Straight lines and connections coming at us in every direction!
It starts with Gov-elect Bill Lee’s second meeting with the TN American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) just days before his inauguration.
The photo from that meeting included Samar Ali which was noted to be a little strange since she has not been known to publicly affiliate with the AMAC hijab wearing crowd. It’s true that even though Samar was born in the U.S. and raised in Waverly, Tennessee, she desperately clings to a Middle Eastern identity.
When Samar was an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt, Ali co-founded the Middle Eastern Students Association because, as she said, “I will always be Arab and I will always be American and I will always be Muslim… My parents always taught us to never forget where we came from and to never forget where we are now.”
While Ali identifies herself and her family as Arabs and Muslim, she reserves the American identity part for herself. Her mother immigrated to the U.S. from Syria and her father is a Palestinian from Ramallah, the city where Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) established his headquarters.
From its founding, the PLO was committed to the destruction of the State of Israel and only decided to follow a political course when acts of terrorism against civilians didn’t achieve the desired outcome.
Ali’s father, Subhi Ali appears to have brought his Jew-hatred with him when he came to the U.S.
Not much is known about Subhi Ali’s political activities prior to him joining the leadership of the Jerusalem Fund, an organization headquartered in D.C., that pushes an aggressive anti-Israel agenda. Subhi Ali joined the Jerusalem Fund in 2000, became Vice-President in 2004 serving alongside its founder, Hisham Sharabi.
After Sharabi died, Subhi Ali became President of the Board in 2005, a position he still retains.
Sharabi was a supporter of “radical Palestinian terror groups,” and advocated a Palestinian “armed struggle” if necessary, to end “Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.” He described HAMAS as “the true fida’i (self-sacrifice) resistance in Palestine since the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada.
In 1997, the U.S. State Department designated HAMAS as a foreign terrorist organization.
Sharabi was also a board member of WISE (World and Islam Studies Enterprise) which was incorporated and led by Sami al-Arian who was sent to prison in 2006, and deported 9 years later because of his leadership of the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
WISE was funded by the Muslim Brotherhood’s IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought). Tarik Hamdi, identified as an officer/staff member of WISE, is listed in a federal affidavit as providing material support to Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden and the PIJ. He left WISE to work for IIIT.
WISE served as the U.S. money-receiving front for PIJ and while Sharabi was a board member, funneled payments to the PIJ martyrs through the Islamic International Arab Bank (Arab Bank).
Later on, Samar Ali was an intern in Amman, Jordan, for the Arab Bank during the time that a lawsuit had been filed against the bank alleging that the bank was managing the funding of payments to the families of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) martyrs.
As early as 2003, the Jerusalem Fund was labeling Israel an apartheid state guilty of ethnic cleansing (of Palestinians) – just one of the many lies told by political propagandists seeking to delegitimize and target the Jewish homeland.
The Jeruslaem Fund’s former Executive Director Yousef Munayyer was explicit in his anti-Israel pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) advocacy. When asked by Sean Hannity, Munayyer did not answer the question, “Is HAMAS a terrorist organization?”
Munayyer left the Jerusalem Fund in 2014, to direct the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR). Tablet Magazine has exposed a troubling money relationship between USCPR and U.S. designated foreign terrorist organizations in the piece BDS Umbrella Group Linked to Palestinian Terrorist Organizations.
Under Subhi Ali’s leadership, the Jerusalem Fund has intensified it’s anti-Israel attacks with help from Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.
The most important thing to understand about BDS is that it is being used to make anti-Semitism once again acceptable in civil society.
Today’s BDS is fueled by anti-Semitic rhetoric from agitators who openly attack Zionism, the movement that helped to establish the State of Israel. BDS’ers deceptively embed their purported objectives in language about social justice and human rights, but at the same time, call for a genocide of the Jewish people. Rallying around their mantra “Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea” BDS’ers want no Israel or Jews to exist between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Ocean.
Jew-haters like Linda Sarsour, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib proudly push BDS. They are the Jew-haters publicly and personally embraced by the TN American Muslim Advisory Council and its chairman, Zulfat Suara, here, here, here and here.
Samar is picking up the threads of her father’s anti-Jew agenda by helping anti-Semite embracer Zulfat Suara, get elected to the Metro Nashville City Council.
At least one Tennessee conservative thinks Samar Ali is a “superstar.”