Actress Alyssa Milano once tweeted, “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”

You know the rest of the story.

A movement was launched.

But now, she is refusing to participate in the upcoming Women’s March for a very interesting — and commendable — reason.

“Any time that there is any bigotry or anti-Semitism in that respect, it needs to be called out and addressed. I’m disappointed in the leadership of the Women’s March that they haven’t done it adequately,” Milano says now, referring to leaders of the Women’s March who’ve refused to denounce Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan‘s anti-Semitic, homophobic, and transphobic statements.

I recently wrote about Farrakhan’s remarks:

“Is it not true that you have called America the Great Satan?” Farrakhan asked in a video published by the Middle East Research Institute (MERI). “Well, if you believe what you say, then would not Satan be actively involved in trying to destroy a nation that is set up on the belief and practice of submission to the will of God?”

Indeed, the Islamic Republic of Iran has enshrined a harsh Shia vision of Sharia (Islamic law), based on applying Islam to all realms of life via state control.

“Islam” means “submission” in Arabic, and the name of the religion refers to the idea that all Muslims should submit to Allah. Enforcing this submission is the goal of radical Islamic terrorists like ISIS. Muslims disagree on how that submission works, however, and many patriotic American Muslims have argued that, despite Islam’s long history of uniting Sharia and state, it is not the government’s business to force people to practice Islam.

Which is bad enough.  But then…

Farrakhan, whose racially charged version of Islam unites the religion with a brand of black power politics, sided entirely with Iran over the United States, even going so far as to lead a “Death to America!” chant. The NOI leader did not explicitly say “Death to America!” but he did say “Death to Israel,” and then led the crowd.

Farrakhan chanted in Farsi, “Death to…” leading the crowd to add, “America!” He started again, “Death to…” with the repeating refrain, “America!”

Also, he told Iranian officials, “The American government is plotting against you every day.”  To make matters worse, he told them he knew of American plans to attack several Islamic countries—“because it is impossible to change the way of thinking of Islamic Iran, they never sleep and are always working to create an internal enemy in Iran.”

Then, he claimed he’s not an anti-Semite, but simply “anti-termite.”  Classy. And his anti-Semitism rhymes!

Seems like anyone would be able to condemn that, right? Not so fast.

Women’s March cochair Tamika Mallory sat in the audience while Farrakhan gave a hateful speech in March in which he said, “The powerful Jews are my enemy,” She also received a shout-out from him and posted about the event on social media.

Linda Sarsour strongly defended Mallory against accusations of being complicit in bigotry.

Okay, so much for that.  This is particularly horrible after a man who targeted Jewish people on social media took the lives of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Seems like it would be easier to condemn them now, right?  Surely?  Maybe?

Yet, the Women’s March leaders’ refusal to condemn them.

Milano won’t stand for it and has said she won’t speak at the next Women’s March if it’s still led by Sarsour or Mallory.

“I would say no at this point. Unfortunate that none of them have come forward against him at this point. Or even given a really good reason why to support them,” she says.

Wow.  I am really impressed by Milano’s stand.

Who else will join her?

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Hat Tip: The Advocate

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.