TIME Magazine just published its yearly listicle honoring the “100 Most Influential People” and a Women’s March organizer who just happens to also be a radical Islamist, made the list. While all three networks covered the annual honor in their morning roundups Thursday, none of the networks mentioned the more controversial names on the list, like Sarsour’s.
Sarsour received a lot of media attention when she spoke at January’s “Women’s March” and made several tv appearances touting her supposedly feminist beliefs. Of course the networks loved her because she was a practicing Muslim who just also happened to be a feminist. How progressive! However, her radical background has been overlooked by the media.
Sarsour has defended the use of Sharia Law in the United States, multiple times, on social media over the years calling it “misunderstood” and “reasonable.” She’s even touted the law’s financial “benefits.”
But that's not all. Sarsour has vehemently gone after women who have spoken out against Sharia Law, like Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali, saying that they deserved “an ass whooping” and “their vaginas taken away” for making “front page covers and shit.” What makes this even worse is that Ali is actually a victim of female genital mutilation.
To be clear, this supposed feminist is boasting about a law that bans women from doing just about anything without a man’s permission, and has no case if she is raped unless four men witnessed the rape.
Nonetheless, TIME included Sarsour in their “Pioneers” section. Accompanying Sarsour’s honor was a brief essay by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who had the audacity to call Sarsour, and the three other Women’s March organizers, the “suffragists of our time.”
“This is the rebirth of the women’s movement. These women are the suffragists of our time. And our movement isn’t going away—it’s just the beginning.”
On CBS This Morning, TIME editor Nancy Gibbs clarified that those on the list were not “good or bad” people necessarily but were chosen for the influence they’ve had on society. TIME’s list also included Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un.