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Video “Questions for Linda Sarsour from Assemblyman Hikind”:
“DNC Quiet on Vice Chair’s Full-Throated Defense of Anti-Israel Activist,” by Brent Scher, Washington Free Beacon, May 2, 2017:
The Democratic National Committee has yet to comment on a statement from its recently elected vice chairman that he would “respond directly, consistently, and with all heart and soul” to any criticism of anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour.
Michael Blake, a New York state assemblyman who was elected DNC vice chair in February, spoke out in defense of Sarsour amid growing concern about the taxpayer-funded City University of New York’s (CUNY) decision to invite her to deliver its commencement speech later this month. Sarsour is a leading voice in the anti-Israel movement and has been accused of anti-Semitism.
It is unclear whether Blake’s intention was to make a statement of support for Sarsour on behalf of the DNC. Blake and representatives of the DNC did not respond to numerous requests for comment.
Sarsour has emerged as a leading activist for the party in recent months despite applauding violence against the Jewish state. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) celebrated her as one of the “suffragists of our time” in Time magazine last month.
Not mentioned by Gillibrand was that weeks earlier Sarsour had shared a stage with Rasmea Odeh, a fellow anti-Israel activist and convicted terrorist who is responsible for a bombing in Israel that killed two young students. Sarsour said she was “honored to be on the stage with Rasmea.”
Also unmentioned by Gillibrand was that Sarsour once said she felt “hurt” when Iraqi war criminal Saddam Hussein was captured by the United States, that Sarsour has called children throwing rocks at Jews “the definition of courage,” or that she recently said Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a victim of female genital mutilation as a child, doesn’t deserve to be a woman and should have her vagina taken away.
Sarsour also said this year that it is impossible to be both pro-Israel and a feminist.
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat who serves alongside Blake in Albany, says he thinks his party is “committing suicide” by turning a blind eye to the radicalism of figures like Sarsour.
“Linda Sarsour has a soft spot for terrorists; it’s plain and simple,” Hikind said. “Her remark recently that you can’t be a feminist if you support Israel, why isn’t everybody yelling about this? That’s outrageous.”
“The Democratic Party, to a great extent, is committing suicide,” he said. “When you don’t do the right thing in reaction to the Linda Sarsours of the world, then you are no better than Linda Sarsour.”…
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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.