Linda Sarsour, Muslim feminist, leading the charge against President Trump, may just end up with her own charges to face.
Sarsour, who is often described by some as an American political activist is also the former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.
Last year, she gained national attention for her advocacy on behalf of American Muslims and as a co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March.
Asmi Fathelbab, who worked for Sarsour’s organization, the Arab American Association of New York, recently reported that a man in the office where she worked rubbed his crotch against her numerous times.
The co-worker at the center of the sexual harassment accusations made by Fathelbab is a Muslim.
The events go as follow, and if proven true, are not only shocking, sexist and racist, but will serve to do more harm than good for women.
Sarsour, who has positioned herself as a feminist, as well as a champion of women, has come under fire for not only failing to take appropriate action against the alleged Muslim man, but of actually bullying a sexual abuse victim into silence.
The response from Sarsour is one of disbelief. Not only does she appear to be completely unwilling to accept the idea a Muslim man could do such a thing against a woman, coupled with the known historic treatment of women in Muslim countries, this truly causes one to pause and ask themselves why would Sarsour be so quick to dismiss the claims made by Asmi?
It’s a reasonable question. Apparently Dov Hikind agrees.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind is calling for a probe over allegations that Muslim activist and Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour ignored sexual assault complaints at her Brooklyn office.
What is even more appalling, and equally hard to believe, is that according to Fathelbab, Sarsour intimated, “this type of thing would not happen to someone who looks like you.”
Wow! Way to help champion the rights of women and promote self-respect.
Apparently Sarsour has no problem “body shaming” women. Including a woman who was an employee of hers at the time of the alleged sexual assault.
Sarsour apparently considers herself an expert on exactly what type of body a woman need to possess in order to qualify for sexual harassment.
Imagine, if this story was about any one other than Linda Sarsour.
The media is all but giving her total absolution for her shockingly atrocious behavior.
Behavior that, according to reports, include bullying, body shaming, sexism, failing to act on the claim of sexual misconduct at the workplace and even flat out strong-arm intimidation. Reports also claim Sarsour stated to Fathelbab that she will never work in New York City again if she was to go public with her side of the story.
This sounds like a story you would read about a crime boss or a third world dictator. Certainly not that of a self-proclaimed champion of women.
Just recently, Sarsour, who has been labeled a fake feminist by some in the media, was quick to all but declare war by implying during a December 9th Facebook conversation that Palestinian terrorists have and absolute moral authority to kill innocent Jewish people –
In context of what’s happening in Palestine in response to the announcement about Jerusalem and in general living under the longest and most brutal military occupation – we have to get a few things straight.
Nobody gets to tell an occupied people how to respond to their own oppression and the continued stripping of their humanity, agency and land whether they are Palestinians or not. Nobody. Oppressed people determine how, when and where to resist. They set the parameters. You don’t have to agree. Unless you have lived in their condition under the boot of a racist, supremacist, violent regime that sees them as less than human – you have no say in this conversation…
It must be pointed out, Linda Sarsour is an American. Yes, she was born in Brooklyn, New York. Sarsour was married and has three children.
Her activism is often criticized as opportunism, and at times, as a liberal form of Islamic separatism.
For someone who has spoken of the importance of building a progressive movement in the United States aimed towards the benefit of women, Sarsour has aligned herself with many hot-topic issues which appear to move away from protecting her American sisters.
Sarsour has thrown herself in front of the public eye time and time again. Black Lives Matter, civil unrest in Ferguson Missouri, surrogate for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign and even speaking in support of Colin Kaepernick, Sarsour has no problem speaking out.
However, when presented with the absolute most vital time to speak out on behalf of not only all women, but one she also employed, Sarsour showed a much different, more divisive and flat cruel face.
Perhaps Muslim women, American women, how about all women of the world need to choose a more qualified representative.
Maybe a day without this woman could be a good day for all women.