Speaking at the 54th annual Islamic Society of North America convention on Saturday, Sarsour made several shocking statements.
“I hope that when we stand up to those who oppress our communities that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad. 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,” said Sarsour.
Sarsour told the audience that the priority of Muslims must be to protect their own community and not to assimilate.
“Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community, it is not to assimilate and please any other people and authority,” she stated. “Our obligation is to our young people, is to our women, to make sure our women are protected in our community.”
The convention was held in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.
While being a public figure for quite some time, Sarsour rose to prominence as the co-chair of the 2017 women’s march against Donald Trump. Many critics point to the irony of a person defending Shariah Law while also being considered a women’s rights advocate. For her part, Sarsour carries top liberal bona fides. She was a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, a vocal surrogate for Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign and is a sharp opponent of President Trump. She is a frequent guest on the “Rachel Maddow Show”.
Sarsour also has a serious rap sheet of sympathetic statements towards radical Islam.
“My Arab pride was hurt… I felt humiliated by the way Hussein was caught and shown, disheveled and pathetic-looking, on international television,” Sarsour once said in regard to American forces’ capture of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. She has continually expressed compassion for Palestinian terrorists and is an outspoken advocate of the BDS Movement – the boycott, divestment and sanctioning movement against the state of Israel. Many critics label her an anti-Semite.
Sarsour’s presence in progressive circles is a testament to the paradox liberals are in. They claim to be advocates for women and the LGBT community. They also claim to be the defenders of Muslim immigrants – fighting those “racist islamophobes” every chance they can. But what do they do when members in the Muslim community show disdain for women and gays? Liberals like Bill Maher and Sam Harris at least aren’t hypocrites on this issue – they have sharply criticized radical Islam. Liberals like Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, on the other hand, wear Ramadan-themed socks to a Pride parade and shout “Pride Mubarak” to the cameras.
Also ridiculous – Sarsour’s position as co-chair of the women’s march against Trump. She is a known terrorist sympathizer. She speaks fondly of Shariah Law. Those on the left giving her an outlet must be taking crazy pills.
“When I wake up every morning and remember who is sitting in the White House, I am outraged,” Sarsour said during her Saturday speech.
Good. Here’s to hoping for eight years of outrage.