Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour reappropriated funds intended to go towards Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue, the target of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in America.
Before the Oct. 27 shooting, Sarsour fundraised $160,000 as part of an effort to repair Jewish cemeteries, of which $10,000 went to the synagogue.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, $240,000 was donated the Islamic group Celebrate Mercy, which then gave the amount to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, a mosque with deep ties to Muslim Brotherhood-afilliated groups in the United States.
The Islamic Center said it will give $155,000 to Tree of Life with the remaining $83,634 going to “projects that help foster Muslim-Jewish collaboration, dialogue, and solidarity,” Celebrate Mercy director Tarek El-Messidi told The Forward, which was accused of whitewashing Sarsour’s latest activities.
From The Forward, which seemingly does its best to whitewash what happened here. pic.twitter.com/t2UQJIFznW
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) November 27, 2018
The propaganda arm (The Forward) tried to twist it, in another deceiving article by the ever so smart journalist, Pink, but the truth is clear.
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) November 27, 2018