Linda Sarsour, one of the key players in the Women’s March on DC and “champion” of women’s rights, now finds herself in an unenviable position. She is being labeled an “enabler” of sexual assault against women by a former employee.
Recognized as a “champion of change” by the White House under the Obama administration, Sarsour is being accused of changing the working environment that she oversaw into one that was “unsafe and abusive to women.”
Asmi Fathelbab, the alleged victim claims that she presented Sarsour, the former executive director of the Arab American Association, with accusations of groping and unsolicited touching by a man who lived in the building where the organization was located.
“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. He would pin me against the wall and rub his crotch on me.”
She claims the man would allegedly also sneak up on her with a full erection.
Fathelbab told the Daily Caller that the most serious offenses by the male were dismissed because Fathelbab was told by the organization’s leadership that he was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the Mosque.”
“She (Sansour) called me a liar because ‘Something like this didn’t happen to women who looked like me. How dare I interrupt her TV news interview in the other room with my ‘lies.’”
“She told me he had the right to sue me for false claims, adding that the assaulter allegedly “had the right to be anywhere in the building he wanted.”
When Sarsour allegedly dismissed her many reports about the man, Fathelbab claims she sought the assistance of the president of the board of directors, Ahmed Jaber.
“Jaber told me my stalker 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.”
Fathelbab said her allegations about the man got her written up for disciplinary action and was forced to talk to a detective from the community liaison division about the consequences of making false claims to police.
Fathhelbab states further that Sarsour has also interfered with her employment opportunities.
She reports that:
“She told me I’d never work in NYC ever again for as long as she lived. She’s kept her word. She had me fired from other jobs when she found out where I worked. She has kept me from obtaining any sort of steady employment for almost a decade.”
Two other people who knew Fathelbab when she worked for Sarsour, have allegedly confirmed that Fathelbab would appear emotionally distressed and in a panic” from work, often describing it as an “unsafe” work environment.
“It’s always going to be the woman’s fault over there. “And Sarsour was there to protect the men. She’s not for other women. The only women she’s for is for herself.”
…“Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women’s rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.”
As someone who was named as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” along with her three co-chairs following the January women’s march, it will be interesting to see if her influence begins to wane among women who have recently called men to task for lesser “allegations”.
Some on Twitter questioned what was next, as well:
OANN’s Liz Wheeler said: “Well well well. The co-organizer of the @WomensMarch enabled sexual predators in her workplace. Color me shocked. The left BETTER call her out.”
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) December 18, 2017
Elliott Hamilton, a writer for the DailyWire said: “Any comment, @womensmarch?”
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) December 18, 2017
The co-chair position Sarsour held in the “2017 Day Without A Woman” strike may help prepare her for the reality of fewer women following her in the future should the allegations prove to be true.
We can only hope that women on the Left wake up and stop following her, regardless!
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