In a story with many layers, Houston Texans guard Oday Aboushi retweeted a photo posted to the account of Arab American Association Executive Director Linda Sarsour’s Twitter account.
The image showed a young Palestinian boy, with rocks in both hands, approaching Israeli police with the caption “The definition of courage.
Here’s the tweet:
Queens City Councilman Rory Lancman replied: “No, the definition of barbarism”
Now, the obvious problems with the image and captions aside, Sarsour is the head of a taxpayer funded organization and has gotten a lot of favorable ink and publicity over the last couple years as an ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and President Barack Obama.
In fact, the White House website’s description of her reads: “Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women, also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage.”
This latest Twitter image is just par for the course for Sarsour, who once replied to a Ted Cruz tweet which read: “America is and remains a nation built on Judeo-Christian values.” with this: “Genocide & slavery?”
How, in good faith to our Israeli allies and the rest of the world, can we not only fund the organization lead by such a person but also not speak out against those who promote it, like a high-profile football player?
Will Roger Goodell and Bill de Blasio do anything? That remains to be seen…
From the New York Post:
With the fierce Twitter tirades she routinely unleashes against ideological foes — particularly American patriots and supporters of Israel — Linda Sarsour could be the scariest political player you may never have heard of.
Sarsour, a Muslim activist and ally of Mayor Bill de Blasio, blasted into the mainstream in August with a fawning profile published in The New York Times headlined: “Linda Sarsour is a Brooklyn Homegirl in a Hijab.” Although at age 35, the married mother of three who favors hijabs, or Muslim headscarves, is hardly a girl.
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