In late August 2014, Linda Sarsour declared that Imam Omar Suleiman made her "more proud to be a Muslim and a Palestinian." One year later, she praised him as one of several Muslim "scholars ... who speak truth w/ courage & w/o apology." Suleiman responded: "jazakiallah khayr [may Allah reward you with goodness] and thank you for being a leader in the trenches!"
In July 2016, Sarsour promoted a glowing tribute to Suleiman and told [archived] her Twitter followers: "Check out this profile of one of America's most prominent imams @omarsuleiman504. Proud to call him a friend." Suleiman warmly returned her compliments, responding: "Just following in your footsteps