Where ‘New Linda Sarsour’ Zahra Billoo Dehumanized Jews and a Proud Muslim-Israeli
A few days ago I posted how Zahra Billoo, the Linda Sarsour clone and newly appointed board member of the Women’s March, was quickly voted off following the discovery of some past tweets and statements.
Zahra Billoo, a lawyer and executive director of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations) in San Francisco, tweets included: “Zionism is the violent ideology responsible for the genocide and displacement of indigenous Palestinians and the destruction of Palestinian land.”
She described Zionism as “racism”, and wrote in 2015: “I’m more afraid of racist Zionists who support Apartheid Israel than of the mentally Ill young people the #FBI recruits to join ISIS.”
The previous year, she tweeted: “Blaming Hamas for firing rockets at [Apartheid] Israel is like blaming a woman for punching her rapist.”
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the American antisemitism watchdog, had called on the Women’s March to “condemn the statements and sentiments” of Ms Billoo, describing her “long history of deeply offensive and antisemitic statements.
“Fair criticism of any government and its policies, including Israel, is an important aspect of democracy. But outright rejecting Jewish nationhood and singling out solely the Jewish state with inflammatory and virulent rhetoric is antisemitic, plain and simple.”
Going through her past tweets, I discovered one where the antisemitism is even more overt than those described above.
While the video has since been removed, the comparison of “Zionists” to vampires is all too clear from history. And by “Zionists” we know she meant “Jews.”
But please do tell me that Billoo is no Jew hater.
And in another not-reported tweet I have discovered, she has also dehumanized a fellow Muslim – who had the audacity to be a proud Israeli citizen.
This is the photo to which her tweet links:
In Billoo’s worldview, Jews drink the blood of Muslims and Muslims who get on well with Israeli Jews are subhuman.
The Women’s March were right to dismiss this vile person, but there are plenty more like her within the movement.