Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spends way more time campaigning at mosques than he does at synagogues or churches. Likely, he never visits them.
Sanders not only hired a Muslim, Faiz Shakir, to be his campaign manager, and a Somali Muslim Abshir Omar as his Iowa political coordinator, he appointed one of them most virulent Palestinian antisemites in the country, Linda Sarsour as his campaign surrogate, who is flying to Islamic conferences and mosques around the country to speak on Sanders’ behalf. (Sarsour, a co-founder of the Women’s March recently was kicked off the board specifically because of her anti-Semitism).
Pressure is mounting on Sen. Bernie Sanders to cut ties with longtime campaign surrogate Linda Sarsour, with critics such as Manhattan billionaire Ronald Lauder citing her long history of anti-Semitic comments.
“It is particularly painful that Jewish Senator Bernie Sanders is (again, as he did in 2016) employing vicious Jew-hater and terrorism promoter Linda Sarsour as a campaign surrogate,” according to Jewish groups.
LA TIMES Sanders has attracted many Muslim followers because of his anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian positions. The senator “has been outspoken on Palestinian rights,” Sarsour said. “And he has been a big defender” of two Muslim congresswomen who have been the target of Trump’s ire after criticizing him.
An Egyptian Muslim woman in a black hijab kicked off the volunteer meeting, invoking God in Arabic as she stood in front of a handwritten poster that read, “Muslims and Arabs for Bernie.”
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “supports Muslims like no other candidate,” the woman, Rusha Latif of San Jose, explained after the April meeting of the group she founded, Bay Area Muslims for Bernie. The Facebook invitation for the get-together was titled, “Inshallah, Bernie!” — “God willing, Bernie!
Other Democratic presidentialcandidates have visited mosques on the campaign trail this year or spoken to Muslim groups. But Sanders has done it first and done it bigger, building on relationships with Muslim communities that took off during his previous presidential campaign
“Historically, engaging with Muslims when you’re seeking federal office has been seen as politically dangerous.” (Sanders figures he can make up for all the Jewish votes he will lose as a result of his all-too-cozy relationship with the mortal enemies of Jews, by pandering to the Muslim vote)
Last month, he headlined the Islamic Society of North America convention in Houston, where he got a standing ovation for his promise to overturn President Trump’s travel ban blocking most visitors from five predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
It was the first time a presidential candidateaddressed the largest and most prominent Muslim gathering in the country, and more than 7,000 people packed in to hear him.
Muslims and Islamic organizations, meanwhile, have sought out Sanders, inviting him to talk to their communities, praising his policy positions and offering endorsements. Many have taken to social media to show their support, using the hashtags #Muslims4Bernie and #InshallahBernie.
Over the summer, Latif, the Bay Area supporter, launched the website “Iftars with Bernie.” The name refers to the meals at sundown that end the daily fast during Ramadan, when extended families and friends take turns eating and praying together in each others’ homes. The website encourages Muslims to share literature about the senator at the dinners.
In July, he and five others spoke — by video, livestream or in person — to the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy, hosted in Washington by the new Muslim Caucus of America. But representatives of half a dozen Muslim civic groups said the Sanders campaign has done the most to court them.
“Some politicians think just visiting a mosque or speaking to Muslims once is enough. Bernie is doing more, and making us feel like we are in the campaign,” said Fayaz Nawabi, a delegate for the California Democratic Party who lives in San Diego and runs the Facebook page “Muslims for Bernie 2020.”
Sanders didn’t visit the Pittsburgh synagogue where there was a mass shooting of Jews, but made sure to visit a Los Angeles mosque to commemorate the victims of a New Zealand terrorist attack at two Islamic houses of worship.
There are approximately seven hundred verses in more than fifty Qur’anic suras that have direct and explicit negative references to the Jews; together with the other major books of Islam, they comprise in total 9 percent of the total Shari’a.
Jews are cursed forever, having been transformed into apes and swine (or apes alone). The ultimate sin committed by the Jews is that they are the devil’s minions, and if they do not accept the true faith of Islam, they will burn in hellfire. Jews conceal the truth, being “the vilest of all creatures,” most wicked with hearts harder than stones. By perverting the words of God, Jews corrupted the scriptures and killed the prophets. Jews are “fond of lies,” “devour the forbidden,” and are “cowards, vulgar, and fools.” They are the worst of God’s creation; rats are, in fact, “mutated Jews.”
There can be no peace with non-Muslims, only temporary truces.. Islam’s concept of a just war is any war directed against the infidels, whatever its causes and circumstances, since fighting the infidel is always morally justified and religiously legitimized. “O Muslim! O Servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, so come and kill him.”