Have you ever heard the name, Linda Sarsour? If you don’t know who this woman is, you should.
Sarsour is a Palestinian-American activist, and the executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York.
Sarsour is one of the women who organized the Women’s March on Washington back in January. She is being championed as a beacon of light for women’s rights and a new leader of the modern feminist movement.
Sarsour has been endorsed by the likes of Amnesty International, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Black Lives Matter (BLM), Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Keith Ellison, Van Jones, Sally Kohn, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Shaun King and Russell Simmons.
But who is Linda Sarsour, really? Some interesting facts and statements from and about her can be unearthed with some digging.
As soon as Sarsour realized that she was going to be put forth as a leader of the modern feminist movement, she began deleting tweets that she had previously posted to Twitter.
Here’s a tweet that she sent out in 2011. Besides the tweet being severely anti-woman - the one thing that people should take into account is who Sarsour is talking about: Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Ali is the founder of the AHA Foundation. The foundation focuses on women’s rights and Ali actively campaigns against the very thing Sarsour said she wanted to do to Ali...female genital mutilation.
Sarsour may be a media professed champion of women’s rights, but she also vehemently believes in the one system of law that gives women almost no rights…Sharia Law.
Sarsour has publicly supported Sharia law which includes beliefs such as:
- A man is entitled to up to four wives, but a woman may only have one husband.
- Sexual submission is traditionally regarded as unconditional consent for the remainder of the marriage.
- There is no specific minimum age for marriage, but most agree a woman must have reached puberty.
- A woman becomes subservient to her husband and needs his permission to: "leave the house, take up employment, or to engage in fasting or forms of worship other than what is obligatory.
- A woman's testimony is worth only half that of a man's in court.
- Women who allege rape without the benefit of the act having been witnessed by four men are actually confessing to having sex. If a woman is married and then raped without four men witnessing the act, the woman is accused of adultery.
Sharia law is something Sarsour has promoted in the United States.
Sarsour also doesn’t think that Islam should be in any way, shape or form associated with terrorism as evidenced in this tweet.
Despite her public opposition to the world’s preeminent terror group, ISIS, the group could not be who they are without the word “Islamic” in it.
According to the the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, 77 percent of terror attack plots in the United States were motivated by Islam. A 2015 study found that 99.5% of all suicide attacks worldwide were also motivated by Islam, as reported by Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies.
It seems Sarsour’s public tweets don’t fall in line with someone that is supposed to be fighting for women’s rights.
One of the most alarming things that we found out about Sarsour is that she will be speaking in April at an event in Chicago. The event is being hosted by an organization called, Jewish Voice for Peace.
The following is per Jewish Voice for Peace’s mission statement:
JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
We know this particular Jewish group is actually against the state of Israel. That sounds like tolerance, but not nearly as tolerant as the other woman who will be speaking at the event with Sarsour.
The woman in question is Rasmea Odeh. Odeh not only is calling, internationally, for women to strike on March 8th, but she also has direct ties to terrorism. Namely that she is a convicted terrorist.
Odeh was convicted in Israel in 1970 of taking part in two bombings the year before. She was convicted for her role in a bombing of the British Consulate, and was also convicted of taking part in a bombing in Israel that killed two students and injured 9 others.
It seems, Sarsour is supporting a way of life that directly contradicts her being hailed as the feminist hero liberals have and will continue to make her out to be.
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