On May 31, 2017, more than 100 ‘moderate’ American Jew leaders issued a letter condemning attacks on Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Brooklyn-based Arab American Association of New York whose speech at a City University of New York graduation on Thursday pissed off several Israel Hasbara morons such as Brigitte Gabriel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Pamela Geller , Milo Yiannopoulos, David Wood, etc. On May 24, 2017, Jewish Newsweek called Sarsour: To0 extreme for CUNY.
Sarsour responded her paranoid Zionist critics by saying: “I’ve always been Muslim, I’ve worn the hijab my whole adult life, I’ve worked on the same issues — criminal justice reform — the past 16 years,” Sarsour said. “But since the Women’s March on Washington, once the right-wing saw a very prominent Muslim-American woman in a hijab who was a Palestinian who was resonating with a community in a very large way, they made it their mission to do everything they can to take my platform away.”
The signatories to the letter are not anti-Israel or self-hating Jews – but they believe that Jewish occupation of Palestine within pre-1967 borders is only kosher. Many of them such as J-Street had supported former president Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran believing that a non-nuclear Iran would never threaten nuclear Israel.
Linda Sarsour, is considered to be anti-Netanyahu over Zionist fascism and anti-Trump over his disdain of women. She equates anti-Semitism with Islamophobia despite the fact that Zionist Jewish groups are behind the Islamophobia in the West, while antisemitism was hardly found in Muslim world until the creation of Israel.
During her speech at CUNY, Sarsour urged the students to fight all forms of injustices, racism, and phobia, rather being bystanders.
“The only way to do this is to organize intersectionally and holistically, racism, poverty, police brutality, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia and other social ills that must be confronted,” she said.
Sarsour avoided talking about US-Israel fascism in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon during her speech.
Sarsour was one of the leaders of the women’s march on Washington in January, 2017 and helped raise US$110,000 to repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri which Donald Trump had blamed on Jews.
Jewish Lobby has accused Sarsour of being a supporter the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel which in fact is one of Israel’s gatekeepers. She is also accused of tweeting that nothing is creepier than Zionism and argued that Zionists could not also be feminists.
Last month, Zionist Organization of America president Morton Klein called on N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo to intervene in the planned event at City College’s School of Public Health to be addressed by Linda Sarsour.
Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Flatbush) said Sarsour was one of the Time 100 people and accused Klein of mixing religion and politics.
CUNY’s Dean Dr. Ayman El-Mohandes along with five CUNY professors in a statement defended Linda Sarsour, saying: “Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ms. Sarsour is a lifetime New Yorker, and has studied at both Kingsborough Community College and Brooklyn College. Ms. Sarsour has long been engaged in public health efforts. These include her work with New York State’s Project Liberty program, a federally-funded public health initiative following 9/11 that provided important support for mental health treatment for residents who suffered from the stress of the tragic attacks. She focused on the services for the Arab American community. In addition, Ms. Sarsour’s organization, the Arab-American Association of New York, was given a grant last year to support specialized mental health care for the South Brooklyn Arab American community.”
“She might as well just convert to Judaism. And truth be told, with her services rendered to the Kehilla in her tirades of hasbara against Syria and Yemen, her defense of the murderous Saudi regime, her commitment to the existence of ‘Israel’, her censorship of all discussion on Palestine at the #WomensMarch and now THIS… She’s practically a member of The Tribe already,” said Azaiah.