Right-wing and anti-Muslim sites have launched a vicious attack on Linda Sarsour, the well-known Muslim activist and organizer of the Women’s March in D.C.. In response, thousands of people took to Twitter, using the hashtag #IMarchWithLinda to show support and appreciation.
“It’s a shame that the alt-right would spend their time putting out falsehood and discrediting a proven effective activist and leader,” commented Ms. Sarsour. “I am still unapologetically Muslim American and proud. I am grateful for the outpouring of support and still committed to fighting for justice for all communities and against fascism.”
Ms. Sarsour says her Twitter mentions are now “overpowered by love from celebrities, high-profile activists, faith leaders, and ordinary people…. It’s remarkable.”
Be sure to watch Ms. Sarsour’s powerful five-minute speech given at the protest (in the accompanied article). #GoLinda!