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Well, come and get me, Ms. Sarsour. If I am on your enemies list, I do hope you got my name right: it’s Robert, not Richard, and Spencer, not Spenser. If you sue, our day in court will be most interesting: I argued that you, as a devout and knowledgeable Muslim, must know that the Qur’an’s primary vision of jihad involves violence and warfare, and so does that of the Hadith and Islamic law. To claim that I was “lying” about you, you would have to demonstrate that you’re completely ignorant of Islamic texts and teachings. And that could have unfortunate implications for your reputation among your legions of followers. This could be great fun!
Meanwhile, Sarsour’s victimhood act is as tiresome as it is predictable. Here is a woman who is a darling of the Left and the establishment media whining because she has faced some justified criticism. She got a platform in the Washington Post to clarify her “jihad” remarks, and recently gave the commencement speech at CUNY. She is lionized and hailed everywhere in the mainstream, while her critics are shut out of the mainstream, shouted down and physically menaced when we speak at colleges and universities (if we get invited at all), and excoriated everywhere as “racists” and “Islamophobes.” Oh, and then there are the death threats, which have the reality of the Islamic jihad behind them, while Sarsour’s claim that she has received death threats has only the chimera of “right-wing extremism” behind it. So kindly cut the whining, Ms. Sarsour: if you were standing for freedom, you would find out what it really means to be victimized.
“Linda Sarsour Warns Critics Days After Calling for Trump ‘Jihad’: ‘I Am Taking Names,’” by Joe Bilello, Mediaite, July 12, 2017:
Speaking at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) last week, Palestinian-American, anti-Israel and pro-Sharia activist, Linda Sarsour received major criticism when she called for “jihad” against the Trump administration.______________________________________________________
Despite the obvious backlash, it is Sarsour who is now on the offensive as the incredibly ironic darling of the left has now threatened the critics who have “lied” about her.
On Wednesday she tweeted, “Just know that I am taking names of those who have lied about me to defame my character. I may be quiet now but not for long. I am working.”
She later added, “I have a running document of the lies & who is putting them out there. This is not about setting records straight, it’s who will pay 4 lies?”Just know that I am taking names of those who have lied about me to defame my character. I may be quiet now but not for long. I am working.— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 11, 2017
Sarsour sent several more tweets about the alleged false allegations against her and the vow to confront the perpetrators.I have a running document of the lies & who is putting them out there. This is not about setting records straight, it’s who will pay 4 lies?— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 11, 2017
These past few months have shown there is a clear campaign to defame my character that has come with emotional & financial damage.— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 11, 2017I can’t put a price tag on the trauma that these propaganda campaigns have put on my family. People will pay w/ their pockets.— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 11, 2017I have the unfortunate receipts of what it costs to be the target of right wing media, elected officials, prominent individuals.— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 11, 2017I have NO PROBLEM with folks vehemently disagreeing with me on anything BUT I do have a problem with threats & lies. That’s unacceptable.— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 12, 2017It is unclear as of now who the purveyors of the lies are, but most media outlets accused of attacking Sarsour did little more than play an unedited video of her in her own words where she called for a “Jihad” against the “white supremacists” in the White House.This is exhausting every day. Please pray for my children who I can’t shelter from the vitriol they see.— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) July 11, 2017
Perhaps she is talking about the “Zionists” in the media.
“Every right-wing media outlet in the country. Every right-wing Zionist outlet in the country engaged in coordinated attacks against me to discredit my leadership”, she said during the same ISNA conference where she gave her now infamous “jihad” remarks.
Next thing you know, her critics will lie and call her an anti-Semite….