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Anti-Semites Have Been Hiding in Plain Sight for Too Long

On Fox News' 'The Ingraham Angle,' blunt talk about the controversial Linda Sarsour, Marc Lamont Hill and others

Mainstream media members and outlets have “gone out of [their] way” to “cover” for such controversial activists as Linda Sarsour (shown above left) when she excuses anti-Semitism “because she’s a woman, she’s Muslim, and she’s a harsh critic of” President Donald Trump’s, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said on Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle.”

Ingraham hailed the “good news” about CNN’s decision on Thursday to fire commentator Marc Lamont Hill (above right) for a speech he gave at the U.N. on Wednesday. During those remarks, he appeared to call for the destruction of Israel as a sovereign entity.

But Ingraham blasted CNN and other media outlets for being “responsible for elevating Sarsour to cult-like status” despite her coziness with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

He has a lengthy history of making anti-Semitic comments, such as calling “the powerful Jews” his enemy and calling Jews “termites.” But Sarsour, a Palestinian-American Muslim and a board member of the Women’s March, had no qualms about appearing alongside Farrakhan and attending events sponsored by the Nation of Islam, along with other Women’s March leaders.

Women’s March founder Teresa Shook even called for Sarsour and other current leadership members last week to step down because of their association with anti-Semitic organizations and their “hateful, racist rhetoric.”

Sarsour also came under fire a couple of weeks ago for criticizing “folks who masquerade as progressives but always choose their allegiance to Israel over their commitment to democracy and free speech.”

Anti-Defamation League director Jonathan Greenblatt has also rebuked Sarsour for her ties to anti-Semitism.

Ingraham called out CNN and other mainstream media outlets for being so “desperate to smash all things Trump” that they were “only too happy to offer this incendiary figure a platform to organize” by featuring her on their shows.

“Sarsour owes her public profile to a press that has gone out of its way to cover for her rather than actually cover her true motives and allegiances,” said Ingraham. “They made excuses for Sarsour because she’s a woman, she’s Muslim, and she’s a harsh critic of the president.”

“Now, they’re paying the price with further erosion in their own credibility,” she added.

But Code Pink national co-director Ariel Gold told Ingraham that “it’s so disgraceful that Jonathan Greenblatt is spending his time going after people who are our real allies.”

“Why are people trying to drive wedges between Muslim and Jewish partnerships?” Gold went on. “The Anti-Defamation League is completely out of line in this case and they are on the wrong track. They’re on a witch hunt again Linda Sarsour for being a strong Palestinian, Muslim woman rather than dealing with the fact that we have white nationalists in the Senate, in the House, and in the White House.”

Ingraham pushed back on that, saying that “a lot of people kind of give [Sarsour] a lot of slack” because she’s a woman, a Palestinian-American, and a Muslim.”

“And yet if conservatives say one thing out of line, you’ve got Media Matters, little people in their underwear in their basement writing about — you’ve got all these, ‘Boycott, boycott, boycott,'” said Ingraham.

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin agreed with Ingraham, saying Sarsour has “bamboozled a lot of people.”

Malkin said it is paramount that organizations like the Women’s March combat “the toxic anti-Semitism that lies at the intersection of the extreme Left and radical Islam,” before lambasting Gold herself.

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“And I think that Ariel Gold, in particular, has a lot of gall talking about [repairing] relationships with people when Ariel Gold and Code Pink itself have been so much responsible for the kind of toxic anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel that we’re seeing,” Malkin said.

“In fact, Ariel Gold has uttered the same phrase that Marc Lamont Hill got fired for — ‘from the river to the sea’ — which is not just a dog whistle, it is a blatant call — it is the most famous call for the extermination of the state of Israel.”

“He wants to wipe Israel off the face of the map, and you’ve got these people standing side by side with him. That is shameful.”

But Gold defended Hill and his speech, while insisting that she draws the line over Farrakhan and has “no support, no love” for him.

“Then why are the trio of fools at the Women’s March showing up at his Nation of Islam conferences?” Ingraham asked.

“You have no answer for this, Ariel,” she added. “He wants to wipe Israel off the face of the map, and you’ve got these people standing side by side with him. That is shameful.”

Check out the contentious segment in the video below:

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