On the heels of Bernie Sanders’ announcement about his bid for the Dem nomination in the 2020 presidential race, he has hired “veteran Democratic operative Faiz Shakir,” a man deemed to be a “Progressive Superstar”.
A bit about this “superstar’s” background:
Shakir has served as national political director to the American Civil Liberties Union since early 2017. Prior to that, “he was a senior adviser to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and before that he worked with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). He first made a name for himself as an editor at the website ThinkProgress.”
But then there is another important part of Shakir’s background, adding to the already existing Islamic supremacist/anti-Semitic problem in the Democrat camp. Daniel Greenfield states:
During his time at ThinkProgress, Faiz Shakir had repeatedly attacked the Jewish State, endorsing the Hamas aid flotilla to Gaza and attacking Israel’s attempts to defend itself against terrorists”…While the Harvard Islamic Society’s affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood’s MSA is somewhat vague….HIS was co-founded by Yusuf Ibish, the father of Hussein Ibish, who is a veteran pro-terrorist and anti-Israel activist, and Syed Hossein Nasr, an Islamic philosopher and opponent of the United States and Israel, who claims to be able to trace his ancestry back to Mohammed. During Faiz Shakir’s time there, HIS was presided over by Zayed Yasin, who became infamous for his “My American Jihad” speech….In 2000, The Harvard Islamic Society held an Islamic Awareness Week and Faiz Shakir served as the co-chair for the week’s events. One of those events included a fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation, a group which acted as the fundraising arm for Hamas in the United States…. Zayed Yasin’s defense of the Holy Land Foundation made it quite clear that he was familiar with its true mission.
Shakir also co-authored the “Fear Inc.” report, “which implicitly claimed that Islamophobia was the product of a Jewish conspiracy, and wrote positively about the Tunisian Islamist Al-Nahda Party and its genocidal head, Sheikh Rashid Ghannouchi, who has engaged in blatant anti-Semitism, and has said, ‘There are no civilians in Israel. The population—males, females and children—are the army reserve soldiers, and thus can be killed.’”
It’s no surprise that after Sanders’ announcement about hiring the so-called “superstar” Shakir to manage his campaign, the infamous Linda Sarsour tweeted:
Bernie Sanders took no offense to the grossly anti-Semitic comments made by Illan Omar, and in fact stated that “we will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.” He is certainly doing that, and he isn’t only only standing by “his” Muslim brothers and sisters no matter what, he’s complicit in advancing the anti-Semitism of the Muslim anti-Semites in Congress. The Democrat camp is becoming like the UK’s Labour Party in institutionalizing anti-Semitism — a phenomenon fueled in the UK by Islamic groups with links to jihad terror.
“Sanders hires veteran progressive operative to manage 2020 bid,” by Max Greenwood, The Hill, February 19, 2019:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has hired veteran Democratic operative Faiz Shakir to manage his 2020 presidential campaign, a spokesperson for the Vermont senator confirmed Tuesday.
The news of Shakir’s hiring came hours after Sanders became the latest candidate to throw his name into the running for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The Daily Beast first reported the hire on Tuesday.
Shakir is well-connected in liberal circles. He’s a former vice president for communications at the Center for American Progress and previously worked as an adviser to former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
He joins Sanders’s campaign from the American Civil Liberties Union, where he most recently served as the group’s national political director…..
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