Pro-terror inciter and vicious Jew-hater Linda Sarsour went before a Muslim Brotherhood-linked confab last weekend and called for a jihad against President Trump. Understandably, this caused blowback across the country — its intended purpose. The call to jihad and the ensuing controversy was by design. First, as a call to action and violence to the ummah, and secondly, to smear, defame and libel anyone opposed to this holy war as “fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes.” And that is exactly what she did. The subsequent dissembling (and she was invited to do it in the pages of the Washington Post, no less) — is that she didn’t mean this jihad but that jihad (inner struggle) — a popular Islamic deception. Sarsour knows exactly what jihad means, and so do the terrorists she supports.
Most disturbing about this recent defamation campaign is how it is focused on demonizing the legitimate yet widely misunderstood Islamic term I used, “jihad,” which to majority of Muslims and according to religious scholars means “struggle” or “to strive for.” This term has been hijacked by Muslim extremists and right-wing extremists alike, leaving ordinary Muslims to defend our faith and in some cases silenced.
Sarsour spreads the taqiyya on thick. She asserts that the term jihad “has been hijacked by Muslim extremists and right-wing extremists alike.” So the victims of jihad terror have hijacked the term jihad. While jihadis are blowing up our children, airports, buildings, airplanes, concerts, malls, marches, markets, etc., screaming “Allahu akbar!’,” we, the victims, have the audacity to call the thing by its rightful name. Jihad.
This would be funny if it weren’t so monstrously serious. “To the majority of Muslims and according to religious scholars,” jihad means holy war. Hundreds of millions of “ordinary Muslims” are waging holy war in the cause of Islam, and the world is roiling in its chaotic wake.
There are no passages in the Quran that speak to a spiritual jihad. But there are hundreds calling for holy war. But Islamic supremacists such as Sarsour know they can count on the media elites to do their heavy lifting. That the Washington Post would lay down, spread eagle, and invite Sarsour to deceive, dissemble and disarm the American people in what is the gravest threat to our freedom clearly demonstrates why we are in the terrible state we find ourselves in. And why Donald Trump was elected President in a triumph the left still cannot get over or accept.
I have been the target of the first ISIS attack in the USA — a free speech event in Garland, Texas. I have been the target of a beheading plot by an Islamic cell in Boston. ISIS has issued a death fatwa on my head, but one thing I can tell you: the Washington Post has never asked me to explain why I do what I do, or the reasons for my relentless fight for our cherished freedoms. But Linda Sarsour, a vicious antisemite who proudly stands with terrorists such as convicted jihad murderer Rasmea Odeh and an unindicted co-conspirator in the World Trade Center bombings, Siraj Wahhaj, is given deference and respect and accolades.
She kicked off her speech to the Muslim Brotherhood terror-tied group, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), by calling Wahhaj her “favorite person in the room.” In a Columbia Graduate School of Journalism article, Sarsour defends her brother in-law, her cousin and at least one friend, who had been jailed in Israel for their roles in violent plots against Jews. Like I said, she knows exactly what she is doing and what she is saying.
The ISNA summit was the perfect venue for her terror incitement. The Islamic Society of North America was founded by Muslim Brotherhood members and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist funding trial in our nation’s history, the Holy Land Foundation trial. ISNA shared an address with the Holy Land Foundation terror charity.
Sarsour (left)and Rasmea Odeh (right)
Leon Kaner and Edward Joffe, the Jewish students murdered by Rasmea Odeh. Photo: Facebook.
She said that Muslims were “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.” Where are Muslims struggling against tyrants and rulers? The “struggles” have been to throw off secular rulers like Mubarak and Qaddafi and install Islamic law. A President who opposes jihad terror is an “islamophobe.” As for white supremacists, all I can say is, I am a Jew. These inferences to the KKK are absurd. They were routed in the last century. It’s all a ruse.
“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 said. “Not to assimilate.” Well, there it is. Muslims are the only immigrant group that comes to the West with a ready-made model of society they believe to be superior, and they work to impose it. Muslims are not assimilating in Europe, and we are witnessing the deterioration and downfall of Europe. No-go zones, near constant terror attacks, rampant sexual crimes, and utter lawlessness. “Non-assimilation” means invasion.
In her Washington Post pity post, Sarsour claims to have received threats of physical violence. I don’t believe it. If she had proof, we’d see it. Letters, emails, voicemail, etc. This is what oppressors do: they play the victim. The Germans did this brilliantly to the Jews in the lead-up to the Holocaust.
This is what proof looks like:
Sarsour goes on to hit every attempt to oppose jihad, sharia and islamization.
I began my work as director of the Arab American Association of New York in the wake of the horrific attacks of 9/11. As crisis after crisis struck Arab and Muslim communities, from the backlash to the “Ground Zero mosque”.….
Her claims of backlash to the “Ground Zero mosque” are specious — what backlash? The only backlash to that movement was the Islamic/leftist backlash to our principled stand. Americans opposed a victory mosque in a building at Ground Zero destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. There was no violence, only a refusal to go quietly into the cold, dark oppressive night. But our refusal to submit was intolerable and unacceptable to Islamic supremacists and their leftist lapdogs. They still talk about that stinging defeat, even now, in the pages of the Washington Post. Make no mistake, we defeated that mosque, and it was one of the great victories of the counter-jihad movement.
Sarsour goes on to whine about the protest I held against her calling for CUNY (City University of New York) to rescind the honor bestowed upon her to keynote the Commencement ceremonies. Thousands joined me in protesting Sarsour. She knows. The Washington Post didn’t report on that. They know.
Sarsour says, “I believe wholeheartedly that we must fight injustice and inequality.” So why doesn’t she fight creed apartheid, gender apartheid, Islamic Jew-hatred, misogyny, honor killings, sanctioned wife-beating, forced marriage, child marriage? It’s all part of Islamic governance, tradition and mores. Why hasn’t Sarsour stood up for victims of honor violence or planted a grove of trees in their memory, as my organization did? Sarsour is a victim of an arranged marriage; maybe that is why she is so embittered and full of hatred and bigotry.
The purveyor of vitriol goes on to say:
I am subjected to such particularly public vitriol are simple: I am a Palestinian American woman in a hijab who has become a familiar presence and name in American living rooms when it comes to nonviolent resistance and activism.
Public vitriol? That’s mother’s milk to her. She has called for former Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s vagina to be removed, and says Hirsi Ali needs an “ass whippin.” She has said that nothing is creepier than Zionism and that Jewish women can’t be feminists. She is a fraudster.
Sarsour avidly supports the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement, an economic boycott of the tiny Jewish state which mirrors the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses in the lead-up to the Holocaust. Preceding Kristallnacht, the Nazis held several days calling for Germans to boycott Jewish-owned businesses. This was the direct antecedent to the BDS movement. This is no different.
Sarsour’s husband, Maher Judeh, mourned the 1998 death of the Hamas “master terrorists” Adel and Imad Awadallah; he praised the heroism of a Palestinian Authority police officer who had carried out a shooting attack at a checkpoint in Israel; he has expressed support for the terrorist organization Fatah; and he has lauded the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization.
In May 2012 Sarsour tweeted that the so-called “underwear bomber,” an Al-Qaeda operative who in 2009 had tried to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet in mid-flight, was actually a CIA agent participating in America’s “war on Islam.”
In November 2012 in Baltimore, Sarsour — ever eager to peddle her woeful tale of Islamic victimhood — spoke at a Muslim Public Affairs Council conference entitled “Facing Race: Xenophobic Hate Crimes.” This is the same Council that views the murderous Jew-haters of Hezbollah as members of “a liberation movement” that is “fighting for freedom.”
Sarsour was outraged when a police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a young black Muslim named Usaama Rahim in Boston on June 2, 2015, when Rahim lunged at them with a military-style knife as they attempted to question him about suspected terrorism-related activities. Naturally, Sarsour’s said: “At the end of the day, a Black man was shot on a bus stop on his way to work and we should treat this like any other case of police violence.” A Muslim on his way to behead its just another day at the office.
That’s vitriol. There’s more.
As for her well-worn-oft-repeated sloganeering, “I am a Palestinian American woman in a hijab….,” Sarsour was born in Brooklyn. Don’t you just love how millions of Muslims claim “Palestinian” origins, a minuscule “country” that never even existed? She’s a Brooklyn-born hate hoaxer named Linda. How many “Palestinians” do you know named “Linda”? “Palestinian” is the socially accept euphemism for Jew-hater. And always the hijab. Who cares? Wear a cloth coffin for all we care, just don’t force other women to wear it or stand behind an ideology that forces girls and women to wear these oppressive garments. Did Linda stand up for Rifqa Bary or Aqsa Parvez or any other Muslim girls who were beaten or honor-murdered because they didn’t want to wear the hijab?
Indeed, those targeting me have an even broader agenda: to silence and discredit racial-justice activists altogether because we are awakening the masses.
Silence her? She speaks anywhere and everywhere. Not only was she invited to keynote CUNY’s Commencement ceremonies, but she is welcomed on other college campuses, as well as on network television and cable news networks. She is invited to lie, libel and whine in the hallowed pages of the Washington Post.
WE are silenced. We are blacklisted. We are banned on college campuses. We are banned from Britain. We can’t get book deals because it is too dangerous for a publishing house. We are the hunted ones. Shouting into the wilderness is not the freedom of speech.
Linda Sarsour needn’t go to all the trouble of trying to clean up the filth she spews. She needed only two words to explain her rise to the highest echelons in the information battlespace — terrorism works.