Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of “The Squad,” met with a group that has promoted and supported terrorism against Israel.
Not only did she meet with the group, the Palestine Youth Movement, she bragged about it and got support for it, The Washington Examiner reported.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) recently met with a controversial pro-Palestinian organization that has encouraged violence against Israel, justified the use of terrorism against the Jewish state, and has called for the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, according to online postings on social media.
Tlaib, who has been under fire for her hatred of Israel and support for the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement was pictured meeting with members of the Palestine Youth Movement during the Arab Texas Festival held recently in Dallas. The PYM organization is known for its vitriolic rhetoric against Israelis and Jews and has been caught in the past glorifying the leaders of anti-Semitic terrorist organizations.
Tlaib’s interaction with the group is unlikely to come as a surprise to the pro-Israel community, but is further evidence of her willingness as a member of Congress to associate with some of the most radical and fringe anti-Israel groups.
PYM has a history of anti-Israel activity that has spilled into outright hostility toward the Jewish state. This includes a 2018 event held in San Francisco in which attendees called for Israeli soldiers to be kidnapped, according to a video of that event captured by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA.
In Facebook postings PYM has memorialized so-called Palestinian martyrs, or those killed or imprisoned while carrying out terrorist attacks on Israel. At least three of those honored by the organization were known operatives of the Hamas terror group.
But not only did she meet with a pro-terrorism group, when a federal activist judge ruled the terror watch list unconstitutional her response was telling.
This news was celebrated by the group itself, Rep. Tlaib and, in what is no surprise, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Twitter.
“EPIC: Court ruling branding U.S. terror watchlist unconstitutional celebrated as ‘tremendous victory’ for Muslim-Americans ‘unjustly profiled by government,’” CAIR Executive Hassan Shibly said.
EPIC: Court ruling branding U.S. terror watchlist unconstitutional celebrated as "tremendous victory" for Muslim-Americans "unjustly profiled by government" https://t.co/qyr7eLRu4j
— Hassan Shibly (@HassanShibly) September 5, 2019
“I have heard of horrifying stories of Muslim Americans who were placed on the so called “watch list,” with no pathway (you know, due process!) to getting their names removed.
“Today, it’s Muslims, but tomorrow it can be you, if we don’t stop this madness,” Rep. Tlaib said in a tweet.
I have heard of horrifying stories of Muslim Americans who were placed on the so called "watch list," with no pathway (you know, due process!) to getting their names removed. Today, it's Muslims, but tomorrow it can be you, if we don't stop this madness. https://t.co/vFjGtRhLNl
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 5, 2019
“This is tremendous,” Rep. Omar said. “Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make sure Constitutional rights are extended to all regardless of religion, race or ethnicity!”
This is tremendous 🙌🏽
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make sure Constitutional rights are extended to all regardless of religion, race or ethnicity! https://t.co/p403vp5nHQ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 5, 2019