This photo epitomizes the current state of America’s “feminist” movement. Radical Code Pink actually characterizes itself as a “women initiated” and “grassroots peace and social justice” organization. Nothing could be further from the truth. With this propaganda tour of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Code Pink has proven itself to be nothing more than an anti-Semitic and anti-American and anti-women hate group. Shame on them.
Code Pink sells out women and exploits Jews on propaganda tour of Iran
The October 2019 Code Pink trip to Iran reflects its symbiotic relationship with the Mullah regime; they use each other to promote their shared anti-American, anti-Israel agendas.
By Legal Insurrection, November 4, 2019:
The latest trip, even more so than the prior trips, amounted to a whitewash of Iranian human rights violations, particularly towards women. The CodePink group was led by National Co-Director Ariel Gold, and included several of her Ithaca (NY) anti-Israel activist friends, including Beth Harris and Amber Gilewski. (In the featured image, these three are circled, from left to right, Harris, Gold and Gilewski.)
The group supplicated themselves by wearing hijabs and chadors at a time Iranian women are being imprisoned and murdered for protesting forced veiling. The group also exploited the small remnant of a once thriving Jewish community, mostly driven into exile by Islamist persecution, to provide cover for the deep genocidal anti-Semitism of the Mullah regime.
Unlike Gold’s trips to Israel, where she disrupted prayers at the Western Wall and participated in protests, there were no public displays of protest against the repressive Iranian regime or at Muslim places of worship.
Table of Contents
A. CodePink Hypocrisy: A Summary
B. CodePink in Iran: October 2019
- Exploiting the Remaining Jewish Community
- Mouthpieces for a Hateful Regime
- Ignoring the Plight of Iranian Citizens
C. CodePink on Israel: A Comparison
D. CodePink’s Mullah Romance: A History
- CodePink and Iran: 2006-2008
- CodePink and Iran: 2014
- CodePink and Iran: 2018-2019
A. CodePink Hypocrisy: A Summary
We have long followed CodePink’s activities, and have written about the organization on dozens of occasions; a leader in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign against Israel, in 2013, the ADL listed CodePink among the “Top 10 most influential and active anti-Israel groups in the United States,” noting that its work focuses “on delegitimizing Israel and convincing the American public that Israel is an international villain that deserves to be ostracized and isolated.”
Accordingly, CodePink leaders have long castigated Israel and campaigned for the destruction of its character as a Jewish nation state on the basis of human rights violations. On the other hand, those same leaders look the other way as Iran abuses its own citizens—perpetrating some of the same horrors CodePink falsely attributes to Israel.
Though Iran was named in 2018 as one of the worst 10 countries in the world on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report; has executed thousands of political prisoners since 1988; regularly imprisons women for removing their hijabs (headscarves); and publicly hangssuspected homosexuals, CodePink largely overlooks this behavior and claims that its travel to the country will “help facilitate understanding and respect between our people—the building blocks necessary for true international diplomacy and peace between our countries.”
CodePinkers have thus journeyed to Iran multiple times, and maintained positive relations with Iranian regime officials, including those who are instrumental the regime’s oppression of women and homosexuls, or those who spread overtly anti-Semitic propaganda (though CodePinkers frequently insist that “it’s important to make a distinction between Judaism and Zionism”).
Moreover, CodePink insists that American sanctions of Iran should be entirely rolled back, and that Iran can’t be expected to negotiate with the United States until sanctions are dissolved. Similarly, CodePink contends that the United States’ soured relationship with Iran is due only to American militarism and interference, rather than any Iranian threats.
Note: when Iranians chant “death to America,” “death to Israel,” they are not calling for the deaths of people but empire and imperialism. #CulturalCompetency
— Ariel Gold אריאל 🔥☮️ (@ArielElyseGold) November 4, 2019
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