanced herself from Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic language. Two other co-founders of the Women’s March – Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez – have also praised and appeared at events with Farrakhan.”
In fact, when questioned about their allegiance to Farrakhan and his anti-Semitic movement, Mallory and her cohorts at the Women’s March refused to denounce their support of the racist leader known for inciting hatred against the Jews.
“Mallory – who was briefly arrested on Tuesday while protesting about immigration in front of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office – did not respond to a request to comment,” Pink noted. “Neither did spokeswomen for the Women’s March.”
However, Women’s March Deputy Head of Communications Sophie Ellman-Golan – who is Jewish – did briefly touch on the feminist leaders’ allegiance to Farrakhan’s movement that revolves around inciting racial tension.
“[Mallory, Sarsour, Perez and I] do not always agree on every single issue or feel the same way about every single individual,” Ellman-Golan wrote in Haretz’s the Forward last August. “Sometimes we say things that cause each other pain. It is painful for me to engage when people like Louis Farrakhan perpetuate the same narrative of ‘satanic global Jewry’ that Nazis do. ... But we trust and respect each other – and we have faith in our shared dedication to justice and liberation.”
Earlier this year in January, Ellman-Golan shared with Refinery29 that she has had numerous conversations about anti-Semitism with the Women’s March team.
It is noted that former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Convention Co-chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) have been a little more low-key about their allegiance to – and support of – Farrakhan over the years.
“Farrakhan has been at the center of the news recently after it emerged that two major African-American Democratic leaders, former President Barack Obama and Rep. Keith Ellison had attended events with him years before without the mainstream press knowing about it,” Pink stressed.
Obama was fortunate that the mainstream media concealed his bond with the anti-Semitic leader – even though many conservatives brought up their relationship when addressing the former president’s eight years of anti-Israel foreign policy.
“Farrakhan is so controversial that during the 2008 presidential election, a journalist opted not to publish a photo he had taken of Barack Obama with Farrakhan in 2005 – for fear it would end his campaign,” Townhall’s Cortney O'Brien impressed.
Letting the world know
Inflamed by Farrakhan’s blatant anti-Semitic rant, Tapper was careful to chronicle on social media exactly how virulent the Islamic leader’s hate for the Jewish people truly is – while condemning those who support him.
“Tapper unleashed a tweetstorm noting the time stamps of some of Farrakhan’s most heinous comments,” Mediaite.com reported. “The CNN anchor condemned not only Farrakhan and Mallory, but also the political leaders who have given Farrakhan a platform despite his views and statements.”
Here is a partial list of tweets provided by Mediaite.com that Tapper posted about Farrakhan’s Chicago speech:
- “This is who Farrakhan is. It’s why folks are legitimately so offended when they found out that then-Sen. Obama and members of the CBC met with him in 2005,” [the post includes a picture of Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan]. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 28, 2018
- “Assailing Keith Ellison, at 3:21 Farrakhan says, ‘let me tell you something, when you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.’” — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 28, 2018
- “at 3;49: ‘White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan …has pulled the cover off the eyes of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.’” — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 28, 2018
- “The @ADL_National has lots more on comments Farrakhan has made over the years.” — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 28, 2018
- “The difference between Farrakhan and some members of the alt-reich whose heinous bigotry has received a lot of attention this past year: Farrakhan has a much larger following and elected officials meet with him openly.” — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 28, 2018
- “And right on cue, a left wing activist attacks a journalist for reporting on/condemning Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism. Either bigotry is ok or it isn’t.” — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 28, 2018