Prominent BDS advocate Linda Sarsour praises Muslim protests at the Temple Mount, while refusing to acknowledge the murder of innocent Israeli victims by Palestinian terrorists.
Muslim-American radical activist Linda Sarsour, who inserted her anti-Israel agenda in the 2017 Women’s March she had led after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, continues her campaign against the Jewish state, whitewashing Palestinian terrorism.
Sarsour, who recently came under fire for encouraging “jihad” against the Trump administration, took to Facebook Sunday to post about the current status of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where three Arab terrorists opened fire a little over one week ago, killing two Druze Israeli policemen. In the aftermath of that attack, the Israeli government required worshipers at the site to pass through metal detectors.
In response to these developments, Sarsour posted: “Denied access to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque in their own homeland, Palestinians pray on the streets in an act of non-violent resistance.” In truth, Muslims are permitted to pray on the Temple Mount, provided they undergo the security screening necessitated by the recent terrorist attack there.
Contrary to Sarsour’s post, Palestinian “resistance” following the installation of metal detectors has been far from “non-violent.” In reality, Palestinians have rioted and caused mayhem in reaction to the security measures.
Most heartbreaking was that in addition to violent clashes on the streets of Jerusalem and elsewhere, a 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist named Omar al-Abed stabbed to death three Jews in their home on Friday night as the Jewish Sabbath began.
The victims were family members who had gathered to celebrate the birth of a baby boy in Halamish, which is situated in the Samaria region of Israel. The terrorist killed the baby’s grandfather, aunt and uncle. Prior to carrying out the attack, the terrorist posted on Facebook that he was going to “die for Al Aqsa,” an apparent reference to the motive for the heinous crime.
Sarsour’s Sunday Facebook post made no mention of the atrocities perpetrated against innocent Jewish victims.
Prior to the controversy Sarsour generated for her comments encouraging jihad, the advocate for boycotts against Israel was denounced for saying she felt “honored” to share a stage at a New York college with Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian terrorist responsible for the killing and maiming of Jews in a Jerusalem grocery store bombing.
Reported by: World Israel News
Linda Sarsour (born 1980) is a Palestinian-American political activist and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. She was one of the organizers of the 2017 Women’s March. According to the New York Times, she has attracted controversy and “hate-tinged criticism” for her political activism.
Sarsour was appointed as director of the Arab American Association of New York in 2011, having already served in a variety of roles at the organization. As director, she advocated for passage of the Community Safety Act in New York, which created an independent office to review police policy and expanded the definition of bias-based profiling in New York. Sarsour and her organization pressed for the law after instances of what they saw as biased policing in local neighborhoods, and it passed over the objections of the city’s mayor and police chief. In 2011 Sarsour participated in the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices Media and Leadership Training Program. In 2016 she ran for a position as a County Committee member with the Democratic Party of Kings County, New York. She placed third in that election.
Sarsour, named as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”, has spoken of the importance of her former organization in building a progressive movement in the United States. She became a regular attendee at Black Lives Matter demonstrations as well as a frequent television commentator on feminism. According to the New York Times, Sarsour “has tackled issues like immigration policy, mass incarceration, stop-and-frisk and the New York Police Department’s spying operation on Muslims — all of which have largely inured her to hate-tinged criticism.
Sarsour spoke as a surrogate for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign. According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “Detractors often focus in on Sarsour’s frequent criticism of Israel’s policies in the occupied territories
Liberals have praised Sarsour’s activism. During the presidency of Barack Obama, the White House recognized Sarsour as a “champion of change”. After President Donald Trump took office, the White House removed the mention of Sarsour from its website.