Rep. Rashida Tlaib was caught promoting a blatant lie that stirred up hatred and violence toward Jews. Tlaib claimed that an 8-year-old Palestinian girl was kidnapped and killed by Israeli settlers after disappearing. That type of false claim is synonymous with a “blood libel” which is a way to persecute Jews. Now that she is caught, Tlaib is refusing to apologize, and that’s why she is getting torched by Americans and Jews. Don’t miss this.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib once again used her platform to spread hateful misinformation to her nearly 900,000 Twitter followers, the Michigan Democrat has finally issued a statement that fell far short of either an apology or a correction.
“In this era of inaccurate and manipulative news, I will also strive to hold myself to the highest standards for what I share. Know that I always seek truth as we uplift the oppressed and fight for equality, justice, and freedom,” Tlaib tweeted.
In this era of inaccurate and manipulative news, I will also strive to hold myself to the highest standards for what I share. Know that I always seek truth as we uplift the oppressed and fight for equality, justice, and freedom. https://t.co/wma0ykjZbF
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 28, 2020
Instead of taking the blame or even admitting her error, she merely blamed fake news for a retweet that fulfilled her own sick view of Israeli Jews. Then, instead of spreading the word that Israelis didn’t kill an innocent Palestinian child, she let anyone who saw her false retweet believe in a lie.
“On Jan. 25, Tlaib retweeted Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi’s emotional retweet of an accusation, which many have diagnosed as anti-Semitic blood libel, that 8-year-old Palestinian Qais Abu Ramila was kidnapped and killed by Israeli settlers after disappearing from his Beit Hanina, Israel, home on Jan. 24,” Washington Examiner reports.
— Ben Hartman (@Benhartman) January 25, 2020
This kidnapping narrative, fueled by Abu Ramila’s parents, led Palestinian residents to descend on Jewish settlers in nearby Neveh Yaakov, another neighborhood in Jerusalem. Police kept demonstrators from reaching the Jewish neighborhood. However, in the ensuing clash, a number of demonstrators were injured, and some demonstrators threw rocks at the police.
The following morning, on January 25, Ramila was discovered by Israeli first responders in an east Jerusalem well that was a known safety hazard. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Ashrawi issued an apology “for retweeting something that’s not fully verified” hours after her initial tweet on January 25.
However, Tlaib let her tweet stand for 3 more days. Americans and Israelis were livid.
“WTF does this mean? Is this, ‘I AM SORRY I TWEETED A BLOOD LIBEL AGAINST JEWS’? Bc if you were sorry, if you didn’t want to incite against jews – who helped find poor Qais – you’d come out and say it,” tweeted Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll.
wtf does this mean? Is this, "I AM SORRY I TWEETED A BLOOD LIBEL AGAINST JEWS"? Bc if you were sorry, if you didn't want to incite against jews – who helped find poor Qais – you'd come out and say it.
— Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll (@skjask) January 28, 2020
“AFTER you spread an antisemitic blood libel seen by thousands, you have the GALL to portray yourself as ethical?!” tweeted “Stop Anti-Semitism.org.”
“Strive to hold urself to the ‘highest standards?’ You’re being sued 4 assault/battery. You’ve physically been thrown oo a meeting 4 uncivil disruptive behavior. You are a threat to the safety and well-being of Americans and shouldn’t be anywhere NEAR the WH,” tweeted “SassySpanishMomma.”
Strive to hold urself to the "highest standards?" You're being sued 4 assault/battery. You've physically been thrown oo a meeting 4 uncivil disruptive behavior. You are a threat to the safety and well-being of Americans and shouldn't be anywhere NEAR the WH.
— sassyspanishmomma (@Estherrocks37) January 28, 2020
“You did not seek truth on any of these inaccurate and manipulative stories before taking a strong position. All of which ended up being false. Amari Allen, Covington kids, Jussie Smollett, Erica Thomas,” tweeted “Jack Veritas.”
You did not seek truth on any of these inaccurate and manipulative stories before taking a strong position.
All of which ended up being false
— 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐬 (@jack_veritas) January 28, 2020
A brief look through Tlaib’s track record of spreading untruths shows her inaccuracies have less to do with the media and more to do with her own biases.
Washington Examiner reports:
On Dec. 10, a black couple in Jersey City killed a police officer and subsequently targeted a kosher market, where they killed three civilians before being killed in a shootout with police. Inside their van was a bomb “that had the reach of five football fields.”
Responding to the Jersey City attack on Dec. 12, Tlaib tweeted, “White supremacy kills,” displaying a poor understanding of the attackers and of the range of people who espouse anti-Semitism. Tlaib later deleted the tweet.
Rather than learning from the error, Tlaib reverted to an old standby on Dec. 29 when she blamed a spate of anti-Semitic attacks committed by both black and white people on President Trump for “[igniting] violence.”
On Aug. 24, Tlaib blamed Israel for the terrorist bombing that killed 17-year-old Rina Shnerb and wounded her father and brother on Aug. 23. Tlaib failed to mention the true impetus for Shnerb’s killing was more likely the Palestinian Authority’s policy known as “pay for slay.”
In a May 20 appearance on a podcast, Tlaib claimed it gave her a “calming feeling” to know that her Palestinian ancestors gave the Jews their Israeli “safe haven” after the Holocaust. In revisionist Holocaust history that was widely condemned, Tlaib also claimed that Palestinians lost “their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, [and] their existence in many ways” as a result of this generosity.
The common thread uniting these various incidents is that, in making her remarks, Tlaib was not swayed by some overlord of “inaccurate and manipulative news.”
She knows exactly what she is doing.
The question is are voters in Michigan going to let this despicable racist and bigot continue to be a Congresswoman? Or are they going to stand up and do all they can to make sure come November 2020 Tlaib’s packing her things and leaving Washington D.C. for good?