Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has been exposed for having troubling ties to antisemitism, many of which may run much deeper than previously known.
Tlaib has already come under fire for her positions against Israel, her ties to extreme figures, and for calling President Donald Trump a “motherf**ker.”
But according to The Daily Caller, 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.
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.
Abdel-qader shared the video both on his personal Facebook page and within the group that now includes Tlaib.
Tlaib has been a member of the Facebook group since February 2018, when Abdel-qader added her.
It also appears the anti-Semitic video Abdel-qader shared several times is not a one-time occurrence.
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.
The DC also noted that she posted multiple pictures of herself with Abdel-qader on Facebook during the campaign and emphasized how important his support was to her.
An excerpt from the pages description identifies deep disdain for The United States support if Israel.
“We call on the current and the incoming American administrations to take immediate action to prevent any more deaths of innocent civilians, by starvation and by bombing,” said CAAO spokesman Osama Siblani.
“The United States stands alone in the world in its unconditional support of Israeli aggression and genocide, and that is inexcusable,” he added
Tlaib is a longtime resident of Detroit and the child of Palestinian immigrants.
Rashida is a former Michigan State Representative where she served three terms and was appointed as the democratic vice chairwoman of the Appropriation Committee.
Tlaib made history by becoming the first female Muslim elected to the Michigan Legislature, and only second in the country.