Self-described ‘Palestinian’ Muslim congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has her panties in a wad over a bill in the Senate that she wouldn’t even be voting on.
Sponsored by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the bill gives state and local governments explicit legal authority to boycott any U.S. companies which themselves are participating in a boycott against Israel. As The Intercept reported last month, 26 states now have enacted some version of a law to punish or otherwise sanction entities that participate in or support the boycott of Israel, while similar laws are pending in at least 13 additional states. Rubio’s bill is designed to strengthen the legal basis to defend those Israel-protecting laws from constitutional challenge.
Although Rubio is the chief sponsor, his bill attracted broad bipartisan support, as is true of most bills designed to protect Israel, America’s only ally in that part of the world. Rubio’s bill last Congress was co-sponsored by several Democrats who are still in the Senate: Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan.
Legal Insurrection Rashida Tlaib is an Israel hater and supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is a modern version of the anti-Jewish boycotts dating back at least to the 1920s in the then British Mandate for Palestine. (See The Real History of the BDS Movement.)
As reported by the Daily Wire, both new Congressmuslims, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar openly embraced anti-Semite and Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer Linda Sarsour on their first day in Congress. Just imagine the outcry from Democrats and the liberal media if Republicans embraced David Duke; Democrats would riot in the streets!
Tlaib made headlines when she pledged, right after being sworn in, ‘We’re Going to Impeach the Motherf***er!’. As much controversy as that m-f-er tweet generated, Tlaib has generated even more controversy by accusing supporters of Israel in Congress of being disloyal to the U.S.
The accusation came in a tweet about pending legislation which would update federal anti-boycott laws that have been on the books since the 1970s. Those anti-boycott laws, which prohibit U.S. companies from complying with foreign government-sponsored boycotts of israel, were a response to the Arab League boycott which took on great strength during the early 1970s oil crisis. The U.S. anti-boycott law played a crucial role in weakening Arab League attempts to coerce U.S. companies to comply.
The U.S. anti-boycott laws now are somewhat out-of-date because while the Arab League boycott still exists, it is toothless. The economic jihad against Israel now comes from United Nations agencies, particularly the biased UN Human Rights Council, and from the BDS movement and its governmental supporters in Europe and elsewhere. There is a bill pending in the U.S. Senate that would update those laws.
There is a propaganda campaign against the bill falsely claiming would punish individuals who personally want to boycott Israel. That’s not the case, as Ben Shapiro writes:
On Monday, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) threatened to cut off security assistance to Israel under Senate Bill 1 unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell begins to push the budget bills necessary for a government re-opening. The bill itself allows state and local governments to stop doing business with companies that boycott Israel, in much the same way state and local governments have authority to stop doing business with companies that engage in racial discrimination. While some have expressed free speech concerns with the bill, suggesting that companies that boycott Israel are merely expressing their First Amendment rights, the bill itself raises few First Amendment concerns – or at least, it raises concerns only insofar as government anti-discrimination policies with regard to contractors raise First Amendment concerns more generally.
Tlaib wasn’t satisfied just arguing the alleged First Amendment claims. Instead, as BDS supporters and anti-Israel activists often do, she accused the Israel supporters who want a vote on the bill of being loyal to Israel not to Americans, in this tweet:
Not surprisingly, the two new Jew-hating Congressmuslims, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan as well as Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and are both supporters of that Israel boycott and both were sworn into office on an Islamic quran. Many in Congress believe Muslims should be stopped from using the quran, saying it “undermines American civilization and is the antithesis of the freedoms and liberties this country represents.”
Rashida Tlaib likes to calls herself a “Palestinian” and on the night she won her election in Michigan, wrapped herself in a Palestinian flag, which you can see in the video below:
This is History. Watch every second of this.
Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian and Muslim American congresswomen, proclaims victory.
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) November 7, 2018
Interestingly, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are being attacked in the media by both Saudi Arabi and the United Arab Republic for their Muslim Brotherhood ties.
According to the Wisconsin Muslim Journal “Academics, media outlets, and commentators close to Persian Gulf senates-governments have repeatedly accused the two new Music congresswomen, Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) of being supporters and beneficiaries of the Muslim Brotherhood who are hostile to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the UAE,” both of which have declared them to be a “terrorist organization” along with their American-based front groups, including CAIR.