Not that it’s saying much, but Linda Sarsour, the US-Based Muslim advocate for both feminism and sharia law is so corrupt and extreme she makes Yassmin Abdel-Magied seem like a level-headed commentator. This woman who plays an active role in the women’s march which advocates for the advancement of women’s issues is not only a supporter of the most repressive system for women in the world today, but also has some odd ties to nefarious figures.
Yassmin is no one to defend. She is an apologist for a system that oppresses millions and has caused tremendous damage to the world, not to mention her race-baiting rhetoric not to mention anti-Australian and western ideologies. That being said, unlike Linda Sarsour, she is little more than an apologist.
Yassmin downplays Sharia by taking it out of context and quoting a part of the Qur’an that is in direct opposition to how Sharia Law is regularly practised today. Her statements are inaccurate and free from tact, but it is a world of difference from Linda Sarsour who is an active proponent of Sharia Law in the west. Yassmin may downplay the violence Sharia is responsible for, but Linda holds it near and dear, recently even calling for a “jihad” against the Trump administration.
Another area in which Yassmin is sanctified by contrast to Linda Sarsour is in her attitudes towards Jews. Surely Yassmin openly criticises the Israeli state, but with much the same arguments as used regularly by leftist or human rights advocates, and not through any openly anti-Semitic rhetoric. Linda Sarsour, on the other hand, once said she was the Jewish community’s biggest problem, not to mention her open adoration of Louis Farrakhan who has openly called Jews daemons, filth, degenerates, not to mention he claimed Jews’ lack of political savvy lead to their extermination during the Holocaust.
Finally, while Yassmin constantly downplays the horrors of sharia and fails to fully condemn the violence and oppression of those who use it in the middle-east, she’s at least not actively connected to terrorist groups. In addition to her buddy status with Lois Farrakhan, she’s also a great friend of a group known as Hamas with who she is believed to be in close contact with through funders and supporters of the terrorist organization.
So to conclude, Yassmin is no way, shape, or form reasonable or moderate, but when compared to the extremist and dangerous antics of Linda Sarsour, she is a girl scout.
Deputy Editor, The Unshackled
Host of the Front and Center Podcast