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Linda Sarsour: ‘Muhammad was a human rights activist’

(MEMRI via JNS) On Dec. 2, American political activist Linda Sarsour spoke at the 2018 Salam Annual Banquet, held at the Salam Community Center in Sacramento, Calif., during which time she criticized President Trump for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, saying: “I declare to all of you here today in Sacramento that Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Palestine.”

She said that the Trump administration is fascist and encouraged Muslims to become involved in politics.

Calling the Prophet Muhammad “a human rights activist,” she said, “We don’t need a workers’ rights movement or an environmental justice movement. We don’t even need a Black Lives Matter movement, because our religion has taught us that black lives mattered way before there was ever a hashtag, or a movement, or people protesting outside on these streets. Our religion has always been an anti-racist, feminist and empowering religion. I don’t need people in the West, or people in Europe, or people in the United States of America to teach me what feminism is.”

The video of Sarsour’s speech was uploaded to the Salam Center’s YouTube channel on Dec. 13, 2018.

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