Former democrat Dov Hikind immediately removed from the Rashida Tlaib event after calling anti-Semitism
A former Democratic congressman from New York was ejected from an interfaith conference that was held Sunday afternoon at a University of New Jersey after asking a question from one of his guest speakers and suggesting they were anti-Semitic.
Dov Hikind, 69, was caught on video and asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich about some of the comments she had made last month that he thought were anti-Semitic and for which she has not yet offered any personal apologies.
During the Sunday event in Rutgers entitled: “A Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers – Lessons from the Prophet Muhammad,” Hikind said the event spread “nice messages” of tolerance, unity and love until Tlaib entered the stage.
Dov Hikind, 69, a former democratic assembly of the state of New York was escorted from a Muslims for Peace event at Rutgers University
Dov Hikind, 69, stood up and shouted, “What about your anti-Semitism?” during a speech by made Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, 43
“Rashida was the main speaker at the end,” Hikind said Fox news, and he asked her about “her anti-Semitism and the spreading of a slander.”
“She never apologized,” Hikind said about Tlaib. “This is serious business for me.”
In a video on Twitter Hikind can be seen upright while Tlaib was making her comments. Hikind shouted, “What about your anti-Semitism?”
As soon as he had shouted his question, several people rushed to him and he was immediately escorted out of the room by guards and police officers.
“As soon as I did that, that one man fell on me and I told him to get his hands off right away and he did. The police were not far behind and removed me before I could get a response from Tlaib, “Hikind said.
Hardly has Hikind called, he was drowned out by “Rashida.”
Hikind, 69, was subsequently pulled out of the event by various police officers and guards
“She offered no justification or apology for perpetuating a dangerous anti-Jewish reproach, even after I was ejected, instead she played the victim the way she skillfully does,” he told Fox News.
Shortly afterwards, Hikind tweeted his experience: “The police have just ejected me from an @ Muslims4Peace event at @RutgersU, which was a great event until @RashidaTlaib showed up. I challenged her about her anti-Semitism and the spread of an anti-Jewish blood slander! She didn’t have an answer for me, “he wrote.
Hikind felt that Tlaib still had to apologize after what happened last month when the representative for the 13th district of Michigan shared a tweet originally written by a Palestinian activist who read: “CAUGHT AND PERFORMED: 7-year-old Palestinian child was kidnapped settlers attacked by a herd of violent Israelis and thrown into a well ‘.
The former Democratic New York Assembly of the state described his ordeal on Twitter
Despite much shouting, there was no violence during the Muslim’s for Piece event in Rutgers
It is hard to tell whether Hikind disturbed Tlaib or was removed because he asked her a critical question about anti-Semitism
The tweet was quickly disproved by Israeli publications that reported that the boy, Qais Abu Ramila, accidentally drowned when he fell into a puddle of water formed by a torrent of rain in the city of Beit Hanina.
Tlaib tried to reverse her part of the fake tweet after being frankly criticized by organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League.
However, she briefly stopped saying sorry for spreading the anti-Semitic story.
The Congresswoman – who is of Palestinian descent and has been a fierce critic of Israel – was attacked by Twitter users who noted that she had not offered any personal apologies for her actions.
At the time, Jonathan Goldblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, called on Tlaib to apologize in person.
Last month, the representative of the 13th district of Michigan shared this tweet – which was later unmasked as false
Tlaib later tried to reverse her part of the fake tweet after being frankly criticized by organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League
“This is an example of how blood slander works in 2020,” he wrote, referring to the anti-Semitic gang that continued into the Middle Ages, in which Jews were accused of using Christians’ blood during religious rituals.
Goldblatt continued: ‘Rashida Tlaib retweets a mean lie imbued with age-old accusations used to demonize Jews, and then says nothing if it is proven. An apology is too late, “he said.
At the time, Tlaib, 43, returned an apology written by the Palestinian activist, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, and added: “In this age of inaccurate and manipulative news, I will also strive to keep myself to the highest standards for what I share. Know that I always seek the truth when we raise the oppressed and fight for equality, justice and freedom. “
Last August, Tlaib was involved in a public battle with the Israeli government, which initially blocked her from visiting her elderly grandmother living in the West Bank.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked the planned trip from Tlaib to the country – a decision praised by President Trump, who described the Congresswoman as “so anti-Israel, so anti-Jewish.”
The Israeli Interior Minister finally gave Tlaib a visit on “humanitarian grounds” after she had written a letter to the country promising to respect any restrictions.
A few days later, however, Tlaib returned her decision spectacularly and stated: “I have decided that visiting my grandmother in these oppressive circumstances is contrary to everything I believe in.”
Tlaib – of Palestinian descent – is an outspoken critic of the Israeli government