Linda Sarsour speaking at last year's ISNA convention. She re-appeared at this year's convention, held July 1-3 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Linda Sarsour speaking at last year’s ISNA convention. She re-appeared at this year’s convention, held July 1-3 in Rosemont, Illinois.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper

CNN anchor Jake Tapper

WASHINGTON – Muslim activist and Woman’s March organizer Linda Sarsour accused CNN anchor Jake Tapper of being representative of the “alt-right,” defined by some as an American white nationalist movement, despite her ties to Islamic extremist organizations.

Tapper criticized Sarsour after her organization, the Women’s March on Washington, tweeted out support for Assata Shakur, a notorious convicted cop-killer and current fugitive.

As WND has reported, Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, is a former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army. Shakur is also the aunt of deceased rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur, who was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996. She escaped a U.S. prison and fled to Cuba after shooting and killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster execution style with his own gun during a traffic stop in 1973. As Foerster lay on the ground wounded, she picked up his gun and shot him twice in the head.

Assata Shakur was convicted in 1977 and sentenced to life imprisonment before she escaped to Cuba

Assata Shakur was convicted in 1977 and sentenced to life imprisonment before she escaped to Cuba

Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur

Shakur was found guilty of first-degree murder, assault and battery of a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to kill, illegal possession of a weapon and armed robbery. She was sentenced to life in prison, but on Nov. 2, 1979, she escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey with the help of three armed men with the Black Liberation Army who drove her away in a stolen prison van.

Shakur has been on the run from U.S. authorities for more than 35 years and is said to be living in Cuba, where she was given political asylum. Cuba has refused to even discuss extraditing her. In 2013, Shakur became the only woman on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Terrorists List. The FBI is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to her arrest.

After Tapper criticized her, Sarsour replied that the CNN anchor “joins the ranks of the alt-right to target me online. Welcome to the party.”

Tapper has no apparent links to the “alt-right” movement.

Linda Sarsour’s past is riddled with controversy, including statements in support of jihad, Islamic law and an expressed desire to “take away” a female critic’s vagina, because such critics “do not deserve to be women.”

Earlier this month, at a convention of the Islamic Society of North America, Sarsour called for Muslims to wage “jihad” against the Trump administration and told Muslims not to assimilate into American culture.

In one tweet, Sarsour defended Islamic law, or Shariah, as “reasonable,” and in another, she downplayed the dearth of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia.

Sarsour has made comments in support of numerous radical Muslim leaders, including Siraj Wahhaj.

Wahhaj was a co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, though he was never indicted.

Sarsour has also met with former Hamas operative Salah Sarsour [it’s unclear if they are related] and posed for a photograph with him at another Islamist convention, according to the Daily Caller.

Salah Sarsour, left, poses for picture with Linda Sarsour at an Islamist convention earlier this year.

Salah Sarsour, left, poses for picture with Linda Sarsour at an Islamist convention earlier this year.

She is involved with ISNA, a group named as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial in 2007/2008.

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Sarsour, a supporter of a one-state solution to the Arab-Israeli dispute called “Palestine,” has spoken in favor of Palestinian terrorists, including a woman who was convicted of killing two Israelis in a bomb attack.

Sarsour is not a marginal figure. She has close ties to prominent Democrats. She campaigned for Bernie Sanders and has received praise from Barack Obama.

A self-proclaimed socialist, Sarsour once thanked Sanders for changing her life “forever.”

Linda Sarsour is the “poster-child” for the burgeoning alliance between Islam and the far-left in the United States, according to a Chris Gaubatz, a man who went undercover as a Muslim to gather intelligence on jihadist groups in the United States.

Gaubatz is the subject of “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” a book co-authored by his father Paul David Gaubatz, an Arabic linguist and former U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent.

“[Linda Sarsour] is a person that is the poster-child for what’s been called the ‘red-green axis,’ where you’ve got the hard-left Marxist-socialist groups working hand-in-hand with the jihadi groups,” Chris Gaubatz said on “The Hagmann Report” last Friday.

Gaubatz said the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ rise in power came from the alliance of Islam and the left.

“They really took off during the Obama years, they were regulars at the White House,” he said.

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Sarsour is a culmination of this alliance, according to Gaubatz.

“She has family members that are members of Hamas that are convicted terrorists.”

Sarsour spoke at ISNA’s 54th annual convention, held in Chicago July 1-3, calling for “jihad” against the Trump administration and “white supremacists” serving in “positions of authority.” She also urged American Muslims, more than 64 percent of whom migrated to the U.S. from overseas, not to assimilate into American society. She justified this language by denouncing the idea that jihad is inherently violent.

“This narrative that jihad is like spiritual yoga is absolutely insane,” Gaubatz argued. “But the Muslim Brotherhood has done a phenomenal job of working with the media to hammer this over and over, ‘jihad is a peaceful, internal struggle.'”

The historical reality of jihad is nothing like the version pushed by Sarsour, explained Gaubatz. “Jihad for 1,400 years has always been warfare against non-Muslims. … When they say ‘jihad,’ they mean total warfare against a civilization.”

“She knows what she means when she says jihad, she knows that means she’s calling for Muslims to wage war against the Trump administration.”

“This is a war of narratives,” Gaubatz said. “One side of the debate seeks to downplay the reality of jihad and the violence inherent to Islam, while the other sides knows the truth.”

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