Remember: there are people who watch this nonsense and believe it. Sarsour is probably referring to the three young Muslims recently murdered in North Carolina, which she and her allies (including Barack Obama) are working hard to portray as a “hate crime,” despite the fact that the murderer was a hard Leftist whose political views, aside from his militant atheism, probably differ little from Sarsour’s. Also, his Facebook page showed no anti-Muslim sentiment, and his wife said he had none, but what do people like Linda Sarsour care for the facts when those facts interfere with her narrative?
“Hyperbolic Maddow Guest Claims Muslim ‘Kids’ Being Executed in US,” by Jack Coleman, NewsBusters, February 19, 2015 (thanks to Claire):
Hardly a week passes that we don’t learn of another mass execution committed in the Mideast by the medieval Islamist thugs in ISIS.
But did you know that Muslims children are being executed in the United States? It must be true because I heard it last night on “The Rachel Maddow Show” and, no, it didn’t come from defrocked anchor Brian Williams.
Maddow was talking about the “Countering Violent Extremism” summit at the White House with Linda Sarsour, “advocacy and civic engagement coordinator” at the National Network for Arab American Communities, when Sarsour made the startling claim —
MADDOW: Do you feel like in the fight right now over how best to combat ISIS overseas, as that’s being debated in terms of both mil-, I mean, one of the things that was interesting today was the president was talking about, yeah, this is a military fight but it’s also all these other different types of fights and it’s a way that America has to use our soft power abroad and we have to sort of like project our values abroad in a way that’s going to help defeat this, beyond just what we’re doing militarily.
Do you feel like that discussion is constructive or that is also basically over-reductive and it isn’t taking account of how we’ve been acting?
SARSOUR: I mean, if we want to uphold our values and we want to show the rest of the world how wonderful we are, well, we need to start here at home. While we’re talking about partnering with Muslim communities and you are a partner and you are part of the fabric of our society, our government operates massive surveillance program, unwarranted surveillance in Muslim communities, chilling free speech, making people feel afraid.
I mean, a lot of Muslims have come to the United States to get away from regimes where they feel like their freedom of speech is infringed on, where some people don’t have freedom of religion. We come to the US, 22 states with anti-sharia bills trying to ban us from practicing our faith, mosque oppositions, we’re fighting, you know, zoning boards across the country, our kids are hearing this rhetoric, we have people, mosques being vandalized, kids being executed, Islamophobia, leaders on national television saying that, you know, holy wars and these people want to take over America. I mean, it’s just, it doesn’t, for me, reflect what we do stand for as a country and the minority in our country who are the loudest voices are reflecting what we are, and that’s not who we are as a country.
I’m an American, I’m a Muslim — should I cut myself in half? What side am I on? I’m born in Brooklyn, I can’t take that away and no one can take that away from me, I can’t be deported anywhere. So it’s just a really hard conversation to have with young people, especially young Muslims, who don’t know what side they’re supposed to be on. I’m on the American side. I’m on the right side, I’m on the side of justice. That’s the only sides that I’m on.
This from a professional Islamic apologist who believes “nothing is creepier than Zionism” (not even genital mutilation forced on Muslim girls around the world?) and who claimed that a foiled attempt to detonate an underwear bomb on an airliner was a “CIA plot”?
On an actual news program and with a scrupulous journalist sitting across from her, Sarsour would have gotten this bare minimum in pushback — those Muslim children being executed, or “kids” as you describe them — where is this happening …?…