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This isn't looking good for the lawmaker who called Trump a 'motherf***er'
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is under fire for reportedly having deep ties to anti-Semitism.
Tlaib, who memorably referred to President Donald Trump as a "motherf***er," has questioned the loyalty of pro-Israel U.S. legislators. She has stands accused of perpetuating historically anti-Semitic sentiments and previously made appearances at an Islamic conference featuring "radicals" and anti-Israel rhetoric.
What are the details?
According to a new report by The Daily Caller, Maher Abdel-qader — one of Tlaib's biggest fundraisers — has made a habit of promoting several anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
Abdel-qader also coordinated many of Tlaib's campaign events during her run for Congress.
The Monday report noted that Tlaib is a member of a Facebook group called "Palestinian American Congress," where Abdel-qader and other group members have made anti-Semitic slurs and shared questionable content. The outlet reported that Abdel-qader is the group's founder.
In one instance, which was screenshotted by the outlet for posterity, Abdel-qader shared a video accusing Jewish people of controlling the media and exaggerating the travesties of the Holocaust. The video also described people of Jewish heritage as "satanic."
The outlet's investigation also noted that on several other occasions, Abdel-qader "accused Israeli settlers of training children 'to terrorize Palestinian civilians.'"
Further investigation revealed that Tlaib herself has been a part of the Facebook group since February 2018.
One of Rashida Tlaib's key campaign backers shared anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in a Facebook group that included Tlaib. First two screenshots from a video that I'm not posting in full because it's disgusting https://t.co/xXCF0tRBdd pic.twitter.com/A1FSHFJkAQ
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) January 29, 2019
In an email to the outlet, Abdel-qader said that he holds "great respect for the [Jewish] religion and the Jewish people," adding that there is "no such thing as 'fake Jews.'" Abdel-qader also denied that he ever said otherwise, despite the outlet having multiple screenshots of his Facebook page featuring such sentiments.
"What I said, many Jews living now in the Middle East are the descendants of the great Jewish Khazar empire in Europe," he wrote. "I stand against Israeli and Zionist brutal occupation and inhumane treatment of Palestinians. I am for justice for all in the Middle East."
When the outlet asked him about remarks indicating that Jews secretly control the media, Abdel-qader declined to comment.
You can see all of the outlet's damning screenshots here.
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