(JTA) — A new board member of The Women’s March who has accused Israel of genocide and the FBI of recruiting for ISIS was voted off two days after she was appointed.
“Zahra Billoo has been removed from board membership effective immediately,” the board posted on Twitter. “We found some of her public statements incompatible with the values and mission of the organization. Women’s March will continue to build an inclusive and effective movement that holds space for all women.”
Her appointment to the board, along with 16 others, was announced the same day as the announcement of the resignation of founding board members Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland. They have been at the center of a controversy over allegations that they failed to condemn and in some cases fostered anti-Semitism in the movement.
The Women’s March told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the women were leaving because their terms had expired.
In a series of 25 tweets Billoo blamed the decision to remove her on an “Islamophobic smear campaign led by the usual antagonists, who have long targeted me, my colleagues, and anyone else who dares speak out in support of Palestinian human rights and the right to self-determination.”
Billoo has called herself a “proud anti-Zionist” and said that she does not believe Israel has a right to exist. She also has accused Israel of committing war crimes “as a hobby” and accused it of “ongoing apartheid.”