Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the headline act at the 16th Annual Universal Muslim Association of America held over the weekend in Dearborn, Michigan, but she didn’t take the stage alone. By her side, vouching for her dedication to women’s rights and her progressive values, was Women’s March leader and noted anti-Semite, Linda Sarsour.
According to Legal Insurrection, Sarsour reportedly did little to hide her “girl crush” on the newest member of the progressive elite, gushing over Ocasio-Cortez in a panel discussion on political activism.
It’s not surprising that this pair would hook up together: Sarsour was overjoyed at Ocasio-Cortez’s win, and in an interview with Democracy Now!, called Ocasio-Cortez “the hope we’ve been waiting for.”
Sarsour also mentioned in that same interview that Ocasio-Cortez is “pro-Palestine,” even though Ocasio-Cortez had trouble articulating a position on the Israeli-Palestinian divide in an interview with PBS’s “Firing Line,” even admitting quite publicly that she wasn’t well versed on the issue. Ocasio-Cortez promised to seek out information on her own proposed “two-state solution,” and it appears she might be seeking it out from noted expert on foreign policy, Sarsour.
Legal Insurrection noted possible issues for Ocasio-Cortez stemming from her joint weekend appearance. Although Ocasio-Cortez is pro-women’s rights, the event was segregated, and all females attended — including young girls — wore the hijab.