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Courtney Love Calls Linda Sarsour An ‘Anti-Semitic Terrorist’

(JTA) — Courtney Love called Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour an “anti-Semitic terrorist” in a series of tweets.

“I won’t follow anything thats being led by an anti-Semetic terrorist that’s using feminism as a tool to promote her radicalism,” the singer and musician said Wednesday during a Twitter exchange with Sarsour.

The criticism was initially in response Sarsour’s online campaign to raise money for a Muslim woman in Ohio that she said was a victim of a hate crime (the local police department said there is not enough evidence to make that charge). 

Love, who was married to late rocker Kurt Cobain, tweeted that Sarsour was a “criminal” for “collecting funds on a made-up hate crime.”

Sarsour responded, “Welcome to America where a white woman “celebrity” uses her platform to deny that a Black immigrant Muslim woman was brutally assaulted.”

Sarsour, a leader of popular opposition to President Trump, has endorsed the movement to boycott Israel and has come out in support for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – a position that critics of that prospect say equals the end of Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.

Nonetheless, Sarsour earlier this year raised $100,000 for the restoration of a Jewish cemetery where headstones were damaged as a result of vandalism and has also received support from some American Jews.


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