Elizabeth Warren to Speak at Immigration Conference With Linda Sarsour, Despite Women’s March Controversy Over Her Anti-Semitism
Senator Elizabeth Warren will be appearing at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Arlington, Virginia, next month alongside controversial anti-Semite Linda Sarsour.
Sarsour has been facing calls to step down from the Women’s March by the founder and other leaders of the organization over her ties to Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and her longstanding disdain for Israel.
“Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez of Women’s March, Inc. have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship. But they have not,” Women’s March founder Teresa Shook wrote on Facebook. “In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti- LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs. I call for the current Co-Chairs to step down and to let others lead who can restore faith in the Movement and its original intent.”
The conference will take place from December 9-11 and claims to be “the largest conference on immigrant and refugee rights and integration in the United States.”
“At the NIIC, the many different spokes of this field gather to develop relationships, build campaigns, amplify shared values, be inspired, build relationships, and share ideas, strategies, lessons learned and new information and innovations,” the event’s website reads. “It is an important space for leaders and organizations, and strengthens collaborations and partnerships that power work at the local, regional and national level.”
In 2014, while serving as executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, Sarsour tweeted a photograph of a Palestinian throwing a rock, presumably at Israelis wrote that it is “the definition of courage.” She has ironically also claimed that someone cannot be both a feminist and a Zionist, while lobbying for Sharia Law.
The Washington Free Beacon reports, “this isn’t the NIIC isn’t the first time that Warren, who has been floated as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, will have attended an event with Sarsour. Last month, Warren attended a rally protesting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation alongside Sarsour and Tamika Mallory, a Women’s March co-founder.”