Eight of Linda Sarsour's Most Controversial Tweets

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March 12, 2018

Women's March co-chair Linda Sarsour has a long history of progressive activism and controversial statements, especially on Twitter, her medium of choice.

Below are eight of her most controversial Tweets throughout the years:

1) In 2011, Sarsour praised the Muslim Brotherhood, calling them the "coolest." Some in the United States have pushed for the group, the goal of which is to institute sharia law, to be designated a terrorist organization.

2) In 2016, Sarsour took a swipe at America's men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, implying many only joined the armed services because they were pressured to do by military recruiters.

3) During the 2016 election cycle, Sarsour accused the candidates vying for the Republican nomination of wanting to "torture women and children."

4) Republican presidential candidates were not the only ones to draw scorn and derision from Sarsour. The activist also had some choice words for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

5) Sarsour also used the 2016 election to attack America's police officers.

6) Sarsour expressed her opinion in 2015 that groups without power cannot be racist.

7) Sarsour has said that the Nation of Islam, an organization headed by rabid anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, is integral to the history of Islam in America.

8) In 2012, Sarsour shared a video of Remi Kanazi, a Palestinian-American poet, with the caption: "Nothing is creepier than Zionism. Challenge racism, #NormalizeJustice." In the video, Kanazi denounces Israel as an apartheid state and compares it to Iran and North Korea.