No to Anti-Semitism, No to Islamophobia

“ATTENTION: PLEASE refrain from using anti-semitic language when expressing support for Palestine and Palestinians. It is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable and I will call you out on it. The Palestinian cause invites ALL who stand for justice and equality and all who want to be on the right side of history including American Jews. They have been some of our closest and most loyal allies and the last thing we need is to alienate people by using the same tactics and hateful rhetoric that is used against us. Let’s learn from history. Stay focused, stay principled – your cause is pure, your cause is just. No need to contaminate it with misguided hate.”

Photo of Linda Sarsour on the Brooklyn Bridge

Linda Sarsour
Director, Arab American Association of New York

One thought on “No to Anti-Semitism, No to Islamophobia

  1. If you study European literature you will come to realize that antisemitism has been a constant and strong theme in their literary works. Take Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” for instance! Actually some say that this fake country called Israel has also been Europe’s way of getting rid of the Jews they hated so much! Antisemitism has its roots in Europe and now poor Palestinians have to pay the price!
    I agree with you that both antisemitism and Islamophobia are to be kept away from of course! They are both versions of racism and totally unacceptable!

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