Notorious, anti-Semite, ISIS sympathizing Muslim, and Women’s March organizers, Linda Sarsour is continuing her college speaking tour. This month, she announced she will be speaking at Johns Hopkins University, and the University of South Florida (USF).
Sarsour is traveling with fellow Women’s March organizers, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland. Their first stop will be participation in the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, a student-run organization that hosts speakers on a variety of topics.
The leaders of the Jewish Student Association at the Johns Hopkins, Aaron Pultman and Serena Fretcher, co-authored an open letter in which they expressed their respect for free speech, but also noted that, “these women hold some views that we … find deeply disturbing.”
They wrote, “[They] have a history of anti-Zionist comments and celebration of self-proclaimed anti-Semites. Some of them deride Zionism as inherently oppressive and declare that one cannot be a Zionist while supporting equality in the U.S., directly excluding many members of our community from their fight for equality. Their claims transcend what is considered acceptable discourse. Furthermore, as Jews we are especially troubled by their embrace of leaders such as Louis Farrakhan, an avowed anti-Semite. We believe that praising Hitler and peddling in conspiracy should disqualify someone from being touted as an inspiration.”
While the free-form nature of a symposium doesn’t lend itself to being limited to one topic or speech, Sarsour’s talk in Florida does.
Speaking at USF, the Women’s March organizers will be speaking on, “intersectionality and divestment,” on the invitation of USF Divest, an anti-Israel coalition of students and faculty at the Florida university. The goal of the Divest organization is to encourage all institutions of higher learning, governments and private industries to boycott investing any money in Israel.
Dan Krasnove, the President of student group Bulls for Israel at USF, said “It’s disappointing that these are who people choose to invite.”
Krasnove added that he will attend and listen to what the Women’s March leaders have to say, and will then “respectfully challenge during a question and answer period any false comments” about Israel.
The Women’s March activists have expressed the love and support for the Farrakhan on the social media, but it doesn’t stop there. Mallory eulogized the brutal Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, saying, “Your legacy lives on!”; Sarsour has a very well-documented track record of the inflammatory remarks about the reformers of Islam and the Zionists, including comparing the latter to the white supremacists, and has supported Palestinian terrorists who murdered Jews; and Perez has written of her “love” for a Black Panther that was convicted in the attempted murder of six police officers.
As per the Anti-Defamation League – ADL, the leader of the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan “has built a legacy of divisiveness as the leading anti-Semite in America,” and has called the Adolf Hitler” a very great man,” and commented on Jewish “control” of the U.S. power structures.
The Women’s March organizers are looking toward the Women’s Convention, a weekend of “intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections,” according to their site.