What a performance! Women’s March co-leader Tamika Mallory makes an idiot of herself on Firing Line.
Tamika Mallory: The Palestinians are native to the land, you know, they were there for a very long time and so they are native to the land.
Margaret Hoover, PBS: Do you believe that the Jewish people are native as well?
TM: I mean, I know, I understand the history, you knowm that there are people who have their ideologies around why the Jewish people feel this should be their land. I’m not Jewish so for me to speak to that is not fair.
MH: If you are willing to say that the Palestinian are native but not the Jews are native. I mean, you are not Palestinian either.
TM: Because I’m speaking of the people who we know are being brutally oppressed in this moment. That’s just the reality.
MH: Is it your view that Israel has a right to exist as a nation?
TM: I’ve said many times that I feel everyone has a right to exist. I just don’t feel that anyone has a right to exist at the disposal of another group.
MH: In your view, does that include Israelis in Israel?
TM: I believe that all people have the right to exist. And that Palestinians are also suffering with a great crisis. And that there are other Jewish scholars who will sit here and say the same.
I’m done talking about this, you can move on.
MH: I just don’t think it takes scholarly knowledge to be able to say that Israel has a right to exist.
So she’s not sure if Jews have any claim to the land, but she KNOWS Palestinians are native to the land – because they are “brutally oppressed.”
There’s intersectional logic for you!
She contradicts herself when she says “everyone has a right to exist” (not nations, of course) but not anyone, if their existence is at the “disposal” [sic] of another group. Yet the entire Palestinian narrative is based on negation of the Jewish state! Otherwise they would have faded into the rest of the Arab world by now, and no one would be talking about a Palestinian state – or Palestinian people.
When she realizes that she is sounding like an idiot who denies Israel’s right to exist and therefore she is about to even further alienate millions of Jewish women from her movement, she shuts down that line of questioning.
Because she simply cannot defend herself and still remain friends with Louis Farrakhan.
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