NY College As liberal universities continue to shut down events featuring conservative speakers, one college used taxpayer funds to have a pro-Sharia law speaker at its school. The City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health has announced its commencement speaker will be a controversial supporter of Sharia law and Palestine. According to a The FOX News Insider reported:, CUNY’s public health graduate school has chosen Linda Sarsour to give its commencement speech on June 1.
“I am delighted to confirm that Linda Sarsour will indeed speak at our June 1 commencement at the Apollo Theater,” school dean Ayman El-Mohandes’ chief of staff Barbara Aaron said.
Sarsour was one of the organizers for the Women’s March/Planned Parenthood Rally back in January is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants.. She also has radical Islamic ties to terrorism, including defending the actions of the recently deported Rasmea Odeh. Former president Barack Obama even appointed Sarsour as a “Champion of Change” back in 2012.
Democratic Party state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who represents Brooklyn, says “it’s nuts” a taxpayer-funded college would feature the radical Sarsour.
“I mean, it’s just nuts. It makes no sense. It’s crazy to have this woman be the person who’s going to speak to the students,” Hikind said to CBS New York.
Hikind also said Sarsour supports “radical Islamists.”
“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.
Hikind was referring to a tweet Sarsour put out on Oct. 11, 2015, showing a young boy apparently throwing rocks at Israelis with the caption saying, “the definition of courage.”
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 12,
Sarsour did not respond to repeated attempts to reach her, but the school said former President Barack Obama named her a “champion of change.”