Pro-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour was invited as commencement speaker at the taxpayer-funded City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, stirring intense controversy, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Sarsour, who is the public face for concerns regarding local Palestinians, has frequently spoken out against the police surveillance of Muslim communities in New York.
In December 2016, Sarsour appeared at the 15th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America.
During the event, she posed for a picture with Salah Sarsour, a former Hamas operative whose been jailed by the Israelis in the 1990s. Hamas has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. government in 1995.
Some people including New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) believe Linda Sarsour’s links with terror groups make her unfit to speak at the commencement of the taxpayer-funded university.
Hikind said, “She is someone who associates with radical Islamists.” “She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” he continued.