A report from The Washington Free Beacon details eight of Linda Sarsour’s most controversial tweets. Sarsour is the co-chair of the Women’s March and, as the report points out, has a history of progressive activism and of making controversial statements.
The following eight tweets are prime examples:
1) In 2011, Sarsour praised the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization that wants to institute sharia law. Some in the U.S. say they should be designated a terrorist organization.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) February 12, 2011
2) In 2016 on Memorial day, Sarsour implied that many only joined the U.S. armed forces because military recruiters pressured them.
In high school, we had so many army recruiters. So many young men & women of color had no way out but to serve in the military. #MemorialDay
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) May 30, 2016
3) During the 2016 election cycle, Sarsour attacked Republican nominees, saying they wanted to “torture women and children.”
Your next president wants to torture women and children. SMH. Disgusting. #GOPDebate
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) March 4, 2016
4) In 2015, Sarsour attacked twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying women vote on issues, not gender, putting her at odds with the Democratic message.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 14, 2015
5) In 2016, Sarsour joined the national debate over police officers and activists accusing them of racially motivated shootings, writing: “police have to stop killing black people.”
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) September 27, 2016
6) In 2015, Sarsour said reverse racism doesn’t exist.
There’s no such thing as reverse racism. Racism is bigotry + power. The group that doesn’t have power can’t be racist.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) May 26, 2015
7) In 2012, Sarsour has said that the Nation of Islam, “an organization headed by rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan,” according to the Beacon, is integral to the history of Islam in America.
When we write the history of Islam in America, the Nation of #Islam is an integral part of that history.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) April 28, 2012
8) Also in 2012, Sarsour shared a video of Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet, who denounces Israel as an apartheid state and compares it to Iran and North Korea.
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) October 31, 2012