September 22, 2019

Women’s March, Inc. Leader Apologizes for Sharing Post Decrying ‘Jewish Establishment’

Screenshot from Facebook.

Women’s March, Inc. co-leader Bob Bland apologized on Facebook for sharing a post blaming the “American Jewish Establishment” for playing a role in the March 15 New Zealand terror attacks.

On March 17, Bland shared a Facebook post from social justice activist Jesse Rabinowitz that said, “The same language and hate that folks spew against Sisters Linda Sarsour and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) 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.”

In a March 21 Facebook post, Zioness shared a screenshot of Bland sharing the aforementioned post and accused Women’s March Inc. of “attacking Jews again.”

“Calling out anti-Semitism is not bigotry against Muslims,” Zioness’ post stated. “We’ve witnessed this enough times: the zero-sum game these women are playing literally leads to horror. Jews and Muslims are in fact targeted by the same heinous actors within the white nationalist movement across the globe, which is why Jews and Muslims of conscience have come together in solidarity during crises like we witnessed in Christchurch and in Pittsburgh.”

The post continued, “This language from Women’s March leaders, like always, serves to divide, not unite; it serves to alienate, not empower; and it serves to create artificial walls between our communities that Zioness hopes to see torn down. We pray for leaders of the American women’s movement who are able to advance a domestic agenda for all women without exploiting their platforms to attack Jews.”

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In the comments section below her sharing of Rabinowitz’s post, Bland wrote on March 22, “It has come to my attention that some people are upset that I shared Jesse’s post. I was juggling 2 kids on a Sunday + not being mindful. I’m sorry.”

“I do agree with the first 2 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,” Bland continued.”If I had time, I would have also said that white Christian supremacy is the real threat + driver of these terror attacks on a global scale. What all the recent terrorists have in common are a shared ideology of anti-Blackness, Islamophobia, anti-semitism and xenophobia, which is why we need to focus on attacking the evils of white supremacy + not tearing down WOC [women of color].”

“Again, my apologies and I will be more considerate in the future,” Bland concluded.

Rabinowitz wrote in a March 21 Facebook post responding to Zioness, “Zioness Movement is mad at me and I guess Bob Bland. So for every troll I get, I will donate $1 dollar alternating between IfNotNow and MPower Change.”