Sarsour has also frequently been the public face of the concerns of local Palestinians.Now, state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said Sarsour’s activisim – and her support of Sharia Law – makes her unfit to by the speaker at the June commencement.
She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind said.
“I mean, it’s just nuts. It makes no sense. It’s crazy to have this woman be the person who’s going to speak to the students,” Hikind said.
Hikind said a taxpayer-funded school like CUNY should not have invited Sarsour and should disinvite her. But CUNY is having none of it.
“The program has not changed,” said CUNY School of Public Health Dean Ayman El-Mohandes.Sarsour did not respond to repeated attempts to reach her, but the school said former President Barack Obama named her a “champion of change.”