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Women's March dumps three leaders after anti-Semitic scandal, but their replacements might be more extreme

Not a lot of vetting going on at the Women's March

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The anti-Trump Women's March organization dumped three leaders who were thought too extremist, but their replacements might be just as bad.

The Washington Post reported that Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, and Linda Sarsour had left the board over various controversies. They had received scrutiny over their support of black nationalist Louis Farrakhan and refusal to denounce him despite his anti-Semitic statements.

They were replaced with a 17-member board, some of which are already being exposed for their own anti-Semitic and extremist comments on social media.

Among them is Zahra Billoo, who tweeted that she would not renounce jihad or sharia.

In another tweet, she said, "I'm more afraid of racist Zionists who support Apartheid Israel than of the mentally ill young people the FBI recruits to join ISIS."

Another new board member, Charlene Carruthers, posted many tweets in support of Farrakhan herself.

The Women's March denied that the replacements had anything to do with the anti-Semitic accusations against the leaders who stepped down.

"Despite reports saying otherwise, our outgoing board members have simply served out their terms and are moving on to new ventures," they tweeted.

"We are more unified than ever and we thank them for their groundbreaking work and sacrifice," they added.

In a statement released to the Post, the organization said the old board members were making a "transition off of the Women's March Board and onto other projects focused on advocacy within their respective organizations."

In 2018, one of the founders of the movement demanded that the board members step down over the anti-Semitic accusations.

Here's more on the Women's March:

Third Women's March returns to D.C. amid anti-Semitism controversy www.youtube.com

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