Women’s March leader blames Jews for NZ mosque terror attacks
New York – Bob Bland (Mari Lynn Foulger), one of the original chairs of the Women’s March on Washington, appears to have blamed the American Jewish establishment’s objections to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks as the cause of the far-right mosque attacks in New Zealand last week.
Bland shared a post by activist Jesse Rabinowitz on her Facebook page Sunday in which he claimed that “the same language and hate that folks spew against Sisters Linda Sarsour and Ilhan Omar killed 54 Muslim’s [sic] in New Zealand.”
Rabinowitz continued: “You can’t stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and simultaneously disavow Muslim women for speaking their truths.
“American Jewish Establishment, I’m looking at you.”
Bland shared the post after the Women’s March has been embroiled in months of controversy over allegations of anti-Semitism. Tablet Magazine reported in December that during the first meeting of the Women’s March in November 2016, leaders of the organization endorsed virulent anti-Semitic tropes, claiming that Jews were “leaders of the American slave trade” and “bore a special collective responsibility as exploiters of black and brown people.
She apologized on Facebook for sharing a post blaming the “American Jewish Establishment” for playing a role in the March 15 New Zealand terror attacks.