Linda Sarsour ATTACKS 'White Feminist' Nancy Pelosi For Chastizing Ilhan OmarDaily WireURL: https://www.dailywire.com/news/44266/li ... ly-zanottiCategory:
March 5, 2019Description:
The issue of whether the Democratic Party should censor Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for recent anti-Semitic comments — the third time she's made similar comments since taking the oath of office in January — has divided House Democrats as well as the Democratic base. Longtime Members of Congress and more moderate Democrats want Omar punished, and severely. Younger Democrats and progressives seem fine with Omar's "criticisms" and the party's slow slip into "Jeremy Corbynism." Fortunately, the nation's foremost expert on anti-Semitism, Women's March leader Linda Sarsour, has finally weighed in to resolve the conflict. According to Sarsour, also a noted anti-Semite with strong ties to the Nation of Islam and it's outspoken leader Louis Farrakhan (who is, of course, open about his own burning hatred of the Jewish people), the anger at Omar's anti-Israel remarks stems from Rep. Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) "white feminism," and her lack of experience with "intersectionality," as well as moderate Democrats' apparent hatred of racial minorities. Sarsour made her comments in a Facebook missive posted late Monday night. "Nancy is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men. God forbid the men are upset - no worries, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos," Sarsour wrote, ripping into the longtime Democratic leader and current Speaker of the House. "For years, when members of Congress have spewed blatant anti-Muslim racism, islamophobia, propaganda against Muslims and even held racist hearings with our tax payer dollars, Democratic leadership were never swift to condemn said members or put out resolutions condemning islamophobia and/or standing in solidarity with Muslims on the record in Congress," Sarsour continued, angrily. "Democrats are playing in to the hands of the right. Dividing our base and reinforcing their narrative and giving them an easier path towards 2020." "You want a resolution? Condemn all forms of bigotry. All forms of bigotry are unacceptable. We won’t let them pin us up against each other. We stand with Representative Ilhan Omar. Our top priority is the safety of our sister and her family," Sarsour concluded, tagging her "sister" Omar so that the post also appeared on Omar's page.
That "resolution" is similar to the one the Women's March actually issued after they were credibly accused of anti-Semitism, of course, and it was just as convincing as you might expect. After a series of exposes revealed that both Sarsour and fellow Women's March leaders Carmen Perez and Tamika Mallory had close ties to the Nation of Islam, had hired the Nation of Islam to do security work for Women's March events, and had made openly anti-Semitic remarks to Jewish women involved in early Women's March meetings, Sarsour and the organization "apologized" by issuing a blanket condemnation of "bigotry," rather than condemning the specific bigotry — anti-Semitism — with which they were confronted. Sarsour has continued to serve at the head of the Women's March, and Mallory, who has the closest ties to the Nation of Islam, subsequently defended Louis Farrakhan in several interviews. Perhaps the strangest part of Sarsour's missive is that she blames Nancy Pelosi directly for the problems Omar is encountering. Pelosi is arguably the most successful and powerful female Democrat in history, and whether you agree with her or not, is a paragon of female achievement. But she's not nearly woke enough for Linda Sarsour, because she won't openly embrace anti-Semitism.
Women's March's Leader Linda Sarsour RUSHES To Rep. Ilhan Omar's DefenseDaily WireURL: https://www.dailywire.com/news/43342/wo ... ly-zanottiCategory:
February 11, 2019Description:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is getting support from anti-Semites across the political spectrum Monday, after tweeting about AIPAC's "influence" on the federal government: she's been lauded by David Duke from the far right, and is now receiving plaudits from from Linda Sarsour, the leader of the Women's March. Sarsour is well-known for her own ties to anti-Semitic leaders, and her own espousal of anti-Semitic ideas. The progressive leader has regularly spoken out against the state of Israel, and, in twin exposes in both Tablet Magazine and The New York Times, was accused of confronting Jewish Women's March leaders at the movement's foundational meetings — and eventually helping to strongarm those same Jewish women out of leadership positions. Sarsour is also well connected to the Nation of Islam and its virulently anti-Semitic leader, Louis Farrakhan. Sarsour forged a bond between the Women's March and the Nation of Islam, and reportedly arranged for the Nation of Islam to provide security for Women's March leaders and at Women's March events. So it's no surprise that Sarsour penned an essay defending Omar, who, Sunday night, tweeted out a blatantly anti-Semitic trope, accusing the pro-Israel group, AIPAC, of bankrolling lawmakers on behalf of the state of Israel. "AIPAC is one of the most influential lobbies in American politics - alongside the NRA (maybe not anymore), fossil fuel industry and big pharmaceuticals," Sarsour wrote on Facebook, clearly unaware that AIPAC has a lobbying budget of a mere $3.5 million per year, compared to $20M or $30M for fossil fuel companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers. "AIPAC connects donors to campaigns and elected officials. Trying to argue that critiquing the role of AIPAC which let’s be clear is not a Jewish organization, many of its leaders and members are Christian Zionists - is antisemitic is ludicrous," Sarsour continued. "Critiques of the State of Israel ARE NOT antisemitic. Calling out AIPAC is not antisemitic...We have work to do to dismantle all forms of racism including antisemitism. We do that under the leadership of Jewish allies who have invested in education, relationship building not vilification and harassment." "I will not be silent in the face of attacks, harassment and targeted policing of speech from a Black Muslim woman elected official, our sister Ilhan Omar in the name of combatting antisemitism. We can stand up for Ilhan knowing her record and what she stands for and also combat antisemitism. I will not be distracted by the fact that dangerous antisemitism is being peddled by the very people claiming to care about Jews and antisemítism," she concluded. Sarsour added that she believes Republican Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is, in fact, the most anti-Semitic Member of Congress — not Omar — for noting that George Soros is a top donor to the Democratic Party, though McCarthy has been clear that he is opposed to Soros' far-left positions on issues like immigration, not his religion. Sarsour also posted twice more, encouraging her followers to contact their Democratic representative in order to prevent Democratic leadership from issuing an official condemnation of Omar's rhetoric. According to Sarsour, opposition to Omar's tweet is designed to "stifle free speech in favor of Palestinians and in opposition to Israeli policies," not crack down on anti-Semitism in Democratic ranks. Sarsour's effort failed; by the middle of Monday afternoon, leadership, including Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), had issued statements chastising Omar for adopting and propagating anti-Semitic tropes.