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Palestinian-American Activist Linda Sarsour: “The Prophet Muhammad Was A Human Rights Activist; We Don’t Need The West To Teach Us About Feminism”
On December 2, 2018, Palestinian-American political activist Linda Sarsour spoke at the 2018 Salam Annual Banquet, held at the Salam Community Center in Sacramento, CA. She criticized President Trump for moving the U.S. 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.” Calling the Trump administration fascist, she encouraged Muslims to become involved in politics even if their mosques usually avoid politics, because, she said, simply being Muslim is a political act. The Prophet Muhammad, she asserted, was a human rights activist, adding that there is no need for workers’ rights movements, environmental justice movements, or Black Lives Matter movements, or anti-racism or feminism, because Islam taught these values long before they were hashtags or movements. She added: “I don’t need people in the West, people in Europe, or people in the United States… to teach me what feminism is.” The video of Sarsour’s speech was uploaded to the Salam Center’s YouTube channel on December 13, 2018. Also speaking at the event was Imam Kashif Ahmed.