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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Linda Sarsour co-headline political action conference

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Linda Sarsour co-headline political action conference

Sarsour calls Ocasio-Cortez “the hope we’ve been waiting for.”

Socialist Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Women’s March co-leader Linda Sarsour were featured speakers at the 16th Annual Universal Muslim Association of America (UMAA) held on July 29, 2018.

Ocasio-Cortez and Sarsour claim they are progressive women and a champion of women’s rights, but the UMAA is anything but progressive:

Shared Views on Israel

Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t hide her hatred towards Israel, but fumbled answers on the subject and admitted that she’s “not the expert on geopolitics on this issue.” From The Times of Israel:

“The lens through which I saw this incident, as an activist, as an organizer – if 60 people were killed in Ferguson, Missouri, if 60 people were killed in the South Bronx, unarmed, if 60 people were killed in Puerto Rico – I just look at that [Gaza] incident more through just, as an incident, and to me, it would just be completely unacceptable if that happened on our shores,” she said.

“Of course the dynamics there, in terms of geopolitics … is very different than people expressing their First Amendment right to protest,” Hoover replied.

She called the killing of Palestinians at the Gaza fence a massacre. Terrorist group Hamas encouraged people to breach this fence and members of the group died at the the fence. Hoover brought this up:

“Yes,” Ocasio-Cortez conceded, adding, “But I also think that what people are starting to see at least in the occupation … of Palestine [is] just an increasing crisis of humanitarian condition and that to me is just where I tend to come from on this issue.”

When Hoover, a former aide to President George W. Bush, asked Ocasio-Cortez to clarify what she meant, Ocasio-Cortez paused and answered: “I think what I meant is like the settlements that are increasing in some of these areas in places where Palestinians are experiencing difficulty in access to their housing and homes.”

In another interview, she “drew parallels between Gaza and civil rights protests in America, a rhetorical turn that American Jewish groups like the Anti-Defamation League have criticized.”

There’s a lot of evidence of Sarsour’s hatred of Israel, but her appearance at an event in Chicago 2017 sticks out the most for me. That’s where Sarsour embraced terrorist Rasmea Odeh, the woman received a “prison term for a 1969 supermarket bombing in Jerusalem that killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner,” and convicted “for the attempted bombing of the British Consulate that same year.”

Sarsour Loves Ocasio-Cortez

I cannot find anything if Sarsour supported Ocasio-Cortez in her primary against incumbent Joe Crowley, but she gushed about the socialist after her victory.

Sarsour expressed disgust over the satire video from CRTV.

She also spoke to Democracy Now! about Ocasio-Cortez:

AMY GOODMAN: In a moment, we’re going to talk about the travel ban, but Linda Sarsour is with us, director of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPower Change. You supported Alexandria. This is a remarkable moment.

LINDA SARSOUR: I mean, in light of such horrible news yesterday with the travel ban and the Muslim ban, Alexandria is the hope that we’ve been waiting for. She is a young woman of color. She’s Puerto Rican. She’s a Socialist, just like me. We are both card-carrying DSA members. And she’s pro-Palestine, and she’s unapologetic. And the movement right now is elated, because this is what you’re going to see, Amy, in this election season. It’s a new day, a new generation. And Alexandria is what represents us and our values.


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Great that it’s out in the light and not hidden in darkness…now we know the real objectives.

Truly scary. But I love the body language of Linda Sarsour.

“Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t hide her hate toward Israel,…”

Makes me wonder how she survived Boston University, a school which has historically had a sizeable population of Jewish students.

    oldgoat36 in reply to Rab. | July 30, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    A majority of Jews vote Democratic Party down the line. The D’s have not made a secret of having little love of Israel, as many of the Jews are secular and non-practicing. The Jewish population in the US is ambivalent at best toward Israel. I think her views of Israel were influenced by progressive professors and classmates. The best to be said of her anti-Israeli stance is she honest about not knowing much.

      MajorWood in reply to oldgoat36. | July 30, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      I think more Jews are voting R but still telling their Leftist friends that they are voting D. It is the same thing with pollsters. You tell them what they want to hear as a way to get them out of your face. And later, when reality is far different than what the “results” suggested, they sit and wonder how they were so far off. I suspect a large number of #walkaway will be jews who no longer see the left serving their needs. Especially those who recognize the antics of the new Left and their similarity to those pesky troublemakers back in southern Germany.

    Milhouse in reply to Rab. | July 30, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Where have you been? The atmosphere at every university is so poisonously anti-zionist that not even the staunchest zionist seek to object to anti-zionist views being expressed, or to hold anti-zionists to account. It’s all they can do to insist on their own right to express zionist views as an alternative, as even that is under siege.

    On the contrary, they’ve been forced to adopt the language of “diversity”, that all views should be tolerated, no matter how obnoxious, because that is the only way they can survive, since it’s their views, not those of the anti-zionists, that are considered obnoxious in that bizzarro-world.

    So this woman would have had no problem getting along with her views, and even without being aware that anyone finds them offensive.

Oh yay! The totalitarian birds-of-a-feather flock together. Why do they have to screw up our country? Can’t they just get the fuck out if they want Marxism or Islam? The world is a big place.

    Milhouse in reply to Paul. | July 30, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    It’s just as much their country as ours. They could just as well ask why we don’t get out, if we don’t like the way they’d like to do things.

      Paul in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      It’s their views that are antithetical with our founding documents and way of life.

      One cannot pledge allegiance to our republic and then back a totalitarian form of governance without being either an idiot or a liar.

      Marxism and extremist Islam are both incompatible with individual liberty and freedom. You know that, right?

        Milhouse in reply to Paul. | July 30, 2018 at 7:18 pm

        They would say that it’s our views and our fanatical attachment to our “founding documents” that are antithetical to their vision of what this country should be. They don’t pledge allegiance to this republic; they seek to replace it. And they have every bit as much right to do so as we do to oppose them; it is their country every bit as much as it’s ours, so why should our view automatically prevail? Why should they be expected to leave if they want to change the republic, rather than us being expected to leave if we want to keep it?

          Paul in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2018 at 11:27 pm

          Wow, that is some epically retarded bullshit right there.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2018 at 11:51 pm

          Um, what? Do you deny that it’s their country as much as it’s ours? On what grounds?

          Fen in reply to Milhouse. | July 31, 2018 at 11:19 am

          Because they don’t agree with or support our nation’s founding document, the United States Constitution.

          You are arguing that the parasite has rights to the host.

          They should get their own country instead of treasonously trying to hijack ours.

          Fen in reply to Milhouse. | July 31, 2018 at 11:26 am

          But as an intellectual exercise, I would enjoy hearing your argument that parasites do NOT have rights to the host. All in good sport. Can you make an effective proof that can’t be used to invalidate your initial point?

          elle in reply to Milhouse. | July 31, 2018 at 11:57 am

          Are you a bot Milhouse? You sure seem like one.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | July 31, 2018 at 12:36 pm

          The constitution is the founding document of the state, not of the country. Why should they support it? We both want to remake the state; we want to remake it in line with the constitution and the values of the 1790s, while they want to remake it in line with socialism and the values of the 1590s, or the 590s, or some mythical prehistoric matriarchal era.

          You keep evading the question: What makes this more our country than theirs? What gives us more right than them to decide what sort of state will operate here? Why should they go seek some other country in which to implement their nightmare, rather than us going to seek some other country in which to implement our vision of liberty?

          Elle, if you think I seem like a bot then you have no idea what a bot is, and are merely flinging insults like a monkey flinging poo. Shame on you.

      txvet2 in reply to Milhouse. | July 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Well, there is the minor difference that we prefer to govern via the Constitution, while they seem to prefer Das Kapital, the Communist Manifesto, and the Koran.

        Milhouse in reply to txvet2. | July 30, 2018 at 7:20 pm

        Yes; how is that relevant? It’s their country as much as ours, and right now it doesn’t conform to either of our ideologies, so we both want to remake it. What gives us more of a right than them to do so, other than the fact that in our opinion we are right and they are wrong?

          Fen in reply to Milhouse. | July 31, 2018 at 11:32 am

          “How is that relevant?”

          Supporting the Constitution is in the oath of citizenship.

          “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America .”

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | July 31, 2018 at 12:38 pm

          What has the oath of citizenship got to do with anything? Neither we nor they have ever taken it, nor are we bound by it. And what gives us more right to impose such an oath on them than they do to impose some Marxist oath on us? You keep evading the simple fact that it is their country. It belongs to them exactly the same way that it belongs to us. If you limit their rights to it then you must limit our rights the same way.

OMG Pure evil meets pure ignorance.

The tide is changing, but after watching them, perhaps not in the direction they think.

OK. I see two “Stooges” – where is the third “Stooge”?

bobinreverse | July 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Ellison will appear any time now.

Where’s a Hellfire missle when you need one? A twofor was lost. A commie and a terrorist!

Haterfest by the Lake 2018.

inspectorudy | July 30, 2018 at 4:16 pm

I don’t know why but when I saw the two of them together, the movie “Dumb and Dumber” came into my head.

A match made in hell.

Albigensian | July 30, 2018 at 5:01 pm

It’s not as if one can assume Ocasio-Cortez has actually informed herself about Israel (or has any motivation to do so).

What seems likely is that she hates Israel because “intersectionality”: vilification of Israel is just part of the political package. That and, political opportunism, of course.

It’s just less than obvious that she’s ever thought deeply about, or had original ideas about, much of anything. Evidence to the contrary would be news; evidence that she’s on board with all Leftist politics that are fashionable, not so much.

    Milhouse in reply to Albigensian. | July 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Exactly. She hates Israel the way Shakespeare hated Jews; he’d been told a lot of bad things about them, and he’d never knowingly met one, so he never had any occasion to question what he’d been told, or even to think about it very hard. She’s been told bad things about Israel and it has never even occurred to her that they might not be true.

With friends like that….

To borrow from Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: “This isn’t the hope we’re looking for.”

“The hope we’ve been waiting for”

Barak Obama, call your office.

Are we sure it wasn’t a typo and she meant to say “the dope we’ve been waiting for.” Throughout the Obama years I had a faux colored Bullwinkle in my back window that said DOPE