TAHANIE ABOUSHI says she’s running for Manhattan District Attorney to end “discriminatory” policies (against Muslims) and to transform our justice system.
“I am running for Manhattan District Attorney to end a history of discriminatory policy and to transform our justice system from one that targets historically marginalized (Muslim) communities into one that uplifts and builds up our neighbors and neighborhoods.”
“I will work every day to “decarcerate” (Muslim) criminals and invest in our communities, build schools instead of cages, and change the role of the District Attorney to center the communities harmed by the prison-industrial complex. She will make the office transparent, participatory and accountable to the public.”
DeplorableKelAs a lawyer, Aboushi once defended three muslim women who sued NYC after being told to take off their hijabs for mugshots after being arrested. The lawsuit was settled and the women received $180,000.
Leo Hohmann Tahanie Aboushi, filed at least two other similar cases, in 2015 and 2016 — and has single-handedly changed the policies of the NYPD with regard to female Muslim suspects.
One wonders what the next step will be. Allowing female Muslim suspects to wear the full burqa or nijab? This extremist Islamic garb covers even more than the hijab, leaving only the woman’s eyes to be seen in public.
“We did our best to establish good precedent,” Aboushi boasted. She said Islam is not the only religion that has women cover their heads. That is a true statement, but Islam is the only religion that systematically uses lawfare – a form of legal intimidation – against non-Muslim nations in the West.
Aboushi also uses her Twitter account to bash Israel and support things like the Black Panthers and NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
One long-time friend of the Aboushi family is Linda Sarsour, a rabid anti-Israel/pro-Hamas activist who has Hamas-related family serving prison sentences in Israel and has herself been questioned by U.S. authorities, according to Front Page Magazine.
In 2012, Sarsour posted on her Twitter account, “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.” In a May 2012 tweet, she claimed that the al-Qaeda “Underwear Bomber,” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who plotted to blow up a civilian aircraft, was actually a CIA operative.
Sarsour is executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York, the same organization for which Tahanie Aboushi works as a lawyer. Together with the Executive Director of CAIR-NY, Muneer Awad, Aboushi condemned ads speaking out against Islamic jihad – ads which would soon be placed throughout New York City’s subway stations.
Pamela Geller, editor in chief of the Geller Report and an anti-Sharia activist, blames the transformation of the NYPD on Mayor Bill De Blasio.
“One of the first things Bill de Blasio did when he became mayor was dismantle a surveillance program in Muslim communities that was perfectly legal, but came under fire from the likes of Linda Sarsour. Sarsour and her ilk now have full influence over the way New York City conducts counterterror operations.”
Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, said:
“The NYPD has gone from one of the most skilled and advanced police departments in the world in terms of anti-terror operations, to one of the most submissive (to Islam).”
In a Facebook post, Linda Sarsour wrote:
“Tahanie Aboushi is a Palestinian Muslim American New Yorker, an attorney and a Muslim activist .
She’s FEARLESS. She’s full of love and commitment. One of 9 siblings, Aboushi is also full of life experiences that makes her a perfect candidate as a daughter whose father was incarcerated for twenty years in a federal prison.
She is our Palestinian great great great grandmothers wildest dream manifested and I couldn’t be any more honored to know this remarkable human being.”
Don’t sit on the sidelines. Make history with us. Say you were a part of it from the beginning. Tahanie is a hustler. She will do everything she can to win, she never gets tired, she never gets weary cause she knows what’s at stake. She knows what needs to be changed and she can’t get there fast enough to change it.