A controversial supporter of Palestine and the Sharia law has been designated as the commencement speaker of the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health.
WCBS-TV reported that CUNY’s public health graduate school has appointed Linda Sarsour to give the commencement speech on June 01.
Dov Hikind, Democratic Party state Assemblyman for Brooklyn, thinks “it’s nuts” that a radical such as Sarsour would be featured by a taxpayer-funded college.
“I mean, it’s just nuts. It makes no sense. It’s crazy to have this woman be the person who’s going to speak to the students,” Hikind said to WCBS.
Hikind believes Sarsour also supports “radical Islamists.”
“She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind said.
Sarsour is a harsh critic of the State of Israel and has also called Sharia law “reasonable,” saying “it makes a lot of sense.”
“@LaRebelleFleur shariah law [sic] is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics,” wrote Sarsour on Twitter in 2011.
“Sharia Law is misunderstood & has been pushed as some evil Muslim agenda. Some Muslims r [sic] oppressors for sure,” wrote Sarsour in 2016.
This Saturday, Sarsour posted an article, she called an “important read,” on Twitter. The article accuses the Trump administration of being extremely “anti-Muslim.”
The article, titled “White Hate in the White House: Anti-Muslim Buzz Words that Swept Trump to Power,” claims that “We can expect a war-mongering administration with a desire to drop bombs on Iran (to the rejoicing of weapons companies), the continued targeting, dehumanising, [sic] and othering of Muslims, coupled with a deep and all-encompassing surveillance of the community.”
“We will most likely see some sort of Muslim registry system, deportations and arrests,” the article continues. “The administration and its media wing will slander any and all who dare criticise [sic] it.”
The author concludes, “Far-right nationalism has found a friend in Donald Trump and, with Bannon and company at the controls, the administration will continue to lock and load the guns of white supremacy.”
In 2015, Sarsour shared a picture on Twitter, showing a boy getting ready to throw stones at Israeli soldiers, calling it the “definition of courage.”