Bill Donohue comments on how the Associated Press reported on Linda Sarsour’s commencement speech at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy on June 1:
AP says that some of Linda Sarsour’s critics “have spread false internet reports claiming she supports Islamic State militants and Sharia law.” In fact, she is guilty as charged. I made such an accusation on May 22, and I stand by it.
At this year’s Women’s March on Washington, Sarsour stood proudly with her friend, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a terrorist who was convicted in 1970 for her part in two bombings; two Israeli students were killed while shopping for groceries.
Sarsour was one of four women who invited the convicted Muslim terrorist to join with them. Why did she welcome her if she does not support “Islamic State militants”?
On February 10, 2015, Sarsour was interviewed by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. The Palestinian activist expressed concerns over the treatment of Muslims in the United States, specifically complaining about the “twenty-two states with anti-Sharia bills.”
Sharia law is modern-day slavery encoded into law. It is cited by Islamic terrorists to justify oppression. Muslims who love freedom hate Sharia law, so why does Sarsour object when it is outlawed?
AP needs to correct the record. Stop covering up for Islamist fanatics.
Contact AP Managing Editor Brian Carovillano: firstname.lastname@example.org