By Kelsey Harkness ~
Linda Sarsour is fighting back after being criticized for calling for “jihad” against President Donald Trump and his administration.
During a speech at the Islamic Society of North America Convention, she said:
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 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.
Although Sarsour clearly called for a nonviolent form of jihad—and anyone who suggests otherwise is being intellectually dishonest—hearing the co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington call for “jihad” against the Trump administration was “triggering,” to say the least.
America has an ugly history with jihad…
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