Twitter Defends Far Left Muslim Activist Linda Sarsour Who Called for Jihad to Fight Trump
Twitter has officially defended Leftist Muslim activist Linda Sarsour with a pro-Sarsour spin describing why “Linda Sarsour” is Trending and with a Twitter Moment posting.
Sarsour gave a speech July 3rd at the 54th annual Islamic Society of North America convention held in Chicago in which she called on Muslims to wage jihad on President Trump and to not assimilate.
Linda Sarsour speaks at the 54th annual ISNA convention, image via screen grab.
Muslim activist criticized for referring to resistance against oppression as jihad”
Twitter Trending list, 6:25 p.m. CDT, July 6, 2017.
Clicking the Trending link brings up a Twitter Moments tweet that defends Sarsour:
“Linda Sarsour received a backlash after she referred to standing up to oppressors as a form of jihad during her address at the Islamic Society of North America. In response, Sarsour said her activism was rooted in non-violence.”
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) July 6, 2017
Twitter included in the Moment a defense of Sarsour from Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner that includes a partial transcript of Sarsour’s speech. The last paragraph in the excerpt includes Sarsour’s call for jihad against Trump.
Hey you people scare-sharing Linda Sarsour's speech, read this transcription, which I just made because you all are trash misquoting her. pic.twitter.com/mzBWN6mhl9
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) July 6, 2017
Excerpted and complete versions of Sarsour’s speech:
Video via Damon Rosen:
Full video via s Khalil:
Has Twitter ever gone to such lengths to defend a conservative from criticism?