Islam Enters Congress

American Thinker

The two newly elected Muslim darlings of the Democratic Party have more ego than intellect and more hatred for Israel than love for America.

On January 3, 2019, new members of Congress arrived at their Longworth House offices radiating a contagious excitement.  Scores of political fans from Muslim districts in Michigan and Minnesota greeted each other in Arabic, smiling as if Uncle Sam were Santa Claus bringing gifts to greet the first female Palestinian and the first Somali members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Minn.) wore the Palestinian flag on election night and a Palestinian thobe to the House offices, clearly stating where her alliances lie.  Then she announced her alarming position: a one-state solution creating a binational state of “Palestine.”  According to the Anti-Defamation League, “a ‘one-state solution,’ is nothing less than an indirect attempt to bring about an end to the State of Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people.”


Support for the single state; the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement; and a delegation to Judea and Samaria for freshman members of Congress demonstrates Tlaib’s anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bigotry.  “I want us to see that segregation [of Palestinians] … has really harmed us from being able to achieve real peace[.] … I don’t think AIPAC provides a real, fair lens into this issue.”  Did she forget that she was elected to represent her district in Michigan?

Tlaib said she will “absolutely vote against military aid to Israel,” but she went too far when stating she would “stand up to bullies like President Donald Trump and impeach the m‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑.”  While the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democratic leaders did condemn Tlaib’s inappropriate language, none of them countered her declaration that Israel has no right to exist.

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