Linda Sarsour and her fellow Jew-haters have set their sights on CNN host Jake Tapper (a Jewish liberal). As reported by The Investigative Project on Terrorism, the mob wants Tapper fired. What set Hamas-supporter Sarsour off this time?
Clarion Project Tapper was talking about the power of “tone” – the use of inciteful language in the context of the recent political violence in the U.S. Tapper was making the point that both sides of the political divide need to be consistent — that if conservatives call out the Left for using inciteful language, they need to call out the Right when they do the same thing.
And in the height of irony, Sana Saeed, a host and producer for Al Jazeera (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hamas-supporting Qatari government) tweeted:
This is the height of unethical journalism @jaketapper – you invoke Palestinians & Arabs as a comparison to white nationalist violence in the US?
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) August 5, 2019
“Collect your man, CNN,” she wrote Sunday after calling Tapper’s remarks “the height of unethical journalism.” Sober viewers might note that Tapper is using the example of Palestinian incitement to ask whether people are being inconsistent in minimizing political rhetoric in the El Paso shooting. But Palestinian advocates blinded by a hatred for Israel are not sober viewers.
Had a Palestinian slaughtered the same number of Israelis as were killed in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend, the reaction of the government would be quite different. The Muslim killer might one day have a park, or a school, or a street named in his honor. He would be held up as a hero and used to inspire more killing. Children would be encouraged to follow his lead.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of how the Palestinian Authority and others incite violence against Israeli civilians. But it’s why, in the wake of discussions about the role political rhetoric plays in attacks like the El Paso massacre, CNN anchor Jake Tapper made a passing reference to Palestinian incitement.
Tapper’s point was, regardless of the political orientation of the violence, “either tone matters or it doesn’t.”
But Jake Tapper committed a “crime” to make his point, using the (truthful) example of Palestinian leaders who incite violence against Israelis with their inflammatory rhetoric. Tapper said to a guest on the show (watch the clip below):
But Sarsour and her jihad squad – including Palestinian Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib – will have nothing of the truth. Instead, for rightfully citing the inflammatory language of the Palestinian leadership, they called on CNN to give Tapper the boot for his “blatant anti-Arab bigotry and Islamophobia.”
Sarour, et.al are vocal proponents of the BDS (Boycott, Sanction and Divest) movement against Israel. It’s a movement deemed anti-Semitic at its core according to the definition of anti-Semitism adopted by the U.S. State Department and 31 other countries worldwide.
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., accused Tapper of “[c]omparing Palestinian human rights activists to terrorist white nationalists,” and dismissing it as a lie. It is a lie, Tapper replied, because that’s not at all what he said.
In their fight against the Jewish state, Sarsour and her ilk believe that even lies must be defended – like the one mentioned by Rashida Tlaib in the following tweet:
He invoked a dead Israeli girl in a pizzeria – if Tlaib wants to argue the suicide bomberwas a “human rights advocate,” let her do it on the House floor.
MPower Change, run by Tlaib ally and Israel-basher Linda Sarsour, then launched a campaign demanding Tapper’s firing. In addition to rejecting the very idea of a Jewish state as “creepy,” Sarsour spreads a blood libel that holds American Jews liable for police shootings of unarmed black people.
“Tapper distorted the violence in El Paso by invoking occupied Palestinians and Arabs out of nowhere and comparing them to the white nationalist shooter,” an MPower Change statement said. “… By inserting Palestinians and Arabs in a conversation about white supremacist violence, Tapper pushed the Islamophobic ‘terrorist’ narrative about Muslims and Arabs that’s been mainstreamed over the past few decades.”
People can debate whether Tapper had a point about rhetoric inciting Saturday’s bloodshed. But MPower Change’s description misrepresents the entire exchange. That didn’t stop the anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) from joining MPower Change’s campaign.
Jake Tapper survived a previous hit by Sarsour in 2017 after he called out Sarsour and her fellow travelers in the Women’s March for praising cop-killer Assata Shakur, who escaped from prison and was granted asylum in Cuba. At the time, Sarsour accused Tapper of being part of the “alt-right.”
We have taken note of the blind hate Islamists and their allies have for Israel, showing how it drives them to make insane comparisons between Israel’s army and ISIS and blacklisting Muslims who support Palestinian nationalism but aren’t sufficiently rabid in their criticism of Israel.
Yet, in our politically deceptive environment, where lies are peddled every day as truth and facts are routinely looked upon as a passé phenomenon, it remains to be seen if CNN will cave to the pressure and cut Tapper loose to weather this storm alone.
In the video below, Tlaib barely recognizes Israel’s right to exist, but claims its existence is to the detriment of all Palestinian people, even in areas where Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have total control.