Far-left Islamic activist Linda Sarsour made strong anti-Semitic remarks during a speech this month at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in Houston, Texas — calling for the dehumanization of Israelis.
The Algemeiner reported that Sarsour shamed Muslims for not being more politically active and said that if Muslims are not promoting the Palestinian cause then they are part of the problem, saying, “you as an American Muslim are complicit in the occupation of Palestinians, in the murder of Palestinian protesters.”
“So when we start debating in the Muslim community about Palestine, it tells me a lot about you and about the type of faith that you have in your heart,” Sarsour continued. “If you’re on the side of the oppressor, or you’re defending the oppressor, or you’re actually trying to humanize the oppressor, then that’s a problem sisters and brothers, and we got to be able to say: That is not the position of the Muslim American community.”
Sarsour, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, received a ringing endorsement from Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week after she was arrested for disrupting Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Our future is a shared responsibility.
This woman putting it all on the line for healthcare, women & LGBT+ rights is @lsarsour.
The far right constantly maligns her w/ false attacks + threats of violence.
Yet here she is, as always, fighting for everything our flag represents. https://t.co/QR4rYnclLt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) September 5, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Sarsour should not come as a surprise as she has also used similar language toward Israel.
In July, just a few weeks after she pulled off an upset winning the Democratic nomination for New York’s 14th Congressional District, Ocasio-Cortez appeared on PBS’s “Firing Line” where she called Israel the occupiers of Palestine.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine.
When pressed on what she meant she struggled to give an answer and then admitted she does not know what she is talking about. pic.twitter.com/e3Uq1eupD3
— Ryan Saavedra ???????? (@RealSaavedra) July 16, 2018