I just love you so does my 13 year old daughter Nora she tells me she wants to be just like you when she grows up inshallah we love u
The hysterical panic (whether heartfelt or cynical) on the right about Linda's words is just standard-issue hate-mongering. Taken together with Trump's blood-and-soil white nationalist rhetoric (e.g. his speech yesterday in Warsaw), anyone with half a brain and any real knowledge of what happened in Europe in the 20s and 30s recognizes the American right for what it has become: fascist. We cannot be silent or cowed in the face of such people. This white man is with Linda.
I am centre-left on many issues, not a Trump supporter and I have serious concerns about several of her positions. Is it 'hysterical' to you to be against stoning? Get a grip.
Yes, it is indeed hysterical panic on the part of the right when all it takes for a Muslim to receive death threats is for her to utter the word "jihad" and have it be taken out of context.
You may have a problem with something Linda has said. That's perfectly fine with me. But coming to a conversation in which people are expressing solidarity with someone whose life is under threat, in order to say you have problems with her, well... That's socially inept at best, and smacks of concern trolling.
It's madness. Thank you for your voice and leadership, Linda. And for speaking such powerful truth. I stand with you always.
As a political activist and defender of oppressed and marginalized communities in this country and outside this country, your opponents will twist your every word and malign you at every opportunity.
We are grateful for your advocacy on behalf of so many. We wish you success and pray for your safety and security.
What's happening to you happened to Shirley Sherrod. I am proud of you! Keep resisting! The bigots will always misuse your words.
We love you! Standing for people's rights makes you an exemplary American--more so than they will ever be. God bless you Linda Sarsour!
Thank you for the truth! Nothing vague about this: "A word of truth in front of a tyrant"
Thank you for your righteous leadership
Love and duas are with you Linda Sarsour <3
We've got your back, Linda.
Love you Linda
I think the real question is how did islamophobes get access to the isna convention, particularly the CSRL event when it was a fundraising event? Someone dropped the ball
What is frustrating is when non-Arabic speaking people are telling us what a word from our own language means. I hope they try to educate themselves instead of spreading hate
Keep doing you Linda. This isn't about the words you choose. As you well know, Arabic itself has become so thoroughly demonized that ordinary concepts like "school" or "law" are made to seem sinister. But I don't believe that the answer is to stop using words that convey concepts central to our work and identities. Besides, if it hadn't been this, they just would have found something else to lie about. The alt-right media machine is determined to make you into a boogeyman (boogeywoman?) and the things you actually say have very little to do with it. That must be frustrating and frightening, and I'm truly sorry you have to live under this onslaught. But--hopefully-- there is freedom in understanding that you could literally recite an apple pie recipe and they'd be like, "She is trying to poison Our Children with her Terror Pie!!!"
unapologetically is Confusing Word ! Could you further paraphrase it ?
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Reading her quote, it is very explicit in which sense Jihad is to be understood. Trying to frame it as a violent matter is pure doublespeak. But what else do we expect from these media outlets? We don't need them. Rock on, Linda. ✊