The CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy has announced their commencement speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony on June 1st. The school tapped Linda Sarsour, a pro-sharia law advocate, to give the keynote address at the graduation.
An anti-Zionist and pro-Sharia Law advocate, Assemblyman Ron Castorina believes her unfit to speak at a taxpayer-funded university. Sarsour has tweeted “Sharia law is reasonable and once you read into the details it makes a lot of sense” and has even drew comparisons between Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Renown activist and author for Muslim reform AyaanHirsi Ali has spoken out against Sarsourin an interview on Fox News stating, “Ms. Sarsour is not interested in universal civil rights she’s a defender of Sharia law. There’s no principle that demeans, degrades, and dehumanizes women more than the principal of Sharia Law.”
On the matter Assemblyman Castorina states, “I cannot fathom how CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy thinks Ms. Sarsour should continue as the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony. Her anti-Zionist history coupled with her continued advocacy for Sharia Law and support of radical Islamists should deem her unfit to speak to these students.”Castorina continued, “Under our Constitution everyone has the freedom to believe and practice the religion they so choose, something I firmly stand by. Yet under that same Constitution it calls for the separation of church and state. Somehow, Ms. Sarsour found an audience at a taxpayer-funded university after continuously supporting Sharia Law, the foil to the separation of church and state. I cannot and will not stand by or support this action.”
“I am delighted to confirm that Linda Sarsour will indeed speak at our June 1 commencement at the Apollo Theater,” Barbara Aaron, chief of staff to CUNY Graduate School of Public Health dean Ayman El-Mohandes, told The Daily Caller. “She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them,” New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) told local CBS affiliate in New York upon learning about the news. “She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing.”