Teresa Shook, the original founder of the Women’s March, posted a statement on Facebook Monday afternoon, calling on Muslim activist Linda Sarsour and other co-founders to step down, over their “anti-Semitism, anti- LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric.”

Sarsour and Mallory have been criticized for their close association with black nationalist Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who has preached against whites, Jews and America.

Shook wrote in her Facebook post:

“As Founder of the Women’s March, my original vision and intent was to show the capacity of human beings to stand in solidarity and love against the hateful rhetoric that had become a part of the political landscape in the U.S. and around the world. I wanted us to prove that the majority of us are decent people who want a world that is fair, just and inclusive of Women and All people. We proved that on January 21, 2017 (and in the U.S. this past midterm with a diverse electorate).

Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti- LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs. I call for the current Co-Chairs to step down and to let others lead who can restore faith in the Movement and its original intent. I stand in Solidarity with all the Sister March Organizations, to bring the Movement back to its authentic purpose. As Women’s March founder, I am stepping up to bring focus back to the Unity Principles on which our movement began, and with the support of all of those who marched and have continued to march, I pledge to support grassroots, decentralized leadership promoting a safe, worldwide community devoid of hate speech, bigotry and racism.”

11 COMMENTS

  1. I wish Ms Shook luck, but I fear her movement has been co-opted by Sarsour etal and is not likely to be returned to her.

  2. The movement will suffer financially if they lose the money from the NWO deep state by getting rid of their propagandists.

  3. Lol. Remember the ‘outcry’ when folks said Sarsour (what an apt name) got involved. The left, not the right, owns the hatred these days.

  4. Proving once and for all that they were a hateful group right from the beginning.
    What was that about “blowing up the White House?” And “declaring war” on old white men?

  5. Why has no one commented on the fact that Sarsour is a Muslim and anti-Semitism is part and parcel of what they are! Can anyone say “oppression of women”? Did the founders really expect her to not be who she really is??? The Women’s March really did themselves no favors by NOT vetting the mouthpieces of their movement. Employ a different strategy and you would have the backing of many more women. Ditch the left wing kooks and start over with a positive message and less grandstanding in silly hats.

  6. fINALLY SOMEONE IS TALKING SENSE. i CAN’T TAKE THAT PALESTINIAN WOMEN AT ALL. SHE DOESN’T TALK FOR THE REST OF US. AND TOP OF THAT LOAD AND OVER BEING. sHE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO HER OWN COUNTRY. AND HELP HER OWN WOMEN . SHE JUST KEEPS RAMMING HER OWN THOUGHTS AND IT GIVES ME A HEADACHE AND i HAVE TO TURN THE CHANNEL.!!!!

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