Posted by Curt on 19 December, 2017 at 3:40 pm. 2 comments already!


Linda Sarsour, self-professed women’s rights, and anti-Israel activist, is in the midst of yet another scandal. For our extensive coverage on Sarsour, see here.

According to an exclusive report in The Daily Caller, Sarsour was allegedly made aware of “groping and unwanted touching” perpetrated by male employees while serving as the executive director of the Arab American Association in 2009. Rather than act, Sarsour allegedly verbally attacked and threatened the victims.

Allegations of groping and unwanted touching were allegedly brought to Sarsour during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association. In response, Sarsour, a self-proclaimed champion of women, attacked the woman bringing the allegations, often threatening and body-shaming her, these sources alleged. The most serious allegations were dismissed, Asmi Fathelbab, the alleged victim told The Daily Caller, because the accused was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the Mosque.”

“She oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women,” said Fethelbab, a former employee at the Arab American Association. “Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women’s rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.”

Fathelbab is a 37-year-old New York native and was raised in a Muslim household. She was excited in 2009 to begin working at the Arab American Association of New York as a contractor. At the time, Sarsour was the executive director of the organization. Fathelbab worked for Sarsour for almost a year, according to employment documents reviewed and authenticated by TheDC.

Fathelbab claims the Arab American Association was an unsafe workplace where she was allegedly sexually assaulted, body-shamed and intimidated.

Oftentimes, Sarsour was directly involved, according to the ex-staffer’s account.

The details are unsavory and uncomfortable. I’ll leave them in the link in the event you’d like to read further, but Fathelbab claims Sarsour “threatened legal and professional damage if she went public with the sexual assault claims.”

Sarsour has a history of maligning individuals who question her actions.

Following the accusations, Buzzfeed contacted Sarsour, in what appears to be an attempt to whitewash the allegations further. Instead, Buzzfeed’s report raised more questions than it answered.

Sarsour didn’t respond to DC’s request for comment but told Buzzfeed “this is character assassination.” Sarsour denied allegations she ignored claims of sexual harassment. Sarsour produced affidavits and office emails of proof, and Buzzfeed chatted with Fathelbab’s coworkers, some of whom claim Fathelbab was the instigator.

But is that enough to exonerate Sarsour? Hardly.

Siraj Hashmi explains at the WaEX:

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