Muslim activist Linda Sarsour said last weekend at a Muslim conference that she hopes that Allah will accept opposition to President Donald Trump as "a form of jihad."
Sarsour, who helped organize the anti-Trump Women's March in January that drew thousands of people to Washington, D.C., made the comment at the Islamic Society of North America Convention at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago June 30-July 3.
In her speech before the audience, Sarsour called on her "brothers and sisters" to stay "perpetually outraged" at the Trump administration. She encouraged American Muslims not to assimilate, but instead, stay true to "our top priority," which she said "is to please Allah and only Allah."
"Why, sisters and brothers, why are we so afraid of this administration and the potential chaos that they will ensue on our community? And we already saw their potential when they come out every few weeks, Muslim ban one, Muslim ban two, Muslim ban three," Sarsour said.
The Trump administration has attempted on multiple occasions to fulfill Trump's campaign promise to implement restrictions on travel to the United States from certain majority-Muslim countries, but federal courts have blocked these orders from being implemented on various legal grounds.
As TheBlaze reported, the nine justices on the Supreme Court agreed to hear legal challenges regarding the most recent version of the travel restrictions in October, and decided that until then, certain measures of the president's so-called Muslim ban should be allowed to go into effect. The justices asked both sides to consider whether the 90-day Muslim ban and 120-day refugee ban would be moot by the time arguments are heard in October.
"They are relentless," Sarsour continued during the convention last weekend, referring to the Trump administration. "They are persistent and consistent, and want to see how much we as a community can endure, and want to see who our friends are and how hard we're going to fight back against this administration."
The Muslim activist then expressed her desire for Allah to accept the opposition to Trump as a "form of jihad."
"And 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, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers, not only abroad in the Middle East or on the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reining in the White House," Sarsour said.
Sarsour went on to encourage those in the audience to "not ever be those citizens that normalize this administration."
Sarsour said that "if something horrific happens to us or to another country, you will be responsible for normalizing this administration."
.@lsarsour: 'Muslims Should Not Assimilate' Fighting Trump is 'a Form of Jihad'
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