Muslim activist Linda Sarsour is lashing out at her critics in the conservative media for reporting on her recent speech before the Islamic Society of North America.
She says her call for “jihad” against the Trump administration was taken out of context by “Islamophobes” and “white supremacists.”
As a powerful Muslim woman who wears a hijab, “Islamophobes are attacking me because I’m their worst nightmare,” Sarsour, co-organizer of the Woman’s March on Washington, wrote in a stinging op-ed Sunday for the Washington Post.
Sarsour told her Muslim audience at the July 1-3 ISNA convention that they should remain constantly in a state of “rage” against Trump. She encouraged them not to assimilate into American society and said she hoped Allah would find their resistance against Trump as an acceptable form of jihad.
“I hope, that 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 on the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America. (Read more from “Muslim Activist: Trump Supporters ‘I Am You Worst Nightmare'” HERE)