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Linda Sarsour Shredded After Statement on Synagogue Shooting

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The Palestinian-American activist who calls herself “every Islamaphobe’s worst nightmare,” Linda Sarsour, took to Twitter on Saturday to express outrage at the mass murder at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

However, her commentary didn’t go over as well as she likely thought it would.

In fact, Sarsour was absolutely shredded.

“Our places of worship should be sanctuaries,” Sarsour wrote. “We should all be free to practice our faith in this country without fear of being targeted.”

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Leave it to the Twitterverse to call out hypocrites. Not all of the responses to Sarsour were family-friendly, but some were, and were very poignant, as well.

In fact, the first response to her tweet came from former Israel Defense Forces Humanitarian Officer Hen Mazzig. His comment took her to task for her hypocrisy, especially in light of her well-known association with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

Mazzig was not the only one taking aim at Sarsour’s association with anti-Semitism. In fact, more than one user pointed to Sarsour’s publicly expressed anti-Jewish, anti-Israel sentiments.

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She also got hit over her “sanctuary” comment. Some Twitter users were brutal in attacking various aspects of it.

It seems Sarsour’s own past has caught up with her.

Do you think Linda Sarsour deserved this kind of backlash?

In early September, according to the New York-based Jewish news outlet The Algemeiner Journal, the virulently anti-Israel Sarsour said American Muslims are “complicit in the occupation of the Palestinians, in the murder of Palestinian protesters,” if they don’t take active sides against Israel.

“So when we start debating in the Muslim community about Palestine, it tells me a lot about you and about the type of faith that you have in your heart,” Sarsour said at at meeting of the Islamic Society of North America.

“If you’re on the side of the oppressor, or you’re defending the oppressor, or you’re actually trying to humanize the oppressor, then that’s a problem, sisters and brothers. And we got to be able to say: that is not the position of the Muslim American community.”

In a May interview with the news site Colorlines, Sarsour called herself “every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare.” But she’s more like an apologist for radical Islam in the United States, with disturbing ties to potentially dangerous organizations.

As many Twitter users pointed out, Sarsour could have chosen to remain silent about the synagogue atrocity.

Instead she chose to speak out, as though Americans will be unable to remember her own long association with anti-Semitic organizations like the Nation of Islam.

But she was wrong about that. American remember it well. And the Twitter response to Sarsour’s statement on the Pittsburgh synagogue killings proves it.

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