The facts at hand presumably speak for themselves, but a trifle more vulgarly, I suspect, than facts even usually do. Asmi Fathelbab, a former employee of the Arab American Association in New York when feminist heroine Linda Sarsour was its executive director, has accused Sarsour of dismissing her claims of sexual assault and harassment, and following through on threats to destroy Fathelbab's attempts to get a job if she didn't retract the charges.
Sarsour, says Fathelbab, "oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women. Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women's rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us." Fathelbab charges Majed Seif, a Muslim who lived in the building that also housed the Arab American Association's offices, "would sneak up on me during times when no one was around, he would touch me, you could hear me scream at the top of my lungs. He would pin me against the wall and rub his crotch on me. It was disgusting. I ran the youth program in the building and with that comes bending down and talking to small children. You have no idea what it was like to stand up and feel that behind you. I couldn't scream because I didn't want to scare the child in front of me. It left me shaking."