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Stop Linda Sarsour from Speaking at CUNY Commencement

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On April 19, 2017, City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Healthy Policy announced Linda Sarsour as the keynote speaker of its commencement ceremony on May 30th at The Apollo Theater.

Sarsour is an advocate for Sharia law, has excluded Zionists from the modern feminist movement, is a supporter of BDS, and has described rock throwing against Israelis as courageous. Further, Sarsour has shared the stage with Rasmea Yousef Odeh, who was convicted by the Israeli Court for her murder of two students, Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe, in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing in 1969.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) has already spoken out against this appointment, claiming that Sarsour's support of Sharia Law makes her unsuitable to speak at a school funded by taxpayers, CBS New York reported on Friday.
"She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing," Hikind said.

Sign the petition below to support peace rather than hate; stop Linda Sarsour from spreading hate at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy commencement.


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