Two of the American Muslim community’s most notable anti-Semites recentlyteamed up for an online fundraiser benefiting the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) San Francisco chapter and a group called MPower Change.
Despite claiming to be advocates for the Palestinian cause, Sarsour and Billoo stake out extreme positions on Israel, those who support it, and even their own allies who engage in dialogue with pro-Zionist people.
MPower Change co-founder Linda Sarsour famously tweeted “nothing is creepier than Zionism,” the idea of a homeland for Jews.
They are listed as co-sponsors of last month’s “#StandWithMuslims to Declare #NoMuslimBanEver” fundraiser that launched the day the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban.
Billoo claimed that, as of July 13, $44,121 of the $50,0000 goal had been raised.
Billoo and Sarsour Defend Terrorists
|Linda Sarsour greets Rasmieh Odeh in 2017, before Odeh’s deportation.|
Sarsour alsoembraceddeported Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist Rasmieh Odeh.
Billoo also is comfortable dismissing terrorist attacks if the target is Israel. “Blaming Hamas for firing rockets at [Apartheid] Israel is like blaming a woman for punching her rapist. #FreePalestine v @KathlynGadd,” she tweeted in 2014.
She also regularly compares Americans who join the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) with ISIS terrorists.
“…[W]hen we’re talking about Palestinian activists and those who who (sic) support them, call Israel an apartheid state, compare IDF forces to ISIS members, name the reality that ‘the only democracy in the Middle East’ continues to steal land and kill babies,” Billoo wrote last month.
Back in June 2015, Billoo wrote that she worried more “about police, the FBI, and the [Apartheid] Israeli Defense Forces recruiting youth to engage in violence & impunity than ISIS.”
When someone dares call Billoo out on her hate speech, she doubles down.
“We urge you to take the time to research Billoo on social media,” Rabbis Melanie Aron and Dana Magat wrote July 9 in the San Francisco Chronicle. “You will find admirable expressions of support for human rights of Muslim Americans, Palestinians and immigrants. And then you will find vitriol against Israel — not opposition to policies or officials, but extreme accusations of racism and terrorism. It is an absolutist landscape in which there is no possibility of moving toward a peace beneficial to both peoples.”
That same day, Billoo fired off a series of tweets blasting Israel. The last one seemed to prove the rabbis’ point: “JUST IN CASE THE ZIONISTS DIDN’T HEAR ME: Israel is an apartheid, racist state, which engages in terrorism against Palestinians.”