NJEA should withdraw backing from Jihadist and cop-killer supporters
We all remember the Women's March organization and who was very loud about supporting it:
...And then it turned out that the leadership of the Women's March was calling for "jihad" against the elected government of the United States of America.
...And then the Women's March posted a birthday greeting on its Facebook page praising a terrorist who murdered a New Jersey State Trooper. That terrorist cop-killer is on the FBI's "most wanted list" -- with a $2 million reward.
Even the New York Times gets it.
In an August 1st piece titled -- "When Progressives Embrace Hate" -- NY Times Editor Bari Weiss points out that the Women's March is connected to some very unsavory people but that groups like the NJEA (the state teachers' union) and those candidates they support don't seem to care. Weiss wrote:
"The leaders of the Women’s March, arguably the most prominent feminists in the country, have some chilling ideas and associations. Far from erecting the big tent so many had hoped for, the movement they lead has embraced decidedly illiberal causes and cultivated a radical tenor that seems determined to alienate all but the most woke.
Start with Ms. Sarsour, by far the most visible of the quartet of organizers. It turns out that this 'homegirl in a hijab,' as one of many articles about her put it, has a history of disturbing views, as advertised by . . . Linda Sarsour.
There are comments on her Twitter feed of the anti-Zionist sort: 'Nothing is creepier than Zionism,' she wrote in 2012. And, oddly, given her status as a major feminist organizer, there are more than a few that seem to make common cause with anti-feminists, like this from 2015: 'You’ll know when you’re living under Shariah law if suddenly all your loans and credit cards become interest-free. Sound nice, doesn’t it?' She has dismissed the anti-Islamist feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the most crude and cruel terms, insisting she is 'not a real woman' and confessing that she wishes she could take away Ms. Ali’s vagina — this about a woman who suffered genital mutilation as a girl in Somalia."
Which brings us to Jennifer Hamilton, Kate Matteson and Gina Trish. They are running for office in Sussex County. Matteson and Trish have expressed personal support for the Women's March organization and have failed to retract or even comment on the organization's "illiberal" and "radical" (according to the New York Times) leadership or the group's praise of a terrorist cop-killer. Now, all three have embraced the same NJEA group that organized for these "illiberal" radicals and that also refuses to comment on the group's praise of a terrorist cop-killer or its leadership's call for "jihad".
The NJEA, along with Jennifer Hamilton, Kate Matteson and Gina Trish have failed to call out Linda Sarsour, the co-chair of the Women's March, and a self-proclaimed advocate of "jihad" against the democratically elected American government.
Yes, the co-chair of the Women's March actually called for "jihad" against the government of the United States of America. And Democrats have remained politically-correct silent about it. Instead, Democrat leaders have praised the Women's March and continue to do so -- lending their support to its leadership while American troops are in the field, engaged in a fight against jihadists. Why have the Democrats and their candidates refused to comment on these threats of "jihad"?
Last month, Linda Sarsour -- a prominent Democrat Party activist and co-chair of the Women's March -- called for a "jihad" against the American government. You can catch her act here:
Here's what she said:
"During a speech to the Islamic Society of North America convention in Chicago last weekend, Sarsour, a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention who is an anti-Israel and pro-Sharia activist, made the startling call and also urged against 'assimilation.'
'I hope that we when we stand up to those who oppress our communities that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad,' she said. 'That we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or in the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.'
'Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community, it is not to assimilate and please any other people and authority,' she said.
'Our obligation is to our young people, is to our women, to make sure our women are protected in our community. Our top priority and even higher than all those other priorities is to please Allah and only Allah,' she said."
Sarsour started off her call for "jihad" by praising Siraj Wahaj, who she described as her "favorite person in the room." Wahaj is a controversial New York imam who has attracted the attention of American authorities for years. Federal prosecutors included him on a 3½-page list of people they said "may be alleged as co-conspirators" in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, though he was never charged, the Associated Press reported.
Since the election of Donald Trump as President, some Democrats appear to have gone completely loopy. We believe that dissent is an American right, but "dissent" isn't "jihad". When did the democratic concept of a "loyal opposition" morph into "jihad" -- a "holy war" to be waged by all means necessary? And why are Democrats and their candidates too afraid to talk about it?
And here is another thing that they are afraid to comment on. It was reported extensively in the media last month that the Women's March "honored" cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur).
Referring to the notorious cop-killer, who murdered a New Jersey State Trooper in cold blood, as a "revolutionary" whose words "inspire us to keep resisting", the far-left Women' March organization issued a statement "celebrating" Ms. Chesimard's birthday.
The Star-Ledger reported on this:
So did the Save Jersey blog:
Joanne Chesimard, the Black Liberation Army member hiding in Cuba after murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973, has long eluded American justice and vexed New Jersey public officials as well as the public at large.
Donald Trump made headlines in June by spiking the Obama-era Cuba deal and citing the case of Chesimard (a/k/a Assata Shakur) as one of the reasons.
Eyebrows were therefore raised on Sunday when the far-left Women’s March’s social media accounts CELEBRATED the notorious cop-killing fugitive’s birthday:
“I think you guys accidentally left out the part where she shot a police officer in the face, escaped from prison, then fled to Cuba in this post,” responded one Facebook user.
We know where Republicans like Assemblymen Parker Space stand on cop-killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur). They want her extradited back to the United States to face trial for the murder of a police officer. They backed that up by sponsoring a legislative resolution (AR-111) to urge Congress and the Administration to make that happen.
Why haven't we heard from Jennifer Hamilton, Kate Matteson and Gina Trish or the NJEA about this? Why have they remained silent?
Why don't some Democrats appear to mind associating with radicals calling for "jihad" and cop-killers? Do they consider these legitimate forms of "dissent"? We are very interested in hearing what Jennifer Hamilton, Kate Matteson and Gina Trish have to say about a group, that the NJEA strongly supports, honoring a cop-killer.