Rep. Rashida Tlaib followed a familiar path to lefty celebrity, ranting as loudly as anyone could about Trump. The rants were loud enough that the Democrats had no interest in addressing the very serious problem with her candidacy. Or that of Rep. Omar.
Now the latest Daily Caller report shows how closely Tlaib is linked to hateful bigots.
Tlaib's connections to "Palestinian" activists have already led to her linkage to a terror supporter who praised the murderer of a 4-year-old Jewish girl. But these latest linkages are even uglier.
Tlaib is a member of the Facebook group “Palestinian American Congress,” where members often demonize Jews. The group’s founder, Palestinian activist Maher Abdel-qader, was a key fundraiser for Tlaib and organized campaign events for her around the country.
While anyone can be a member of a group, Tlaib has close ties to Maher and Maher is about as anti-Semitic as it gets.
In January 2018, Abdel-qader shared an anti-Semitic video that claimed Jews aren’t actually Jewish, and invented their historical claim to Israel and secretly control the media.
The video, which described Jews as “satanic,” also questioned whether 6 million Jews actually died in the Holocaust.
“Research the truth about the Holocaust, and you’ll definitely start to question what you thought you knew,” the video’s narrator says.
And Maher is closely linked to Tlaib.
In March 2018, Tlaib presented Abdel-qader with a medal showing her appreciation for his help with the campaign, according to Voices of New York, a project of the City University of New York (CUNY). She posted multiple pictures of herself with Abdel-qader on Facebook during the campaign and emphasized how important his support was to her.
Abdel-qader took credit on Facebook for organizing fundraisers for Tlaib among Arab-Americans, pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars for her campaign. Photos he’s posted on social media show him speaking at Tlaib campaign events.
As we've already seen with the Dem embrace of Farrakhan and the media whitewashing of the Hebrew Israelites, the left has no problem with anti-Semitism as long as it comes from their political allies. But this is the ugly flavor of anti-Semitism being mainstreamed on the Left.
And it should serve as a warning.