Muslim Feminist Calls For "Jihad" Against Trump

  • 07/07/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Linda Sarsour, the Muslim feminist activist who helped organize the “Women’s March” against Trump in January, just called for Muslims to engage in “jihad” against the American President.

"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," said Sarsour in a speech at the annual Islamic Society of North America convention.

"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," she added.

"If you sit back idly in the face of oppression, if you maintain the current status quo that not only oppresses Muslims but oppresses black people inside our community and outside our community, undocumented people, other minority groups and oppressed groups, then you — my dear sisters and brothers — are then identified with the oppressor," said Sarsour.

"If you are neutral in the face of oppression in this country, you are not a patriot, you are aiding and abetting the oppressors in these United States of America."

While Sarsour didn’t actively call for violence against President Trump, her rhetoric is alarming—both considering how loaded the term “jihad” has become, and because of an increase in left-wing violence after the 2016 election.

Sarsour has been a controversial figure since she came onto the national scene earlier this year. Aside from her ties to terrorist group Hamas, Sarsour has called for the enshrinement of sharia law and has viciously criticized conservative ex-Muslim activists, like Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
 Source: AAN
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