A vocal leader of the Bay Area chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations has been removed from the Women’s March Board just days after being appointed.
Zahra Billoo made the announcement on her Twitter feed, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Billoo blamed her sudden dismissal on her outspoken opposition to the Israeli “occupation of Palestine, our country’s perpetuation of unjust and endless wars, and law enforcement operations targeting the American Muslim community.”
Billoo’s dismissal came after the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement critical of her appointment.
“She has equated Israel to that of an apartheid regime, and clearly rejects the very idea of a Jewish state, calling for a Palestine ‘from the river to the sea,’” it said in a statement.
According to the National Review, Billoo once stated on Facebook that she would not see Wonder Woman because its star Gal Gadot, served in the Israeli Defense Forces.
Ironically, Billoo was part of a number of people recently appointed to replace three former members who were also accused of anti-Semitism.
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