One of the new leaders of the Women’s March has a history of anti-Zionist tweets.
Zahra Billoo, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is one of many new board members following the organization’s decision to sever ties with Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, and Tamika Mallory. The three former board members have been bogged down by accusations of anti-Semitism for months, in part because they have ties to notoriously anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Billoo, who is also a civil rights attorney, has tweeted negatively about Zionism for years. Earlier this year, she declared herself to be a “proud anti-Zionist,” because “if you support the idea of an ethnocentric nation-state, we are not in the same fight for liberation. I oppose a white nation, a Muslim nation, a Jewish nation, and any other whose current status requires privileging one identity over another.”
She has also called the movement dedicated to obtaining a homeland for the Jewish people a “violent ideology” and “racism” while saying that if one supports the Zionist movement, then “I don’t think we can work on civil rights together.”
In another tweet, Billoo said that she’d called ISIS “Radical Islamic Terrorists” when someone else is willing to denote the Israeli Defense Force as “Radical Jewish Terrorists.”
Billoo posted a photo of her with Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib outside her congressional office back in April. The congresswoman, who is of Palestinian descent, has also faced accusations of anti-Semitism during her short time in Congress thus far. Billoo did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner‘s request for comment.
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