Activist Linda Sarsour’s ‘resume,’ Tapper’s condemnation of her, and their subsequent Twitter exchange illustrate the extent to which this darling of the progressive Left—and her followers—are unhinged.
When Jake Tapper, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent, slammed Linda Sarsour and other progressive leaders of the anti-Trump Women’s March for honoring convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur, Sarsour proceeded to dismiss Tapper as “alt-right.”
Of all the possible ways to describe Tapper, “alt-right” is not one. Tapper is one of President Trump’s most vocal critics. And he’s Jewish. Someone should tell Sarsour this would likely disqualify him for membership in any white supremacist group. But Sarsour’s “resume,” Tapper’s condemnation of her, and their subsequent Twitter exchange illustrate the extent to which this darling of the progressive Left—and her progressive Left followers—are unhinged.
This Murderer Is So Awesome, Guys
Shakur is a felon, convicted in 1977 for murdering a New Jersey police officer, assaulting another police officer, and bank robbery. In 1979 she escaped prison and fled to Cuba. She remains on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list to this day.
Sarsour’s idolizing of Shakur follows on the heels of her presentation at the 54th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, where she called on Muslims to commit jihad against the American government.
“I hope that we, when we stand up to those who oppress our [Muslim] communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad,” said Sarsour. “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.”