So since the dude that got popped embezzling and has been accused by multiple comedians of sexual harassment and sexual assault wants to know why I am considered a leader let’s fucking do this. #thread #palestine #NJ #DisCo
When I was 16 I became student council president that’s when my interest in leadership and government began as a result I went to leader ship training camp as a teen. I became a counselor at that camp for 13 years so I literally train future #NewJersey leaders.
At 18 I volunteered on my first campaign. It was for Bob Torricelli. Yes I know how his career ended and a lot of New Jersey politicians that I volunteered for ended up resigning in disgrace or going to jail but this is #Jersey #CripTheVote
In early 2001 I had my first lobbying meeting in DC. I met with the lowest level staffer Frank Lautenberg had To talk about the #CrimesAgainstHumanity Ariel Sharon was perpetrating #IsraelApartheid
Then #September11 happened. And I was hurled into a level of advocacy I had never imagined we were fighting #WarCriminal Bush 43 who decided he should register Muslims in USA The 2nd intifada was also raging so I moved 2 Palestine for a year to work with traumatized disabled kids
I spent every single summer of my life in #Palestine but this was my 1st time living there. I lived in dheisha a refugee camp. I endured bombing being shot at being placed under curfew for 40 days when Israel attacked the church of the nativity because no house of worship is safe
I watch the illegal Israeli wall be built on stolen #palestinian land. Watched the nasty settlers from Long Island gobble up Palestinian land I got spit going to Burger King with my grandfather. I watched my friends bury their kids and then I watched my friends be killed.
Meanwhile back on the homefront Dean and I started the New York Arab American comedy festival to combat the negative images of Arabs and Muslim in American media.
In 2006 I hung out with the Carter Center who was observing the last #Palestinian elections we would ever have. I coined the term Abbashole and pioneered stand-up comedy in Palestine and Jordan.
In 2008 I became an alternate delegate for Barack Obama at the DNC. I was a Muslim surrogate for Hillary Clinton she never used me probably because she was virulently Zionist and I was outspoken about freeing #Palestine I remained active in New Jersey local politics.
My palsy paws are tired I’m gonna relax by retweeting other popples for a minute and then I’ll come back because we haven’t even talked about my work and disability advocacy or combating violence against women.
And by relax I mean I’m going to find out that Palestinian social media influencers we’re rounded up by Israel this morning

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