If there were any lingering doubts about the bigoted views held by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), they can be put to rest: Tlaib is a member of a Holocaust-denying group that, reminiscent of Nazi officials and Islamic extremists, has called Jews “satanic” and worse.
The group, the “Palestinian American Congress” repeatedly demonizes Jews and its founder, Maher Abdel-qader, played a significant role in Tlaib’s congressional campaign.
The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien reports:
Claims of Abdel-qader’s virulent anti-Semitism are buttressed by various facts: he reportedly shared on his Facebook page and on the page of the “Palestinian American Congress” an anti-Semitic video that claimed Jews aren’t really Jews and their historical claim to Israel was a fiction they created. The video also parroted the usual anti-Semitic claim that Jews control the media as well as purveyed the idea that the Holocaust was fake, stating, “Research the truth about the Holocaust, and you’ll definitely start to question what you thought you knew.”
Hasson notes, “In several other posts to the group, Abdel-qader insisted that Israeli Jews aren’t actually Jews and, in one October 2017 post, he accused Israeli settlers of training children ‘to terrorize Palestinian civilians.’”
Hasson also points out that Tlaib, honoring Abdel-qader for his help with her campaign, during which she took a number of pictures with him and he sometimes was a speaker at her events, gave him a medal for his contributions, according to Voices of New York.
After a visitor to Tlaib’s Washington, D.C. office labeled Israel and “Palestine” on her map, the Palestinian American Congress posted an article praises the congresswoman’s decision to leave it up.
One commentator went so far as to boost, “They will be wiped off the map soon inshallah [God willing].”