Ben Shapiro BLASTS Rude Linda Sarsour Defender And Jihad Apologist In Epic Interview...
"It isn't too late!"
Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro appeared on Fox News on Sunday where he spoke with anchor Dana Perino. Shapiro destroyed the narrative of Islamic extremists apologist Linda Sarsour, the darling of the left-wing feminists and organizer of the Women’s March.
Sarsour blasted the White House and called for “jihad” against President Donald Trump at a radical Islamic conference.
There is a man who once asked our beloved prophet … he said to him, “What is the best form of jihad or struggle?’ 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.” 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 the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reining in the White House.
Shapiro appeared with Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). During the discussion, Shibly became unhinged trying to defend the extremist rhetoric, rudely interrupting Shapiro and Perino on several occasions.
Watch the clip below:
When asked how Sarsour’s comments were taken out of context, Shibly replied,
Jihad means to struggle for good. She was very clear that it’s our duty as Americans and Muslims to put forward our best effort to struggle to speak truth to power to help the disenfranchised, to stand for the oppressed no matter what the cost is of speaking out. And she’s actually paying the price of speaking out and calling the Trump Administration’s attacks on minorities and attacks against women. Linda’s a revolutionary American Muslim proud hijab-sporting activist and we stand with her … to stand with all the disenfranchised minorities, to make America great by standing for justice and speaking truth to power, which is exactly what jihad is about.
It clearly wasn’t taken out of context; everybody I know who posted this story posted the entire video, as well as a large portion of the transcript from what she said. I don’t think anybody is claiming that she openly called for violence against President Trump, but jihad means more than just internal struggle, or “struggle for good.” We all know that there are terrorists all over the world who use the word “jihad” as justification for what they do, and Linda Sarsour knows that too. She knows how to make headlines; she is a radical anti-Semite who has backed terrorists in the past; she is a person who said Ayaan Hirsi Ali should have her genitals removed…
Shibly rudely interrupted, “Don’t smear a woman who’s not here to defend herself."
Shapiro kept his composure as he answered, “Fine, I’ll talk about CAIR instead. CAIR is an organization that was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial of 2007.”
Shibly continued to talk over his fellow guest and the show’s host. “Let’s talk about what jihad means.”
Shapiro immediately jumped on that.
If you want to talk about context, let’s talk about the full context, which is who Linda Sarsour is, the fact that she began this speech praising a guy, who has, in the past, talked about how jihad includes violent jihad. She started her speech with that, so let’s not pretend that you can just — you’re the one taking this one line out of context and then suggesting that it only refers to this sort of anodyne version of jihad.
The conversation continued with Shibly trying to say “jihab” needed to be reclaimed by the Muslim community. When Shapiro said CAIR should condemn the Muslim Brotherhood who uses that word, Shibly yelled, “Why would we condemn the Muslim Brotherhood?”
Shapiro replied, "You can’t reclaim jihad and Islamic extremists without condemning the Muslim Brotherhood."
Shibly hollered, "We don’t condemn political organizations. ... Why don’t you condemn the KKK?”
Shapiro, who was the largest recipient of anti-Semitism online in 2016 and has condemned the KKK on multiple occasions, snapped back, “I will condemn the KKK!”
Perino tried to give Ben the last word, but Shibly continued to talk over Shapiro until the show ended.
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