Her pro-Muslim Brotherhood affiliation makes her invocation of jihad to carry strong violent meaning.
In a rather long article, Washington Examiner explained how New York-based pro-Democrat Islamist Linda Sarsour’s political activism.
Washington Examiner said:
“There’s yet another controversy involving New York-based Islamist and current Democratic cause célèbre Linda Sarsour. The poster child for the Women’s March who wished to “take away the vagina” from female genital mutilation victim, reformer and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali caught the attention of conservative journalists when she issued what appeared to be a call for jihad from the podium of the Islamic Society of North America’s annual convention.
“I hope, that when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad. We are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East but here in the United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.”
Countless media outlets on the left (and a handful on the right) rushed to Sarsour’s defense, allegedly claiming that conservatives took the comments out of context. In particularly they note Sarsour’s decision to cite a hadith — a documented statement by Islam’s founder Mohammed — which describes speaking truth to a tyrant as the “best form of jihad.”
It’s true that Sarsour did preface her use of the word “jihad” in this way. But it’s Sarsour’s defenders, not her critics, that are taking the speech out of its wider context.
To begin with, consider on whose platform Sarsour was speaking. Sarsour was speaking before the annual convention of a group about which a federal judge ruled, “The government has provided ample evidence to establish” their association with the Muslim Brotherhood and its terrorist organization Hamas. Among that evidence was the fact that ISNA’s subsidiary shared a bank account with the now-convicted Holy Land Foundation, an account that issued checks to Hamas Deputy Chairman Mousa Abu Marzook.
Far from shunning ISNA’s Muslim Brotherhood history, Sarsour overtly endorsed it. Sarsour was speaking as the keynote speaker at a luncheon honoring Dr. Sayyid Syeed, whom Sarsour praised for his role in “the infrastructure you have built for all of us.” That infrastructure can only refer to Syeed’s role in numerous Muslim American organizations, almost all of which have been identified by documents submitted as evidence in federal court as Muslim Brotherhood organizations or fronts.
Thus it cannot be ignored that Sarsour is speaking before a pro-Muslim Brotherhood audience. Given the Brotherhood’s own motto that “Jihad is our way, and dying for the sake of Allah is our highest hope,” it’s hard to believe that among this crowd the invocation of jihad doesn’t carry with it recognition of its violent meaning.”
Do you think such an Islamist political activist is a threat to national security?