Linda Sarsour: CNN’s Jake Tapper a white nationalist for disagreeing with her

It seems that Women’s March leader and Muslim activist Linda Sarsour is something of a legend in her own mind who thinks anyone who disagrees with her is a white nationalist and/or a member of the alt-right.  On Tuesday, the Daily Caller reported that Sarsour accused Tapper of being a member of the alt-right, a small white nationalist faction on the far-right, after he criticized her support of convicted cop-killer and domestic terrorist Assata Shakur.

“Shakur is a cop-killer fugitive in Cuba. This, ugly sentiments from & …Any progressives out there condemning this?” he tweeted.

Sarsour responded by saying that Tapper had joined “the ranks of the alt-right to target me online. Welcome to the party.”

Peter Hasson correctly noted: “There is no evidence to suggest that Tapper is a member of the alt-right.”

Hasson added:

Sarsour challenged Tapper to “please share” evidence of her ugly sentiments. “Unapologetically Muslim? Unapologetically Palestinian? Pro-immigrant? Pro-justice?” she asked. “Shame.”

Tapper responded by pointing to comments Sarsour made about activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who frequently speaks out against radical Islam. Sarsour expressed her desire to take Ali’s vagina away, saying she doesn’t deserve to be a woman. Ali is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and has spoken out against the brutal practice.

There’s quite a few more, as Legal Insurrection notes here.

The Washington Free Beacon explained:

His reference to Linda Sarsour, a Women’s March D.C. co-chair, likely concerned a recent controversy over her calling resistance to Donald Trump a form of “jihad.” His mention of the Chicago Dyke March likely referred to that group’s banning of Jewish pride flags.

Shakur, a felon, was convicted in 1977 for the murder of a New Jersey police officer, assault of another police officer, and bank robbery. In 1979 she escaped prison and fled to Cuba. She remains on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list to this day.

Sarsour’s support base naturally sided with her with the hashtag #IStandWithLinda:

Not everyone was impressed with Sarsour, however.  Even left-wing writer Kurt Eichenwald took issue with her silly assertion:

For once, we agree with him…  Tapper may be many things, but “alt-right?”  Hardly.


One person added:



Sadly, that’s what the left excels at.


Jeff Dunetz added:

Back in April, Dunetz noted:

Sarsour is an anti-Semite, and she constantly trashes the United States, she deserves to be “come after.” Maybe it’s part of the Democratic Party’s hatred of Jews.

Much of modern Antisemitism is different from the traditional Jew-hatred, it is disguised as anti-Zionism, and claimed to be simply criticism of Israel.  In 2009 while Barack Obama was president, the US State Department defined Antisemitism the list is long but one of the items includes, denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist [also known as Zionism]

Sarsour favors a one-state solution where an Arab majority and a Jewish minority would live together within the borders of a single country. She made clear her opposition to Israel’s existence as a Jewish state when she tweeted in October 2012 that “nothing is creepier than Zionism.”


Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza also took issue with Tapper’s criticism of Sarsour, calling his tweets “intentionally inflammatory.”

Tapper responded: “How about being part of a gang that kills a NJ State Trooper?”

He added: “Is that considered inflammatory?”



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