Linda Sarsour Arrested At The US Capitol


Source: The Daily Caller, by Grace Carr, March 6, 2018

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 according to

“We don’t want to live based on fear. We want to live according to the principles of freedom of speech, of religion,” said Fletcher, an immigrant from Columbia who doesn’t want to see DACA end.

Sarsour and her cohorts sought to speak with Ryan about President Donald Trump ending the renewal of the DACA program.

Monday marked the last day that legislators could provide an alternate solution for the DACA program, but the Supreme Court delayed the deadline for up to a year.

A group of DREAMers also protested in front of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Monday with the aim of criticizing Democrats for not passing a permanent fix to the DREAM Act. Approximately two dozen activists gathered in the street outside of the DNC before blocking its front doors and refusing to let staffers enter or exit.