- Blair, who is Jewish, caused a stir last week when she made a supportive comment on a pro-Israel activist’s Instagram video.
- The video denounced progressive Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush after they both voted against a bill to prevent Hamas terrorists from coming to the United States.
- Blair, a disability rights activist in addition to her on-screen career, is now being called an Islamophobe.
Actress Selma Blair has received violent reactions after a comment she left on Instagram that some have described as Islamophobic.
More than a week ago, Blair commented on a video posted by Abraham Hamra, a Syrian Jewish refugee, who criticized squad members Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush for being the only members of Congress to vote against a measure banning anyone from participating. in the October elections. 7 Terrorist Attacks on US Immigration
In a now-deleted comment, Blair wrote below the video: “Thank you very much. Deport all these thugs who support terrorism.
‘Islam has destroyed Muslim countries and then they come here and destroy minds. They know they are liars. Twisted justifications. May they find their destiny.’
In the video, Hamra calls Tlaib, the only Palestinian-American member of Congress, a “liar,” a “moron,” and a “hateful anti-Semitic.”
The video denounced progressive Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush after they both voted against a bill to prevent Hamas terrorists from coming to the United States.
“The truth,” says Hamra, “is that the Jews have been victims of the Arabs, and not the other way around.”
Tlaib defended her “no” vote, saying it is “redundant to existing federal law.”
“It’s just another GOP messaging bill used to incite anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim hate that makes communities like ours unsafe,” he said.
Tlaib represents Michigan’s 12th congressional district, which contains one of the largest Muslim communities in the United States.
Blair, a Jew who, in addition to her on-screen career, has become an avid disability rights activist following her multiple sclerosis diagnosis several years ago.
Social media users reacted angrily to Blair’s comment. claiming she had revealed herself “as a raging Islamaphobic (sic) bigot.”
The controversial activist group Council on American-Islamic Relations also condemned the actress.
“No one is born intolerant and we should never assume that anyone is condemned to remain intolerant.
“Based on the hateful and ignorant comments Ms. Blair made, we doubt she ever engaged in meaningful interactions with her Muslim colleagues in Hollywood or other members of the American Muslim community,” said the organization’s deputy director, Edward Ahmed Mitchell.
He also called on “Hollywood studios and agencies to stop punishing artists who express support for Palestinian human rights while ignoring hateful comments from artists who support the ongoing genocide in Gaza.”
A handful of other Hollywood celebrities, including Michael Rappaport and Debra Messing, also responded positively to the video.
“THANK YOU,” Messing wrote, adding several praying hands emojis.
Tlaib (left) and Bush (right) speak in Washington, DC, just days after the October 7 attacks demanding a ceasefire.
Tlaib, wearing a keffiyeh, watches her colleague, Cori Bush, speak in front of protesters on the National Mall.
Squad members Bush and Tlaib themselves have faced accusations of anti-Semitism since the outbreak of war following the October 7 terrorist attacks.
Tlaib was censured by her House colleagues in November for ongoing comments and actions on the war.
Bush has also been harshly criticized by her constituents for her countless comments directed at Israel, accusing the Jewish state of “ethnic cleansing” and “genocide.”
Analysts currently predict that Bush will lose his upcoming primary by a double-digit margin against Attorney General Wesley Bell, who is also running as a Democrat in his Missouri district.
Two weeks ago, Bush confirmed that she was under federal investigation for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal security, including services provided by the man who is now her husband.