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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A "Calming Feeling"

As if not to be outdone by the anti-Semitic ranting of her good buddy, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep Rashida Talib (D-MI) made the following statement in a May 10, 2019 podcast:
"There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people's passports," Tlaib said just after the 28 minute mark. "And just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”
Sometimes it amazes me how dishonest and ignorant "anti-Zionist" leftists can be. Not only is the overall tenor of her statement (that "palestinians" helped the Jews after the holocaust) patently false, it containss so many historical inaccuracies as to be laughable. Philip Klein responds the the overarching implication of Talib's comment:
During World War II, the Palestinian leader at the time, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, met with Adolf Hitler and allied with the Nazis. As the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum recounts, "al-Husayni collaborated with the German and Italian governments by broadcasting pro-Axis, anti-British, and anti-Jewish propaganda via radio to the Arab world; inciting violence against Jews and the British authorities in the Middle East; and recruiting young men of Islamic faith for service in German military, Waffen-SS , and auxiliary units. In turn, the Germans and the Italians used al-Husayni as a tool to inspire support and collaboration among Muslim residents of regions under Axis control and to incite anti-Allied violence and rebellion among Muslims residing beyond the reach of German arms."

— After World War II, when the Jewish people declared the state of Israel, their official proclamation said, "We appeal - in the very midst of the onslaught launched against us now for months - to the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to preserve peace and participate in the upbuilding of the State on the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its provisional and permanent institutions." Instead of choosing to live peacefully, however, Arab leaders encouraged Arabs to flee Israel, and the next day, the young nation was invaded by Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq.

— The terrorist group the Palestine Liberation Organization was founded in 1964, three years before Israel occupied the West Bank in the Six Day War, territories that we're now led to believe is at the heart of the conflict.

So, to sum up, Tlaib's claims that her Arab ancestors provided a "safe haven" to Jews after the Holocaust ignores the Jewish presence [for millenia] in the region and efforts to establish a Jewish state that predated the Holocaust, ignores that her ancestors allied with Hitler at the time of the Holocaust, and ignores decades of violence and terrorism directed at Israel both before, during, and after the Holocaust.
As always, prominent Dems and their trained hamsters in the media remain silent as Omar and Talib spread their lies, encourage anti-Semitic tropes, and provide verbal support to Islamist terror organizations.

For the Democrats who feel uneasy with this, who reject the notion that elected officials at a federal level can state their antipathy with Israel and Jews and suffer no consequences within their party. it's time to recognize that it won't get better. But it will get worse, maybe much worse.



Rushing to the defense of one of their own, Democrat leaders have circled the wagons around Talib. Chris Perez reports:
Democratic leaders were rushing to the defense of freshman Congresswoman Rashida Talib on Monday after she got blasted by Republicans — including President Trump — for comments she made about Jews moving into Palestine after the Holocaust.

“Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous,” tweeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “President @realDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations.”

Speaking to The Hill in an email, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said: “If you read Rep. Tlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context. They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”
Apology, huh? Forgiving Talib for misrepresenting the post WW-II history of the region, refusing to note that "palestinian" leaders were Nazi sympathizers, conveniently forgetting to mention that the "palestinians" first attempted to annihilate the Jews and them fled at the behest of their own leaders, suggesting that as a consequence of the holocaust migration to Israel, the Jews were responsible for the dispossession of the "palestinians"—a people that never had a government, a capital, a bureacracy, or any of the other typical indicia that indicate a state?

Apology? Not on your life.