Many people have been wondering why Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has no problem with anarchists taking over six blocks of her city in what’s known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Not only is she doing nothing to stop it, but she even seems to be encouraging them. Yes, she’s a democrat, but her behavior makes a lot more sense when you realize that she actually has a long history with another terror-related group, CAIR.
As Loomered.com points out, The Council on American-Islamic Relationships, or CAIR, has ties to Hamas and works closely with an anti-Semite who vocally supports Sharia law, Linda Sarsour – an unusual group for a bisexual mayor to support considering Sharia law’s punishment for homosexuality.
A photo was posted on CAIR-Washington’s Twitter page in 2013 in support of Durkan, who was a U.S. attorney at the time. She met with this chapter several times last year and tweeted often about how Seattle welcomes “asylum seekers, immigrants, and refugees.” In fact, Durkan often retweets posts from CAIR National, CAIR-Washington, and the Coalition of Immigrants Refugees and Communities of Color.
When she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in April 2019 about how Seattle will not ask about residents’ immigration status, she was praised by CAIR Washington. In the op-ed, she claimed that President Trump was trying to incite fear with his stance on sanctuary cities and “distract the American public from his own failures.”
She added: “We will not allow a president who continues to threaten our shared values of inclusion, opportunity and diversity to jeopardize the health and safety of our communities.”
In a 2018 tweet for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she took the opportunity to bash President Trump yet again rather than honor King’s legacy.
Mayor Durkan has been defending the anarchist zone in her city on social media while also taking yet another opportunity to attack Trump.
She recently tweeted: “The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone #CHAZ is not a lawless wasteland of anarchist insurrection – it is a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world. Given his track record, it’s not hard to believe that Trump is wrong, yet again.”
Ask those who have been the victims of violence within the zone just how peaceful it really is.
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has stated that police are unable to respond quickly to “rapes, robberies and all sorts of violent acts” within the zone, and a street preacher who entered the zone recently was choked and sexually assaulted. There have also been reports of business owners being forced to pay masked men fees for “protection.” Does that sound like a fun and peaceful time to you?
Yet somehow, Durkan characterized this same area as a type of “block party” and said this summer could end up being “The Summer of Love.”
Durkan is no stranger to controversy. At a mayoral candidate forum in 2017, she drew ire for using the term “colored person” in a skit. She later apologized to the crowd and said it was an accident.
That wasn’t her only gaffe at the event. While doing an impersonation of then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, she tossed mini bottles of tequila into the all-ages crowd. Her reps later apologized, claiming she thought the event was for people aged 21 and over.
When people like this are in charge of a city, is it really that surprising that anarchists are able to take over?
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