CNN anchor Jake Tapper tore into the leaders of the progressive Women’s March last week over their support for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Tapper rebuked Women’s March co-chairwoman Tamika Mallory, who attended an anti-Semitic speech by Farrakhan on Sunday, and movement founder Linda Sarsour, who defended both Mallory and Farrakhan:
2/ This convo, too, is a hot mess.
a) A woman asks Mallory about Farrakhan
b) Minister Foy immediately hops in and demands that she answer for Netanyahu (?)
c) Women’s March board member Linda Sarsour jumps in to encourage Foy. https://t.co/1rsd1YABai
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 2, 2018
If your leader does not have the same enemies as Jesus, they may not be THE leader! Study the Bible and u will find the similarities. Ostracizing, ridicule and rejection is a painful part of the process…but faith is the substance of things!
— Tamika D. Mallory (@TamikaDMallory) March 1, 2018
During the Saviours’ Day address, Farrakhan said “powerful Jews” are running the government and Hollywood, blamed the Jewish people for apartheid, and claimed that “Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out — turning men into women and women into men.”
Tapper also called out the liberal leaders for siding with a person who has “misogynistic and anti-LGBTQ views”:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 4, 2018
The CNN host was praised by Muslim activist Asra Nomani, who thanked him for pointing out “what those of us in the Muslim community know”:
Another Farrakhan gem: “You lazy woman. You don’t know how to cook so you take your children to these damn fast food places.” @womensmarch: Down with the patriarchy….except when it comes to Muslim men.https://t.co/YCMNefwWpP
— Asra Q. Nomani (@AsraNomani) March 4, 2018
This is not the first time Sarsour has been at the center of controversy. In December, it was reported that she enabled sexual assault and harassment.
The alleged victim, Asmi Fathelbab, said when she brought her allegations to Sarsour, who was the executive director of the Arab American Association at the time, she wasn’t believed because her alleged attacker was a “good Muslim” and “always at the mosque.”