The radical Islamic activist Linda Sarsour has been removed from her leadership role in the Women’s March, the New York Post reports.
The move comes after years of Sarsour and other Women’s March leaders being credibly accused of anti-Semitism. The announcement was made on Monday that Sarsour, along with fellow co-chairs Tamika Mallory and Mari Lynn Bland would be leaving the organization to “transition off the Women’s March Board and onto other projects.”
The Post notes some of Sarsour’s and Mallory’s most infamous instances of anti-Semitic connections, with both having ties to the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and with Sarsour being a Palestinian nationalist.
When Sarsour and Mallory defended Farrakhan, several other leaders of the Women’s March quit out of protest.
Despite the controversy, the organization’s official statement denied that anti-Semitism was the reason for the women’s departure, instead claiming that it was because they had “simply served out their terms and are moving on to new ventures.”