(JTA) — A New York kosher restaurant is under fire for employing the brother of Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour.
The Jewish Defense Organization, considered to be a Jewish extremist group, has taken aim at Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse restaurant, calling on it to fire Mohammed Sarsour, The New York Jewish Week reported. Sarsour, known as Moe, is a manager at the restaurant.
“Linda Sarsour[,] a hard core Hamas Islamic Nazi terrorist … has a brother pro-Hamas terror [sic] who works at Izzy [sic] Smokehouse. … Let us run him out now before it’s too late!!” read in part the flier that was posted throughout Crown Heights in Brooklyn.
Sick lies spread about Sarsour family in witch hunt against a kosher place in Crown Heights. By extremist “Jewish Defense Organization”. pic.twitter.com/OuMlZadafd— Elad Nehorai (@PopChassid) June 6, 2017
Mohammed Sarsour did not comment to The Jewish Week.
Simcha Bard, 26, a Jewish Republican strategist, condemned the flier.
“Linda Sarsour is problematic; Mohammed isn’t,” he told The Jewish Week. “Quite frankly, anything you might associate with Linda in any way, shape or form shouldn’t define her brother.