Sarsour: ‘People Are Still in Japanese Internment Camps’

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter
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Women’s March chair member Linda Sarsour expressed several controversial claims to members of a mass civil disobedience training session on Wednesday in a Washington, D.C., church.

The training session was hosted by the Women’s March to prepare protesters for the “End Family Detention” demonstration.

Sarsour’s role was to inspire and mobilize the participants, who all had to sign an agreement acknowledging they were engaging in a “nonviolent act of civil disobedience,” what the form describes as “key tactic used to draw attention to unjust laws, nonviolently resist, and make movements’ demands impossible to ignore.”

Sarsour made several claims caught on the Women’s March Facebook Live video that were all met with applause. She compared children at the border getting “ripped away from their parents” to “Muslim-Americans citizens who are sitting in places like Djibouti because they can’t be in Yemen because we’re funding Saudi Arabia to kill innocent, poor people in Yemen.” (RELATED: Nikki Haley Slams Iran For Supplying Houthi Rebels)

She later made comparisons with the detention facilities at the border to Japanese interment camps, going as far as claiming that “there are people who today are still in Japanese interment camps.” (RELATED: Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System)

“When we don’t have enough money to give water to the people in Flint, but we have money to build prison camps on military bases — outrageous,” she said.

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