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Zahra Billoo

The Women’s March is a women-led movement with a goal to provide intersectional education on a diverse range of issues; critics on both side of the political isle claimed the group is antisemitic under the leadership of Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Mari Lynn “Bob” Bland.

After the Women’s March cut ties with Sarsour, Mallory and Bland, amid anti-Semitism controversy, on Tuesday Sept. 17th, the Women’s March announced the introduction of 16 new members to its board. Instead of taking the opportunity to weed out antisemitism, Zahra Billoo, who appears to be an enhanced version of antisemite Linda Sarsour, was selected as a board member. Zahra Billoo, a civil-rights attorney, is also the Director of the terror affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations’s (CAIR) San Francisco chapter.

CAIR has long been accused of being an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and was named by Federal prosecutors in 2007 along with two other Islamic organizations as “unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint ventures” in a criminal conspiracy to support Hamas financially.

Zahra Billoo has spread anti-Semitism and defended the terror organizations Hamas and Hezbollah. She has also expressed support for terrorists and defended terror financiers. Billoo has also equated Israel with ISIS and demonized American Jewish institutions, Israel, America and Zionism.

Billoo is a supporter of the antisemitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and was a speaker at the 2018 annual conference for American Muslims for Palestine (AMP).

Here are just a few of Billo’s tweets spreading antisemitism

  • On May 13, 2014, Billoo tweeted: “‘Israel ‘defending’ itself from Palestinians is analogous to Nazi Germany defending itself from Jewish uprising.’”
  • On July 24, 2010, Billoo tweeted: “RT @beatsNOTbombs: No need for a holocaust museum, seeing as Israel has taken it upon itself to recreate it. #Israel #Nazis.”

Here are a few of Billoo’s tweets defending Terror Organizations

  • On July 14, 2014, Billoo tweeted: “Blaming Hamas for firing rockets at [Apartheid] Israel is like blaming a woman for punching her rapist. #FreePalestine.”
  • On July 5, 2014, Billoo tweeted: “‘Israel without any clear evidence accused and held Hamas responsible for the killing of the 3 settlers who were reservists in the IDF.’”
  • On April 20, 2013, Billoo tweeted: “Hamas was democratically elected to govern Palestine.”
  • On January 8, 2009, the day Hezbollah fired several rockets into Israel injuring 5 Israelis, Billoo tweeted: “is torn. The ish just hit the fan… AH [Alhamdulillah – Praise God] for Hezbollah having the courage to do what the Arab governments won’t!”

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) is an Islamist U.S. based organization whose members were indicted for funnelling funds to Hamas in the guise of humanitarian aid. The men were all convicted and sentenced in 2009 to federal prison terms ranging from 15 to 65 years.

Here are a few of Billoo’s tweets defending Terror Financiers

  • On February 23, 2013, Billoo tweeted: “Not a single penny of the Holy Land Foundation’s money ever went to terrorism.”
  • On February 23, 2013, Billoo also tweeted: “@AntiCAIR thank you so much for your genius calculations, except the government never proved that HLF money actually went to terrorism.”

Here are a few of her tweets comparing the U.S. and Israeli Armies to ISIS

  • On May 25, 2018, Billoo tweeted: “doesn’t see any difference between American youth leaving the country to join ISIS or the IDF. Both are murderous, war crime committing, terrorist entities.”
  • On August 6, 2015, Billoo tweeted: “I’ll call ISIS “Radical Islamic Terrorists” if you’ll call the IDF “Radical Jewish Terrorists”? #GOPDebate #ApartheidIsrael #Gaza”
  • On November 11, 2018, Billoo tweeted: “the Israeli Defense Forces, or the IDF, are no better than ISIS. They are both genocidal terrorist organizations.”

Just 48 hours after her appointment, Billoo was dropped from the Women’s March after a social media firestorm about her hate filled past quickly surfaced.

On the morning of Thursday September 19th, Billoo, in a series of 25 tweets, claimed to be the subject of “an Islamophobic smear campaign”. We applaud the Women’s March for doing the right thing in dropping this rabid antisemite and hope their future vetting processes are a bit more rigid.