I don’t know how I missed all this the first time around, a couple/few weeks ago, but >>>> not really very long ago, Linda Sarsour probably made her most insular and inflammatory remarks yet --- when Ms. Sarsour expressed her particular version/vision of “OUR COMMUNITY”; gave everybody some insight into how she probably perceives her constituency; and clearly indicated her latest unique approach to the local politics and politicians operating in, for and on Bay Ridge
BTW, judging from the comments following what appeared in the “Brooklyn Paper” (the article quoted & cited below) >>>> quite a few people don’t seem to have liked what Sarsour had to say one bit
In a recent edition of the “Brooklyn Paper,” Vince Dimiceli did his own text report about “Brooklyn Paper Radio”; and he led off with this rundown of his and Gersch Kuntzman’s interview of Linda Sarsour -- “An Arab-American will run for Bay Ridge’s soon-to-be-open Council seat, Muslim activist Linda Sarsour revealed to hosts Gersh Kuntman and Vince DiMiceli during the latest edition of Brooklyn Paper Radio…. Sarsour, who is rumored to be running for the seat, said she is yet to decide if she will go for it herself, but claimed that one member of the growing population in the neighborhood would step up to the plate…. ‘Our community is having our own personal conversation about it,’ she said of the seat that will be vacated by Vincent Gentile. ‘Someone who is Arab-American is definitely running in 2017. That is a fact.’ … No Arab America has ever sat on the Council….” (See “Sarsour on Radio: An Arab American will run for open Bay Ridge Council seat!” by Vince Dimiceli, dateline “7/18/16” [http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/39/30/bpr-linda-sarsour-2016-07-23-bk.html]).
Sarsour had supposedly come into to talk to the folks at the “Brooklyn Paper” about how Muslim women aren’t foced to wear veils and other strange garb --- but instead, that they “choose” to do so. According Mr. Dimiceli, the discussion was as a result of and in response to what Dimiceli referred to as, “… a story The Paper broke about a Bay Ridge Muslim woman’s line of “modest” clothing that some commentators claimed was the sign of the oppression of Muslim women….”
Be that as it may…. However, if one is to judge by the variety and calorie level of the comments following the article in the “Brooklyn Paper,” referred to above --- there plenty of people that are unhappy with Ms. Sarsour and/or what she had to say.
For my part, I would like a clarification of what LS meant when she said “Our community is having our own personal conversation about it….” Or to put it another way, who is Sarsour talking about when she says “…. [o]ur community is having our own personal conversation….” ?????