NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on NY State Senator Brian Kavanagh to cancel a tribute to terrorist supporter Linda Sarsour, which is planned as part of the Hester Street Benefit tomorrow, June 13.
“It’s shocking that Progressive Liberals are willing to give Linda Sarsour a pass on her vile rhetoric, her support of terrorists, and her connection to America’s leading racist Louis Farrakhan,” said Hikind. “What kind of message are Democrats giving when they turn a blind eye to these facts? Honoring someone as divisive and despicable as Linda Sarsour is the very opposite of what New York City—and all of the United States—stand for.”
Hikind asked New Yorkers to contact Senator Kavanaugh’s office at 212-298-5565 to lodge their protest.
In 2015, Sarsour participated in Farrakhan’s #JusticeOrElse rally where the raucous message she delivered echoed Farrakhan’s own anti-Semitic efforts to blame Jews for problems and hardships experienced by blacks in the US. “The same people who justify the massacres of Palestinian people and call it collateral damage are the same people who justify the murder of young black men and women,” Sarsour told the audience. In yet another echo of Farrakhan’s hate rhetoric, Sarsour assured her “sisters and brothers” that the “common enemy…is white supremacy;” insisting that “the liberation of the Palestinian people is bound up with the liberation of black people in America.”
That day, Sarsour shared the stage with anti-white racist Jeremiah Wright who used his address at the Farrakhan rally to denounce Israel as an apartheid state and to assert that “Jesus was a Palestinian.” When Wright was in the spotlight as Obama’s longtime pastor before the 2008 elections, Obama repudiated him, describing his views on America and the US-Israeli relationship “as fundamentally distorted.” Obama also rejected Farrakhan’s endorsement and emphasized his “denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments.”
Linda Sarsour in her own words:
April 2, 2017 – Praised convicted PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) terrorist Rasmea Odeh when the two addressed a conference in Chicago on April 2, 2017. Sarsour told the audience she was “honored and privileged to be here in this space, and honored to be on this stage with Rasmea.”
March, 2017 – Told The Nation that you cannot be a Zionist and a Feminist. “Is there room for people who support the state of Israel and do not criticize it in the movement? There can’t be in feminism.”
October 2016 – Praised the Intifada, a movement that encourages random stabbings and rock throwing at Israeli civilians. She tweeted “Intifada has brought us some of the most important coverage and Palestine related news. They are invaluable on many fronts.”
October 11, 2015 – Glorified and encouraged Arab stone throwers who target Israelis by calling them “The definition of courage” and tweeting a photo of a three-year-old with rocks.
August 18, 2015 – Tweeted “Free #Muhammadallan” in support of the jailed Islamic Jihad terrorist who was involved in the recruitment of suicide bombers.
March 8, 2011 – Attacked a Somali-born activist and critic of radical Islam, writing on Twitter that Hirsi Ali deserved to be physically assaulted for her views. “Brigitte Gabriel = Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s asking 4 an a$$ whippin’. I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don’t deserve to be women.”
2003 – Expressed regret after U.S. forces captured Iraqi dictator and mass murderer Saddam Hussein, telling Newsday, “my Arab pride was hurt… I felt humiliated by the way Hussein was caught and shown, disheveled and pathetic-looking, on international television.”
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