DAILY CALLER: Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory on Wednesday defended her relationship with the Nation of Islam, a notorious anti-Semitic group, as a form of “coalition work.”
Mallory has attended the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviours’ Day convention every year for the last 30 years, she wrote in an op-ed for NewsOne, a black news website. She declined to denounce the Nation of Islam’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, in the op-ed and argued that working with people she doesn’t agree with is a necessary part of “coalition work.”
Farrakhan consistently rails against Jews as “satanic” and as his “enemies.” The Nation of Islam’s doctrine preaches that white people are inherently inferior and were created in an experiment by a black scientist named Yakub.
“I didn’t expect my presence at Saviour’s Day to lead anyone to question my beliefs, especially considering that I have been going to this event regularly for over 30 years. I first went with my parents when I was just a little girl, and would begin attending on my own after my son’s father was murdered nearly 17 years ago,” Mallory explained. “In that most difficult period of my life, it was the women of the Nation of Islam who supported me and I have always held them close to my heart for that reason.” MORE