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#WomensMarch Co-Chair Linda Sarsour’s Twitter attack on victim of female genital mutilation

#WomensMarch Co-Chair Linda Sarsour’s Twitter attack on victim of female genital mutilation

Liberal feminist cognitive dissonance on full display.

Linda Sarsour was co-chair of the Women’s March, even though she was not one of the founders.

Sarsour and two other “women of color” who would become the faces of the march were selected by the white female founder Bob Bland:

The idea started with women on Facebook. On the night of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November, a grandmother in Hawaii named Teresa Shook went online and called for women to storm the capital on Inauguration weekend.

“At the same time, 5,000 miles away, I was doing the same thing,” explains Bob Bland, a female manufacturing entrepreneur in New York City. “Within an hour we’d found each other, merged our events, and we were off to the races.” By the next morning, thousands of people from across the U.S. had signed up to join what could become the Women’s March on Washington.

Bland quickly realized that in order to transform the march from an angry Facebook group into a progressive coalition, she’d need help. She enlisted veteran organizers Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour as national co-chairs with the aim of wrangling one of the largest Inauguration demonstrations in -history—and making it one that brought together activists of all stripes.

Sarsour brought to the Women’s March an Islamist, anti-Israel flair which is so beloved by regressive leftists, as we explored in “Women’s March on Washington” devolves into racial identity politics fight:

The only one of the leaders of the March with whom I was previously familiar is Linda Sarsour, an Arab-American anti-Israel activist. She was an early supporter of Dream Defenders and shared a panel with Keith Ellison at an anti-Israel event at the Democratic National Convention last summer.

Sarsour apparently thinks little Palestinian kids throwing rocks is an act of courage (as opposed to child abuse by the people who put them in harm’s way), since she tweeted such praise in 2015 ….

https://twitter.com/lsarsour/status/653370490434756608?lang=en

Sarsour is politically two-faced. When she interacts with “progressives,” particularly leftist Jews, she’s all about understanding and respect. When she around other crowds, such a the Louis Farrakan organized 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, she’s tried to tie Israel (i.e., the Jews) to the problems of blacks in America:

“The same people who justify the massacres of Palestinian people and call it collateral damage are the same people who justify the murder of black young men and women,” she told the 20th anniversary Million Man March on Washington, an event held on the National Mall for African American civil rights, organized by Louis Farrakhan in 2015.

“The same people who want to deport millions of undocumented immigrants are the same people who hate Muslims and who want to take our right to worship freely in this country. That common enemy, sisters and brothers, is white supremacy,” Sarsour said. “Let’s call it what it is.”

There apparently was a deal reached that Sarsour wouldn’t try to hijack the Women’s March for the anti-Israel cause, which is a common anti-Israel tactic. Haaretz reports:

“Jews are some of my biggest supporters,” Sarsour told Haaretz in an interview. Sarsour, a born-and-bred Brooklynite whose parents are of Palestinian origin, directs the Arab American Association of New York, an advocacy and social services group, and is considered a rising star in city politics.
She has for several years worked closely with groups on the far-left edge of the Jewish community, like Jewish Voice for Peace and Jews for Racial & Economic Justice. Because Sarsour is an outspoken critic of Israel and backs boycotts, divestment and sanctions, mainstream Jewish groups have long held her at arms’ length.

But that is changing as mainstream players like Rabbi Sharon Brous of Los Angeles’ Ikar and the National Council of Jewish Women work with Sarsour on issues of shared concern, like the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., which attracted hundreds of thousands of participants on January 21. NCJW was one of dozens of partner organizations and helped ensure substantial Jewish involvement.

“She and I disagree vehemently on a lot of issues related to Israel-Palestine, and have engaged in a lot of really important and meaningful conversations about those disagreements,” Brous told Haaretz. “I’ve grown a lot from engaging with her and listening to her. And I don’t know that before we started meeting at Auburn that she had spent much time with people who hold my views. I have to believe that the more we’re in conversation, we’re growing and learning from one another.”
Sarsour told Brous that the march would not be anti-Israel, and invited her to speak “because she wanted a Jewish voice and leader who was in deep relationship with Israel,” said the rabbi. “I was very touched by that.”

Sarsour, nonetheless, did work in a “pro-Palestinian” pitch into her speech at the Women’s March, to the delight of the anti-Israel Jewish Voice for Peace (which is not a Jewish group despite its name):

https://www.facebook.com/JewishVoiceforPeace/videos/10155695770319992/

That Sarsour controlled her anti-Israelism during her Women’s March speech does not mean she’s done trying to hijack other movements to turn them against Israel, as The Jerusalem Post reports:

Growing in her activist role, Sarsour has increasingly linked her Palestinian cause with struggles facing the wider Arab American community since September 11th, with the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement, and with the responsibility to protect undocumented immigrants, LGBTQ citizens, women and girls.

“The same people who justify the massacres of Palestinian people and call it collateral damage are the same people who justify the murder of black young men and women,” she told the 20th anniversary Million Man March on Washington, an event held on the National Mall for African American civil rights, organized by Louis Farrakhan in 2015.

“The same people who want to deport millions of undocumented immigrants are the same people who hate Muslims and who want to take our right to worship freely in this country. That common enemy, sisters and brothers, is white supremacy,” Sarsour said. “Let’s call it what it is.”

Her political philosophy places all of these groups, with all of their unique challenges, within the same category of oppressed peoples – and the oppressors, the opposition, are large corporations, white Islamophobes and Zionists.

Nothing in Sarsour’s record offers evidence that she respects Zionism as a cause, and on the contrary, she has repeatedly used the term Zionist as an epithet.

She wrote in 2015 on Twitter that “Zionist trolls” were out to get her, and in 2012 that “nothing is creepier than Zionism.”

As Sarsour entered the national spotlight, so did an examination of her past statements about Sharia law. Heat Street reported,
Elle Magazine Gushes Over Women’s March Organizer, Forgets to Mention Her Support for Sharia Law:

http://heatst.com/culture-wars/elle-magazine-gushes-over-womens-march-organizer-forgets-to-mention-her-support-for-sharia-law/

There was a fierce backlash against criticism of Sarsour from left-wing organizations and “progressives,” using the hashtag #IStandWithLinda. The theme was that criticism of Sarsour is “Islamophobic,” as this tweet from SPLC reflects:

https://twitter.com/splcenter/status/823639309240729601

The controversy over Sarsour, however, reached new heights when it was discovered that she viciously attacked Ayaan Hirshi Ali, a childhood victim of Female Genital Mutiliation. Ali is hated by Islamists because of her break with Islam over her mutilation.

Sarsour tweeted that Ali, and also Brigitte Gabriel, shouldn’t even have vaginas — a particularly inappropriate comment given the genital mutilation of Ali. Even if Sarsour were not the Co-Chair of the Women’s March it would be a cruel tweet, but coming from someone who has become a feminist hero to liberals, it was particularly bad.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170126231900/https:/twitter.com/lsarsour/status/45297251513401344

Sarsour deleted the tweet once it was discovered by Nurit Baytch, but a screenshot already had been archived:

https://twitter.com/NuritBaytch/status/824765187668471808

The Twitter reaction has been widespread:

https://twitter.com/wokieleaks1/status/824788136043610116

https://twitter.com/pierbove/status/824770442082787332

https://twitter.com/thealexvanness/status/824730497712582656

https://twitter.com/LaloDagach/status/824788955619028993

Sarsour is blocking even reporters:

https://twitter.com/CandiceMalcolm/status/825024459551625216

It’s hard to know how much or whether Sarsour’s support for Sharia and attack on Ayaan Hirsi Ali will damage Sarsour’s standing with liberal feminists. I doubt it will hurt much — by staying silent on the plight of women in Muslim countries and the gross abuse by groups like ISIS, the Western liberal feminists have proven that they have a blind eye for anything that does not support their left-wing world view.

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Comments

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Oh my goodness. What horrors.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a very brave woman.

Check out her New York Times Bestsellers book – Infidel – on Amazon.

From its review on Amazon.

“…Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next.

She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament….”

An enterprising reporter should ask Sarsour if she’s had her genitals surgically altered as Sharia demands.

Sarsour would have to kill a baby seal on TV and even then the left would blame it on the seal!

This is the thing about the left, they never hold themselves to the same level of accountability as the right.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to mailman. | January 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    The “regressive left” (to quote Professor Jacobson) never, ever holds themselves accountable in any degree on anything – at all.

      It really is a civil war. AceofSpades has a write up. Couple snips from it.

      http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=368084

      How Losing My Political Values Helped Me Gain My Freedom

      I literally don’t care what Donald Trump does because nothing he can do is worse than what they’ve already done.
      ————–
      Further, I no longer have any investment in any particular political values, save one: The rules created by the left will be applied to the left as equally and punitively as they have applied them to the right. And when they beg for mercy, I’ll begin to reconsider. Or maybe not. Because fuck these people.

      This new philosophy has freed me of more emotional angst that I can describe. Literally nothing the left says or does matters to me anymore. I don’t care about their tantrums. I don’t care about their accusations. I don’t care if they say Trump is lying. I don’t care if Trump is lying.

      They created this Frankenstein. They own it. I am free of all obligation. I will never play defense again. I will attack, attack, attack, attack using their own tactics against them until they learn their lesson.

      What I will not do is let them play my values against me ever again. I don’t need to prove that I’m better than them. I already know it.

        scaulen in reply to 4fun. | January 27, 2017 at 9:49 pm

        Yes I am following his advice. I’ve been trying to be polite and just counter insanity with facts, now I’m collecting digital scalps. Warheads on foreheads in the twitter sphere not real life so no one can accuse me of threatening physical violence.

        Thank you 4fun for finding this.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 4fun. | January 28, 2017 at 10:57 am

        Thanks. That was very insightful and good reading.

        Should be said every day. RE: ” The rules created by the left will be applied to the left as equally and punitively as they have applied them to the right.”

        Anonamom in reply to 4fun. | January 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        Excellent read. Thank you for sharing the link.

Denying life unworthy. Denying women unworthy. There is an established pattern. The tell-tale hearts beat ever louder.

Seeing what is and has happened to the Demorat party, it does not take too much thought to realize that Louis Farrakhan would be a great representative for their cause. He has it all in their eyes. He’s black. He’s anti-Semitic. He’s a muslim. He hates America. He hates white Americans. He makes divisiveness his mantra and he can do and say anything and the msm leave him alone. Is that not the ideal of a Demorat?

The depths that this “movement” plunges, if not so predictable, would be breathtaking.

Several hundred thousand marchers take a good deal of logistics. Who paid for it?

Everyday I read about the MSM being horrified by Trump’s tweets.

But when real horror comes along, they make believe it doesn’t exist. Or they outright support it.

I’ve said it dozens of times.

There is no ‘courage’ in that kid throwing rocks. That would require him to be in any actual danger.

They know god damn well that there is absolutely no situation in which the kid would get intentionally injured by the soldiers he’s throwing rocks at.

Which is really pathetic, when you think about it. Their ‘courageous actions’ rely upon their enemies being better people than they are.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Olinser. | January 28, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    “Courage” is “fear management.” No fear, no fear management, no courage. An actual threat may be absent, but if one is fearful and goes forth, one is still courageous. If a threat does exist, and one goes forth in blissful ignorance, then there is no courage because there is no fear to manage.

Olinser,

The photo of that kid is a photo of Palestinian child abuse.

Parents who actually love their children would not deliberately place kids in situations like that where they very well could end up like eldura (getting killed by Palestinians then blaming teh juices!!)!!!

This is why there will never be peace while Palestinians love death more than they love their children.

Mailman

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