Skip to comments.White House ‘Champion of Change’ Goes After Black Pro-Israel Activist
Posted on 08/03/2014 12:14:24 PM PDT by PoloSec
An Obama administration-endorsed champion of change has lashed out at an African American pro-Israel activist, accusing her of forgetting where she came from and implying that she is being manipulated by the pro-Israel community.
Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American Muslim activist who has been honored by the White House as a champion of change, upbraided pro-Israel activist Chloe Simone Valdary Thursday on Twitter after she criticized the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), which has come under fire for engaging in anti-Semitic rhetoric.
The heated exchange between Valdary (@Cvaldary on Twitter) and Sarsour (@lsarsour on Twitter) elicited multiple responses from observers who accused Sarsour of engaging in racist and anti-Semitic stereotypes.
Please understand Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), that this year, we are coming for you, Valdary wrote online, referencing the heated battle on college campuses between Israels detractors and its defenders.
Sarsour objected to Valdarys criticism, tweeting: This girl forgot where she came from. Publicly threatening @SJPNational. Bring it on.
Valdary, who is African American and has used the language of the civil rights movement to explain her support of Israel, responded by accusing Sarsour of making racist comments.
Do we have an anti-zionist racist on our hands? *SHOCK* @lsarsour careful your klansman mask is showing, Valdary tweeted.
Sarsour went on to accuse Valdary of having her strings pulled by some sort of unnamed overseer.
We all know exactly who you are and who pulls your strings and fills your pockets, she wrote. Run along.
Sarsour did not respond to an emailed request for comment from the Washington Free Beacon to explain her tweets and clarify her position.
Reached on Friday by the Free Beacon, Valdary dubbed Sarsours remarks as unfortunate.
It is unfortunate that this racist language is being used by Israels enemies, but I cannot say I am surprised, Valdary said via email. This is the extrapolation of the anti-Zionists argument to its logical conclusion. Anyone who denies the Jews the right to self-determination in their native land will obviously disparage other ethnic groups who are allied with them.
What disturbs me more, however, is that Sarsour is a self-described civil rights activist and a Champion of Change, according to the White House, Valdary said.
Sarsour is featured on the White Houses website as one of its Champions of Change, an initiative that features ordinary Americans who are doing extraordinary things in their communities.
A winner is picked each week and invited to the White House to share their ideas.
Sarsour, in her biography on the White Houses website, is described as a working woman, community activist, and mother of three.
Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage, the biography states. Currently she is the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Coordinator for the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a network of 22 Arab American organizations in 11 states including the District of Columbia, nationwide where she conducts trainings nationally on the importance of civic engagement in the Arab and Muslim American community.
Locally she serves as the director of the Arab American Association of New York, a social service agency serving the Arab community in NYC, according to the biography. Lindas strengths are in the areas of community development, youth empowerment, community organizing, civic engagement, and immigrants rights advocacy.
Many of Sarsours more recent tweets have been critical of Israels actions in Gaza.
In one, for instance, she writes: Viewer discretion is advised: Israel attacking ambulances. You are sick if you justify this. SICK.
>> Palestinian-American Muslim activist
Glad I’m not just half an American. Blessed to be Christian.
If they do, it will be the LAST thing they ever do.
And when I am through, I will hunt down every single person involved with bringing them to our shores, along with many others, and those responsible
will pay the price.
Enjoy you visit
So you are claiming Chloe Valdary is Muslim? Proof?
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
History repeating itself, headed toward the same bloody and inevitable result.
This administration will live in infamy.
That is not the only one he’s going to have trouble with, and this one has a big platform Howard Stern
Obama also says he is a Christian. Means nothing what they say. Study what they do.
So, you are claiming this woman is Muslim because she defends Israel? Weird.
In the end, it comes down to us vs. them. Which side would you like to see to win?
Taqqiyah. Lots of “Palestinians” are nominally “Christians”, but you can’t be Christian and “Palestinian” because that instantly posits you against the existence of Israel and against God’s will.
So this “champion of change” Sarsour is saying that the black pro-Israel woman Valdary must remember where she came fromi.e. her forebears in slavery to Muslims, to be sold as chattel to the highest bidder?
Never mind; got the two mixed up. Sorry.
a Palestinian-American Muslim activista supporter of jihad who has been honored by the White House as a champion of change, upbraided pro-Israel activist Chloe Simone Valdary Thursday on Twitter after she criticized the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)... Sarsour objected to Valdarys criticism, tweeting: This girl forgot where she came from. Publicly threatening @SJPNational. Bring it on. ... Do we have an anti-zionist racist on our hands? *SHOCK* @lsarsour careful your klansman mask is showing, Valdary tweeted.,, We all know exactly who you are and who pulls your strings and fills your pockets, she wrote. Run along.
Excuse me, nickcarraway, but I can’t find anywhere in the article (written by Adam Kredo in the Washington Free Beacon) nor in any of PoloSec’s posts where a claim was made that Chloe Valdary is Muslim.
Please indicate where you saw that and quote the exact sentence (in context, please).
From the posted article:
“Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American Muslim activist...”
“...pro-Israel activist Chloe Simone Valdary...”
I think several FReepers have been confused by your post #6 and #8.
In the article you linked in post #8, Chloe says:
“My name is Chloe` Valdary. I am a Christian. Although I have kept Shabbat, kosher, and the Holy Days all my life, my religion is not Judaism.”
IMO, this sounds like she either attends or has attended a Messianic Synagogue which welcomes both Jew and Gentile alike as members and visitors. Or perhaps, one of her parents or other close relatives is Jewish.
For more info, here is a link to her website:
Yeah, and adult male child molestors who rape boys are all “self-described heterosexuals”.
I don’t get it, why should you think she is pretending to be Christian, simply because she is pro-Israel.
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