Convenience, convenience, convenience. Nothing, including values, morals, the truth (remember when that used to mean something?), nor basic humanity, can get in between the left and political convenience. Respectable and upstanding citizens are labeled racists and bigots when politically expedient, and on the flip side, the worst of people are tagged heroes and saints. This was blatantly evident in the New York Times embarrassment, and was once again apparent when the worst of human beings were turned into featured speakers and organizers of the “Day Without A Woman” rallies.
In 1969, Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh bombed an Israeli supermarket, killing two and injuring nine. The “oppressive” Israelis let her out after just ten years despite her horrific crime. In 2004, when filling out a visa application to the United States, Odeh lied about having ever been convicted of a crime, and in 2014, was tried for immigration fraud. Sarsour’s ludicrous defense for filling in the wrong bubble was that she had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from her “abuse” in the Israeli prison system. First off, there is no evidence the Israelis have ever abused prisoners; all the evidence is to the contrary, as I went over in my last post. Secondly, this is a woman who murdered innocent college students; there is nothing bad enough to do to her. And lastly, since when did PTSD force people to lie on immigration applications (source)?
[S]ince when did PTSD force people to lie on immigration applications?
None of this was important to the left. Convenience trumped the truth, and since Odeh was wildly anti-Israeli and anti-semitic, Odeh was pushed forward by the left as a heroine. Even before the asinine “Day Without a Woman” protests, the left had been singing the praises of convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh. In October 2015, the Huffington Post ran an article titled “Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh”. HuffPo claimed that Odeh had an “impeccable reputation” and that she only sought “to live in peace,” and also made patently false accusations against the court case (the International Red Cross had called the court case completely fair) and Israeli prison system, using Odeh’s personal website as its “source”. Odeh was finally deported in late March in exchange for no prison time for lying on her visa application, but not before receiving a standing ovation at a leftist event for her “courage”.
Convenience trumped the truth, and since Odeh was wildly anti-Israeli and anti-semitic, Odeh was pushed forward by the left as a heroine.
Donna Hylton, another gift to humanity, was convicted of torturing, murdering, and then holding for ransom a 62-year-old man in 1985. Donna was sentenced to 25 years in prison in a clear act of terrorism.
Finally, there is Linda Sarsour, branded a “Champion of Change” by the Obama administration. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio sought out her endorsement, Bernie Sanders used her as a surrogate in his presidential campaign, the DNC made her a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and the New York Times and Media Matters both applaud her work (source).
Considering this haughty list of leftist venerators, it shouldn’t surprise you that Linda is of the opinion that Muslims are being executed by the United States government and cheers Saudi Arabia for implementing Sharia law, which has effectively made women in the country second-class citizens, as women cannot do basic tasks without the permission of their male guardian. Linda is a supporter of Jihadi warfare and is also quite fond of terrorism against the Israelis, as she called Palestinians who throw rocks at innocent Israelis “courageous” and rubbed elbows with a Hamas financier (it shouldn’t be needed, but here’s a short list Hamas’ crimes against Israel).
Linda [Sarsour] is of the opinion that Muslims are being executed by the United States government
Linda Sarsour was also invited to speak at the ultra-liberal CUNY graduation. When pressured, CUNY refused to rescind the invitation on the nonsense grounds that to do so would be a violation of the First Amendment. Where were these freedom of speech advocates when Ann Coulter and Ben Shapiro, both staunchly against terrorism it should be noted, were silenced by leftists who couldn’t even provide a reason for not allowing Shapiro or Coulter to speak? Where are these freedom of speech advocates when countless conservatives across college campuses are silenced, or when conservative speakers are protested violently? Hypocrisy is never lost on the left.
What is the common denominator here, other than all three being women and terrorists or terrorist advocates? All three are not only vehemently supported by the left, but all three were major activists in the nonsensical “Day Without a Woman”. Rasmea Odeh was one of the main organizers of the “Day Without a Woman” protests, in which hundreds of thousands of women participated, as was Sarsour, while Donna Hylton was a keynote speaker.
Why, then, considering that the rallies were crawling with terrorist organizers, did leftist sites and newspapers such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, the Huffington Post, Salon, and NBC applaud the rallies? Why did tens of thousands of women join in? Are they too stupid to see the truth, or do they just not care?
The left has sunk so low that you could kill as many people as you want, torture as many people as you want, and fund as much terrorism as you want, and even refuse to apologize for all of it, and still be welcomed with open arms by the left, so long as the people you terrorize are the “right people” (namely Israelis and whites) and you are of the “correct” ethnicity (black, Hispanic, or Palestinian). When will we wise up and stop voting for advocates of terrorism?
[Y]ou could kill as many people as you want, torture as many people as you want, and fund as much terrorism as you want… so long as the people you terrorize are the “right people” (namely Israelis and whites)