Linda Sarsour, a socialist Muslim who supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel, spoke at the Democratic National Convention, but the Democrat presidential nominee’s campaign said she “has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever,” The Clarion Project reported.
“Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Israel and a vehement opponent of anti-Semitism his entire life, and he obviously condemns her views and opposes BDS, as does the Democratic platform,” Biden’s campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said in a statement.
Sarsour’s support for the BDS Movement qualifies her as an antisemite, according to the State Department’s definition of the term.
Yet, Sarsour served as campaign surrogate for the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, who is a “Jewish” atheist.
At the convention, she spoke on a panel for the Muslim Delegates and Allies Assembly.
Sarsour has made similar comments to Biden in regard to the identity of people and the things they believe.
In regard to women who do not share her radical Islamic beliefs, she said, “I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don’t deserve to be women,” which echoes Biden’s statement: “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Sarsour, who co-founded the radical socialist Women’s March organization, has ties to Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader.
She has said that the Women’s March supports Jewish and LGBTQ people.
A Democratic Party official said that the DNC’s events and speakers are organized without input from Biden’s campaign.
“The caucus and council chairs come up with their own programming and select their own speakers,” the unnamed official said.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned Biden’s campaign for their decision to push aside Sarsour.
“Smearing her and other American Muslims as anti-Semitic for supporting Palestinian human rights is predictable, despicable and unacceptable. Our political leaders must stop doing it,” CAIR said in a statement.