"When you talk about feminism you're talking about the rights of all women and their families to live in dignity, peace, and security," Sarsour told The Nation. "Israel is a country that continues to occupy territories in Palestine, has people under siege at checkpoints . . . There can't be . . . feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none."
Actress Mayim Bialik (Amy from The Big Bang Theory) responded to the anti-Semitic Palestinian activist's claim.
"Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to have an autonomous state in Israel," she said. "I am a Zionist. Feminism is the belief that a woman-driven movement can bring about race, class and gender equality and that women deserve all of the rights and privileges afforded to men. I am a feminist. There are Zionists who are critical of certain Israeli policies and those who are not; there are Zionists who are anti-occupation and there are Zionists who are pro-settlement; and there are Zionists who fall between these extremes. The definitions of Zionism and feminism are not in conflict with each other. At all."
Bialik is an Orthodox Jew and she posted the comments on her website GrokNation.
Bialik went on saying, "As a feminist Zionist, I can't believe I am being asked to choose or even defend my religious, historical and cultural identity. The 'left' needs to reexamine the microscope they use to look at Israel, and we all need to take a step back and remember we are stronger together: women, men, lovers of peace, and lovers of freedom and justice."
The irony is, Sarsour believes in Sharia (Islamic law). Under Sharia, women have half the legal rights of men, and no legal rights in child custody litigation, for example. Women, under Sharia, can be stoned to death for adultery, even in cases of rape, if they don't have at least 4 male witnesses to testify on their behalf.
Sharia comes directly from the Quran:
Quran (24:4) - "And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses, flog them ..." This verse deals with adultery (revealed at the very time that Muhammad's favorite wife was being accused of adultery on the basis of only three witnesses--what a coincidence). This is a part of the theological underpinning of the Sharia rule on rape since Sharia doesn't recognize rape without there being four male witnesses. Not female, just male. Or a confession by the accused rapist.
Quran (24:13) - "Why did they not bring four witnesses of it? But as they have not brought witnesses they are liars before Allah."
Quran (2:223) - "Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will..." There can be no rape in marriage--the woman has no right to say 'no' to sex. A man is permitted unrestricted sexual access to all of his wives, and he may have as many as four.
Sarsour is an anti-Semitic dishonest snake in a hijab. If any religion is anti-feminist, it's hers.