Susan Sarandon: Jews ‘getting style of what feels prefer to be Muslim’
Actress Susan Sarandon has been slammed for claiming Jewish individuals ‘are getting a style of what it feels prefer to be Muslim’ amid the struggle with Hamas.
The Oscar winner, 77, has attended a number of rallies in New York the place she joined within the chant ‘from the river to the ocean,’ a battle cry utilized by pro-Palestinian activists and Hamas alike that many view as an anti-Semitic name for the destruction of Israel.
The chant has been given a brand new lease of life within the aftermath of Hamas’ lethal rampage throughout southern Israel Oct. 7 and Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
In additional surprising new remarks, Sarandon mentioned at a latest rally: ‘There are lots of people afraid of being Jewish right now, and are getting a style of what it feels prefer to be a Muslim on this nation.’
Meanwhile, Muslim-American journalist Asra Nomani slammed Sarandon for the ‘style of what it looks like’ comment the star made at a rally Saturday, by highlighting how good life is for her and her migrant mother and father within the United States.
Susan Sarandon is seen at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City final month. She attended one other over the weekend, the place she was seen chanting ‘from the river to the ocean,’ which has been branded an anti-Semitic phrase that requires the destruction of Israel
Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal journalist, wrote: ‘Hi there @SusanSarandon,’ she tweeted. ‘Let me let you know what it means to be Muslim in America.’
Nomani then listed the freedoms she and her mother and father – who emigrated from India – get pleasure from of their adopted dwelling.
She spoke of how her professor father was capable of get hold of tenure, whereas her mother loved going with out a scarf and opening a enterprise in Morgantown, West Virginia, the place they settled.
‘Please do not reduce the expertise of Jewish Americans by sanitizing the hell that it’s for Muslims residing in Muslim nations and vilifying America for the life — and freedoms — she provides Muslims like my household,’ concluded Nomani.
‘Go, stay like a Muslim lady in a Muslim nation.
‘You will come again to America and kiss the land beneath your toes.’
Nomani spoke as Sarandon, who received a greatest actress Oscar in 1995 for Dead Man Walking, took to X to hail an look by Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters at an occasion in Uruguay.
‘Despite makes an attempt by the Israeli foyer to cancel the occasion, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd took the stage in Uruguay, donning a Kufiyyah and advocating for an finish to the Israeli genocide in Gaza,’ the put up learn. Sarandon retweeted it to her 850,000 followers.
Waters, who has repeatedly been accused of anti-Semitism, instructed journalist Glenn Greenwald he thought the Hamas terror assaults had been blown out of proportion by Israelis ‘inventing tales about beheading infants.’
Sarandon raised eyebrows on Friday, when she attended a protest exterior Penn Station in New York City.
The actress, a left-wing campaigner recognized for her protests with Jane Fonda in opposition to the Iraq struggle, her embrace of environmentalism and her assist for Bernie Sanders, led provocative chants.
She instructed the gang: ‘There are lots of people which are afraid, which are afraid of being Jewish right now, and are getting a style of what it feels prefer to be a Muslim on this nation.
Asra Nomani, an India-born Muslim American, took challenge with Sarandon’s declare about being a Muslim within the United States
Nomani is pictured together with her mother and father. She instructed Sarandon she was grateful for the life America had given all of them
‘It’s essential to pay attention, it is essential to have information. You do not should undergo your entire historical past of that area, you simply have to point out the infants which are dying in incubators.
‘Those photos are sufficient to point out you that one thing is drastically improper. We want a ceasefire now.’
Her feedback about being ‘Muslim in America’ significantly infuriated Nomani. She was born in India to Sunni Muslim mother and father and lived and labored in Pakistan.
One of her Wall Street Journal colleagues, Daniel Pearl, was murdered by Islamists.
Nomani has turn into a passionate defender of Muslim ladies’s rights.
And Nomani took challenge with Sarandon criticizing the United States’ therapy of Muslim ladies.