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Revealed: Muslim Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib wrote for Louis Farrakhan's publication


New congresswoman issued column to The Final Call in 2006

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It's been revealed that Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) previously wrote for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's publication, The Final Call, adding to the list of the congresswoman's anti-Semitic ties.

What are the details?

Tlaib raised eyebrows last month when she called President Donald Trump a "motherf***er" and vowed to have him impeached the same day she was sworn in as member of the House of Representatives. Since then, she has also come under fire for being linked to a number of anti-Semitic activists.

On Monday, freelance journalist Jeryl Bier revealed a 2006 column written by Tlaib for The Final Call, a digital publication run by Farrakhan and, according to The Washington Free Beacon, is "known for espousing anti-Semitism."

According to Bier, Tlaib's op-ed on immigration reform appeared to have been written specifically for The Final Call while she was working as an advocacy coordinator for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Detroit.

Last year, Farrakhan posted a video on Twitter where he asked, "Will you recognize Satan? I wonder, will you see the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan, which has many races in it because Satan has deceived the whole world?" Fox News reported.

The Nation of Islam leader also likened Jewish people to termites while speaking to a cheering crowd in Detroit last fall, saying, "Call me a hater, you know what they do, call me an anti-Semite. Stop it, I'm anti-termite."

Anything else?

Tlaib has also embraced controversial Women's March leader Linda Sarsour, who recently criticized Democrats who support the state of Israel. Sarsour and other Women's March leaders refused to condemn Farrakhan's comments, causing a number of supporters to distance themselves from the organization.

In January, the Palestinian-American congresswoman criticized legislation aimed at combating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which promotes a boycott against the state of Israel. She argued that boycotts are a constitutional right, and was further accused of anti-Semitism by tweeting what the Washington Examiner called "an anti-Semitic dual loyalty smear."

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