Women's March organizer Sarsour slams 'attack campaign' after report of Hamas ties

"The opposition cannot fathom to see a Palestinian Muslim American woman that resonates with the masses."

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January 24, 2017 13:41
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Linda Sarsour speaks onstage during the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. . (photo credit: THEO WARGO/GETTY IMAGES/AFP)

 
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One of the organizer's of Saturday's Women's March in Washington D.C. defended herself Sunday against reports that she had met with a Hamas financier at a convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America in Chicago last month.

Linda Sarsour, the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, said following a Daily Caller report suggesting that she has ties to Hamas, that "the opposition cannot fathom to see a Palestinian Muslim American woman that resonates with the masses."

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The Women's March, which brought hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of the US capital to protest against Donald Trump over the weekend, spawned sister marches in cities across the country and the world.  
Women's March New York (Aaron Segal)

"Someone whose track record is clear and has always stood up for the most marginalized. They have a coordinated attack campaign against me and it's vicious and ugly. It's not the first time, but it's definitely more intense - the fact that my children see it is what is bothering me the most," Sarsour wrote in a Facebook post.

The allegations against her spawned the Twitter hashtag #IMarchWithLinda, in which her supporters claimed she was the target of Islamophobes.



The official Women's March Twitter feed also expressed support for Sarsur.



Sarsour accused her opponents of stringing together a "twisted narrative" in order to discredit her.



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