Sharia-apologist Linda Sarsour used the latest Women’s March to spew anti-Semitism.
At the nationwide march held Saturday, January 19, 2019, Sarsour promoted the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel to the cheers of thousands of demonstrators in Washington, D.C.
Big cheer just now when Linda Sarsour promoted the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) of Israel. The anti-Semitism is strong at today’s Women’s March. pic.twitter.com/E12ZfKueNX
— Joshua Robbin Marks (@JoshMarks78) January 19, 2019
The BDS movement aims to strangle the Jewish state economically while at the same time calls for the flooding of Palestinians into Israel to destroy the Jewish character of the state.
According to the definition of anti-Semitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and officially adopted by the U.S. (and 31 other nations), the BDS movement has been deemed at its core an anti-Semitic movement.
This is fundamentally because the movement “[applies] double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of by any other democratic nation.” For example, there are at least 100 land disputes across the globe that are not subject to “BDS” movements.
Picking up the same argument as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in their lawsuits against Texas and Maryland – states that have adopted anti-BDS legislation – Sarsour promoted her right to back BDS as a “freedom of speech” issue at the march.
On that, she is right – it is certainly her Constitutional right to spew anti-Semitism (as along as she is not inciting immediate violence against Jews).
How has the “Jewish community” done this? The author says by calling out Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory for her support of anti-Semitic hate preacher Louis Farrakhan.
That support – which Mallory has refused to condemn – cost the Women’s March the withdrawal of a number of prominent sponsors, including the Democratic National Committee (most recently), Southern Poverty Law Center, EMILY’s List, Human Rights Campaign, NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws), Center for American Progress and Amnesty International.
Although Sarsour has been a Farrakhan fan for years and has yet to condemn his endless hate, those who normally call out anti-Semitism on the Left seem to have a kid-glove approach to her – perhaps due to other principles cited in the article Sarsour promoted.
The article, titled “Attacks on the Women’s March Expose Race and Class Bias Among White Jews and Progressives,” speaks about the hierarchy of victimhood. The author writes:
“The Women’s March began by living out a central principle of progressive movements: centering the most vulnerable, those most frequently targeted by Trump in the 2016 campaign—people of color, Muslims, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ communities and women (generally).
Sarsour (who, since she put on a hijab, says she does not consider herself white) falls into three of those five “most vulnerable” categories. Through 2018, Jews were not mentioned by the Women’s March as falling into “the most vulnerable” category because, as the author of the article continues,
“White supremacy and fascism endanger all of us, but we are not all equally in danger at all times, and while some communities in the United States feel unsafe for the first time in a very long time [Read: Jews], others, such as communities of color and immigrants, have lived with danger for this country’s entire history. Centering [sic] the most vulnerable means exactly that: focusing first on the most vulnerable, through which we all benefit.”
(The March’s 2019 Unity Principles now mention Jewish women among the “most vulnerable.”)
So, despite the fact that Sarsour not only has a history of spewing anti-Semitism but also of promoting sharia law – a legal system profoundly anti-Semitic which delegates women to second-class status – Sarsour gets a pass from the Left and the so-called “progressives” who gave her statements at the Women’s March a hearty round of applause.
That’s a far cry from the real meaning of the word “progressive.”