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(CNSNews.com) – Women’s March co-leader Linda Sarsour suggested on Twitter Tuesday that the controversy over remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was part of a “pattern” in which the right-wing tries to marginalize “prominent voices who dare speak up for Palestinians.”
Omar attracted widespread criticism for tweets insinuating that members of Congress are paid off by Jewish money to support Israel. President Trump said Tuesday she should resign.
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In her tweet, Sarsour listed Omar along with five other high-profile figures who have drawn condemnation over recent months for views critical of Israel, including views seen by some as anti-Semitic.
“Marc Lamont Hill, Tamika Mallory, Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar – it’s a pattern,” she said. “End goal of the right is to marginalize prominent voices who dare speak up for Palestinians. They work to make us radioactive. Untouchable. We need to resist this.”
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Sarsour, a Palestinian-American, implicitly added her own name to that list. Her associations with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, along with those of fellow Women’s March co-leaders Mallory and Carmen Perez, have deeply divided the activist movement over the past year.
Hill, a Temple University professor, was fired as a CNN contributor last November after he endorsed, at a U.N. event, “a free Palestine, from the river to the sea” – a slogan amounting to a call for an end to Israel. He also voiced support for Palestinian “resistance,” which in the context of the Mideast conflict is a term often associated with violence.
Activist - Angela - Davis - Lawyer - Author
Activist Angela Davis and lawyer and author Michelle Alexander both came under fire in recent months for their pro-Palestinian activism and views, including support for the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment and sanctions” (BDS) movement.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), like Omar, publicly supports the BDS movement. Both of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress...
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