When pointedly asked if Israel has the right to exist, Muslim pro-Palestinian Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) balked and dodged the question, saying Israel “exists” to the “detriment” of Palestinians, but then conceded when asked again, insisting at the same time that Palestinians also have a right to human rights – somewhat disqualifying her answer.
Her deliberate and carefully delivered response was reportedly telling of her true thoughts on the matter – in the wake of unsuccessfully trying to get the House to vote for an anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian resolution to boycott Israel.
“After co-sponsoring an anti-Israel House resolution with fellow Muslim Congress member Rep. Ihan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) gave qualified answers to the question of whether she supports Israel’s right to exist,” WND reported. “Her resolution – supported by 17 Democrats – compared the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to the American boycott of Nazi Germany.”
Just be straight up
CNN’s State of the Union Host Jake Tapper tried to get to the bottom of Tlaib’s anti-Semitic sentiments, especially with her religion’s holy book – Islam’s Quran – calling for the destruction of Israel. Both of Tlaib’s parents are Palestinians from Israel, where schoolchildren in its two Palestinian territories – the West Bank and Gaza Strip – are taught from textbooks that do not include Israel on the map.
“So you talk about the hate agenda, and there is criticism of you from fellow Democrats for your support for the BDS movement for boycott, divest, sanctions – an anti-Israel movement,” Tapper said on the CNN show in anticipation of asking Tlaib concerning her thoughts about Israel’s existence as a nation and a people.
The member of the Squad – which includes Omar, self-proclaimed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) – immediately tried to justify the anti-Israel movement by insisting that Israel is oppressing the Palestinians in its so-called “apartheid state.”
“Well it is anti … it is criticizing the racist policies of Israel and it is a boycott,” Tlaib stated. “I can tell you that all around college campuses – there are Jews, Muslims, Hindus – all different kinds of backgrounds who are pushing back against racist policies in Israel because they see the human rights violations of children being detained. We all know that under (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu’s regime, human rights violations have gotten worse.”
Tapper then cut through the chase and asked whether she thought Israel should be allowed to remain in the Holy Land.
“Do you think the Jewish people have the right to a state in the area where Israel exists now?” he inquired.
She evaded the question without giving a direct answer as best she could
“I truly believe the state of Israel is – it exists, correct,” Tlaib replied. “But understand – does it exist in the detriment of inequality for the Palestinian people … the detriment of not moving forward in a peaceful resolution? We’re never going to have peace – I truly believe – if separate but equal is the way they want to go. And I could tell you I learned that from my African American teachers in Detroit public schools who showed me what the pain of oppression looks like. We’re not gonna have peace if we don’t understand that we are dehumanizing Palestinians every single day when we choose Israel over their rights.”
Noticeably frustrated that Tlaib pontificated instead of giving an answer, Tapper tried asking again more pointedly.
“Yes or no – does Israel have a right to exist?”
Spurred to force out an answer, Tlaib had to concede as an elected official, but seemingly rescinded her answer by implying that Israel should not be allowed to deny Palestinians human rights – an unsubstantiated argument given to justify the militant group’s unprovoked terrorist attacks on Israel.
“Of course, but just like Palestinians have a right to exist,” she responded. “Palestinians also have a right to human rights. We can’t say one or the other. We have to say it in the same breath or we’re not gonna actually have a peaceful resolution.”
BDS- not your typical friendly humanitarian boycott
The BDS movement – which has infiltrated college campuses across the nation – has long been exposed for its hostile Islamic terrorist perspective on Jews and Israel.
“The goal of BDS is to force Israel to accept a two-state solution by boycotting its products, encouraging corporations to divest their economic benefits from the country, and labeling Israel an apartheid state that systemically disenfranchises its Palestinian neighbors of their human rights,” the Washington Examiner informed. “More plainly, its goal is the delegimatization and ultimate demise of the state of Israel. Cloaked behind the well-known doctrine of social justice, BDS masquerades as a peaceful mission while promoting the popular Palestinian slogan, ‘From the river to the sea!’”
In fact, BDS is firmly rooted in Islamic terrorism.
“It should come as no surprise, then, that BDS has been endorsed by various terror organizations throughout the region and is regularly justified by anti-Semitic doctrine in mosques, churches and other religious organizations,” the Washington Examiner’s Kaylee McGhee impressed. “Context matters – of course, Tlaib disavows terrorism and anti-Semitism – but both sit at the core of the BDS movement, [which] was created to ensure the destruction of Israel … this isn’t a secret. But Tlaib seems bent on ignoring this reality. Either that, or she’s naïve enough to embrace a movement without understanding why it exists in the first place – or even worse, she doesn’t care … but advocating for a movement that pretends to combat injustice while introducing its own kind of bigotry and exploitation is naïve at best, and hateful at worst.”
Stand with Palestinian terrorists or U.S.?
And Tlaib’s allegiance to her Palestinian roots is believed to greatly overshadow her devotion to America, and as a Squad member, her racism has gone virtually uncontested – except by the president.
“For months, these freshmen lawmakers, hyped by the media, have used their office to undermine enforcement of our nation’s laws – especially those related to immigration, labeling anyone who disagrees with them as a ‘racist,’ [and] one of these pugilists, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., stands out as an especially nasty piece of work,” Townhall columnist Carl Horowitz noted. “[S]he makes no secret of her loathing for America’s identity and laws.”
Tlaib has publicly touted how her foreign identity supersedes all others.
“I’m more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the country, in the world,” she proclaimed before the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights in April.
Her connection with Palestinian leadership is also problematic – at best.
“Rep. Tlaib’s intense identification with Palestine, a fictitious political entity whose leaders from the start have sought to wipe Israel from the map – a goal clearly expressed in Article 19 of the Palestine National Charter of 1968 – is troubling enough,” Horowitz pointed out. “Worse, she has an affinity with terrorist pitchmen who seek that result. Present at her swearing-in ceremony and a subsequent private dinner in January, was Abbas Hamideh – co-founder and executive director of Al-Awda (‘right of return’).”
This is a man who has called for the eradication of patriotic Jews from the face of the planet.
“Criminal Zionism will eventually die just like Nazism,” Hamideh tweeted on January 13. “No racist and supremacist political ideology should maintain itself.”
But nothing is said about his endorsement of Islamic terrorism – or Tlaib’s ties to him.
“In August 2016, he tweeted birthday greetings to Hassan Nasrallah – leader of the Iran-backed, Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah,” Horowitz recounted. “His appearance with Rep. Tlaib during her first day on the job was no coincidence.”
Furthermore, the Muslim lawmaker’s connection with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is also a topic of major concern.
“Tlaib’s association with the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – a Muslim advocacy group – also invites alarm,” Horowitz added. “Founded in 1994, CAIR serves as a virtual mouthpiece for Hamas – a Gaza-based Sunni Muslim organization whose main specialty, aside from corruption and extortion, appears to be launching rockets into Israeli territory.”
Horowitz, who is also a senior fellow at the National Legal and Policy Center, stressed how CAIR – which has infiltrated public schools across America to indoctrinate students in Islam under the false pretense of warding off so-called “Islamophobia” – has been officially recognized as an Islamic terror-tied organization.
“Back in 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as among the well over 200 unindicted co-conspirators it suspected of funneling money to Hamas via a Dallas-area ‘charity,’ the Holy Land Foundation,” the conservative pundit recalled. “That case culminated in the jury conviction of all defendants and the sentencing of Holy Land’s founders to lengthy prison terms for laundering about $12 million. More recently, United Arab Emirates – though officially Islamic – in 2014 listed CAIR a terrorist organization alongside al-Qaeda, ISIS and dozens of other groups.”
More alarms should have sounded with what Tlaib declared before CAIR earlier this year.
“Tlaib and the Council on American-Islamic Relations form a mutual admiration society of sorts – as keynote speaker at the group’s annual banquet in Chicago this February, the congresswoman greeted attendees in Arabic and buoyantly declared: ‘You know we’ve always said, ‘The Muslims are coming.’ Well, guess what? I think they’re here,’” Horowitz quoted the Muslim congresswoman. “Tlaib then congratulated CAIR as a civil rights organization united against ‘hate’ and ‘racism.’” A month later, she was guest speaker at CAIR-Michigan’s annual banquet. CAIR reciprocates with money, and] according to Islamist Watch, CAIR members provided more than half of the $56,853 in donations raised during June 25, 2008-March 30, 2019, for her various political campaigns – including those for the Michigan legislature.”
It is contended that Tlaib’s unapologetic loyalty – like her hijab-donning colleague, Omar – to Islam and her roots should put up red flags – especially for a public office holder.
“These are partnerships – not simply associations – and they spring from the common conviction that Palestinian nationalism must be pursued by any means necessary,” Horowitz continued. “It is a conviction shared by Tlaib’s fellow Islamic ‘woman of color’ in the U.S. House, Ilhan Omar – who among other things – has spoken of Israel as the ‘Jewish ISIS’ and ridiculed Americans who fear al-Qaeda and Hezbollah. There is no question that Tlaib and the rest of her ‘Squad’ possess the will, connections and logistics to infiltrate Congress and federal agencies – and they have the capacity to swing elections in their direction … even if the chumps who run Boston and other localities haven’t figured that out yet.”
He argued that the virulent and outspoken Palestinian must be ousted from office in the interest of national security – if she refuses to sever her jihadist connections.
“Any sensible person would ask if Tlaib would be happier living in another country, for her loyalties are certainly not with this one,” Horowitz concluded, alluding to Trump’s call for Tlaib and the other three Squad members to go to the countries of their origins and fix them before returning and complaining about the U.S. with their incessant anti-American rhetoric. “It is difficult to avoid concluding that she is a security risk to our nation. In the name of public accountability, she should renounce all ties to Islamic terrorism or resign from Congress.”
And how is Tlaib an immediate security threat? Just last week, she reiterated her call to completely abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and freely let illegal immigrants continue to penetrate our borders – including Islamic terrorists who regularly break into this U.S. through unprotected areas along the southern border with Mexico – including an isolated region of New Mexico’s border where they have reportedly entered America on a regular basis.
“It is a broken system,” Tlaib claimed in an interview aired last week during a podcast episode of Authentically Detroit. “It needs to be audited – it needs to be completely dismantled. We didn’t have ICE years ago – before 9/11 – and I can tell you we were fine.”