Jake Tapper Confronts Women’s March Leaders for Supporting ‘Anti-Semitic Farrakhan’

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:

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”:

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”:

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.”

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