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Linda Sarsour Arrested at Paul Ryan’s Office

Linda Sarsour, the Sharia law-loving feminist activist, has been arrested at the office of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Sarsour and a number of other activists were protesting President Trump’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the inaction by lawmakers to reinstate it.

Al Jazeera reports:

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.

I’ll give Sarsour one thing: by getting arrested at Ryan’s office, she’s demonstrating the courage of her convictions. Most liberals are only willing to gripe over social media and do nothing that would actually invite possible harm or danger to get what they want.

But Sarsour is no Thoreau. She’s not accomplishing anything, and it’s even hard to understand her angle here. Speaker Ryan has said numerous times he’s ready to pass a DACA measure. The biggest barrier to progress is the Senate, where Democrats refuse to accept any kind of border security measure in exchange for re-enacting DACA.

Just this morning, President Trump called out the Democrats on their unwillingness to come to the table on DACA.

So why isn’t Sarsour protesting outside the office of Chuck Schumer?

My guess is that there wouldn’t be as many television cameras pointed at her by greedy journalists who only want to make Republicans look bad.

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