April 27, 2017. 4:30 pm. We gathered outside CUNY’s midtown Manhattan offices because Linda Sarsour, anti-Zionist, pro-Sharia Muslim, has been announced as their Keynote speaker for the June 1, 2017 graduation of CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. THIS is an OUTRAGE.
The JDL was there as the protests begin.
The JDL demanded that anti-Zionist, Linda Sarsour, be dropped as a CUNY Commencement speaker. NO to Sarsour!
“Governor Cuomo, NOT with Public Funds!” and CUNY – “Drop Linda Sarsour as Keynote speaker.”
Coming NEXT- on JUNE 1 – Pamela Geller and AFDI will be protesting outside the Commencement.
“We will be there. We will protest — this will not stand. Be there June 1st at Harlem’s Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street, from 5 – 7:30pm
CUNY has invited a pro-terror, pro-sharia, anti-semite to give the keynote commencement address. And they will not reconsider.”
“Universities have dis-invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Ann Coulter, Milos; legions of conservative thinkers and voices in defense of freedom. But, a vicious, pro-sharia, Jew-hater they will defend to the death and that is it right there. They fear jihad. They fear Islamic supremacists.
They know no harm will come to them if they smear, defame, libel or cancel us. They know we don’t destroy, maim, behead like Sarsour supporters and their violent running dogs on the left.”
“CUNY is defending its decision to honor pro-terror Jew hater Linda Sarsour with the Commencement keynote address.
The norming of evil. Such sanction is so malignant and so evil, it cannot be ignored.There is a responsibility for the time we are living in. That is why AFDI has organized a protest of CUNY’s Keynote Speaker, pro-terror, anti-Semite Linda Sarsour on June 1.”
Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1766093383704173/
JOIN the No to Sarsour protest outside the Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street. June 1st, from 5 – 7:30pm. Be There!
++ For more info on Sarsour see these links below that reported on CUNY’s obscene decision++
… state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said Sarsour’s activisim – and her support of Sharia Law – makes her unfit to by the speaker at the June commencement.
“She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind said.
Hikind was referring to a tweet Sarsour put out on Oct. 11, 2015, showing a young boy apparently throwing rocks at Israelis with the caption saying, “the definition of courage.”
Anti-Israel, pro-Sharia Law leftist activist Linda Sarsour will deliver the commencement speech at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health on June 1.
CUNY is a public university that is paid for by taxpayer funds.
“I am delighted to confirm that Linda Sarsour will indeed speak at our June 1 commencement at the Apollo Theater,” Barbara Aaron, chief of staff to CUNY Graduate School of Public Health dean Ayman El-Mohandes, told The Daily Caller.
A Muslim woman (LINDA SARSOUR) who has referred to “Zionist trolls” and lauded the “courage” of of rock-throwing Palestinians will deliver this year’s keynote address at the commencement ceremony of a New York City university.
Linda Sarsour is listed as a featured speaker for the June 1, 2017, graduation at CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, according to the school’s website.
We are excited to announce that our inaugural commencement ceremony will feature three powerful public health and social justice leaders:
Honorary Doctor of Science
Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science in Public Health degree in recognition of her leadership of ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation.
Champion of Public Health Award
Mary Bassett, Commissioner of the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will receive the Champion of Public Health award for her transformational work addressing population health in New York City.
Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the National Women’s March and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, will deliver the keynote address.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, says it is “nuts” that a taxpayer-funded institution like CUNY would invite a supporter of Shariah law to speak, CBS New York reported.
“She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind told the station. “I mean, it’s just nuts. It makes no sense. It’s crazy to have this woman be the person who’s going to speak to the students.”
Linda Sarsour … daughter of “Palestinian” immigrants and DARLING of the LEFT
… has said in her Tweets, referring to “Zionist trolls” and states (that ) “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.” She SUPPORTS Violence!
Sarsour’s anti-Israel tweets include a photo of a young Palestinian boy with a rock in each hand. It is captioned: “The definition of courage. #Palestine”
CUNY. Stop this Madness. Say NO to Sarsour!
++ Pictures property of Pamela Hall except where indicated ++
I want to attend the June 1st rally. I live in Scottsdale, AZ. Anyone else going? Are we planning a group to go together? Please let me know.
To: CUNY School of Public Health & Policy, Dean El-Mohandes, Faculty and Chancellor Milliken,
The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. Indifference creates evil. Hatred is evil itself. Indifference is what allows evil to be strong, what gives it power.
“For a champion of hate to be speaker at a commencement is intolerable – Sarsour is an outrageous choice,” Rabbi Meyer May, Executive Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Algemeiner. “I would think a school of public health would find someone who actually speaks to public health issues, not someone who advocates (Islamic) sharia law.”
Sarsour clearly, by her own vulgar, hate speech, crosses the line from alleged protester to hate monger against Jews, Israel and “Zionists.” Her calls for the annihilation of Israel and delight and encouragement when Palestinian Arab children kills Jews should, in a sane, decent world, disqualify her to be a commencement speaker for our students.
Your Dean, hiding under “academic freedom of speech” cowardly defends his morally bankrupt choice. Academic freedom also includes choosing a speaker who is qualified, who does not issue hate speech, who is a role model for us. Sarsour is none of these. Academic freedom also means academic responsibility.
I urge you to find your moral courage, initiate a petition to rescind her speech, and apologize to all for your morally bankrupt choice. If we do not stand against Jew hate and pre-genocidal Jew hate speech, we are complicit.
Haven’t the Jewish people suffered enough? Regardless of your “politics”, having this hate monger speak makes each and every one of you part of it. Is this the legacy you want for your children? Is this the legacy you are leaving for the 6 million Jews who were butchered just because they were Jews? Only seventy or so years, post Holocaust, you are choosing a speaker who openly demonizes Jews and Israel and calls for an end to the Jewish state. Are there no other erudite, fair minded, articulate speakers to choose from?
Your Dean has said he is looking forward to her speech, and ignoring how insulting, hateful and upsetting this choice is to Jews, all who are fair minded and who recall the evils of WWII, not to mention the current day hate speech against Jews of the Palestinian Arabs whom she applauds.
Have you all lost your way? What kind of an example does this set for young people going out into the world to be our leaders? When they come for the Jews, you are next. That should be the lesson from history we all learned. Apparently your Dean has not.
It is your moral responsibility to stand tall, demand he rescind this disgrace, and protest inside the auditorium. Stand with your backs to her while she speaks. Find your moral courage. If others did this, the Holocaust would never have happened in the first place. G. Weiner
“She claims that “Palestinian” women are being oppressed by Israel, but doesn’t have a word to say about the genuine oppression that Muslim women suffer because of sharia, which sanctions wife-beating, allows for polygamy, and opens the door to female genital mutilation and honor killing. That’s oppression. But Sarsour, as the new leader of the feminist movement, is never going to say a word about that.
The depiction of Sarsour as a fighter for the rights of all women jarred with Jewish community leaders, who pointed to her insistence that pro-Israel sentiments have no place among progressives, and her assertion, in an interview with The Nation, that one cannot be both a feminist and a Zionist.”
“I salute the progressive women who reject this phony, false, hateful choice,” Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center told The Algemeiner. “Someone who says that Jews need not apply if they have an affection or an affiliation with Israel isn’t a progressive.”