And nationwide, activists are taking to social media to declare their support for Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, who is facing Islamophobic attacks online after she served as one of the four main organizing co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington. On Monday, Sarsour called for “extra prayers” in a Facebook post, writing, “The opposition cannot fathom to see a Palestinian Muslim American woman that resonates with the masses. … They have a coordinated attack campaign against me and it’s vicious and ugly.” In response, thousands of people and organizations, including Amnesty International, are showing their support for Sarsour using the #IMarchWithLinda. This is Linda Sarsour speaking to a half a million people gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington.
Linda Sarsour: “If you have come here today as your first time at a march, I welcome you. I ask you to stand and continue to keep your voices loud for black women, for Native women, for undocumented women, for LGBTQIA communities, for people with disabilities. If you want to know if you are going the right way, follow women of color, sisters and brothers. We know where we need to go, and we know where justice is.”