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Linda Sarsour  Muslim-American, Civil rights activist, community organizer, mom, Born and raised #Brooklyn, #Palestinian and proud. #resistance

The best gift God has given me are my children. This had me in TEARS. My son is one of the most brilliant and thoughtful young men I ever met and it’s not just cause I birthed him! May God protect my children and yours. #HappyBirthdayToMe #family #love

We are all we got. We will find safety and comfort in our solidarity. #JewishMuslimUnity #JewsOfColor #JWOC #Cousins #interfaith #family

My dad, grandma and me when I was a baby. Missing my grandma so much today. She was spicy and always said what was on her mind. I would visit her often in Palestine and I was able to be with her in the last few months before she died of cancer. I will never forget where I came from. My lineage is to strong Palestinian women. #family #memories #love

I see a sentiment being shared in different ways and using different words but essentially it’s “don’t mourn, organize.” I understand the intention but I ask you to join me in a reflection. Mourning is core and central to healing. Mourning sustains and maintains our humanity. When we see loss of life, that grief and sadness reminds us that we are still human, that we love, that we have compassion for others. So I am mourning. Afraid. Heartbroken. Full of tears that flow on their own. I am devastated. I am shattered. And it’s all okay. Cry. Sit alone. Breathe. I also am committed to organizing. I am committed to the hard work of building a society that allows each and everyone of us, even those I disagree with to live in safety. I am committed to being a disrupter of hate. I am committed to a world where none of us have to explain to children why people who look or pray like them are murdered in broad daylight in “God’s House.” I am in mourning and my heart is broken but my spirit is still in tact. They can’t take everything from us. We can’t let those who don’t want us to exist win. My response is to be more unapologetically Muslim than I was the day before but even the unapologetically Muslim, unapologetically anyone can take a breath and mourn. #NZMosqueShooting #NewZealand #HateKills #LoveTrumpsHate

My heart is shattered. Multiple shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand at mosques. Death toll is unclear but the video of one of the mosque shootings is harrowing. Muslim worshippers huddled on the floor trying to protect each other while shooter streams the shooting. We have to be alert for potential copy cat attacks in the US and Europe. Keep your eyes open, heighten community-led security around the mosques, take all precautions BUT do not be afraid. We have every right to worship freely in our respective countries and we cannot let anyone take that from us. #christchurchmosqueattack #christchurch #NewZealandMosqueAttack #HateKills #islamophobia

My son’s friend sent this to him. Sometimes through all the work, the organizing, movement building, the wins and the losses we don’t realize that our work is already being studied and analyzed. Feeling humble and proud and more aware that we are being archived for generations to come but it’s so much more meaningful to see it in the present while we are still alive. #criminaljustice #history #education #textbook

Organizing works. The Senate voted 54-46 to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on #Yemen. THIS IS HISTORIC. Thank you to @mpowerchange members, advocates & partners for getting this done. We're one step closer to ending one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. #YemenCantWait #LetsKeepWinning #yemen

HISTORY. Congratulations to Movita Johnson-Harrell on becoming the FIRST Muslim woman elected to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Proud to see a Black Muslim woman in Hijab win an election with broad support and a coalition who embraced her fierce leadership and bold activism on behalf of the most marginalized. Representation matters. #Vote #elections #womenlead

Family. Surround yourself with brilliant, kind, ambitious, bold, and unapologetic people who are a reflection of everything you want to be and embody. @ajamonet @philofdreams - proud and honored to know you. #friends #family #solidarity #sxsw2019 #sxsw

The people united will never be defeated. We won today. Updated resolution addresses antisemitism, islamophobia and white supremacy. The definition of antisemitism, unlike the one used by the Department or State, does not include critique of Israel as a form of antisemitism. Win. Nothing is perfect but I see this as a celebratory moment and an indication of the growing power of the progressive movement and the willingness to be more vocal and bold on Palestine. Thank you to all the leaders who have chosen to be on the right side of history. The tide is shifting and we are in a moment of great transformation. Trust me, lean in. #IStandWithIlhan #Palestine #resistance Image courtesy of the great folks at @mpowerchange! Proud of the work they are doing!

Don’t come for my sisters. I am an organizer, deep relationship builder, movement strategist. I can’t sleep knowing one of my sisters is hurting or feeling alone while she puts her life on the line. To those who took the calls, answered the emails, signed on to the letter, got others to sign on, came to the presser, helped draft a release, created digital call actions (I see you @mpowerchange and others), stood in unison - I salute you. When we say we will love and protect each other, I mean it from the depth of my heart. Feeling proud. Feeling bolder and stronger than ever. The tide is shifting. We are winning. The resistance is real y’all and we are just getting started. #IStandWithIlhan #IStandWithRashida #resistance

Thank you Senator @berniesanders for supporting Congresswoman @ilhanmn. You are a man of great integrity and a lover of truth. We join you in calling out real antisemitism that harms and hurts our Jewish communities and reminding people that criticism of the Israeli government is not antisemitic. “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” This is true leadership. #IStandWithIlhan #FeelTheBern

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