Two prominent American Muslim activists known for their hatred of Israel and support for terrorism have teamed up to raise money for a MoveOn.org-style Muslim activist group and the San Francisco chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a D.C.-headquartered group designated as a terrorist organization by an Arab Gulf state.
Linda Sarsour, known as an organizer of the anti-Trump Women’s March, and Zahra Billoo, the director of CAIR’s San Francisco chapter, are co-sponsors of the “#StandWithMuslims to Declare #NoMuslimBanEver” fundraiser that launched the day the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel from seven terror-fomenting countries, including five Muslim-majority nations, reports the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Sarsour, co-founder of MPower Change, infamously tweeted “nothing is creepier than Zionism,” the idea of a homeland for Jews.
Billoo has defended Hamas rocket attacks against Israel and her chapter’s website posted a graphic telling Muslims to not cooperate with the FBI and build a “wall of resistance.”
As of of July 13, the fundraiser has raised $44,121 of the $50,0000 goal, according to Billoo.
IPT’s John Rossomando comments: “Whatever other causes Sarsour and Billoo may advocate, and whatever positive message they may try to offer, it is clear they are not mere critics of Israeli policy. They loathe Zionism, Zionists, and wish to see Israel eliminated. That’s something to remember.”
Ahead of a trial, as WND reported last week, CAIR is asking a judge to prohibit independent investigators who published their findings in a WND book from mentioning in court the D.C.-based group’s Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood origins.
Sarsour, Rossomando pointed out, has embraced deported Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist Rasmieh Odeh, the principal plotter in a 1969 Jerusalem grocery store bombing that killed two college students.
Billoo has stated that blaming Hamas “for firing rockets at [Apartheid] Israel is like blaming a woman for punching her rapist.” And she regularly compares Americans who join the Israel Defense Forces with ISIS terrorists.
On July, she tweeted: “JUST IN CASE THE ZIONISTS DIDN’T HEAR ME: Israel is an apartheid, racist state, which engages in terrorism against Palestinians.”
Both Sarsour and Billoo support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that targets only Israel.
Sarsour spoke at several events either sponsored or co-sponsored by the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, which, according to tax records, is the Palestinian BDS National Committee’s U.S. financial agent.
Sarsour’s MPower Change launched a petition against an anti-BDS bill in Congress.
“I’m also a very staunch supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement,” Sarsour said during a panel discussion on anti-Semitism last November at the New School in New York. “Now, you can tell me if I’m crazy, what other way am I supposed to be as a Palestinian American?”
Sarsour and Billoo, IPT noted, also support Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who frequently speaks of “the Satanic Jew” and claims “there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in key roles in the 9/11 attacks.”
In 2009, Billoo informed her Twitter followers she was at the gym “watching a Farrakhan church speech.”
Sarsour has deleted a 2015 Instagram post in which she wrote that Farrakhan “does not age, God bless him.” Sarsour also has called the Nation of Islam an “integral” part of the history of Islam in America and spoke at the Nation of Islam sponsored Million Man March 20th Anniversary in 2015.
“The liberation of the Palestinian people is bound up with the liberation of black people in America,” Sarsour said at the march.