Women’s March organizer, Linda Sarsour, is getting the usual pass from the media: branding any criticisms of her as “sexist” or “Islamophobic.”
In her case, the criticisms of her recent actions are especially valid because she is both Muslim and a woman. She’s in a position to know the issues women face under Islam. But rather than do that, she openly praises Sharia law (and has even gone on MSNBC to complain about states passing anti-Sharia bills).
Just take a look at a number of her past tweets:
To to summarize her views: > Forcing women to cover themselves head-to-toe in black polyester in the Middle East is the last thing to worry about.
> Not giving women a particular government handout is oppressive, while preventing them from driving is not.
> Judging the status of women in a nation with over 15 million of them by the fact that a few are allowed in parliament is acceptable. We just need to ignore the fact that women weren’t allowed in parliament until 2013 and pretend that it’s always been this way.
> Implementing a legal system that cuts off the hands of thieves, stones women as a punishment for being raped, and commands homosexuals to be thrown off buildings is the reasonable trade off for not having to pay interest on loans and credit cards. Good luck getting a loan in the first place under those conditions (Hint: you won’t).
One could hope that such tweets reveal nothing more than an incredible level of naiveté on Sarsour’s part, but that’s not the case. She really is just as vile as any other proponent of Sharia law.
As Twitchy reported:
Sarsour’s enjoying some extra celebrity lately thanks to her role in organizing the Women’s March. And with good reason. After all, her feminist credentials are exemplary. Just look at this [since deleted] 2013 tweet about women’s rights activists Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali:
In the case of Hirsi Ali, someone already tried that. She had suffered genital mutilation as a five year old in Somalia, and later fled to the Netherlands to escape an arranged marriage. She made a short film criticizing the treatment of women in Islamic society in 2004 with writer Theo van Gogh — a man later murdered by Islamists in broad daylight. Ali now runs the world’s leading organization aimed at ending honor killings and other gender-based violence.
Gabriel, meanwhile, had her home destroyed by Islamic militants during the Lebanese Civil War. She was injured by shrapnel in the attack.
Both women have been exposed to tragedies far removed from the existence led by Sarsour in her apartment in Brooklyn. We all know that if liberals didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all — but who thought a key organizer in a women’s march would be this anti-woman?
[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]