Skip to comments.Yes, Linda Sarsour Did Incite Violence Against President Trump
Posted on 07/10/2017 9:22:46 AM PDT by jazusamo
The hijabbed feminist heroine Linda Sarsour is in the center of another controversy, and the Leftist establishment media is again rushing to defend her. This time, she called for jihad against President Trump.
The whole controversy, says Sarsour and her defenders, is just another indication of conservatives ignorance and Islamophobia.
But it isnt: she really did incite violence.
Sarsours call for jihad came in the midst of her denunciation of the Trump administration at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) over the July 4 weekend. Sarsour said :
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?
Invoking Muhammad, she said:
A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad.
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.
She not only denounced Trump, but the idea that Muslims in America should assimilate:
Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our communities. It is not to assimilate and to please any other people in authority Our top priority, even higher than all those priorities, is to please Allah, and only Allah.
The establishment media rushed to defend her. Time explained: Womens March Organizer Linda Sarsour Spoke of Jihad. But She Wasnt Talking About Violence. The Wrap published a piece titled: 3 Things Conservatives Got Very Wrong About Linda Sarsours Speech. The Huffington Post gloated: Linda Sarsour Said Jihad In A Speech And Conservatives Freaked Out. ThinkProgress mocked those ignorant, racist conservatives: A Muslim activist referenced jihad and the right freaked out because they dont know what it means. CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill tweeted : The people disagreeing with @lsarsour clearly dont understand what Jihad means.
Sarsour herself took to the Washington Post to explain:
[I] sent not a call to violence, but a call to speak truth to power and to commit to the struggle for racial and economic justice.
I was speaking to an all-Muslim audience; as an American, I should be free to share and discuss scripture and teachings of my beloved Prophet.
Worst of all to her was the sullying of the reputation of jihad:
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.
Linda Sarsour is not stupid, and likely knows what Islamic tradition actually has her beloved Prophet saying: I have been made victorious through terror (Bukhari 4:52.220). Muhammad told his followers to offer non-Muslims three choices: conversion to Islam; subjugation to Islamic hegemony, as signified by the payment of a poll tax (jizya); or death:
Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allahs help and fight them. (Muslim 4294)
Islamic tradition also depicts Muhammad saying:
I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right affairs rest with Allah. (Muslim 30)
If one does not profess belief in Allah, his property and life are not protected.
Sarsour also must know that there is an entire chapter of the Quran entitled Booty, or The Spoils of War (al-Anfal). What spoils ensue from a word of truth spoken in front of a tyrant ruler or leader? If jihad is simply a word of truth spoken in front of a tyrant, how is a Muslim supposed to make Jews and Christians pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued (Quran 9:29)? If jihad means only to struggle or strive, why have millions of Muslims worldwide joined violent jihad groups?
Why are there any violent jihad groups at all? Why is this misunderstanding of jihad so widespread?
A professedly devout and knowledgeable Muslim, Linda Sarsour must know about all the many exhortations to violent in the Quran and Sunnah, and the doctrines of jihad warfare taught by all the schools of Sunni jurisprudence. When Sarsour says that this term has been hijacked by Muslim extremists and right-wing extremists alike, she is attempting not just to intimidate people into dismissing the idea that jihad involves violence for fear of allying with hated right-wing extremists, but also to liken foes of jihad terror to its proponents, thereby stigmatizing resistance to jihad terror as far-right extremism.
Of course, the centrality in Islamic law of jihad as warfare against unbelievers does not in itself mean that Sarsour was inciting violence against Trump. But Sarsour certainly knows what Muslims are doing in the name of jihad around the world today. When she says, I hope that when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad, she may mean a non-violent standing up, but she has to know that when other Muslims who know the real meaning of jihad in Islam hear that, they will hear it as a call to violence.
She must know that when she says that our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our communities and that our top priority, even higher than all those priorities, is to please Allah, and only Allah, that some Muslims will think of how pleased Allah is with the deaths of unbelievers -- since he has guaranteed Paradise to those who kill and are killed for him (Quran 9:111).
All the damage control of the Leftist media, heaping contempt upon conservatives for being so stupid as to think that jihad involves violence, is simply more of the denial and willful ignorance regarding jihad that the political and media elites constantly force upon us. If anyone knows what jihad means in Islam, it is Linda Sarsour. And so she also must know how incendiary her words really were.
No she didn’t. There has been no violence.
She needs to be deported asap.
This thing enjoys protection by membership in two government-certified victim groups. It gets to show its intense hatred for this country and get celebrated for it.
How much do you want to bet that this ugly garbage runs for public office? Imagine. deblasio for president, with this thing as vice president. Then the muzzies realize what they have to do to get a muzzy president.
She’s a polished liar just as 0bama is, they twist their words and the enemedia supports them.
There’s no “word of truth” coming from MoHamHead.
Isn’t there something she can be arrested for?
Would this qualify as a verbal hate crime in today’s world?
Title 18 US Code, section 2385
Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or
Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
At which every non-muslim who has been alive for the past half-decade at least should simply say "Uh huh. Sure."
This is pure Taqyia. Pure and deliberate.
We get this same kind of talk from the jihadists that are bigshots for CAIR.
I thought she was pro-Sharia?
How can you be for Sharia and against tyranny?
Linda, is your makeup halal? Wouldn’t want you to get in trouble with the jihadis.
I believe she's Brooklyn born & raised.
Linda Sarsour is worthy of at least as much attention and notoriety as Kathy Griffin and Madonna, both of whom were questioned by Secret Service, and are still subject to extended scrutiny.
Threats or implied threats do not actually have to be carried out, to earn this kind of examination of motives and beliefs.
Saying there was “no violence” does not mean there was no violence, either in the works or already executed, but not yet connected.
The Great Bernard Lewis, who is widely considered to be the foremost authority on Islam in the West (he is still alive at 101) discusses this in his books (which are not apologia for Islam...simply very factual)
While he acknowledges that non-violent ‘struggle’ is one of the possible uses, he does make the point on more than one occasion that it is far overshadowed by the use in a violent sense, including in the Islamic world.
His works are excellent reads.
Incitement without resultant violence is still incitement.
18 USC 373, 18 USC 2101, etc.
It pays to have the vagina and Islam card. This beotch needs to be arrested and her azz kicked out of the USA.LOL,nobody has the stones to do it. This country is weak and Islamasised.