A co-leader of the Women’s March shared a post blaming the “American Jewish Establishment” for its role in the attacks on two New Zealand mosques, and then apologized.
On March 17, Bob Bland shared a post from Jesse Rabinowitz – a social justice advocate – who wrote that: “The same language and hate that folks spew against Sisters [Women’s March co-leader] Linda Sarsour and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) killed 54 Muslims in New Zealand. 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 later apologized, saying that “it has come to my attention that some people are upset that I shared Jesse’s post. I was juggling two kids on a Sunday plus not being mindful. I’m sorry. I do agree with the first two sentences that Jesse said, except I would extend it to all establishment politicians of both parties, of any or no faith. Words matter and I should have clarified.”
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