A threat to democracy #6: Linda Sarsour.
When I think of Linda Sarsour, I think of a dangerous environment. An environment so toxic that it starts to diffuse nonsensical emotions into the every day life of a feminist devotee. Not only does she bear an unhealthy charisma, she also embodies an abominable history.
Sarsour was co-chair for the Women’s March of 2017 and worked at the Arab American Association. During her time at the AAA, a fellow employee named Asmi Fathelbab complained to Sarsour about a man sexually harassing her. She told Sarsour about the unwanted groping and touching, but the self proclaimed champion of women enabled the man’s actions and body-shamed Fathelbab numerous times. In addition, Sarsour threatened to take legal action if Fathelbab went public with the allegations.
If Sarsour was a hardcore Muslim-American feminist, then why didn’t she defend the woman who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for wearing a miniskirt? It seems to me that Sarsour inclines on either inconsistency or not being compassionate for her fellow Muslim-Americans. You would think she would advocate for the arrested woman, right?
Wrong. Sarsour and the Women’s March organization tweeted out a happy birthday to Assata Shakur, a convicted police murderer and fugitive who is on the FBI’s most wanted list. Shakur left the Black Panther party because it wasn’t “violent enough” for her. Instead, she joined the Black Liberation Army, a domestic terrorist group who killed 13 police officers in the U.S. She fled to Cuba and has taken asylum there for over 40 years. Out of all people, CNN’s Jake Tapper called out the tweet and asked for condemnation from progressives. Her comeback was said in the following tweet: “.@jaketapper joins the ranks of the alt-right to target me online. Welcome to the party.”
Sarsour even made Newsweek’s tentacle porn fan Kurt Eichenwald look “reasonable by comparison” saying: “I’ve paid little attention to controversies including you. But if ur calling @jaketapper alt-right? Not a big credibility booster for u.” But Sarsour kept digging her own grave, responding to Tapper: “.@jaketapper please share my “ugly” sentiments? Unapologetically Muslim? Unapologetically Palestinian? Pro-immigrant? Pro-justice? Shame.”, yet that’s everything Tapper stands by.
The former executive director of the AAA wants us to tell her what’s she said and done “that’s ugly”. It’s not like she paid tribute to Imam Siraj Wahaj, a man who was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and said that “homosexuality is a disease.” Linda calls him a “mentor”.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a woman who was a victim of female genital mutilation at the age of five and escaped extreme conditions from Somalia, was mocked by Sarsour, claiming in a deleted tweet that she wishes she could “take away her vagina; she doesn’t deserve to be a woman”. She couldn’t remember that tweet when it was brought up at a campus forum, but chose to deflect the question and shame the man who asked it because he was white. She claimed that the tweet never came from her account, but right after said that “we all say stupid s***”, evidently regretting her former statements.
What else is ugly is raising money for a desecrated Jewish cemetery and then refuse to hand over the funds. She also used a fake hate crime that the police said never happened solely for the purpose of making money through a bogus charity. She called for “jihad” against Trump just weeks after a psychotic anti-Trump fan shot up a baseball field full of Republican congressmen.
Sarsour advocates for the most oppressive, patriarchal, and restricted way of living for Muslim women, also known as Sharia Law. Sarsour has been known to be affiliated with Hamas, a massive terrorist organization based in Israel. Louis Farrakhan gave Sarsour a platform, who is an anti-semite and thinks “white people deserve to die” and how women need to “cover up”.
Seems ugly enough for me, but it doesn’t seem like that for her supporters. No one criticizes her because she’s protected from major political figures such as New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the American Civil Liberties Union. She’s gained protection from the left.
She’s not a feminist. She’s not a human rights activist. She’s a phony, apathetic, cold-blooded woman.
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