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High profile, American activist Linda Sarsour became a sensation for Western media when she gave a blatant call of nonviolent jihad to Muslim community against Trump and his administration which according to her is a group of tyrants, fascist, white supremacist Islamophobes.

In her speech, she reminded Muslims that, it is the utmost duty of the Muslims to please Allah and therefore non-violent, verbal Jihad is the most peaceful way to secure their community rights.She expressed her views when she was addressing a Muslim community, at an annual Islamic Society of North America convention in Chicago. Linda, who persistently throughout her speech fearlessly urged Muslims to unite and speak against the Washington administration,

Linda Sarsour had been an influential source of human rights activism in the United States of America. She was a pioneer in leading the Women March in Washington in 2011, and was termed by the then Obama’s administration as a ‘Champion of change’.

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According to her, it is not the Jihad in the Middle Eastern region that has significance but to speak against the tyranny of the rulers courageously is the one form of appreciable Jihad.

A lot of discussion since then has geared up in the western media, with many people on social media standing up and expressing their view in defense of Sarsour.

Out of all her speech, the few lines mentioned below were a major hit to the Trump’s administration and a metal that attracted a huge attention.

“I hope that … when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or on the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.”

According to her, it is not the Jihad in the Middle Eastern region that has significance but to speak against the tyranny of the rulers courageously is the one form of appreciable Jihad.

In one of her comments, she mentioned an incident from the Holy Scriptures about a man asking Holy Prophet about the best form of Jihad,

“And our beloved prophet … said to him, ‘A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad,’” Sarsour said.

The apparent motives behind her speech seem to be an unprovoked attempt to prepare Muslims to face and struggle against any injustice coming to them by Trump and his aide towards the community.

While conservatives have been, calling her supporting a play from the boom of Muslim Brotherhood, she has been criticized for proposing extremist notions.

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Rejecting such claims by the Conservatives, she said that, calling her call, as violence against President is ludicrous since she is not this way and she has never been this way.

A mixed reaction was recorded where people asked her to have remained wary of the fact that using the word Jihad would have been meant synonymous to extremist terrorism in the general public.

Also, many people have blamed her for supporting the terrorist agenda, and called for the government to keep her on a watch list, investigate her for a possible link with the organization or the report the altogether the daughter of a Palestinian-born activist.

On the other hand, a vivid user of Twitter, Mr., Trump himself took to his Twitter account yet unbothered showed his displeasure over her remarks and questioned Democratic National Committee over Linda’s remarks.

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