Women’s March Leader Blames Muslim Ban, Mexican Wall Proposals on Netanyahu
JNS.org – One of the leaders of the Women’s March movement, Tamika Mallory, blamed US President Donald Trump’s proposal to ban travel for Muslims into America and to build a wall along the Mexican border on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Be clear: Donald Trump’s wall + #muslimban + #deportation plan are all lines out of the #Netanyahu book of oppression. Trump has referenced this himself. We ought pay attention & not allow folks to label us + try to black list us in to silence. #JusticeDelegation (more 2 come),” she said in a tweet.
Be clear: Donald Trump’s wall + #muslimban + #deportation plan are all lines out of the #Netanyahu book of oppression. Trump has referenced this himself. We ought pay attention & not allow folks to label us + try to black list us in to silence. #JusticeDelegation (more 2 come)
— Tamika D. Mallory (@TamikaDMallory) May 7, 2018
Mallory cited a Jerusalem Post article from August 2017 that mentioned a call between Trump and Mexican President Enrigue Pena Nieto where Trump mentioned Israel’s security barrier.
The controversial tweet followed a tour by Mallory of Israel and the disputed territories sponsored by the US-based Center for Constitutional Rights.
According to the CCR, the tour brought “mostly black and brown civil and human-rights leaders” to “provide an opportunity to better understand the human-rights situation in Israel and Palestine, including the history of systematic displacement and institutional racism, as well as the work of human-rights defenders there.”
Among the sites Mallory visited included Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. She tweeted that: “Unpacking my mind … my trip to the Israel & Palestine was schizophrenic. The land is beautiful … the people are full of love & resilience. However, there is a crime against humanity happening and we can not turn a blind eye or be afraid to tell the truth. #JusticeDelegation +”
Mallory, who gained famed last year as one of the organizers of the Women’s March held in January following Trump’s inauguration, has been criticized for her support of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a known antisemite, as well as more recently for criticizing Starbucks’ inclusion of the Anti-Defamation League in its anti-racial-bias training.