Nutty Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour gained notoriety for being one of the organizers of the “Women’s March.”
Sarsour supports Hamas, denies the right for Israel to exist, and advocates for Sharia law, which means she’s become a media darling of the left.
Now Sarsour is calling for Jihad against Donald Trump and his administration.
But she didn’t mean Jihad, Jihad. She meant the kinder, gentler form of Jihad.
Linda Sarsour, a Muslim activist and co-chair of the Women’s March, called for “a form of jihad” against “white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House,” in remarks this past weekend at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention.
“A word of truth in front of a tyrant or leader, that is the best form of jihad and I hope that we when we stand up to those who oppress our communities that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad,” she said, “that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or in the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.”
“Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community, it is not to assimilate and please any other people and authority,” Sarsour added. “Our obligation is to our young people, is to our women, to make sure our women are protected in our community.”
“Our top priority and even higher than all those other priorities is to please Allah and only Allah,” Sarsour concluded.
After the remarks drew fire on Twitter Thursday, Sarsour posted a full video, linked above, of her remarks claiming that the “right wing tries to demonize” her leadership and “editing videos is their favorite pastime.” She also emphasized that her work as an activist is “rooted in Kingian non-violence.”
Sarsour has long been a darling of the left and was named one of Essence magazine’s “100 Woke Women” in April.
Sarsour has been called out in the past for defending Sharia law on Twitter, calling it both “reasonable” and “misunderstood.”
Sharia Law is misunderstood & has been pushed as some evil Muslim agenda. ? Some Muslims r oppressors for sure https://t.co/7EaWdveeLN
@LaRebelleFleur shariah law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics
Sarsour began her speech by thanking Siraj Wahhaj, an Imam with strong ties to terror, including being named as a possible unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He’s also been quoted as advocating for “violent” Islam when necessary.
That doesn’t help her claim that she was only talking about Jihad as a form of “internal struggle.”
It would be very easy to make the case that her speech was a dog whistle for radicals and extremists to take action.
Sarsour, the so-called feminist, also has a terrible record on feminism. She decreed that a feminist is not allowed to be pro-Israel, yet women in Israel are by far the most free in the Middle East.
She also tweeted she wished she could “take away [the] vaginas” of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brigitte Gabriel; the comment was particularly distasteful when considering Sarsour knew Ali had been forced to undergofemale genital mutilation under the oppression of Islam as a child.
This is the type of person the left loves to align itself with.
Sarsour’s record on several issues is awful. She should not be given the benefit of the doubt.