Former Women’s March leader and Bernie Sanders campaign surrogate Linda Sarsour officially spoke in the Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly meeting at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. Sarsour was ousted from her Women’s March position over public antisemitic comments.
Linda Sarsour, the woman who said “Israel is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else,” who openly fundraised for a terrorist who killed a Jewish American in Israel, who openly spreads vile antisemitism, is an official speaker at @JoeBiden’s Democratic convention. pic.twitter.com/oUjCHyC7Px
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) August 18, 2020
In the assembly, Sarsour, a political activist and self-proclaimed “Palestinian-Muslim-American organizer,” claimed the Democratic Party is “absolutely” the party for Muslim Americans.
“The Democratic Party is not perfect, but it is absolutely our party in this moment,” she said.
This is NUTS.
The @DNC allowed the hateful anti – Semite Linda Sarsour to speak at their convention.
This is who today’s Democrats are – the party of Anti – Semitism.pic.twitter.com/wBaLIjeTD0
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) August 18, 2020
In late 2019, Sarsour came under fire for claiming that “Israel ‘is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else’” at the American Muslims for Palestine conference. According to The Times of Israel, Sarsour also “supports a boycott of Israel and favors a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” The one-state solution is code for ending the state of Israel.
Sanders named Sarsour to his campaign as a surrogate in September 2019. In the Twitter announcement of her support for Sanders, Sarsour claims she “would be proud…to elect the first Jewish Amerian president” after a “startling rise in white nationalism and anti-Semitism.”
“I would be so proud to win, but also to make history and elect the first Jewish American president this country has ever seen and for his name to be Bernard Sanders.” –@lsarsour pic.twitter.com/INPRlvmMur
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 6, 2019
Not only is Sarsour known for antisemitic comments, but she is also infamous for making anti-American statements. When Sarsour spoke at the 54th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, she said Muslims should commit a form of jihad against the American government.
“I hope that we, when we stand up to those who oppress our [Muslim] communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad,” said Sarsour. “That we are struggling against tyrants and rulers, not only abroad in the Middle East or on the other side of the world, but here, in these United States of America.”