Why was designated terrorist group CAIR director, Zahra Billoo, whose tenure as a board member for the national Women’s March lasted just three days, voted off Wednesday night? The Women’s March issued a statement Thursday saying it “found some of her public statements incompatible with the values and mission of the organization.”
IPT Billoo disagreed, describing herself as the victim of “an Islamophobic smear campaign,” she wrote, “led by the usual antagonists, who have long targeted me, my colleagues, and anyone else who dares speak out in support of Palestinian human rights and the right to self-determination.”
The Washington Post reported changes to the Women’s March board Monday, noting that outgoing leaders Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland were unable to overcome controversies involving anti-Semitism. In addition to those controversies, Sarsour pushes a blood-libel that makes Jews responsible for police shootings of unarmed black people.
The Investigative Project on Terrorism was among the first to highlight Billoo’s appointment Monday, pointing out that she has her own deep well of anti-Semitic rhetoric. It was an obvious problem to everyone but the Washington Post, which failed to mention any of Billoo’s record. Instead, the newspaper described her as “a civil rights attorney and executive director of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.”
Billoo, who does not believe Israel should exist, who compares American Jews who move to Israel and join its army to ISIS terrorists, who casts Muslims who don’t share her absolute rejection of Israel and its supporters as sellouts, lashed out at the Women’s March board in an overnight Twitter rant.
The board rejected her request to meet to “to address their concerns, and to work with my sisters on the new board to learn, heal, and build together.”
“The Women’s March, Inc. that voted me off its board tonight is one that no longer demonstrates the strength that inspired millions of women across the country,” she wrote.
“This action today demonstrates that this new leadership is unable and unwilling to be an ally during challenging times,” she wrote, saying she is the victim of a right-wing smear campaign. Screen grabs and recordings accurately reflecting Billoo’s beliefs now constitute a smear campaign.
Sarsour was quick to come to Billoo’s defense Thursday morning, calling her “one of the most important Muslim American leaders of our time” and adding a hashtag, “#IMarchWithZahra.”
She then named a series of people caught up in anti-Semitic controversies, which, like Billoo’s are based on actual things that were said. Like Billoo, she dismissed them out of hand.
“Islamophobic smear campaigns are too often and too many. See: Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Imam Omar Suleiman, CAIR, me and the list goes on and on. These are not concerns in good faith.”
The Women’s March may have been slow to act with Sarsour and her colleagues. That may be one reason why it quickly saw a problem adding Billoo, although her controversial views were hardly a secret before she joined the board. But the March was dogged by anti-Semitism accusations, and it quickly became clear that Billoo’s presence would only exacerbate a problem.
She remains safely ensconced at CAIR, however, where she runs the group’s San Francisco chapter. Zahra Billoo: Too anti-Semitic for the Women’s March. Right at home with CAIR.
ORIGINAL BNI post on this story:
For BNI readers, Linda Sarsour needs no introduction. But in replacing her because of her anti-Semitism with another Muslim woman who is even more anti-Semitic and an executive director for designated terrorist group CAIR, the Women’s March Board has just jumped from the proverbial frying pan into the fire.
h/t Gateway Pundit
WND Like her sister sharia-queen Linda Sarsour, Billoo spoke at the 2017 Women’s March in D.C.She has made it her mission to help stop whatever injustices Trump and others plan next against her fellow Muslims. Both Sarsour and Billoo are active supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that targets only Israel.
Billoo has defended Hamas rocket attacks against Israel and her chapter’s website posted a CAIR-designed graphic telling Muslims to NOT cooperate with the FBI and to build a “wall of resistance.”
CAIR, a group labeled a terrorist organization by the United Arab Republic, by the Justice Department as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial, disingenuously claims that it is a moderate organization.
Billoo has stated that blaming Hamas “for firing rockets at Israel is like blaming a woman for punching her rapist.” And she regularly compares Americans who join the Israel Defense Forces with ISIS terrorists.
As Jordan Schachtel reported at Conservative Review — Zahra Billoo has numerous tweets that violate so-called Twitter and Facebook standards for hate speech.
Her other frequent tweets define her hatred for America and Israel and sympathy for Islamic terrorists:
Billoo also tweeted that she will not renounce violent jihad, the Islamic State Caliphate, or sharia law.
Billoo even has a problem with America’s Memorial Day as she tweeted that she “struggles with Memorial Day each year” about whether to honor American soldiers who died in wars:
Zahra Billoo, the radical executive-director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter, tweeted that she “struggles with Memorial Day each year” about whether to honor American soldiers who died in wars because this country was “established upon white supremacy.”
Billoo stepped in hot water in 2014 when the Clarion Project broke the story about how she and other CAIR officials were suggesting that fallen U.S. soldiers shouldn’t be honored on Memorial Day. The result was major media attention.
She responded by retweeting a comment about supporting U.S. troops “who refuse service,” tweeting about U.S. “genocide,” rape within the military and accusing critics of sexism, racism and anti-Muslim bigotry.
She isn’t the only CAIR official who hates our troops. Last year, the Clarion Project reported on how the chairman of the board for CAIR’s Arizona chapter, sent out tweets depicting the U.S. military as “occupiers” and “murderers.”
Billoo also retweeted radical comments from CAIR official Dawud Walid from Michigan and radical Islamist poet Remi Kanazi.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Zahra Billoo was directing Facebook and Twitter on censoring conservative voices. Billoo had an exceptional hatred for Jewish conservative Laura Loomer and convinced Facebook and Twitter to delete Laura from their platforms.
CAIR’S ZAHRA BILLOO speaks at the Women’s March in 2017: