An organization that includes an offensive tweeter has no business petitioning to ban someone else from Twitter.
The Women’s March has launched a petition asking Twitter to ban President Donald Trump on March 13. The group reacted to the president’s tweet with a video of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), that compiled her comments on 9/11 with footage of Ground Zero. The petition, emailed out a day after the tweet, read, “Suspend him from Twitter and Facebook for inciting violence and engaging in hate speech.”
The irony here is that one of the March’s founders, Linda Sarsour, has been guilty of tweeting out hateful, abusive language targeted at her opposition. Both Sarsour and her co-founder, Tamika Mallory, have come under fire for associating with Nation of Islam’s bigoted Rev. Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan has tweeted videos of himself referring to Jewish people as “termites,” and given speeches in 2018 about “the Satanic Jew.”
Sarsour herself has tweeted that she wants “to take down Brigitte Gabriel” and that she wanted to see Gabriel “walking streets of Bay Ridge.” This tweet is still standing on Sarsour’s timeline. Later, Sarsour wrote that Gabriel and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali were “asking 4 an a$$ whippin. I wish I could take their vaginas away - they don’t deserve to be women.”
This comment was made even more horrific by the fact that Ali was a victim of female genital mutilation.
Yet the March claims it is justified in asking for signatures to “Suspend Trump from Twitter and Facebook.”
The March is not alone: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tweeted out that “@realDonaldTrump’s dangerous video must be taken down.”