Democratic Party Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has said she feels a “kind of calming” when she thinks about the Holocaust, according to her own words from a new episode of the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery.
Tlaib is interviewed by the Skullduggery podcast hosts for the first half of the program, wherein she discusses her opposition to President Trump, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
… [Tlaib] explains she gets a “kind of calming feeling” when thinking of the violent murder and extermination of six million Jews.
Asked about her position on the latter, she explains her support for a “one state solution” – a proposal also backed by terrorist faction Hamas.
While Tlaib explains she does not believe in violence like Hamas does, she explains around the 28 minute mark that she gets a “kind of calming feeling” when thinking of the violent murder and extermination of six million Jews:
“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.”
Of course the Palestinian Arabs had no intention of “creating a safe haven for Jews” in the Middle East, nor was the post-war era the first time Jewish people had been in or moved to the area.
Philip Klein explains over at the Washington Examiner:
— The Jewish presence in the area currently known as Israel dates back thousands of years, and the modern migration of Jews back there pre-dated the Holocaust by many decades, starting with the migration of Jews from Yemen in 1881.
— 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.
Palestinian Arabs never – to this day – “tried” to create a safe haven for Jews, as Tlaib claims.
It is not the first time the newly-minted Congresswoman from Michigan has put her foot in it regarding Israel and Jewish people.
In January she suggested members of the U.S. Congress attempting to support Israel “forgot what country they represent”. Her comments were taken as an anti-Semitic “dual loyalty” smear.
Despite consistently referring to herself as someone who acts out of love, as she did in the Skullduggery episode also, Tlaib is also famous for aggressive statements such as “impeach the motherf*cker”, which she dropped in a victory speech after the U.S. mid term elections.
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib tells cheering crowd that Trump impeachment coming
“We’re going to go in and impeach the motherfucker” pic.twitter.com/oQJYqR78IA
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 4, 2019
Tlaib has not yet in fact impeached “the motherf*cker”.