White Muslim Linda Sarsour to Host ‘Women of Color’ Conference

She only converted her religion, not her ethnicity.

Linda Sarsour used to be “some ordinary white girl from New York City” before she converted to Islam and became an anti-Semitic, pro-sharia Muslim. And apparently, that has earned her status as a woman of color, because she’s going to be the host for Mount Holyoke College’s 2018 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference.

The conference alleges to be “a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color,” but exclusions most definitely apply, as was noted by Campus Reform:

In the spirit of inclusivity, the event is open to “all individuals (from ages 4 and up) who self-identify as women of color,” according to its event page. No men of color, nor white women, will be permitted to attend.

The college is defending the exclusionary event by saying “more than 50% of our students are students of color or international.” Which is odd, because a 2015 graduate of Mount Holyoke who attended that year’s conference, considered her school a “PWI,” or “Predominantly White Institution.”

Mount Holyoke isn’t funding the conference, but its Students of Color Committee is, and as Campus Reform points out, it’s unclear how the “thousands of dollars needed” was raised.

In the video above published by Vox back in January, Sarsour explains how her ethnicity magically changed after she started wearing a hijab. A few months later in a separate interview, Sarsour said her desire to become a high school teacher was spurred by watching Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds, which made her want to inspire “young people of color like me.”

Who knew a head covering had such powers?

Perhaps even more shocking than this — and the fact that Sarsour was named one of Glamour’s “Women of the Year” — is that the terror-tied Palestinian activist will be on a university panel discussing anti-Semitism. Yes, the same Sarsour who backs fellow Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan and encourages violence against Israelis.

A petition to remove Sarsour from the panel has been signed by 10,000 people and asks for an apology from New York's The New School for involving someone who believes Islamophobia is worse than anti-Semitism, because Jew-hatred isn't "systemic."

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