Members of the Jewish community in Highland Park, New Jersey, are trying to stop the local library from putting on its shelves a children’s alphabet book called “P is for Palestine.” The book’s author, Golbarg Bashi, is an Iranian-American whose past works also have stirred emotions, according to WABC TV.
The Highland Park Library temporarily removed the book and postponed a public reading of the book after receiving a steady stream of complaints claiming the book introduces violence and anti-semitism to youngsters.
The comments by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on a Yahoo News podcast last week about the formation of the Jewish state following the Holocaust were deeply disturbing.
Not only because of major historical inaccuracies but, even more so, because this was another blatant example of minimizing the utter evil, desolation, humiliation and systematic destruction of the Holocaust, which led to the defining phrase “Never again” and the creation of Israel.
Here is what she said, word for word, so you can judge for yourself
B.C.’s minister of citizens’ services is blaming a communications error for writing visa reference letters for foreign nationals on a security watch list that cite her role as a minister instead of as an MLA.
“As soon as the MP told me what some of the background issues were, I let them know that I was no longer interested in pursuing that,” said Jinny Sims on Tuesday.
The letters, sponsoring 10 people from Pakistan, three of whom were on a watch list, were sent to Cloverdale-Langley MP John Aldag’s office. Visas are a federal matter.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, along with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, have accused Republicans of taking Tlaib’s comments about the Holocaust “out of context.” The problem is, when you put Tlaib’s remarks in the proper context, they’re far worse.
The most generous possible reading of Tlaib is that, in a discussion about why she opposes a two-state solution, she was trying to credit Palestinians for providing Jews a “safe haven,” and saying she’s proud of that—not just proud, but that it gives her a “calming feeling,” because at least her Palestinian ancestors tried to help.
On Monday, after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) (who is fearless in calling out anti-Semitism) had properly called out Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her latest display of it, Tlaib’s good friend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked Cheney with a tweet that was both vicious and self-pitying, ranting, “Give it up, we all know you never met a Muslim you didn’t want to vilify! Your deep seeded hate and Islamophobia might be a tool to rally your base, but won’t get rid your colleagues. You just have to deal.”
The Washington Post has addressed inflammatory comments by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) about the Holocaust by focusing on the Republican response to her statements, rather than on Tlaib’s own remarks.
The Post‘s tactic reflects an increasingly common approach by mainstream media outlets when forced to cover the latest extreme remark by a member of the Democratic caucus: paint the Republicans as the extremists by casting their reactions as overzealous.
Palestinian-American US Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., claimed in an interview on Saturday that her ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust.
Tlaib’s interview, featured on a Skullduggery podcast titled “From Rashida with Love,” which now appears to be “not found or is unavailable,” discusses the past, the present and the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The real defeat for those who worry about the legitimization of Jew-hatred wasn’t in Congress, but on the late-night comedy television shows.
(May 9, 2019 / JNS) Maybe you thought the turning point took place in February when the Democratic majority caucus in the House of Representatives failed to name and rebuke Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan for trafficking in anti-Semitism. The ability of Omar to hold onto her seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee and for her to remain the darling of the left wing of her party, despite promoting the idea that Jewish supporters of Israel were disloyal to America and that Jews were buying Congress with “Benjamins,” was a shocking development in American politics.
…As we sat and watched her speak in the Fine Arts Center in Amherst, my colleagues and I observed Sarsour’s insidious tactics first-hand. For example, shortly after Lamont Hill refused to condemn the Hamas attacks on Israel, an Israeli member of the audience broke down in tears while shouting about the Hamas terrorism that was shattering the lives of his friends and family. Without missing a beat, Sarsour held the microphone to her mouth and drew the audience’s attention to the fact that the outburst was directed at Lamont Hill, and suggested it was a racist act against “the only black man” on the panel. Her lack of empathy was chilling, as was her ability to manipulate and redirect the reactions of the audience.
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, warned that Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are “normalizing” Islamism in American politics and culture, offering his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Marlow invited Jasser’s comments on a Friday report of a video depicting Muslim children wearing Palestinian attire and singing jihadist songs and shared on the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia’s (MAS Philly) Facebook page.
“People see these clips and they think it’s just an aberration or a one-off,” said Jasser.
No. Not an aberration, these children are being raised Muslim.
All decent people should be outraged at the terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip that fired 698 rockets at Israeli civilians, killing four, injuring 234 and traumatizing thousands of innocent children. Imagine what other countries, including the United States, would do if lethal rockets targeted their civilians. Yet, Israel has responded with restraint. To be sure, 30 Palestinians were killed and 154 injured by Israeli efforts to stop the rocket rampage. Many of these were terrorists, but some were civilians who were put in harm’s way by the terrorists.
Shocking footage uncovered by the Investigative Project last week shows a skit produced by the Muslim American Society (MAS) in Philadelphia showing children calling for martyrdom as soldiers in the “army of Allah” and threatening to behead their enemies and subject them to “eternal torture” to wrest Jerusalem from Jewish control.
The horrific MAS-Philly children’s skit was posted to their Facebook page and shows a choreographed production as part of the group’s April 17th “Ummah Day” pageant dedicated to supporting jihad to control Palestine. A MAS statement on Friday said the songs and poems the children recited exhorting violence and terrorism were an “unintended mistake” and attributed the incident to a vetting error.
In an effort to ensure the unity of their community and the preservation of their mosques abroad, scholars will be sent to France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, among other countries the ministry explained.