NEW YORK – After successfully drawing hundreds of thousands to Washington DC streets, Women March co-chair Linda Sarsour has come under vicious attack from right-wing website, an attack rebelled by people around the world, who defended the Muslim activist making #IMarchWithLinda trend on Twitter.
“We are proud to have @lsarsour as our co-chair. We will always have her back. #IMarchWithLinda,” Women March official account on Twitter posted on Monday.
“Thank you @lsarsour for helping to organize the march and build a progressive movement. When we stand together, we win. #IMarchwithLinda,”Bernie Sanders wrote.
Sarsour is one of the five organizers behind the Women’s March on Washington, a global movement of rallies and marches in protest of President Donald Trump’s agenda.
On Saturday’s, Sarsour declared in front of millions, that you are “unapologetically Muslim American, uapologetically Palestinian American, unapologetically from Brooklyn” and defiantly “not afraid.”
After the march, right-wing websites headlines read, “Organizer For DC Women’s March, Linda Sarsour Is Pro Sharia Law With Ties to Hamas,” “The Anti-Semite Who Organized the ‘Women’s March on Washington’” and “The Muslim Veil, Not Pink Pussy Cap Was The Real Symbol Behind Big Women’s March.”
Defending the Muslim, Palestinian-American racial justice and civil rights activist, the hashtag #IMarchWithLinda now trends on Twitter:
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 24, 2017
— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) January 23, 2017
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) January 23, 2017
— ACLU National (@ACLU) January 23, 2017
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) January 23, 2017