Linda Sarsour appeared to criticize American Jews of a dual loyalty to Israel in a Facebook post calling for support for Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar, following a backlash over her announcement that she supports boycotting Israel. Sarsour wrote….that Omar is “being attacked for saying that she supports BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) and the right for people to engage in constitutionally protected freedoms. This is not only coming from the right-wing but some folks who masquerade as progressives but always choose their allegiance to Israel over their commitment to democracy and free speech.
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East; it is surrounded by Muslim countries that seek to obliterate it simply for being the Jewish state. It is no secret that from the day of its birth in 1948, Israel has fought for its existence, after the Holocaust that was aided by jihadists.
It was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, who “proposed an Arab revolt all across the Middle East to fight the Jews,” and who ultimately worked with Hitler and Eichmann in executing the Holocaust. In 1942, during World War II, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), Hassan al-Banna, established MB branches in Transjordan and Ottoman South Syria (what is referred to as “Palestine”). The MB propaganda against Israel, and its aim to obliterate it, has thus been the dominant ideology in the Palestinian territories since World War II.
Sarsour supports the jihad against Israel, but pretends that she is standing for “democracy” and “free speech,” neither of which have any place in the Palestinian territories and in the Islamic states that surround Israel. BDS is nothing more than a calculated scheme to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel. It is a sly promotion of anti-Semitism, and aims ultimately to destroy Israel via economic sanctions.
Benjamin Netanyahu ignited a firestorm when he rightly stated at the 37th World Zionist Congress three years ago:
“Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here.’ ‘So what should I do with them?’ he asked. He said, ‘Burn them’.”
Prior to Netanyahu’s words, it was relatively easy to find this historic reference to al-Husseini’s conversation with Hitler, but when one does a Google search now, Netanyahu’s reference is central and is surrounded by remarks about how shocking Netanyahu’s words were. What is actually shocking is the Grand Mufti’s remarks. And those of Ilhan Omar:
Omar’s tweets about Israel have earned her notoriety in the pro-Israel community. In 2012, she said that Israel had “hypnotized the world” to ignore its “evil doings.” Defending that tweet earlier this year, she said on the same platform that calling attention to the “Israeli apartheid regime” was not anti-Semitic…The statement appears to contradict her comments during a candidates’ forum at a Minneapolis-area synagogue in which Omar affirmed her support for Israel’s right to exist under a two-state solution and said she did not support BDS.
The Muslim Brotherhood and other stealth jihadists are the ones who have hypnotized the world with their deceptions, promulgated under the guise of “diversity,” “anti-racism,” and concern for “human rights.”
Israel has defended itself from obliteration while Sarsour and Omar cast it an “apartheid regime.” Meanwhile, scores of Arab Israelis openly discuss with tourists their happiness living in Israel compared with the abuses of their own people by the Palestinian Authority. Worse is that Sarsour and Omar have been aided in spreading their anti-Semitic propaganda by Westerners who mindlessly support the BDS movement and share its willful and shameless ignorance of history.
Although Sarsour claims to support human rights, she is silent about the gross abuses committed by her coreligionists against non-Muslims, gays and women. Add in the ongoing efforts to obliterate the tiny Jewish state, surrounded by large Muslim nations that are Muslim nations today because they were conquered by the vilest of means: bloody jihad, torture and the sanctioned taking of infidel sex slaves. What an advocate for human rights Sarsour makes.
“Muslim Activist Sarsour Accuses American Jews of Dual Loyalty to Israel,” JTA, November 19, 2018:
Activist Linda Sarsour appeared to criticize American Jews of a dual loyalty to Israel in a Facebook post calling for support for Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar, following a backlash over her announcement that she supports boycotting Israel.
Sarsour wrote in the post on Thursday that Omar is “being attacked for saying that she supports BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions) and the right for people to engage in constitutionally protected freedoms. This is not only coming from the right-wing but some folks who masquerade as progressives but always choose their allegiance to Israel over their commitment to democracy and free speech.”
Sarsour, a leader of the Women’s March who has come under fire for not disassociating herself or the movement from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has made anti-Semitic and bigoted statements for decades, most recently comparing Jews to termites, also called for people to post messages of support to Omar on social media. “You don’t have to support BDS and have every right not to but we cannot stand by idly while a brave Black Muslim American woman is targeted for saying she will uphold the constitution of the United States of America as a member of the US Congress,” Sarsour wrote.
In the comments section on the post in response to the criticism, Sarsour singled out the Anti-Defamation League. In an online petition in support of Omar, Sarsour wrote that she was alarmed by “organizations like the ADL using their platforms to attack a trailblazing Black Muslim woman in order to undermine advocacy for Palestinian human rights.”
The post raised the ire of the American Jewish Committee which responded in a tweet that: “Accusing Jews of dual loyalty is one of the oldest and most pernicious antisemitic tropes. No surprise to see it coming from @LSarsour. How long will progressive leaders continue to look the other way in the face of this hate?
Ilhan’s campaign on Wednesday told the Muslim Girl website that she “believes in and supports the BDS movement.” It added that she “does, however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution.”
The statement appears to contradict her comments during a candidates’ forum at a Minneapolis-area synagogue in which Omar affirmed her support for Israel’s right to exist under a two-state solution and said she did not support BDS. She said that BDS “stops the dialogue” and is “counteractive” to achieving a two-state outcome….
EDITORS NOTE: This column with images first appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished with permission.