Sharia is a Girl’s Best Friend -Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian Muslim American. She is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPOWER Change. Linda has been at the forefront of major civil rights campaigns including calling for an end to unwarranted surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities and ending police policies like stop and frisk. In wake of the police murder of Mike Brown, she co-founded Muslims for Ferguson to build solidarity amongst American Muslim communities and encourage work against police brutality. She is a member of the Justice League NYC, a leading NYC force of activists, formerly incarcerated individuals, and artists working to reform the New York Police Department and the criminal justice system.

Linda Sarsour was instrumental in the Coalition for Muslim School Holidays to push New York City to incorporate 2 Muslim high holy holidays in to the NYC Public school calendar.

http://www.arabamericanny.org/lindasarsour/

The legendary Gloria Steinem and the co-founder of the Women’s March on Washington, Linda Sarsour, talk about what’s next in this movement after a historic global protest

Activist Linda Sarsour calls for ‘jihad’ against Trump administration

Controversial activist Linda Sarsour is calling for a “jihad” against President Donald Trump and his administration. Adressing the Annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention this past weekend, Sarsour attacked the Trump administration and called on the Muslim community to unite against the White House. “Why, sisters and brothers, why are we so unprepared. Why are we so afraid of this administration and the potential chaos that they will ensue on our community?” she said, calling for a non-violent “jihad” using words, as opposed to violence. “A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad,” she said. She said that Muslim-Americans’ number one

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CAIR Calls for #IStandWithLinda ‘Push Back’ Against Smear Campaign Targeting Linda Sarsour

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on people of all faiths and backgrounds to “push back” against an online smear campaign targeting Linda Sarsour — a nationally-known and respected Muslim community activist — using #IStandWithLinda.Sarsour, who was an organizer of the post-inauguration Women’s March on Washington, has been targeted by right-wing and Islamophobic extremists in a manufactured “controversy” over remarks referencing “jihad” she made recently at a national Islamic convention in Illinois.

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14451-cair-calls-for-istandwithlinda-push-back-agai

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