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Controversial Muslim activist Linda Sarsour gave a fiery speech last weekend where she said fellow Muslim-Americans do not have to “assimilate” and blasted Trump administration policies, even suggesting that resisting those policies could count as a “form of jihad.” Sarsour’s remarks came at the annual Islamic Society of North America convention in Illinois. Sarsour, who was a lead organizer in the Women’s March after President Trump's inauguration, slammed the new administration, specifically referring to the president’s executive order to temporarily ban travel from six predominantly Muslim countries.
“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,” Sarsour said. “That we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America where you have fascists, white supremacists, and Islamaphobes reigning in the White House.”
Sarsour had been praised by the Obama administration for her advocacy work and had campaigned for Bernie Sanders. But she's also faced criticism from women's rights advocates for her defense of sharia law and other positions.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: mobiusmale
Oh she meant "Jihad lite" with a smile on her face, non violent of course...Wink wink.
originally posted by: dawnstar
great.... I suppose that means that from now on anyone who speaks out against trump will be called an islamic terrorist?? I'll make it clear to everyone right now...
If I am speaking out against him it will be because I don't like the policies he wants, or maybe it's the fact that his lawyers seem to want us to believe that he shouldn't be constrained by the constitution. or maybe it's because I see some of his actions as going against the idea of a free press. or, heck, ya know what... it might be just because I see too much arrogance and venom in his supporters!!
it has nothing to do with any islamic jihad!!!
I'm glad people still chronicle these things. It's important.
originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: DBCowboy
Strange. I figured you'd be here defending her right to say whatever she wants, absolute free speech and all that.