letter to the editor

Calling out WMOW for not rebuking Farrakhan

In regard to the organization the Women’s March on Washington, which began as a protest against the election of President Donald Trump, it has now become the face of anti-Semitism.

Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory, who appeared on the “The View,” refused to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for referring to Jews as “termites.”

Many liberal groups are disassociating from the National WMOW in light of two leaders, Mallory and Linda Sarsour, for not disavowing anti-Semitic hate speech by Farrakhan. Mallory stated she did not agree with “everything” Farrakhan says but would not speak directly to his hate speech regarding Jews.

Farrakhan is well known for making speeches in which he makes very derogatory remarks concerning white people, Jews, homosexuals — anyone who is not a Black Muslim.

Hollywood stars such as Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing publicly disassociated from the march due to WMOW’s refusal to speak against Farrakhan’s hate speech. I am casting no aspersions on the local WMOW, but I did not see any notice from the group that it disavowed the national leaders’ stance on Farrakhan’s hateful rhetoric.

I hope to see the local WMOW and all participating groups denounce such leadership. I apologize if notices were sent out and I overlooked them.

Brenda Miller