On a day that Americans remember the murder of almost 3,000 of our countrymen at the hands of Islamic extremists, Rashida Tlaib found a way to make the real victims Muslims. She plays the loyal American and says “we” were attacked, but what in her history makes what she says believable? A terrorist stabs a Jewish citizen and it’s Israel’s fault. She agrees to visit Israel paid for by a group of terrorist apologists. She fundraises for CAIR. She used taxpayer money to visit another group of terrorist apologists in Dallas, Texas. She refuses to say Israel has a right to exist.
Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib sent a tweet thread Wednesday about her memories of the September 11th, 2001 attacks by talking about Islamophobic phone calls she received while working at an Arab-American group.
“I will #neverforget 9/11. I was working at a nonprofit Arab American human services organization, ACCESS, while in law school. My day started like any other—until I heard gasps from coworkers in the lunch room. I rushed in and saw faces of shock facing the television,” Rep. Tlaib tweeted.
Then we saw a plane hit the second tower and the room erupted in tears and heartbreak. Our country was being attacked. Soon, our phones began to ring with many threatening those at ACCESS and the local community with violence. (2/4)
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 11, 2019
Tlaib, a freshman congresswoman, has been a topic of controversy since taking office early this year. She has accused President Trump of being a “white supremacist” who is afraid of “women of color.”
Earlier this year, Tlaib defended Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar after many accused her of being insensitive toward 9/11 when she referred to the terrorist attacks by saying, “some people did something.”
“They do this all the time to us, especially women of color. They do that. They take our words out of context because they’re afraid, because we speak truth. We speak truth to power,” Tlaib said in April.