Linda Sarsour, the Stealth Jihadist

by EDWARD CLINE May 1, 2017
And from Brooklyn, yet, with an exaggerated Brooklyn accent, making a career of selling America her Islamic version of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Everyone with half a brain has fallen for Linda Sarsour’s stealth jihad in a hijab. But not me. Never me. Virtually every time I see her photo flashing the ISIS symbol of a finger pointed in the air (to Allah, he’s the greatest, don’t you know?), I want to reciprocate with a middle finger. And I do, even if it’s to a picture of her carefully made-up mug.
 
Nathaniel Zelinsky writes in Foreign Affairs that the gesture refers to the tawhid, "the belief in the oneness of God and a key component of the Muslim religion." More specifically, though, it refers to their fundamentalist interpretation of the tawhid, which rejects any other view, including other Islamic interpretations, as idolatry. Zelinsky writes that when ISIS uses the gesture, it is affirming an ideology that demands the destruction of the West, as well as any form of pluralism. For potential recruits around the globe, it also shows their belief that they will dominate the world.
 
Sarsour to say the least, is not a nice person. Daniel Pipes published a long list of Sarsour’s publicity stunts and consummate narcissism and alleged achievements in a long post in March 2010.
 
Mar. 8, 2011 update: Sarsour has tweeted a stunningly crude and vicious attack on two anti-Islamist leaders: "Brigitte Gabriel= Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She's asking 4 an a$$ whippin'. I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don't deserve to be women."
 
Feb. 8, 2015 update: Sarsour just can't get enough of her alleged beauty. Her remarks (ignorant typo left as is) on this Instagram picture: "Blue is a power color. Maybe your born with it, Maybe it's Maybelline, I praise the lord that I am born with it. #media #womenarebetterateverything #women." Oh, and what to make of the infantile feminism, "women are better at everything"?
 
Sep. 9, 2014 update: Sarsour squealed "hate crime" when a street person in Brooklyn accosted her on Sep. 3, winning national attention for her plight and the alleged problem of anti-Muslim bias. For example, the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, wrote her a tweet: "New Yorkers stand with you, @lsarsour. Our city will never condone such glaring acts of bigotry and intolerance."
 
But Christine Sisto writes today at "Hate Crime? Not So, Says Brooklyn Community. A hate crime making national headlines is debunked by the locals" that Sarsour has transformed the local drunk into a bigot for her own purposes. Brian Doherty, a retired police officer, speculates that she hopes to succeed Bay Ridge's term-limited councilman in 2016: "She's attempting to make it political because she has her eye on [Vincent] Gentile's seat."
 
Aug. 29, 2014 update: How charming. Sarsour entered a CAIR raffle, won a Koran, and now proclaims her good fortune to the world. We had no doubt that she supported CAIR, the illegitimate step-child of Hamas and therefore of the Muslim Brotherhood, but now we have proof.
 
Pipes’s column is a good half-hour read to absorb the life and lies of Linda Sarsour.
Pamela Geller has an appropriate take on Sarsour in her January 21 column, “Women’s March Organizer is a vicious Jew-hater with ties to Islamic Terror”:

Notorious Islamic Jew-hater Linda Sarsour is one of organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March. Ironic, of course, we have never seen Sarsour stand against the gender apartheid, honor violence, or the oppression and subjugation under Islamic law. No, what Sarsour agitates and incites against is the Jewish state and its people.
 
Born in 1980 in Brooklyn, New York, Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American community activist who has served as executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) since 2005. She is also a board member of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York (MDCNY), and a member of the Justice League NYC.
 
An outspoken critic of Israel, Sarsour supports the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement, a Hamas-inspired initiative that uses various forms of public protest, economic pressure, and court rulings to advance the Hamas agenda of permanently destroying Israel as a Jewish nation-state.
 
Falsely maintaining that “Palestine existed before the State of Israel,” Sarsour seeks to help “bring back a Palestinian State for the Palestinian people.” To advance this agenda, Sarsour has tweeted images of fraudulent maps claiming to depict the “Palestinian loss of land” that supposedly occurred between 1946 and 2000.
 
As the head of AAANY, Sarsour has played a central role in pressuring the New York Police Department to terminate its secret surveillance of Muslim mosques and organizations suspected of promoting extremism or terrorism, and to curtail its use of “stop-and-frisk” anti-crime measures. In 2011 she worked in conjunction with Communities United for Police Reform, a coalition to advance the passage of the Community Safety Act (which expanded the definition of bias-based profiling and created an independent inspector general to review police policy in New York City). Sarsour also succeeded in pressuring City Hall to close New York’s public schools for the observance of the Islamic holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
 
Her jihad is of the stealth kind, effective only if politicians accommodate her demands and agenda. But what must stick in her craw is the British government refusing to apologize for the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which is the best news, aside from Brexit, to come out of Britain recently.
 
The British Foreign Office said on Tuesday that it does not plan to apologize for issuing the Balfour Declaration, as the 100th anniversary of the document, which helped pave the way for the establishment of the State of Israel, nears.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Britain to apologize for issuing the declaration and cancel celebrations of its centenary.
“The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which Her Majesty’s Government does not intend to apologize. We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel. The task now is to encourage moves toward peace,” the British Foreign Office said in a statement on Tuesday.
 
However, “peace” will not be attained unless Hamas is decimated and Sarsour is compelled to eat worms. Sarsour, a “Palestinian,” hopes with ferver that Israel is eradicated and replaced with “Palestine,” and all Jews the “occupied” lands sent to the ovens. “Peace,” however, in Islamic terms, is when Muslims no longer have to fight Jews (and other non-believers) until they are extinct.
 
John Guandolo, author of “Raising a Jihadi Generation,” joined Tomi [Lahren] Monday night to discuss the Women’s March on Washington organizer, Linda Sarsour. By her own admission, Sarsour has numerous family members who are in prison in Israel because of their ties to Hamas, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States government.
 
“They celebrate her, they clap for her, she’s the face of a movement, they’re proud of her — they raise her up like she’s some kind of an idol,” Tomi said. “I had a little Twitter exchange with her because I saw she liked a tweet I was mentioned in so I tweeted her back.”
 
Hey @lsarsour you don't intimidate me. See right through you.
 
It bothers Tomi that there are women who joined the marches because they truly believed that the marches were about equality for women, when in fact they mainly end up promoting and empowering women like Sarsour.
 

Sarsour is photogenic once she’s emerged from the beauty salon with her eyebrows plucked, the right eye shadow applied, and her hijab perfectly placed, and is wearing the right colors. And she is photo-hungry. And obsessed with promoting herself. On the Arab American Association of New York site she writes:
 
Linda Sarsour is a working woman, racial justice and civil rights activist, every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare, and mother of three.  Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed “pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!” She is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPOWER Change. Linda has been at the forefront of major civil rights campaigns including calling for an end to unwarranted surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities…..
 
Sarsour came to the national limelight as a co-chair/organizer of the Women’s March in Washington a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
 
A Women’s March on Washington was held on January 21, 2017 in response to the presidential election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump. On Friday, January 20th, Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president in Washington DC.  The Women's March aims to bring people together the following day in the nation's capital to make a strong statement in opposition of Trump’s values.  The rhetoric of the election insulted and threatened women, immigrants, those with diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBT, people with disabilities, and others.  The March is a grassroots event meant to highlight women’s issues and empower all individuals across the nation.
 
But not in Saudi Arabia or in any other Muslim country in which women are hanged, whipped, beaten, honor-killed by tribalist relatives (as they have been in the U.S.), imprisoned, and enslaved. The Secular Brownie wrote how she is relatively quiet about Islamic outrages:
 
Linda Sarsour was the head of the Women’s March in the United States.  There is a great irony and contradiction in letting someone who deflects criticism from the misogynistic Saudi Arabia lead the Women’s March.  Let’s examine some tweets: the first one is about how Saudi women get ten weeks of paid maternity leave, and so they shouldn’t be concerned about not being allowed to drive.
 
In another tweet she writes that the mandatory wearing of head scarves and burqas in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries is the least of women’s worries. However, should Sarsour ever set foot in Saudi Arabia, a trip to the beauty parlor would be futile. If she went there and tried to appear in public as she appears in the U.S., she would be immediately and none to gently collared by the Saudi religious police. It’s doubtful that she has much to say about Saudi caning punishments. The reality of living under Wahhabist or even Sunni norms is not real to her, or is repressed and relegated to the darkest corners of her mind.
 
Of course, Sarsour shot her mouth off during the Women’s March:
 
At the Women's March, Sarsour described herself as "unapologetically Muslim American, unapologetically Palestinian American, unapologetically from Brooklyn, New York," and spoke about the need to include communities of color in conversations about justice and change.
 
"If you have come here today as your first time at a march, I welcome you," Sarsour said in her speech. "I ask you to stand and continue to keep your voices loud for black women, for Native women, for undocumented women, for our LGBTQIA communities, for people with disabilities. You can count on me, your Palestinian Muslim sister, to keep her voice loud, keep her feet on the streets, keep my head held high, because I am not afraid."
 
She forgot to mention the LGBTQIA community of undocumented Martian transgenders.

Linda Sarsour is not what Muslim Brotherhood founder had in mind to advance Islam, especially  in America, but she is a symbol of Islamic stealth jihad. As William Kirkpatrick explained in his September 2016 FrontPage article:
 
The term “stealth jihad” is a bit misleading.  The stealth jihad groups may be stealthy, but they don’t operate underground.  They have offices, spokesmen, PR people, legal teams, and impressive websites.  They present themselves as moderate mainstream groups, and for the most part the media and administration officials accept them as such.
 
How do they operate?  In general, they advertise themselves as civil rights advocates working to protect the rights of the “Muslim community.”  Using the cover of civil rights activism, the stealth jihadists have been able to score some spectacular successes. 
 
In 2012, for example, more than 1,000 documents and presentations were purged from counterterror training programs for the FBI and other security agencies.  This was done in response to pressure from Islamic advocacy groups who complained that the training policies were biased and offensive to Muslims.  In effect, these Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups were given veto power over national security policy, and, as a result, investigative agencies were forced to limit themselves to politically correct policing.
 
America’s commitment to the dogma of political correctness is, in fact, the chief factor that accounts for the success of stealth jihad.  The stealth jihadists are well-versed in the rules of political correctness, and they know how to use them to their own advantage.  And if they can bend the federal government to their will by using these methods, they can certainly do the same to average citizens.
 
And Linda Sarsour certainly knows how to advertise herself. But there’s not much stealth in her methods.

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Edward Cline is the author of the Sparrowhawk novels set in England and Virginia in the pre-Revolutionary period, of several detective and suspense novels, and three collections of his commentaries and columns, all available on Amazon Books. His essays, book reviews, and other articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Information Ethics and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Rule of Reason, Family Security Matters, Capitalism Magazine and other Web publications.     


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