She also began her speech by praising “her favorite person in the room,” Siraj Wahaj, a prominent but controversial New York imam who has attracted the attention of authorities for years – and whom prosecutors included on a 3½-page list of people they said “may be alleged as co-conspirators” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, though he was never charged, the Associated Press reported.
During a speech to the Islamic Society of North America convention in Chicago last weekend, Sarsour, a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention who is an anti-Israel and pro-Sharia activist, made the startling call and also urged against “assimilation,” Real Clear Politics reported.
“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.
“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.”.
The controversial co-chair of the women’s march against President Donald Trump, Linda Sarsour, is calling for a “jihad” against the president.
“I hope that we when we stand up to those who oppress our communities that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad,” she said.