Who would have thought that a pro-Sharia, radical leftist feminist would be accused of enabling the sexual assault of women?
As it turns out, Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour has been accused of enabling the sexual assault of women who worked for her during her time as executive of the Arab American Association.
According to the Daily Caller, Sarsour, a “self-proclaimed champion of women, attacked the woman bringing the allegations, often threatening and body-shaming her, these sources alleged.”
“She oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women,” said Asmi Fathelbab, a former employee at the Arab American Association. “Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women’s rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.”
Fathelbab told the Daily Caller the story of originally being excited about working for the Arab American Association, only to continuously be sexually assaulted by a man there:
The problems began in early 2009 when a man named Majed Seif, who lived in the same building where the Arab American Association offices are located, allegedly began stalking Fathelbab.
“He would sneak up on me during times when no one was around, he would touch me, you could hear me scream at the top of my lungs,” Asmi Fathelbab tells TheDC. “He would pin me against the wall and rub his crotch on me.”
Asmi claims one of Majed’s alleged favorite past times was sneaking up on her with a full erection.
“It was disgusting,” said Fathelbab, who told The Caller she took her complaint to Sarsour, only for her story to be dismissed outright. And worse, Sarsour shamed her looks, she said.
“She called me a liar because ‘Something like this didn’t happen to women who looked like me,’” Asmi said. “How dare I interrupt her TV news interview in the other room with my ‘lies.’”
Fathelbab tried to take her complaints higher up the chain and complained to the president of the board of directorsr. However, she would have no luck there either, as Jaber told her that Seif was a “god-fearing man” who was “always at the Mosque, so he wouldn’t do something like that.
“He wanted to make it loud and clear this guy was a good Muslim and I was a bad Muslim for “complaining,”” said Fathelbab.
Fathelbab said she would be subjected to disciplinary action for attempting to report Seif’s claims. As the Caller explains, Sarsour exacted revenge after the fact, too.
Fathelbab’s claims were corroborated by two employees from the Arab American Association:
Two people who knew Fathelbab during her time at the Arab American Association spoke with TheDC on condition of anonymity. Both collaborate her story, recalling that Asmi would return “emotionally distressed and in a panic” from work, often describing it as an “unsafe” work environment.
Another New York political operative, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, claims that Sarsour was “militant against other women” at the Association. This operative, who has worked for over 12 years with the Arab American Association, says they remember Asmi and witnessed her getting harassed in the building.
“They made it about her weight, saying she was not attractive enough to be harassed and then swept it under the rug,” the source said. “It was Linda Sarsour, Ahmad Jaber and Habib Joudeh who took care of it.” Habib Joudeh is the vice president of the Arab American Association of New York.
“Just wait until more people start to talk,” said Fathelbab. “Sarsour is no champion of women. She is an abuser of them.”
Among the many instances of this ‘champion of women’ supporting Sharia law and praising even the practice of forbidding women the right to drive, it seems Sarsour was also mocking their claims of abuse and punishing them for speaking out.
How does that fit in with #MeToo, I wonder. Perhaps we should all ask them. A lot.