Top Muslim Leaders Including Linda Sarsour Arrested at Paul Ryan’s Office (VIDEO)


Authorities arrested Linda Sarsour at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office Monday while demanding Ryan meet with her and others protesting current inaction on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program.

An outspoken Muslim activist, advocate of Sharia law and co-chair of the Women’s March, Sarsour — along with Zahra Billoo and Omar Suleiman, Dawud Walid, Talib Shareef, Nihad Awad and Mujahid Fletcher from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — were arrested for civil disobedience

Sarsour and her cohorts sought to speak with Ryan about President Donald Trump ending the renewal of the DACA program.Sarsour is no stranger to controversy. She has been an outspoken activist for American Muslims and was also a co-chair for the 2016 Women’s March.

Yahoo reported:

Muslim-American leaders have been arrested at the US Capitol while urging Congress to stand against President Donald Trump’s effort to end a programme that protects certain young immigrants. Omar Suleiman, Dawud Walid, Mujahid Fletcher, Talib Shareef and Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Zahra Billoo, and Linda Sarsour advocated immigration reform before getting arrested on Monday. The protesters participated in an act of civil disobedience at the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, demanding that he meet them to hear their concerns.

Dallas Muslim preacher Omar Suleiman was among several prominent Muslim and Jewish activists arrested at the U.S. Capitol on Monday while demanding protection for young immigrant “Dreamers.”

The activists were released about five hours later, Suleiman said on social media.

“I’m proud of the leaders who came out yesterday to join,” the imam wrote Tuesday on Facebook. “It was an honor to be arrested with you! I pray that millions are inspired by your leadership.”

<blockquote class=”twitter-video” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Linda Sarsour &amp; Muslim leaders and activists { CAIR} arrested for civil disobedience. at Dreamers protest 🙂👍 <a href=”https://t.co/bImSVX3im9″>pic.twitter.com/bImSVX3im9</a></p>&mdash; Tom Alex ❤ ✝🇺🇸 (@rejialex7) <a href=”https://twitter.com/rejialex7/status/971020793902698497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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