Rashida Tlaib Comforted By Holocaust?
By Caleigh Calvey
Democratic Congresswoman and Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib has come under fire for comments she made regarding the Holocaust. Tlaib stated that “There’s always a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust.”, according to Fox News.
Tlaib then took her disgraceful comment and turned it into a pro-Palestinian message, commenting that her ancestors lost their lives, as well as their land creating a safe-haven for the Jewish people who had been affected by the genocide, and she admired her ancestors for it but it “took their human dignity away and it was forced upon them”. This statement came just days after Holocaust Remembrance Day, a solemn day to remember the mass extermination and internment of: Jews, Romani’s, homosexuals, handicapped individuals, Soviets (citizens and POW’s), Poles, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and many others.
Tlaib then attempted to recover from her statement by posting on Twitter “Policing my words, twisting & turning them to ignite vile attacks on me will not work. All of you who are trying to silence me will fail miserably. I will never allow you to take my words out of context to push your racist and hateful agenda. The truth will always win.”
Considering the Jewish people have been persecuted for millennia, it comes as no surprise a “pro-Palestinian” individual would use the suffering of Holocaust victims and twist it to make it seem that Palestinians are oppressed by Jews, if any other country experienced an attack like those that happen constantly in Israel, nobody would be supporting the Belligerents, they would be sending aid to the people.
This anti-Semitism has been going on for long enough in Congress and it seems that nobody is doing a thing about it, other than to say that it is wrong. Once again we are not holding up our American ideals, and letting “oppressed groups” get away with saying anything because they are of minority. We as Americans need to stand with our ally and condemn those who make hateful statements against our allies.