Alyssa Milano will not speak at Women's March events in 2019 unless organizers condemn Louis Farrakhan

Actor and political activist Alyssa Milano has called the organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory of Women March to condemn the leader of the nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, for anti-Semitic remarks; Milan is shown at a political forum in Los Angeles on October 21st

Actor and political activist Alyssa Milano has called the organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory of Women March to condemn the leader of the nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, for anti-Semitic remarks; Milan is shown at a political forum in Los Angeles on October 21st

Actor and political activist Alyssa Milano has called on the organizers of Women & # 39; s March, Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory to condemn the leader of the nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan.

Milano has said that she will not speak during upcoming Women's March events when asked for as long as Sarsour and Mallory are involved, if the two women do not speak out against Farrakhan's widely-publicized anti-Semitic remarks.

Farrakhan, 85, most recently made comments comparing Jewish people with termites while speaking at a 23rd anniversary event for the 1995 Million Man March held in Detroit in October.

& # 39; Every time there is intolerance or anti-Semitism in this respect, it must be summoned and addressed. I am disappointed in the leadership of the Women & # 39; s March that they have not done enough, & # 39; Milano told the lawyer in an interview that was published on October 30.

On October 27, less than two weeks after the hateful rhetoric of Farrakhan, 11 people were killed and seven others injured during Shabbat morning services in a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Before the mass shooting aimed at people of the Jewish faith, Mallory had repeatedly praised Farrakhan, announcing her presence at his events, and Sarsour had come to her defense after Mallory was criticized for that.

The next Women & # 39; s March event is scheduled for January 19th and is called #WomensWave, a reference to the & # 39; blue wave & # 39; of the Democrats in the 6 November interim elections, with the party taking control of the US House of Representatives.

Milano has said that she will not speak during upcoming Women's March events when asked for as long as Sarsour and Mallory are involved, when the two women do not speak out against Farrakhan's critically acclaimed anti-Semitic remarks; Tamika Mallory, co-chairman of the Women & # 39; s March (left), and Linda Sarsour, co-chairman of the Women & # 39; s March (right), attend the Women & # 39; s March anniversary: ​​Power To The Polls in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 21

Milano has said that she will not speak during upcoming Women's March events when asked for as long as Sarsour and Mallory are involved, when the two women do not speak out against Farrakhan's critically acclaimed anti-Semitic remarks; Tamika Mallory, co-chairman of the Women & # 39; s March (left), and Linda Sarsour, co-chairman of the Women & # 39; s March (right), attend the Women & # 39; s March anniversary: ​​Power To The Polls in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 21

Milano has said that she will not speak during upcoming Women's March events when asked for as long as Sarsour and Mallory are involved, when the two women do not speak out against Farrakhan's critically acclaimed anti-Semitic remarks; Tamika Mallory, co-chairman of the Women & # 39; s March (left), and Linda Sarsour, co-chairman of the Women & # 39; s March (right), attend the Women & # 39; s March anniversary: ​​Power To The Polls in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 21

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, 85, recently made comments comparing Jewish people with termites during a 23-year anniversary event for the Million Man March from 1995 in Detroit in October; Farrakhan is shown here during a speech at the Watergate Hotel on November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, 85, recently made comments comparing Jewish people with termites during a 23-year anniversary event for the Million Man March from 1995 in Detroit in October; Farrakhan is shown here during a speech at the Watergate Hotel on November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, 85, recently made comments comparing Jewish people with termites during a 23-year anniversary event for the Million Man March from 1995 in Detroit in October; Farrakhan is shown here during a speech at the Watergate Hotel on November 16, 2017 in Washington, DC

Milano exclaimed Mallory after attending an event in February where Farrakhan said: "The powerful Jews are my enemy," CNN said.

While at that event Mallory received a Shoutout from Farrakhan and shared that she was there through social media.

When Mallory was pressed for her presence, Sarsour came to her defense in a long Facebook post.

I will not lean back while a strong, daring, unapologetic, devoted black woman who risks her life every day to tell the truth in power and organizes and mobilizes, interrogates, abuses and abuses movements & # 39 ;, wrote Sarsour on 2 March.

We will not allow people to play double standards and adhere to standards that they would never adhere to. We can also play the same game and we know how, but we choose to focus on the work that lies ahead of us and the beloved communities where we come from.

& # 39; One thing we all have to agree on is that a woman should never be attacked, vilified and abused. A woman must be judged on her own words and actions. We have to take into account complexity and nuance because making things clear is a copy of the real transformative conversations and the work that needs to be done. We must also always be open to checking our own doubts and internal prejudices and racism that we have and allowing us to remain silent at times when those of us who have done the job and have always stood for all people, the target of such venom. & # 39;

The next Women & # 39; s March event is scheduled for January 19th and is called #WomensWave

The next Women & # 39; s March event is scheduled for January 19th and is called #WomensWave

The next Women & # 39; s March event is scheduled for January 19th and is called #WomensWave

Milano exclaimed Mallory after attending an event in February where Farrakhan said: "The powerful Jews are my enemy; & # 39; Milano can be seen here at the office of Senator Susan M. Collins (Republican from Maine) during protests against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at Capitol Hill on September 26 in Washington, DC

Milano exclaimed Mallory after attending an event in February where Farrakhan said: "The powerful Jews are my enemy; & # 39; Milano can be seen here at the office of Senator Susan M. Collins (Republican from Maine) during protests against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at Capitol Hill on September 26 in Washington, DC

Milano exclaimed Mallory after attending an event in February where Farrakhan said: "The powerful Jews are my enemy; & # 39; Milano can be seen here at the office of Senator Susan M. Collins (Republican from Maine) during protests against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at Capitol Hill on September 26 in Washington, DC

Sarsour then came on Mallory's defense in a long Facebook post on March 2 (shown)

Sarsour then came on Mallory's defense in a long Facebook post on March 2 (shown)

Sarsour then came on Mallory's defense in a long Facebook post on March 2 (shown)

I will not lean back while a strong, daring, unapologetic, devoted black woman who risks her life every day to tell the truth in power and organizes and mobilizes, interrogates, scolds and abuses, & # 39 ; Sarsour (left) wrote about Mallory (right) on 2 March

In the end, the Women's March group Farrakhan finally condemned a statement in part:

& # 39; Within the Women & # 39; s March movement we are very aware of the conversations that have to be conducted about the crossroads of race, religion and gender. We love and appreciate our sister and co-president Tamika Mallory, who has played a key role in shaping these conversations. Neither she nor we shun the fact that intersectional movement building is difficult and often painful.

The statements made by Minister Farrakhan about Jewish, foreign and transgender people do not correspond with the Women's March Unit Principles, which were created by women of color leaders and are based on nonviolence by Kingian. Women & # 39; s March talks with queer, trans, Jewish and black members of both our team and with larger movements to create space for understanding and healing.

Milano was not satisfied with this statement.

In the end, the Women's March group Farrakhan condemned in March, in a statement on 6 March that left Milano dissatisfied

In the end, the Women's March group Farrakhan condemned in March, in a statement on 6 March that left Milano dissatisfied

In the end, the Women's March group Farrakhan condemned in March, in a statement on 6 March that left Milano dissatisfied

Then a video of Farrakhan's remarks on October 14 showed him: "So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite, stop it, I am anti-termite, I do not know anything about hating from someone because of their religious preference & # 39;

In the run-up to the remark that compares members of the Jewish community with insects, Farrakhan said:

In fact, for members of the Jewish community who do not like me, thank you very much for giving me my name all over the world because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and they have heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much. I'm not mad at you, because you're so stupid. & # 39;

Prominent personalities, such as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, reacted with disgust to the words of Farrakhan in October

Prominent personalities, such as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, reacted with disgust to the words of Farrakhan in October

Prominent personalities, such as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, reacted with disgust to the words of Farrakhan in October

Jonathan Greenblatt, who is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, a group with the mission "to stop the libel of the Jewish people, and to ensure justice and fair treatment for everyone", spoke out against the words of Farrakhan on Wednesday

Jonathan Greenblatt, who is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, a group with the mission "to stop the libel of the Jewish people, and to ensure justice and fair treatment for everyone", spoke out against the words of Farrakhan on Wednesday

Jonathan Greenblatt, who is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, a group with the mission "to stop the libel of the Jewish people, and to ensure justice and fair treatment for everyone", spoke out against the words of Farrakhan on Wednesday

Well-known Jewish leader Rabbi Shmuley Boteach responded via Twitter on 17 October.

Louis Farrakhan, who evokes Jewish termites, is a virtual call to genocide. The Nazis regularly referred to Jews as cockroaches and pests that had to be exterminated, "Rabbi Shmuley wrote.

I call on African-American leaders like my good friend @CoryBooker to immediately condemn this vicious and disgusting attack. & # 39;

Jonathan Greenblatt, who is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, a group with the mission "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and ensure justice and fair treatment for everyone", tweette on the same day:

"Do not know what is worse, Louis Farrakhan dehumanizes the Jews and calls us termites or the crowd of people who laugh and are rudely applauding – anti-demagogically – and officials who are unemployed. This is in line with Farrakhan & # 39; s long history of #antiSititism. People must speak! & # 39;

Full transcript of the anti-Semitic video posted on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of Louis Farrakhan

Now, white people do not like Farrakhan. Some of them respect me. But those who have been our deceivers can not stand me. I'm not mad at you. In fact, for the members of the Jewish community who do not like me, thank you very much for giving me my name all over the world because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and have heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much. I'm not mad at you, because you're so stupid. Do not you know that my teacher, Elijah Muhammed, taught me one day: he said, "Once upon a time there was a donkey who fell into a ditch, and everyone came and picked up a stone and threw it at the donkey. the ditch was filled up and the donkey walked out. "So my teacher said," Brother, remember, every knock is a boost. "So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite. I am anti-termite, I do not know anything about hating someone because of their religious preference. & # 39;

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