linda sarsour is a shari’a law supporting, blacklivesmatter supporting, boycott/divest/sanction against Israel supporting activist.
Little wonder, then, that she is celebrated by the left as a voice of reason…and, incredibly, a voice for women’s rights (she was a key organizer of the left-wing dominated “Women’s March”.)
And now she has been asked to speak at the New School, on anti-Semitism.
Well, you can’t say she doesn’t know the subject.
From Rachel Frommer’s genuinely sickening article at freebeacon.com:
A director at the country’s only law school affiliated with a Jewish university emailed students last week to advertise an upcoming event on anti-Semitism that has been criticized for featuring a panel of speakers who have been condemned as anti-Semites.
Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, the faculty director of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law in Manhattan, sent students in the clinic’s listserv a message publicizing a program hosted by the New School featuring Women’s March co-founder and passionate anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour.
The email, dated Nov. 15 and obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon, reads:
“Hi everyone, In case it’s of interest to anyone, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, there is an book launch [sic] event at the New School called ‘Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice.’ A brief description and link to the event are below…”
The email continued with text pulled from the official advertisement for the panel, touting the cheap $5 admission fee.
The program is organized by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a far-left group that has been holding similar events around the country to promote its recently published book of essays advancing definitions of modern anti-Semitism offered by Sarsour and others.
JVP’s view is that anti-Semitism has been insidiously conflated with criticism of Israel, though that position has been criticized as a misrepresentation of a modern definition of anti-Semitism that includes not criticism of Israeli government policy, but promotion of Israel’s destruction.
Rebecca Vilkomerson, executive director of JVP, an organization that has honored convicted Palestinian terrorists who murdered Jews, will also speak on the panel. It will be moderated by Amy Goodman, host of radio show Democracy Now!
Sarsour has repeatedly compared Zionists to white supremacists and racists; praised Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, whose long history of heated anti-Semitic rhetoric was covered in an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report; and has tweeted “nothing is creepier than Zionism” and “the difference between me & supporters of Israel is I don’t justify murders, they proudly do and it’s DISGUSTING.”
Are the people at Cardozo out of their minds?
linda sarsour and rebecca vilkomerson being asked to speak about anti-Semitism is roughly equivalent to Roy Moore being asked to speak at a gay rights rally.
Not at all surprisingly, Ms. Kestenbaum, and her Cardozo cohorts are being heavily criticized for their unbelievably stupid decisionto promote this event. But that doesn’t mean sarsour or vilkomerson won’t be speaking, I assure you. When it comes to on-campus battles, the left always wins.
One other thing: until you read it here, how much had you heard about this? Did you even know that a New York City law school with a Jewish affiliation was advertising an anti-Semitic forum such as this?
Many thanks to our wonderful mainstream media for, again, showing us what kind of news they will conveniently overlook…and why fewer and fewer people trust them.