Linda Sarsour, one of the main organizers of the Women’s March on Washington and a pro-sharia law Palestinian-American activist, was arrested yesterday in New York at a follow-up event on International Women’s Day.
Sarsour, who was blocking traffic along with other protesters outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City, was warned several times by police officers before being removed for disorderly conduct.
Pictures show Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, being led away in handcuffs.
Sarsour became the face of the women’s protests against Donald Trump beginning the day after the current U.S. president’s inauguration. Another prominent activist calling for a strike by women yesterday was Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a Palestinian terrorist involved in fatal bombings in Israel. Odeh immigrated to the U.S. after being released from an Israeli prison in a prisoner exchange, omitting on her immigration papers her terror conviction. Her deportation case is currently on appeal.
Sarsour’s “credentials” include:
- Supporter of Sharia law. Sarsour has tweeted:
“sharia law is reasonable and once u read into the details itmakes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.”
“Sharia law is misunderstood & has been pushed as some evil Muslim agenda.”
“If you are still paying interest than Sharia Law hasn’t taken over America. #justsaying.”
“You’ll know when you’re living under Sharia Law if suddenly all your loans & credit cards become interest free. Sound nice, doesn’t it?”
- Belittling the lack of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. Sarsour tweeted:
“10 weeks of PAID maternity leave in Saudi Arabia. Yes PAID. And ur worrying about women driving. Puts us to shame.”
- Activist in campaign to discredit Clarion Project’s film Honor Diaries, which showcases the struggle of nine women’s-rights activists, some Muslim some not, as they campaign against honor violence and female genital mutilation.
- Supporter of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) anti-Israel movement