(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.