Apparently, Americans are committing terrorist attacks against innocent Muslim communities, according to Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour. On MSNBC, she told Melissa Harris-Perry that Americans are “engaging in terrorism against the innocent community that has nothing to do with” the terror attacks.
To steal a quote from the movie Princess Bride, “I do not think this word means what you think it means” Linda Sarsour. Americans are not walking into Muslim communities with suicide vests, IEDs, or automatic weapons and massacring anyone. To suggest that there is any similarity to feeling harassed by someone for one’s religion versus being annihilated is reckless, as well as deceptive.
Linda Sarsour, makes the leap that one-third of Muslims are black and those blacks who protest with groups like Black Lives Matter and are arrested for criminal activity while engaging in a protest are therefore being treated as terrorists.
Her explanation therefore says that the police, who are doing their jobs to protect the public and keep the peace, at these so called “peaceful protests” are somehow part of the terrorism against the Muslim community.
Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour told Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC that she believes Americans are creating trauma and terrorism in innocent Muslim communities.
She claims, that she fears walking through the city now, after recent attacks, but did not after the 9/11 attack. If this is the case, then should she not ask herself what has changed in the world that would perhaps give her religion such a bad name? Why do people feel fear when faced with radical Islam and what is Sarsour doing to fight against it herself?
“Just listening to the listing of these attacks on individuals and on mosques and understanding the trauma that we’re causing communities and we talk about terror and terrorism, of what we’re doing, is we’re engaging in terrorism against the innocent community that has nothing to do with this.”
Those Muslims with platforms to speak out against radical Islam and ISIS should be doing that, which would help non-Muslims feel as if they have a kindred partner in the fight.
Instead, too many people, like Sarsour, lash out against the police, Americans, and Conservatives and blame them for the problems in their communities and mosques, instead of having a reformation to completely make a distinction between groups like ISIS and American Muslims. It is up to them to join the battle, as well as remove any perceived “guilt by association.”