Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand recently praised Linda Sarsour in Time magazine and on Twitter. Sarsour, in addition to being a leader in the Women's March movement, is a relentless anti-Zionist, a promoter of anti-Semitic violence — and a key vote-getter for Mayor de Blasio.
To Gillibrand, however, Sarsour is one of the "suffragists of our time."
Sarsour praises terrorists like Rasmea Odeh, convicted in Israel of murdering Hebrew University students in 1969 and of planning an attack on the British Consulate. The Zionist Organization of America called on Gillibrand to rescind her high praise of New York's Queen of Hate, as Lahav Harkov correctly called her in these pages recently. That request has been met, so far, with silence.
Gillibrand isn't the only Democrat infatuated with Sarsour's radicalism. While most prominent Democrats look the other way, de Blasio chose to reward and encourage Sarsour by giving her a $500,000 grant from New York City.
The city itself also is funding her hate by having her deliver the commencement address to this year's graduates of CUNY's Graduate School of Public Health Policy, an event at which First Lady Chirlane McCray will receive an honorary doctorate. Of course, de Blasio and other local leaders stand firmly behind the invitation.
Then there's Chuck Schumer. The Democratic Senate minority leader boosted, fought for and praised Rep. Keith Ellison in his bid to be DNC chair. When news surfaced of Ellison's past anti-Semitic remarks and defense of Louis Farrakhan, the founder of the Nation of Islam and unabashed anti-Semite, Schumer leapt to his defense and kept lobbying Democratic National Committee members to support him.
Most of these emails are posted on Shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com