With the fierce anti-America, anti-Israel, and anti-NYPD Twitter tirades she routinely unleashes against ideological foes, particularly American patriots and supporters of Israel, sharia law advocate Linda Sarsour (photo above) could be the the most vicious and vile Muslim political player you may never have heard of. Until now.
NY Post Sarsour, a radical Muslim activist useful idiot for Mayor Bill de Blasio, blasted into the mainstream in August with a fawning profile published in The New York Times headlined: “Linda Sarsour is a Brooklyn Homegirl in a Hijab.”
Obama named Sarsour one of his “Champions of Change.” The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, who told the Times that she wed in an arranged marriage at age 17, is described on the White House website like this: “Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women, also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage.”
But some observers got acquainted with Sarsour’s anti-Americanism two weeks after the politically correct Newspaper of Record lionized her. Sarsour, who serves as executive director of the generously city-taxpayer-funded Arab American Association of New York, based in her native Brooklyn, responded when Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tweeted, “America is and remains a nation built on Judeo-Christian values.”
“Genocide & slavery?” she shot back. (Oops!I guess Sarsour is ignorant of her own religion re: slavery, still practiced today all over the Middle East)
Put aside for a moment that the ills about which Sarsour complains do not exist in the United States today, but plague parts of the Muslim world. Sarsour contends that Israel and American supporters of the Jewish state are responsible for slaughter in the Mideast.
Her outrageous online assaults sank to a depressing level this month, when Sarsour tweeted a picture of a small Palestinian boy standing before Israeli soldiers clutching rocks in both hands. She added the words, “The definition of courage.” “No, the definition of barbarism,” Queens City Councilman Rory Lancman, 46, responded.
Sarsour has the right to free speech, however reprehensible. So says the US Constitution. But as she waged a social-media war with Lancman, first reported by The Post’s Rich Calder, she seemed unaware that he, too, enjoys the same right. She tweeted: “city elected official attacking a constituent on foreign policy issue when they weren’t asked. Welcome to NYC Council.”
“You must be especially proud of the 13-yr-old Palestinian who stabbed the 13-yr-old Israeli,” Lancman wrote. She replied: “don’t put words in my mouth. Shame on you. Using my tax payer $$ to attack people online. Go do your job.”
But this tweet by Sarsour turned the fight downright ugly:
The Zionist trolls are out to play. Bring it. You will never silence me.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 12, 2015
“This is a woman who supports violence and supports terrorists while at the same time proclaiming that this country is founded on Judeo-Christian values of genocide and slavery,” a prominent political insider, who led me to Sarsour’s nasty “genocide” tweet, told me. “And somehow, she receives taxpayer money,” the insider said. “I think that’s a very sad commentary on where this city and society are right now.”
Sarsour has actively campaigned for Muslim sympathizer Bill deBlasio, who has repeatedly featured her in news releases touting his education agenda and other initiatives. Her organization has been receiving city funds, which have totaled $164,050 since 2012. The Times piece describes Sarsour as some kind of dynamo, celebrating her for helping to partly dismantle the city Police Department’s successful surveillance program of Muslims.
Among other successes, she was credited with working with City Hall officials to close public schools for the observance of two Islamic holy days. Last year, she traveled to Ferguson, Missouri, to protest the police killing of Michael Brown, whose death is described as a “murder” on the Arab American Association of New York’s website.
Today we’ll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 4, 2015
New York City public schools also break for Passover and Rosh Hashanah to accommodate the city’s substantial Jewish population, which makes up between 10 and 30 percent of the total, depending on the borough, according to a 2008 Gotham Gazette report. That same report listed the city’s Muslim population as comprising only 1.6 and 4.9 percent of the population, again, depending on the borough.
Someone who recklessly spews the kind of hatred for Jews and America that Sarsour spews publicly on a regular basis, should NOT be rewarded with accolades and public funds. The money spigot to her organization should be shut off. She should be shunned.
This is the same Linda Sarsour who talks about freedom of speech while supporting the imposition of sharia law in America.
This is the same Linda Sarsour who tries to block people from seeing a film about oppression of Muslim women, ‘Honor Diaries.’
This is the same Linda Sarsour who posts videos of her Palestinian father blasting loud, offensive Arabic music in the streets of Brooklyn just to annoy his non-Muslim neighbors.
CLICK PHOTO BELOW TO HEAR THE DISGUSTING MUSIC
My dad, #palestinian and proud blasting his music outside while he waits for a parking. A video posted by Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) on