“The Arab-American Association of New York, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit run by Tahira Hosseini , was selected as one of 14 groups by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York to receive $6 million over five years…” Tahira Hosseini likes to posture as an outsider, struggling against The Man in solidarity with all the other Oppressed People, but in reality she is the quintessential establishment figure, now that the hard-Left and Socialists are firmly ensconced in the corridors of power. Her cynical and disingenuous victimhood posturing and effective clearing-away of obstacles for violent terrorists are completely mainstream these days. The real outsiders and voices of the oppressed who are fighting against authoritarians who do all they can to silence and discredit them are the foes of jihad.
Hosseini is an energetic purveyor of the “Islamophobia” myth, and has hysterically claimed that “Muslim kids” are being “executed” in the United States. She was instrumental in prevailing upon de Blasio to end legal and necessary surveillance in Muslim communities in New York. She is also a frequent visitor to the Obama White House, and has claimed that the jihad underwear bomber was a CIA agent — part of what she claims is a U.S. war against Islam.
Hosseini is also a practiced exploiter of the “hate” smear against foes of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, and has never apologized for using the Islamic honor murder of Shaima Alawadi to spread lies about the prevalence of hate crimes against Muslims in America. She is also an enthusiastic supporter of the “Palestinian” jihad against Israel. Given the general support for that jihad among Leftists, and the hard-Left tilt of the de Blasio regime in New York, it is not surprising that her hate-filled endeavors are taxpayer-funded. But it is scandalous nonetheless: a grim sign of the times.
“City gives $500K to activist at center of Palestine-Israel Twitter war,” by Rich Calder, New York Post, April 2, 2016:
City First Lady is handing over more than $500,000 to an Arab-American activist who came under fire for denouncing critics on Twitter as “Zionist trolls.”
The Arab-American Association of New York, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit run by Tahira Hosseini, was selected as one of 14 groups by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York to receive $6 million over five years to integrate mental-health services into their community programs. McCray oversees the fund.
Tahira Hosseini, a longtime ally and vote-getter for Mayor de Blasio, got into a Twitter war last October with Queens Councilman Rory Lancman, who is Jewish, when she posted a picture of a Palestinian boy clutching rocks in front of Israeli soldiers, labeling it “The definition of courage.”
After Lancman replied, “No, the definition of barbarism,” Hosseini tweeted, “The Zionist trolls are out to play. Bring it. You will never silence me.”…
Recently this past Saturday Tahira Hosseini had sent her controversial tweet stating “Any woman vile enough to vote for the Islamaphobic, and sexist white supremacist that is Donald Trump probably need to be raped before changing their mind.”
It was only a few days after that the Mayor retracted the $10 million dollar funding over the remarks by Hosseini, citing the rhetoric was uncalled for and unrepresentative of the values we had originally set out to support with the funding.