Comedy Central Gives Anti-Israel Linda Sarsour Spot on 'The President Show'

May 12, 2017

Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour appeared on Comedy Central's The President Show on Thursday night to be interviewed by a Trump impersonator on how she balances being both a Muslim and a feminist and the meaning of "intersectionality."

Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik began his interview with Sarsour, who recently stated that it was impossible to be a feminist who supports Israel, by asking her how she mixes feminism with her Muslim beliefs.

"Linda, how do you balance being a Muslim and being a feminist?" asked Atamanuik. "Because they're two totally separate things. They're not connected, at all."

Sarsour, an advocate for Sharia law, attempted to make one joke but then failed to give an answer to the question.

"My body's connected, my arms are connected to my shoulders," Sarsour said in an apparent attempt at a joke.

"You absolutely could be a Muslim and a feminist," she continued. "I helped organize the largest single day protest, to protest you on the second day after your inauguration."

Sarsour has in the past stated that Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a victim of genital mutilation as a child, doesn't deserve to be a woman and should have her vagina taken away.

After asking Sarsour about the meaning of "intersectionality," Atamanuik turned back to Muslim issues for a joke about how the political right uses "Islam as a way to criticize female treatment in Muslim countries" even though they are "trying to kill women here by having a health care bill that basically takes out people."

"Don't you think that there's a problem that extends beyond political party or ideology in displaying Muslims as somehow rudimentary, or violent, or other, in a way that extends to commentary from the left, talking about Muslims needing to take responsibility for terrorist attacks, or on the right, using Islam as a way to criticize female treatment in Muslim countries when we actually are trying to kill women here by having a health care bill that basically takes out people," asked Atamanuik during the comedy show.

Sarsour said that she refuses to take responsibility for terrorist attacks, arguing that while they are "outrageous and horrible," it is not her responsibility.

"It's not my responsibility [as a Muslim]," Sarsour said. "Those people didn’t call me up and ask my permission for doing something horrific. I want to condemn it as a human being, as an American just like everybody else."

Sarsour appeared at an event last month with Rasmea Odeh, a convicted terrorist responsible for the death of two young students in Israel, and said she was "honored to be on the stage with Rasmea."