I’ve written before about the stunning buffoonery of the organization of left-wing lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union. Whether they are suing plastic wise men on courthouse lawns, freaking out about father-daughter dances in schools, or fighting to disarm cops in schools (yes, really), the ACLU has carved out a reputation for itself that is neither prestigious nor respectable.
But their recent fawning over the utterly disgraced and disgraceful organizer of the Women’s March, Linda Sarsour, is a perfect depiction of why reasonable people have no use for the group.
As Ben Shapiro has admirably elucidated previously:
Women’s March organizer and leftist darling Linda Sarsour spoke before the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). There, she called for a “jihad” against President Trump…In fact, Sarsour led off her speech by paying tribute to Siraj Wajjah, her “favorite person in the room.” Wajjah was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a witness on behalf of the Blind Sheikh terrorist, and a man who has repeatedly embraced the notion of violent jihad. Sarsour, too, explicitly rejected assimilation. Sarsour is also friends with Islamist terrorist Rasmeah Odeh, took a picture with former Hamas operative Salah Sarsour, and brags about relatives in prison in Israel.
She has also stated that anti-radical Islamic activists such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a victim of Islamic female genital mutilation, should have their vaginas removed.
Sarsour went further than that, actually. She stated that the heroic woman Ali, “doesn’t deserve to be a woman.” That hostility should surprise no one. Anyone who is familiar with even the basics of Islamic Sharia Law, which Sarsour stumps for, knows that it represents the antithesis of “civil liberties.” Sharia is the silencing of all individual liberties in the name of a strict, doctrinal, dogmatic religious code of behavior and belief. Sharia is anti-Bill of Rights in every way imaginable.
Yet here is the Orwellian named American Civil Liberties Union:
“She fights for civil rights and civil liberties. Here’s a profile of @lsarsour for our magazine to learn more.”
If you believe that Islamic female genital mutilation or honor killings represent the apex of civil liberties, then the ACLU is the organization for you. If not, you might be inclined to agree with conservative stalwart Mark Hemingway who perfectly encapsulated their inexcusable betrayal of those principles:
“A Christian florist served a gay man for 9 years and the ACLU is suing her for not doing his wedding. Sarsour endorses Sharia & the ACLU lauds her.”
Phonies. The ACLU isn’t about the Bill of Rights. They aren’t about civil liberties. They are nothing more than the legal bullying arm of the progressive movement in America and have become shockingly bad at hiding it.