The lines have been drawn. And the left in the government, media, academia, etc. have taken up with the most anti-freedom, anti-American adversary since the advent of Nazism and communism.

There are no “tributes” for those fighting in defense of freedom.  On the contrary, my colleagues and I are smeared, defamed, slandered, our good names dragged through the mud by the kingmakers and their goosestepping thugs on the left.

NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on NY State Senator Brian Kavanagh to cancel a tribute to terrorist supporter Linda Sarsour, which is planned as part of the Hester Street Benefit tomorrow, June 13.

FOR HESTER STREET COLLABORATIVE, UPROAR OVER LINDA SARSOUR HONOR

Bowery Boogie, May 2018:

The Hester Street Collaborative just announced its annual benefit gala. As part of the fundraiser fete next month, they’re honoring, among others, controversial Palestinian-American activist, Linda Sarsour.

The local nonprofit group – dedicated to urban planning, design, and development “to ensure neighborhoods are shaped by the people who live in them” – is apparently making waves with the decision to include the Brooklyn-born Sarsour. After all, it’s well documented that she and Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory are known Israel bashers with alleged ties to one of America’s most virulant antisemites, Nation of Islam firebrand Louis Farrakhan. (The Atlantic went into depth on this relationship in its piece about how the Women’s March has a “Farrakhan problem.”)

This isn’t the first time that Sarsour has caused controversy here on the Lower East Side. Another social organization with Jewish roots – the Henry Street Settlement – included her on a panel at Abrons Arts Center around this time last year for a discussion about “immigrant New York.” The rabbi of the nearby Bialystoker Synagogue on Willett Street made it known that this was unacceptable; the event nonetheless went on.

We sent two emails to Hester Street asking about whether honoring Sarsour at this event was insensitive given her notoriety, but did not receive any response before publication.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is also participating on the “host committee” and still maintains her backing, despite the controversy. “I’m pleased to support the Hester Street Collaborative, a neighborhood planning nonprofit that does important work in our city,” her spokesperson told us in an email.

It’s worth noting that other local politicians have backed out from the host committee, including Councilwoman Margaret Chin. However, Nydia Velazquez and State Senator Brian Kavanaugh remain participants for the time being.

Meanwhile, an organization called Women’s March for All is stirring up a storm on Twitter, calling the fundraiser event a “normalization” of antisemitism. Their overall mission statement is to increase pressure on the leaders of the March to resign “in order to bring the movement back to a place of respectibility and viability.”

According to a recent report in Newsweek, the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish NGO, found a 57-percent increase in antisemetic-related incidents in America last year.

HIKIND CALLS ON SENATOR KAVANAGH TO CANCEL SARSOUR TRIBUTE

POINTS TO SARSOUR’S RACIST RECORD, FARRAKHAN CONNECTION

“ENDORSING HATERS VALIDATES HATRED”

NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) called on NY State Senator Brian Kavanagh to cancel a tribute to terrorist supporter Linda Sarsour, which is planned as part of the Hester Street Benefit tomorrow, June 13.

“It’s shocking that Progressive Liberals are willing to give Linda Sarsour a pass on her vile rhetoric, her support of terrorists, and her connection to America’s leading racist Louis Farrakhan,” said Hikind. “What kind of message are Democrats giving when they turn a blind eye to these facts? Honoring someone as divisive and despicable as Linda Sarsour is the very opposite of what New York City—and all of the United States—stand for.”

Hikind asked New Yorkers to contact Senator Kavanaugh’s office at 212-298-5565 to lodge their protest.

In 2015, Sarsour participated in Farrakhan’s #JusticeOrElse rally where the raucous message she delivered echoed Farrakhan’s own anti-Semitic efforts to blame Jews for problems and hardships experienced by blacks in the US. “The same people who justify the massacres of Palestinian people and call it collateral damage are the same people who justify the murder of young black men and women,” Sarsour told the audience. In yet another echo of Farrakhan’s hate rhetoric, Sarsour assured her “sisters and brothers” that the “common enemy…is white supremacy;” insisting that “the liberation of the Palestinian people is bound up with the liberation of black people in America.”

That day, Sarsour shared the stage with anti-white racist Jeremiah Wright who used his address at the Farrakhan rally to denounce Israel as an apartheid state and to assert that “Jesus was a Palestinian.” When Wright was in the spotlight as Obama’s longtime pastor before the 2008 elections, Obama repudiated him, describing his views on America and the US-Israeli relationship “as fundamentally distorted.” Obama also rejected Farrakhan’s endorsement and emphasized his “denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments.”

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Linda Sarsour in her own words:

April 2, 2017 – Praised convicted PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) terrorist Rasmea Odeh when the two addressed a conference in Chicago on April 2, 2017. Sarsour told the audience she was “honored and privileged to be here in this space, and honored to be on this stage with Rasmea.”

March, 2017 – Told The Nation that you cannot be a Zionist and a Feminist. “Is there room for people who support the state of Israel and do not criticize it in the movement? There can’t be in feminism.”

October 2016 – Praised the Intifada, a movement that encourages random stabbings and rock throwing at Israeli civilians. She tweeted “Intifada has brought us some of the most important coverage and Palestine related news. They are invaluable on many fronts.”

October 11, 2015 – Glorified and encouraged Arab stone throwers who target Israelis by calling them “The definition of courage” and tweeting a photo of a three-year-old with rocks.

August 18, 2015 – Tweeted “Free #Muhammadallan” in support of the jailed Islamic Jihad terrorist who was involved in the recruitment of suicide bombers.

March 8, 2011 – Attacked a Somali-born activist and critic of radical Islam, writing on Twitter that Hirsi Ali deserved to be physically assaulted for her views. “Brigitte Gabriel = Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s asking 4 an a$$ whippin’. I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don’t deserve to be women.”

2003 – Expressed regret after U.S. forces captured Iraqi dictator and mass murderer Saddam Hussein, telling Newsday, “my Arab pride was hurt… I felt humiliated by the way Hussein was caught and shown, disheveled and pathetic-looking, on international television.”

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

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