Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib, (picture), claimed she was ‘afraid’ of Americans after 9/11 and that her fear encouraged her to enter politics
Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib claimed she was ‘afraid’ of Americans after 9/11 and that her fear encouraged her to enter politics.
Tlaib, a Palestinian-American lawmaker from Michigan, also said she feared for her husband as he only had a green card at the time of the terrorist attack which killed almost 3,000 people.
Tlaib, 42, made the comments in a clip filmed for Makers, a media company that tries to ‘accelerate the women’s movement through stories of real-life experiences that ignite passion and action.’
The controversial remarks come after she was videoed calling
In a segment which is currently featured prominently on the outlet’s website, Tlaib said: ‘I was probably my second year in law school when 9/11 happened.
‘And I was, I was really terrified of what was going to happen to my husband, who’s only a green card holder at the time.
‘I immediately called my brothers and told them to be very careful who you hang out with, telling my sisters, you know, just be real careful out there, and being really afraid of my fellow Americans.’
Rashida Tlaib said she feared for her husband as he only had a green card at the time of the September 11 terrorist attack which killed almost 3,000 people
She added that the attack and the fear pushed her toward public service and becoming more involved in her community.
‘It really pushed me to be more involved, and I got really curious and really angry. And I think that combination got me, you know, in front of a number of issues in the city of Detroit,’ she said.
Tlaib’s mother was born in the Palestinian village of Beit Our al-Foqa and defeated five other candidates to win the Democratic nomination in her Michigan district in November.
She is the eldest of 14 children born to Palestinian immigrants in Detroit. While noting her Palestinian heritage, her website makes no mention of her views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In a 2016 op-ed explaining why she disrupted then-presidential candidate Trump, she described herself as an “American, parent, Muslim, Arab-American, and woman.”
In an interview on Wednesday, Tlaib said her grandfather emigrated from Palestine to Brazil during the U.S. depression and eventually moved to Detroit to find better opportunities.
Her father grew up in east Jerusalem, she said. “When he was 19, he joined his father here. At 27, my grandmother grabbed him by the ear and took him to Palestine and said, ‘You are going to marry a good Arab woman.'”
Tlaib has come under scrutiny recently for making troubling comments concerning Israel, with some comments perceived as anti-Semitic.
She has also been accused of associating with far-left figures that have endorsed Lebanon-based Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorist groups.
One of America’s oldest Jewish organizations, the Zionist Organization of America, called for Tlaib’s removal from congressional committees and from the Democratic Party for her “anti-Israel record” and ties to “terrorists, anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists.”
‘Rashida Tlaib’s anti-Israel record was already well-known before she was elected in last year’s midterm elections,’ the
Tlaib filmed a segment for Makers, a media company that tries to ‘accelerate the women’s movement through stories of real-life experiences that ignite passion and action’
Tlaib said she told her family to be careful about ‘who they hang out with’ following the attack
‘She calls Israel a “racist country” on the basis of the lie that Israel discriminates against those “darker skinned” supports the destruction of Israel in favor of an Arab-dominated state, “absolutely” backs withholding U.S. aid from Israel.
The publication accused her of openly supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is it claimed ‘committed to international ostracism and weakening of Israel with a view to its eventual elimination.’
The article also includes a list of people who Tlaib has been photographed with,that she has referenced in her social media posts, which also includes information about their alleged links to bombings or other crimes.
The editorial added: ‘Someone who knowingly and enthusiastically consorts with the most virulent anti-Semites, blood-soaked terrorists and conspiracy theorists is clearly beyond the pale, or no-one is beyond the pale.
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States
The 9/11 attack sparked widespread feelings of horror, shock and sadness across the world
‘The Democratic Party must do the only honorable thing, which is to expel her from the party and remove her from Congressional committees.
‘The ZOA calls upon all pro-Israel organizations, Jewish and non-Jewish, and all decent Americans to urge Rep. Tlaib’s removal from the Democratic Party and Congressional committees.’
In January, Tlaib apologized for calling President
Tlaib dropped her F-bomb at the president during a party hosted by the liberal group MoveOn. She had taken the oath of office earlier that day.
Rashida Tlaib, (left), was videoed calling Donald Trump, (right), a motherf****r who she wanted to see impeached in January
The fallout from her comment consumed the Democratic Party and its leadership in the days that followed.
President Trump brought it up with congressional leaders when he met with them about the government shutdown and it was a topic on the Sunday talk shows.
Speaking in a dimly lit room, Tlaib told a cheering crowd that she had told one of her young sons: ‘We’re going to impeach the motherf****r!’
‘And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama look, you won. Bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf****r,’ Tlaib said.
She later apologized for causing a ‘distraction’ saying: ‘The use of that language was a teachable moment for me.
‘And I understand that I am a member of Congress and I don’t want anything that I do say or distract us. And that is the only thing I apologize for, is that it was a distraction,’ she said on Tuesday.
‘I will never apologize for being me and for being passionate and being upset,’ she added.