Women’s March leader, Linda Sarsour, claims she is officially ‘triggered’ after the New Zealand mosque massacre. Those expressing condolences and love for the victims that also criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her anti-Semitic remarks are to blame according to her. Evidently, Sarsour believes that critics of openly anti-Semitic language can’t also express support for Muslim victims of terror because they are “Islamophobic.”
“I am triggered by those who piled on Representative Ilhan Omar and incited a hate mob against her until she got assassination threats now giving condolences to our community. What we need you to do is reflect on how you contribute to Islamophobia and stop doing that,” Sarsour tweeted Saturday. What we need is for those such as Sarsour and Omar to stop their anti-Semitism, bigotry, and hatred. Reaching out to grieving families and objecting to bigotry are two different subjects.
This is the same kind of mixing of topics that echoes the two women who angrily confronted a very confused and pregnant Chelsea Clinton at a memorial for the New Zealand victims on Friday evening. The message seems to be that criticizing any Islamic leader or politician makes you a bigot. Even when those Islamic leaders smear and degrade Israel and Jews.
Chelsea was accused of being directly responsible for and inciting the attacks that resulted in the New Zealand slaughter. All because she called Omar out on her anti-Semitism. That doesn’t even make the slightest bit of sense and is obviously untrue.
I am triggered by those who piled on Representative Ilhan Omar and incited a hate mob against her until she got assassination threats now giving condolences to our community. What we need you to do is reflect on how you contribute to islamophobia and stop doing that.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) March 16, 2019
Townhall.com hit the nail on the head:
“Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments caused Jewish Americans to feel unsafe and targeted. It was to the point where Congress had to pass a resolution condemning “religious hatred.” Democrats were so afraid of alienating their base that they refused to call out Omar by name, despite the resolution being a direct result of her comments about people’s loyalties if they’re pro-Israel.
“But it’s okay for her to say those things as long as you aren’t triggered, right?
“What about the thousands and thousands (possibly even millions) of Jews who were triggered by Omar’s comments? What do you say to those people that have experienced anti-Semitism their whole lives? What do you say to those families who have loved ones that fell victim to the Holocaust?
“It’s radical – and truly disgusting – comments and thoughts like Omar’s that lead to bigotry and hatred ruling a society. Look at some of the world’s greatest dictators.”
Hollow words coming from a Muslim Brotherhood insider the fountain of religious hate, and in behalf of a bigot and fellow supporter of Islamic terrorists. https://t.co/Cplnzpm15K
— David Horowitz (@horowitz39) March 16, 2019
Sarsour used the New Zealand atrocity to smear Omar’s and her own critics. By the end of the day Saturday, more than 14,000 people had “liked” her tweet. That’s just disgusting and frankly, terrifying. An advocacy group Sarsour also co-founded, MPower Change, took advantage of the tragedy to lash out at “Islamophobia” and “white supremacy” as embraced by “elected officials” and “talking heads.”
“This deadly violence is the inevitable conclusion of unchecked white supremacy and Islamophobia,” the group stated. “To the elected officials who actively promote bigotry or stay silent as our communities are attacked; to the media who treat the proponents of hatred as mere talking heads; to the social media companies who either promote or make excuses for white supremacists and Islamophobes: Your words today are not enough.”
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) March 16, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“Such language is far more forceful than either Sarsour or her colleagues on the left used when confronting Omar, who has repeatedly used anti-Semitic language to criticize her fellow members of Congress. In a particularly disturbing incident a few weeks ago, Omar accused lawmakers of having split loyalty to the United States and Israel — a modern twist on the age-old anti-Semitic “dual loyalty” smear.
“But fearing backlash from the more progressive wing of their party, Democrats shied away from censuring Omar specifically, and even watered down a Congressional resolution meant to condemn anti-Semitism with “inclusive” language. Sarsour, in particular, lashed out at Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for “white feminism” and “white supremacy,” for even insisting that Omar be censured in the first place.
“Sarsour, of course, has her own problems. Although she claims to preach against “hate” and “division,” she and other Women’s March leaders are directly linked with anti-Semitic hate preacher Louis Farrakhan and his organization, the Nation of Islam. Sarsour and fellow Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory have attended Farrakhan’s events, and the Women’s March itself contracted with the Nation of Islam to provide security at its events.”
“Hollow words coming from a Muslim Brotherhood insider the fountain of religious hate, and in behalf of a bigot and fellow supporter of Islamic terrorists,” conservative writer David Horowitz tweeted. And he’s right.
When aren’t you triggered? You’ve made a career out of it.
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) March 16, 2019
49 people died at two different New Zealand mosques last week when a 28-year-old Australian man named Brenton Tarrant and his accomplices walked in and opened fire on them during prayer. Two cars were also found that had been rigged to explode. The guy was a leftist who called himself an eco-fascist and a communist. It was the epitome of a hate crime… it was terrorism.
From CNS News:
“The accused shooter, a 28-year-old Australian named Brenton Tarrant, depicted himself in an online manifesto as a fighter for “Europeans” whom he claimed were under threat from migration by people from other cultures who “seek to occupy my peoples [sic] lands and ethnically replace my own people.”
“Although he said he does not hate Muslims who are “living in their homelands” there was an “anti-Islamic motivation” for the attacks and a desire for revenge against Islam for “1,300 years of war and devastation.”
“Tarrant also voiced the hope his actions would stoke division, polarize people, incite violence and retaliation, and “create an atmosphere of fear and change in which drastic, powerful and revolutionary action can occur.”
“The accused shooter was not on any security watch list in New Zealand or Australia, and claims himself to have no organizational affiliation, but to have been self-radicalized through Internet research and his own observations while traveling in Europe.
“Islamic political leaders blamed the massacre on “Islamophobia.”’
Well, if you’re “triggered” then that’s all we need to know! Luckily I know you don’t speak for my Muslim friends.
— Mike B (@Xpublius) March 16, 2019
I have not heard one conservative call for Omar to be assassinated. I have heard and agree with that she should be removed from the House Committee on Foreign Relations due to her hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. It’s definitely a conflict of interest.
Instead of trying to bash anyone and everyone who is not of the Muslim faith or who has rightfully stood up to anti-Semites such as Linda Sarsour and Ilhan Omar, people should be reaching out to the grieving victims and their families. This isn’t about religion or race, it’s about caring for others and coming together. Something that Sarsour can’t seem to grasp. ALL hate is wrong.
Just checking. Is your point that if you criticise the opinions of a politician , and she happens to be Muslim. You are responsible for the murder of Muslims in another country by a white supremacist terrorist and have no right to show sympathy?
— Stevey Gee AFC (@steveygAFC) March 16, 2019
How this for reasoning? Unless a Muslim member of Congress is allowed to use anti-Semitic tropes without consequence, hateful zealots will attack mosques in New Zealandhttps://t.co/QV6VvFi8CI
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) March 16, 2019
This is the latest ploy by the antisemitic, “progressive”, intersectional Left: Those who criticize the antisemitism of Muslim leaders are responsible for violence against Muslims. https://t.co/OLVMk9ikM3
— Richard Farley (@REFarley) March 16, 2019
And what we need you and Representative Ilan Omar to do is reflect on how you contribute antisemitism and stop doing that.
— (((DonnaZimmerman))) (@donna_zimmerman) March 16, 2019
The issues people have with Ilhan is her bigotry, not her faith or color.
— Dana Behar (@DanaBehar2) March 16, 2019