Prominent feminist Linda Sarsour accused of enabling sexual harassment

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Linda Sarsour, one of the most prominent feminists in the United States, is being accused of body-shaming and enabling sexual harassment.

Asmi Fathelbab says that in 2009, when she worked at the Arab-American Association in Brooklyn, a man who lived and volunteered in the building stalked and sexually harassed her. Fathelbab says she went to Sarsour, who was the executive director at the time, but that she dismissed the claims. 

She says Sarsour told her that "something like that doesn't happen to someone who looks like you." Fathelbab also claims that Sarsour threatened her by saying she would never get another job in New York City.

Sarsour told BuzzFeed that Fathelbab's claims don't match the account she brought to her years ago. She also said that she never body-shamed Fathelbab.

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