Susan Sarandon is slammed for claiming Jews ‘are getting a taste of what it feels like to be Muslim’ in wake of Hamas massacre – as Oscar-winner backs ‘anti-Semite’ Roger Waters and chants ‘from the river to the sea’ at rally
Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon has faced criticism for her passionately pro-Palestinian stance, joining chants seen by many as calling for the eradication of Israel and claiming that Jews in the US are now feeling the fear that American Muslims feel.
Sarandon, 77, has attended several rallies in her native New York City, addressing the rallies and stirring up the crowds. She also retweeted messages on
Waters told journalist Glenn Greenwald that he thought the October 7 Hamas terror attack was “blown out of proportion because the Israelis made up stories about beheading babies.”
Sarandon retweeted a post from Palestine Online on Monday, honoring Waters – who is currently on tour in South America but has found that many of his hotels have refused to accommodate him due to claims of anti-Semitism.
Susan Sarandon is seen at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City
Sarandon retweeted a message in support of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, who has been criticized for his outspoken anti-Israel stance.
“Despite efforts by the Israeli lobby to cancel the event, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters took the stage in Uruguay, donned a Kufiyyah and called for an end to the Israeli genocide in Gaza,” the report said. Sarandon retweeted it to her 850,000 followers.
Sarandon raised eyebrows on Friday when she attended a protest outside Penn Station in New York City.
The actress, a left-wing campaigner known for her protests with Jane Fonda against the Iraq war, her embrace of environmentalism and her support for Bernie Sanders, led provocative chants.
She joined ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’ – a call that many believe demands Israel’s destruction.
She told the crowd, “There are a lot of people who are scared, who are scared of being Jewish right now, and who are getting a taste of what it feels like to be Muslim in this country.
‘It’s important to listen, it’s important to have facts. You don’t need to go through the entire history of that region, you just need to show the babies dying in incubators.
‘Those images are enough to show that something is seriously wrong. We need a ceasefire now.”
Her comments about “being a Muslim in America” angered Asra Nomani, an American Muslim who worked as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Pakistan alongside Daniel Pearl, who was murdered by Islamists.
Asra Nomani, an Indian-born Muslim American, took issue with Sarandon’s claim that he is a Muslim in the United States
Nomani is depicted with her parents. She told Sarandon she was grateful for the life America had given them all
Nomani has become a passionate defender of Muslim women’s rights.
And Nomani disagreed that Sarandon criticized the United States’ treatment of Muslim women.
“Hi @SusanSarandon,” she tweeted.
“Let me tell you what it means to be a Muslim in America.”
Nomani then listed the freedoms she and her parents – who emigrated from India – received in the United States.
“Please do not trivialize the experience of Jewish Americans by sanitizing the hell that it is for Muslims living in Muslim countries and vilifying America for the life – and freedoms – it provides to Muslims like my family,” Nomani concluded.
‘Go, live as a Muslim woman in a Muslim country.
“You come back to America and kiss the land beneath your feet.”