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June 15, 2017 4:52 pm

Brooklyn Jews Rally Behind BDS Activist Linda Sarsour’s Brother Following Threat From Extremist Group

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Jews in Brooklyn have rallied behind the brother of prominent BDS advocate Linda Sarsour after an extremist group issued a call for him to be “run out” of the kosher restaurant where he works.

Mohammed “Moe”  Sarsour — who works at popular kosher barbecue joint Izzy’s Smokehouse — was reportedly targeted on a flier issued by the Jewish Defense Organization (JDO) as punishment for his sister’s political activities. “Linda Sarsour[,] a hard core Hamas Islamic Nazi terrorist … has a brother pro-Hamas terror [sic] who works at Izzy [sic] Smokehouse. … Let us run him out now before it’s too late!!” the flier said.

But the guilt by association harassment was, according to The New York Jewish Week, too much for patrons of Izzy’s, who remembered Moe Sarsour’s successful effort to save the life of a man who was stabbed outside his father’s store two years ago.

“Linda Sarsour is problematic, Mohammed isn’t,” Simcha Bard, who has known Sarsour for several years, was quoted as saying. “Quite frankly, anything you might associate with Linda in any way shape or form, shouldn’t define her brother. Linda is fair game, but to attack Mohammed is truly unfair considering his decency and his record of public service, having saved a stabbing victim.”

Commenters on the COL Live website echoed Bard’s views. “When you are in Izzy’s and you see Moe interact with the people you see his respect for our community and we should embrace that and show how beautiful our community can be,” one post read.

“This is revolting, disgusting, and un-American,” another commenter wrote. “The publishers of this flyer should be embarrassed of themselves. This is not how Jews are supposed to act.”

A.J. Weberman, a representative of the JDO, told The Jewish Week that the fliers were produced by “a more extreme part” of the group, but added that if Moe Sarsour wanted to work at a kosher restaurant “he should denounce Linda.”

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  • Joseph Feld

    As Ezekiel told us, a son shall not die for the sins of the father and a father shall not die for the sins of the son. The same obviously applies to a brother and sister. One of the stranger bits of WW2 history is that a close female relative of Adolf worked in the kosher kitchen of Vienna University !

  • Fact of the matter is that Maha, that is what they call him at the smoke house so that their customers won’t be freaked out by Mohammad, does have connections to Hamas through not only Linda but other relatives in Israel who are in prison for plotting to mass murder Jews.From JP: “Raed Khalil bin Mahmoud, the father of five and resident of Dura in the West Bank southwest of Hebron, walked to the second floor of the Panorama building on Ben-Zvi Street and began stabbing worshipers at an afternoon minha service being held inside a Judaica store. Mahmoud worked legally at a restaurant near the scene of the attack, had a permit to be in Israel, and had no history of security offenses. Tel Aviv police said Thursday they still had not determined whether he had come from work before the attack or had taken the knife from the restaurant’s kitchen, saying the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) is investigating the matter.” No previous criminal or extremist past. It can happen. So why take the chance? If a cousin of a Nazi war criminal mass murderer who was locked up moved in next door would you invite him into your home? Hamas and Nazis have worked together. Google it.

    • brynababy


    • Mission accomplished. It’s delightful dude

  • DocReality

    The two San Bernardino shooters weren’t problematic, either, until they started shooting. I wouldn’t trust that kid as far as I could throw him. Brooklyn Jews are apparently as moronic as the majority of European voters.

    • brynababy


  • 46nd2

    zionism is a mental disorder.

  • Lia

    Perhaps he simply avoids the association?

  • bigrobtheactor

    What idiots.