Controversial liberal congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is a “long-time member” of a Facebook group that “glorified” members of the terrorist organization Hamas, according to a shocking new report.
The group in question, the Palestinian-American Congress, is not open to non-members, reports said Fox news.
The report notes that the group’s founder, Maher Abdel-qader, has been a friend and fundraiser of Tlaib for some time. In the past, he has been accused of posting messages on social media about the legitimacy of the Holocaust.
On October 12, five days after Hamas’s brutal attack on Israel, a member of the group wrote: “We don’t want to throw you into the sea… we want you to ride it back from where you came.”
The message was accompanied by a photo of an elderly Jewish woman with a Hamas terrorist. On October 19, a message defended the killing of Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza by Hamas gunmen.
While another poster took aim at the American media, calling it “the problem” and claiming that the media played a role in the creation of the State of Israel. DailyMail.com has contacted Abdel-gader for comment.
Maher Abdel-qader with Rep. Rashida Tlaib shortly after her midterm election victory at the U.S. Capitol
One of the posts celebrating the Hamas attack on Israel and the deaths of Jewish soldiers in the aftermath
Another poster told Jewish people to ‘go back from where you came from’
“You consider Hamas a terrorist organization and I am not going to argue with you while you are broadcasting that they have murdered women and children, I think that is what terrorists are doing at the same time, without mentioning the murder of Palestinians. women, children and entire families killed daily by the (peace-loving) State of Israel using American weapons and fighter jets,” the same poster added.
‘Yesterday I didn’t see Hamas. I saw the grandchildren (sic) of the refugees who had ethnically cleansed themselves from their homeland, attacking the grandchildren (sic) of the colonizers who sent them to the diaspora,” it continued.
Even before October 7, pro-Hamas posts were widespread on the page, the Fox report details.
According to Fox News, Tlaib has been a member of the group since 2018.
Tlaib, which includes the cities of Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield and surrounding suburbs. The House of Representatives voted on November 7 to censure her over comments she made online following the conflict between Hamas and Israel.
Tlaib was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents and has family living in the West Bank.
Over the years, Abdel-Qadar has been at the center of several anti-Semitic controversies, previously questioning whether those who identify as Jewish today are actually Jewish and Holocaust denials, something he later returned to .
Abdel-Qader is chairman of the board of directors of the National Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects.
In 2018, he donated $6,500 to her congressional campaign. That same year, Tlaib awarded him a medal to celebrate his fundraising achievements for her campaign.
In March 2021, he shared a photo of Tlaib, a member of the so-called “squad” of progressive Democrats, participating in a Zoom call for what he described as a “major successful fundraiser” for a candidate running for lieutenant to become governor of Virginia. .
Upon her election in 2018, Tlaib distanced himself from his views.
Abdel Qader posed for a photo with Tlaib at the United Nations headquarters in New York and posted it to Instagram in January 2019
“It is unfair to be held responsible for the statements of others, especially when my actions – including voting as a Michigan lawmaker and leading the Take On Hate campaign – make it clear that I oppose all forms of hate and condemn those who dehumanize others,” she told the New York Times in a written statement.
Screenshots saved by the daily caller showed cartoonish images of Jews surrounded by cash featured in a video posted to his Facebook group in 2021.
“As you investigate the truth about the Holocaust, you will certainly question what you thought you knew,” says the video’s narrator.
Tlaib has been a constant critic of Israel in recent years, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of committing “war crimes.”
And along with other left-wing Democrats, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she has often described Israel as an “apartheid state” over its treatment of Palestinians.