Linda Sarsour Urges Muslims to Support Rep. Ilhan Omar, ‘The Best Our Community Has to Offer’ By Patrick Goodenough for CNS News
GNN Note – One terrorist supporting another terrorist – radical islamic terrorist, literally, in the House. Think about that for just a minute. Whenever I tweet about these two or rashida tlaib I use the following – #nationaldisgrace
These people should be immediately removed from office and then deported.
Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour urged a group of Muslims demonstrating outside the White House on Sunday to support Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) – “the best that our community has to offer” – and to prepare in the 2020 election to “say no to fascism,” bigotry and Islamophobia.
Sarsour called on Muslims to pray during Ramadan for Omar, fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) – like Omar an outspoken critic of President Trump – and other community leaders and activists.
“Sister Ilhan Omar is the best that our community has to offer: She’s black, she’s Somali, a former refugee,” she said. “She’s bold, she’s unapologetic, she’s anti-war and anti-imperialist.”
“She’s a supporter of the [anti-Israel] boycott, divestment, sanction movement,” Sarsour continued. “She stands with poor people. She stands with the most marginalized people in America. And she represents everything that is beautiful about Islam.”
“We are with Ilhan Omar!” a few of the demonstrators yelled.
Sarsour said American Muslims, in their conversations and in the way they use social media, should stand with Omar.
With Ramadan approaching, she continued, Muslims should “make du’a[prayers of supplication] for Sister Rashida and Sister Ilhan and all of our community leaders and all those activists and organizers who are sacrificing to defend our rights to be Muslims in America.”
Sarsour was addressing mostly participants of the just-ended annual joint conference of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and Muslim American Society (MAS). Sarsour was a speaker at the convention, held about a mile from the White House.