Watch here at 8:27 when Amy Goodman asks CAIR attorney Gadeir Abbas if saying to a friend they don’t want to buy Israeli product would be a violation of Texas law.
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Abbas replies: “Yeah. Bahia would be disqualified from working for any school district in the state that’s following this law simply because she chooses not to buy, for instance, Sabra hummus. So, her grocery store decision to not buy Sabra hummus and to buy, instead, another kind of hummus automatically, under this law, disqualifies her from all public employment of all kinds.”
However, he gives no examples, cites no court cases where Texas has acted against someone for their grocery store purchases. Indeed, the law itself is entitled “Chapter 2270. Prohibition on Contracts with Companies Boycotting Israel.” There is nothing in the law about groceries, or Sabra hummus.
Combine this with the numerous articles saying that Bahia Amawi was fired. No one fired Bahia Amawi. She refused to sign her contract with the Pflugerville School District. Amawi took a principled stand. She did it for her kids. She took this step because she is pro-BDS.
Likewise, CAIR is pro-Hamas.
Here they are filing a similar lawsuit in Maryland on behalf of BDS activist, and former CAIR-MD Government Relations Director, Saqib Ali.
As can be seen here, Saqib Ali is an admirer of Ali Abunimah. For his part, Abunimah is out of control over his hatred of Israel, and has called for the EU to supply Hamas with missile technology to make the rockets more lethal.
Additionally, we find Teher Herzallah, the Associate Director of Outreach & Grassroots Organizing for the American Muslims for Palestine, taking part in CAIR’s Maryland press conference. The American Muslims for Palestine is the second coming of the Islamic Association for Palestine. The IAP was CAIR leader Nihad Awad’s old employer and a Hamas front. Recall, that a court found the Islamic Association for Palestine liable in the Hamas drive-by assassination of David Boim. The IAP shut down rather than pay the 156 million dollars awarded to the Boim family. But less than a year later, the IAP reopened under their new name, the American Muslims for Palestine. The Boims are now suing the American Muslims for Palestine.
In light of all this, consider the following:
“The US [BDS] Campaign, Tablet has learned, is the fiscal sponsor of a group called the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the main West Bank and Gaza-based cohort advocating for sanctions against Israel.
The Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine (or PNIF) is one of the group’s members.
Among PNIF’s members are five different groups designated by the US as terrorist organizations, including Hamas, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Front – General Command (PFLP-GC), the Palestine Liberation Front, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). ” https://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/263409/bds-umbrella-group-linked-to-palestinian-terrorist-organizations
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