Linda Sarsour og Tamika Mallory går i spissen for kvinnemarsjen 19. januar i år. Oppslutningen var merkbart lavere enn foregående år. Foto: Joshua Roberts/Reuters/Scanpix
Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory og Bob Bland, har forlatt ledelsen for den landsdekkende kvinnemarsjen i USA p.g.a kontroverser om deres antisemittisme.
De forlot ledelsen i sommer, men avgjørelsen ble først kjent nå.
The Washington Post reported that Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour stepped down in July, though it was not announced until now.
The organization stated that the trio would “transition off of the Women’s March Board and onto other projects focused on advocacy within their respective organizations.”
They will be replaced by a 16-member board.
Særlig Linda Sarsour og Tamika Mallory har fått mye negativ oppmerksomhet, ikke minst pga tilknytningen til Nation of Islam, som er åpent antisemittisk.
Mallory allied herself with notorious antisemite Louis Farrakhan and refused to denounce him even after he was caught making violent antisemitic statements, such as referring to Jews as “termites.” She later said Jews enjoyed “white privilege.”
Sarsour, a Palestinian American who rejects Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, also refused to distance herself from Farrakhan, said supporters of Israel were fake progressives and held that Zionists could not be feminists.
Bland har vært mindre i søkelyset. Men alle tre har benyttet seg av livvakter fra Nation of Islam.