Rashida Tlaib Says her “Ancestors” Provided a “Safe Haven” for Jews in WWII. Not.
When Rashida Tlaib was asked about her feelings on the Holocaust during a podcast on ‘Skulduggery,’ she replied that the thought of the “tragedy” gives her a “calming feeling” because her “ancestors” gave Jews a “safe haven” during WWII. Not even close.
This is what she said via Fox:
“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. 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.” Rashida Tlaib
Her lack of knowledge of history is appalling for a member of Congress.
Let’s look at the actual history, via the Washington Examiner:
— With the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British government supported the establishment of a Jewish state in the area, an idea rejected by Arabs.
— In 1937, the British Peel Commission proposed a two-state solution to Jews and Arabs, which the Arabs once again rejected because they could not accept any Jewish presence in the region.
— 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.”
In other words, during WWII, the “Palestinian” Grand Mufti allied himself with the Nazis. He did not work to “grant safe haven” for the Jews. Is that what gives her a “calming” feeling?
While Tlaib DID mention that the Holocaust was a “tragedy,” her other remarks are completely out of line, and reflect a twisted version of history. She has often claimed that walking the halls of Congress has made her feel “more Palestinian” than ever. Yet she was born in the United States, not Gaza. She identifies as a Palestinian, not an American.
Her spokesman claimed that the Republicans were “bankrupt” for attacking her over her remarks. But there is an accountability absolutely needed for both her and Ilhan Omar for their continued pushing of anti-Semitic thoughts and statements that amount to propaganda.
Will Democrats call her out? Probably not. Even Nancy Pelosi invited a well known radical, anti-Semitic, hate-filled Imam, Omar Suleiman, to give the invocation at the House of Representatives last week.
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