In a recent op-ed, Black Lives Matter: Listen to Biden, reject hatred from Sarsour, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach calls on Alica ‘Schwartz’ Garza, Jewish founder of Black Lives Matter, to reject the far left influence of radical Linda Sarsour’s influence on the Community Organizing powerhouse she started as advocacy for Black Americans.
“Take President Biden’s advice on both counts. Let’s together engage in a moment of unity,” Shmuley wrote to Garza.
There is trouble brewing in the Democrat Party. Look no further than this story.
It is no secret that Black Lives Matter, although founded by Garza, a Black Lesbian woman who was raised as a Jew, has its focus on third world Community Organizing tactics of disruption and violent threats to help aid the Democrat Party to make demands for changes in public policy, bypassing the American voter.
It is also no secret that the group is anti-Israel.
Black Lives Matter protestors chanting anti-Jewish slogans. Who are the true racists now?! pic.twitter.com/RgKpv7CQNm
— Mahyar Tousi (@MahyarTousi) July 2, 2020
However, Garza was given an award by a Jewish group led by Shmuley in the name of “unity” for her “African- American advocacy.”
The story takes a turn this week because the group is now calling for Garza to reject those very leftist tactics and the hatred of radical antisemite, anti-American Community Organizer Sarsour.
It is not a secret that Linda Sarsour is a bold promoter and advocate of Islamic Sharia Law, which demands the subjugation of women.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali:
Linda Sarsour is NOT a defender of Human Rights, but of Sharia Law. She hates me because I expose what Sharia law is. pic.twitter.com/61wBmdg9Lo
— ZionistCommand (@ZionistCommand) February 26, 2021
Shmuley posted his letter in the Jerusalem Post referred to Sarsour and her influence on Black Lives Matter:
Dear Alicia Garza,
I thank you for initially accepting the award we offered you to salute your efforts in fighting racial injustice and prejudice, at our World Values Network Ninth Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala.
In the spirit of Biden’s call for national reconciliation, it was a true evening of bipartisan – and indeed nonpartisan – unity and brotherhood, where people put aside differences to celebrate the time-honored bonds between the African-American and Jewish communities.
The gala was co-hosted by African-American mega-philanthropist Robert Smith, who has emerged as one of the greatest funders of African-American and general education in American history.
It was an evening that you especially would have enjoyed, Alicia, given your singular accomplishments in having co-founded the Black Lives Matter hashtag. We wanted you to participate. But you withdrew two weeks before the event with a public tweet to which I now wish to respond.
I’m appealing to @aliciagarza co-founder of #BLM to reject those who wish to drive a wedge between the African-American & Jewish communities & join us in brotherhood and kinship – I hope Alicia will Read my letter and I look forward to a discussion w/ herhttps://t.co/BxkWOr0iwE
— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) March 2, 2021
Shmuley wrote that he had, “dedicated to my mission of recreating the bonds of brotherhood”.
“WHICH BRINGS us to our gala, your award, and how Linda Sarsour seems to have publicly and successfully pressured you to cancel,” he wrote.
On February 9 you tweeted that you were no longer a part of our event, after you were “made aware” of the “positions of this group,” Shmuley wrote.
Here is the tweet:
It’s deeply unfortunate that they’ve not adjusted their materials to reflect my decision not to participate. However, I will not be there.
— Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza) February 9, 2021
“It seems that it may have been Sarsour who made you aware, as she publicly thanked you on the same day for withdrawing,” he wrote.
MORE FROM HIS LETTER:
You and I could have worked well together, Alicia, even as we would most likely have disagreed sharply on Israel, which is no doubt the “political positions” you are referring to and which Sarsour pressured you on. Such disagreement would have been fine with me.
We know that brotherhood does not mean agreement. It means love despite disagreement.
I would have thought that you, of all people, would have known that.
As for Sarsour, here’s the weird thing about her unprovoked attacks against me. In 2016 I met her on the Steve Harvey show, where I had a warm and extremely civilized dialogue about Jewish and Islamic relations with her. I praised her for her courage in wearing the hijab and proudly affirming her Islamic religious identity. I try and do the same with wearing my yarmulke and tzitzit.
I could, therefore, hardly believe how she had no issue becoming quickly radicalized against the Jewish community.
Sarsour extended her gratitude to her “favorite person in this room, Imam Siraj Wahhaj,” whom she went on to call her “mentor, motivator, and encourager.”
This is a man unfortunately known for extremely hateful views toward the LGBTQ community. With regard to homosexuality, the imam said “the prophet cursed, la’ana, cursed the feminine man and the masculine woman,” a phenomenon he went on to describe as “a disease of this society.”
In 1992, Wahhaj expressed his desire to burn down a gay-friendly mosque in Toronto, if only he could.
His admonition of “woe to the Muslims who pick kafirs [non-Muslims] for friends” implies that Wahhaj is no fan of peaceful coexistence either, a fact I find surprising, considering that Sarsour holds “radical love” to be a tenet of her faith.
It’s no wonder that in August 2020 President Biden condemned Linda Sarsour in the strongest terms. His campaign said, “Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of antisemitism his entire life, and he obviously condemns [Sarsour’s] views and opposes BDS, as does the Democratic platform. She has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever.”
Alicia, my advice would be to take President Biden’s advice on both counts. Let’s together engage in a moment of unity, bringing together the black and Jewish communities. And let’s listen to President Biden and reject the hatred of Linda Sarsour.
We will update if the Democrats and Black Lives Matter are able to throw off the influence of the far-left radical Islamic Community Organizing tactics and influences.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776