Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour declared during a speech to Muslims over the weekend that standing up to tyrants is the best “form of jihad.”
Ms. Sarsour, national co-chair of the anti-Trump Women’s March, said at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in Chicago that the “fascists” in the Trump administration must be stopped, Conservative Review first reported.
“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.”
Ms. Sarsour said the Trump administration is “relentless,” “persistent” and “consistent” on seeking to oppress Muslims in the U.S. … “Do not criticize me when I say that we as a Muslim community in these United States of America have to be perpetually outraged every single [day],” she said. “When I wake up in the morning and I remember who’s sitting in the White House I am outraged. This is not normal, brothers and sisters. Those people sitting in the most powerful seats in this country is not normal.”
Ms. Sarsour, an advocate of Sharia law, said the Muslim community’s “best weapon” in fighting against the Trump administration is unity.