Prominent Islamic reformer Imam Mohammad Tawhidi zapped leftist Islamic activist Linda Sarsour and former President Barack Obama in two tweets on Wednesday.
Tawhidi’s first tweet took aim at Sarsour, who previously tweeted: “Tomorrow is an ELECTION. Take your frustrations to the polls. Vote against bigotry, hate, xenophobia. Use your vote. It counts.”
Here’s Tawhidi’s response roasting Sarsour:
Tawhidi’s second tweet piggybacked off this tweet from President Donald Trump that took aim at former President Barack Obama:
Here’s Tawhidi’s response:
Even left-leaning PolitiFact seems to agree with Tawhidi’s assertion, rating the following statement from former President Obama in September of 2016 as “mostly false”:
“If you look worldwide, the number of terrorist incidents have not substantially increased.”
PolitiFact cites a couple of different sources showing a varying degree of just how much terrorist attacks increased under Obama.
Figures from the U.S. State Department, which used strict and narrow criteria for what it defined as terrorism, indicated that global terrorism increased approximately 7% from 10,999 in 2009 to 11,774 in 2015.
However, PolitiFact also cited the START Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which used slightly different criteria to measure terrorist attacks, and according to their numbers, terrorism rose a stunning 214% from 2009 to 2015. So, based on the statistics provided by GTD, Tawhidi’s tweet about Obama is accurate.