“Do not criticize me when I say that we as a Muslim community in these United States of America have to be perpetually outraged.”
In a largely self-congratulatory speech to the Annual Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) this past weekend, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour called for the “best form” of jihad against the current American administration.
“A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad,” Sarsour declared. “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. That we are struggling against tyrants and rulers, not only abroad in the Middle East or on 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.”
Sarsour has been a prominent face among left-wing activists, in particular since the election of US President Donald Trump. She was one of the organizers of the January “Women’s March on Washington” held the day after Trump’s inauguration.
But she has come under fire for many of her stances and comments, including her support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel…
- Linda Sarsour addressing at 54th Annual ISNA Convention