Democrat City Council Candidate is Radical & Wrong!
El-Yateem is “Unfit” and Should Drop Out of Race
Capano: Dems & GOP Must Condem El-Yateem’s Views
Bob Capano today blasted Democrat candidate Khader El-Yateem for his “100% support” of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that aims to cripple Israel’s economy while isolating the Middle East’s only democracy from traditional allies. Capano, a businessman and adjunct professor at John Jay College, said “Sadly, Khader El-Yateem is a puppet of his radical Sharia law supporting friend, Linda Sarsour and is simply unfit to represent the neighborhoods that make up the 43rd Council District.”
Bob Capano said, “The news that Palestinian cleric and Democrat City Council candidate Khader El-Yateem is giving a 100% support to the BDS movement is outrageous, but, not totally surprising. It confirms that Khader El-Yateem is a puppet of his radical, Sharia law supporting friend, Linda Sarsour and is simply unfit to represent the neighborhoods that make up the 43rd Council District.
“El-Yateem obviously needs a civic lesson to better understand of the responsibilities of a city councilmember. A councilmember’s job is to see that his or her constituents receive the government services they deserve and that the city runs in an efficient, orderly and fiscally responsible manner. It’s not meant to be a soap-box for radical politicians to push economic policies that hurt our allies. Especially, when that ally is the only democracy in a region filled with Radical Islamists, dictators, civil war and nations where royal families rule the roost.
“Khader El-Yateem and Linda Sarsour are 2 peas in a pod; they are radical and wrong. They espouse the same far left beliefs and walk lock-step in their efforts to promote them in our city. Together, they have run the Arab-America Association, a Brooklyn based non-profit that receives grants from the city and is currently being investigated for illegally using its facilities to help promote the political agenda of Senator Bernie Saunders and Muslim Democrat Club of New York.
“Today, I call on the other candidates in this race, Republicans and Democrats alike, to join me in condemning El-Yateems support of BDS and calling for him to immediately drop out of the race.”
Read the NY Observer’s story on El-Yateem’s support of BDS.