Left-wing spox/terror supporter Linda Sarsour will speak at event with convicted jihad bomber/killer
Terror supporter Linda Sarsour making the ISIS salute after I spoke at Brooklyn College. She was standing in solidarity with the aggressive and out-of-control Muslim students chanting in support of ISIS (below).
When I was describing ISIS videos and their atrocities to the mostly Muslim crowd of students at Brooklyn College, there were Arabic calls of praise (“Alhamdulillah!” — “thanks be to God”
How appropriate that she be a darling of the left now.
An outspoken critic of Israel, Sarsour avidly supports the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement, a Hamas-inspired initiative that uses various forms of public protest, economic pressure, and lawsuits to advance the Hamas agenda of permanently destroying Israel as a Jewish nation-state.
Vis-a-vis the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, Sarsour favors a one-state solution where an Arab majority and a Jewish minority would live together within the borders of a single country. She made clear her opposition to Israel’s existence as a Jewish state when she tweeted in October 2012 that “nothing is creepier than Zionism.”
In 2004, Sarsour acknowledged that a friend of hers as well as a cousin were both serving long sentences in Israeli jails because of their efforts to recruit jihadists to murder Jews. Moreover, she revealed that her brother-in-law was serving a 12-year prison term because of his affiliation with Hamas.
Speaking of creepy relatives, Sarsour’s husband, Maher Judeh, mourned the 1998 death of the Hamas “master terrorists” Adel and Imad Awadallah; he praised the heroism of a Palestinian Authority police officer who had carried out a shooting attack at a checkpoint in Israel; he has expressed support for the terrorist organization Fatah; and he has lauded the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization.
In October 2011, Linda Sarsour, who holds free-market economics in low regard, expressed, on behalf of “Muslim New Yorkers,” “solidarity and support” for the pro-communist Occupy Wall Street movement. In 2011 as well, the Obama Administration honored Sarsour as a “champion of change.” Not surprisingly, Sarsour visited the White House on at least seven different occasions during her beloved president’s tenure.
In May 2012 Sarsour tweeted that the so-called “underwear bomber,” an Al-Qaeda operative who in 2009 had tried to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet in mid-flight, was actually a CIA agent participating in America’s “war on Islam.”
In November 2012 in Baltimore, Sarsour—ever eager to peddle her woeful tale of Islamic victimhood—spoke at a Muslim Public Affairs Council conference titled “Facing Race: Xenophobic Hate Crimes.” This is the same Council that views the murderous Jew-haters of Hezbollah as members of “a liberation movement” that is “fighting for freedom.”
Sarsour was outraged when a police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a young black Muslim named Usaama Rahim in Boston on June 2, 2015, when Rahim lunged at them with a military-style knife as they attempted to question him about suspected terrorism-related activities. Naturally, Sarsour’s assessment of the incident confidently traced everything back to race: “At the end of the day, a Black man was shot on a bus stop on his way to work and we should treat this like any other case of police violence.” Period. End of story.
According to CounterJihad.com, Sarsour has attended and spoken at numerous rallies sponsored by Al-Awda, a group that views Israel as a terrorist, genocidal state whose very creation was a “catastrophe” for Arab peoples.
She lied and wrongly portrayed the honor killing of Shaima Alawadi by her husband as a racist-islamophobic-anti-Muslim killing.
She faked a hate crime against herself, scoring political points nationally by portraying a mentally ill black homeless man as a violent racist.
FEMINIST DARLING WILL SPEAK AT EVENT WITH CONVICTED PALESTINIAN TERRORIST AND IMMIGRATION FRAUDSTER
By Chuck Ross, Daily Caller, February 10, 2017:
LINDA SARSOUR, THE PALESTINIAN-AMERICAN ACTIVIST AND NEWEST DARLING OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT, IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK IN APRIL AT AN EVENT WITH A PALESTINIAN WOMAN WHO WAS CONVICTED OF TERRORISM IN A 1969 BOMBING IN ISRAEL.
Sarsour, the head of the Arab American Association of New York, will appear alongside Rasmea Odeh at an event in Chicago hosted by the Jewish Voice for Peace, a left-wing group that focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Sarsour was one of the organizers of last month’s Women’s March, and Odeh recently signed on as an organizer for a worldwide women’s strike next month.
An alleged former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terrorist group, Odeh was convicted in Israel in 1970 of taking part in two bombings the year before. One bombing, at a Jerusalem supermarket, killed two Israeli students and injured nine others. She was also convicted for her role in a bombing of the British consulate.She was freed from an Israeli prison in 1980 as part of a prisoner exchange and emigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s. Odeh has recanted her confession to Israeli authorities that she took part in the bombings, saying that it was procured through tortured and sexual assault by Israeli military police.
Odeh, who currently works for the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2004. But she was arrested in 2013 on immigration fraud charges and convicted in federal court a year later.
She failed to disclose on her visa application that she was jailed in Israel and that she was linked to a terrorist group. She likely would not have been allowed into the U.S. if she had disclosed that information.
Sarsour and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) have defended Odeh.
But William Jacobson, a law professor at Cornell University and the publisher of the blog Legal Insurrection, has researched Odeh’s cases and finds her defenses in both to be lacking. He also tells The Daily Caller that Sarsour’s appearance with the convicted terrorist tarnishes the credibility of the activist, who is a frequent guest on liberal TV networks like MSNBC.
Jacobson has reported evidence that Odeh was directly involved in the bombing, despite her denials. He has also noted a 2004 interview in which one of Odeh’s co-conspirators said that Odeh was the mastermind of the bombing.
Jacobson has also written that Odeh’s claims about not receiving a fair trial are false. He has reported that Odeh’s trial was overseen by the International Red Cross and deemed to be fair.
Jacobson criticized JVP and Sarsour for working with Odeh.
“Anti-Israel activists, including Jewish Voice for Peace, have long sought to elevate Rasmea Odeh to iconic stature based on a false narrative as to her background,” Jacobson told The Daily Caller through email.
“That Odeh is a speaker at JVP’s annual conference speaks volumes to the true nature of JVP.”
“With all the questions raised about Sarsour’s own background, and her attempt to laugh off past comments, one has to wonder whether Sarsour also will embrace Odeh or show courage either by withdrawing from the panel or challenging Odeh during the event,” he added. “It’s not just the credibility of JVP on the line, but also the credibility of Sarsour.”
This is not Sarsour’s only affiliation with known or accused terrorists.
As The Daily Caller reported last month, Sarsour posed alongside an alleged former Hamas financier at the Muslim American Society-Islamic Circle of North America conference in Chicago in December.
The man she posed with, Salah Sarsour, spent eight months in an Israeli prison in 1993 for his work with Hamas. (RELATED: Women’s March Organizer Recently Met With Ex-Hamas Operative)
An FBI document from Nov. 2001 states that Salah Sarsour’s brother, Jamil, told Israeli authorities in 1998 that he and Salah funded the terrorist group Hamas through the Holy Land Foundation, a Texas-based non-profit.
Jamil Sarsour, who spent four years in an Israeli prison for his Hamas-related activities, said that he and his brother funneled money to a Hamas militant named Adel Awadallah through a furniture store they owned in Milwaukee.
Awadallah and his brother were killed by Israeli security forces in 1998. Salah Sarsour met Awadallah during his prison stint.
It is unclear whether Linda and Salah Sarsour are related. But Linda Sarsour she has acknowledged in past interviews that she has family members who are serving prison sentences in Israel for their work for Hamas. She has claimed that she does not approve of Hamas’ violence.
Article reposted with permission from PamelaGeller.com