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Linda Sarsour goes after Chuck Schumer for ‘negotiating on the backs of people of color’

Immigration activist Linda Sarsour speaks during a National Day of Action for a Dream Act Now protest on Wednesday in Washington D.C. Sarsour lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), saying that she is is "tired of white men negotiating on the backs of people of color." (John Moore/Getty Images,)

Kevin Joseph Ryan

During a recent rally in Washington, D.C., Sharia law advocate and Women’s March national co-chair Linda Sarsour had serious criticism for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), saying that she is is “tired of white men negotiating on the backs of people of color.”

Referring to recent debates in Congress regarding immigration reform, the Islamic activist said, “We are not bargaining chips. This is not a poker game.”

She added: “I also remember that I live in a country that was founded on the extermination of indigenous people.”

She also referred to President Donald Trump as a “fascist” and compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Gestapo — the secret state police of Nazi Germany — billed as a “A Day of Action Against Trump’s White Supremacy.”

The rhetoric is a familiar approach.

During her keynote address for the Islamic Society of North America last year, Sarsour told the audience, “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 reigning in the White House.”

The pro-Palestine activist’s Nazi comparisons are at odds with the Trump administration’s pro-Israel stance; whereas Sarsour has openly expressed anti-Semitic and anti-Israel views.

The self-described feminist has advocated for forced-veils and has been accused of enabling sexual abuse against women. She founded the Women’s March, which protested President Trump’s election. In a now-deleted tweet, Sarsour said that Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali “don’t deserve to be women” and are “asking 4 an a$$ whippin’,” adding that she wishes she “could take their vaginas away.”

Gabriel and Ali are both outspoken critics of Shariah law and radical Islam.

In a 2009 interview, Gabriel said that Islam “promotes intolerance and violence,” adding that there is a “cancer called Islamofacism” throughout the Muslim world, in which “extreme is mainstream.”

When she was 5 years old, Ali was a victim of female genital mutilation. She has been an ardent critic of radical Islam and a frequent target of Sarsour’s criticisms.

Sarsour has repeatedly advocated for the implementation of Sharia law. In a 2011 tweet, Sarsour   described Sharia law as “reasonable,” insisting that “once u (sic) read into the details it makes a lot of sense”

And she has repeatedly touted the benefits of Shariah law on Twitter. For example: