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Rashida Tlaib: I Was ‘Really Afraid Of My Fellow Americans’ After 9/11 Terror Attacks

By  Ryan Saavedra
DailyWire.com

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said in a recent interview that she was “really afraid of my fellow Americans” after the 9/11 terror attacks that were carried out by Islamic terrorists.

In an interview with Makers, reported on by The Blaze, Tlaib recounted the way she experienced the 9/11 terror attacks.

“I was probably my second year in law school when 9/11 happened. And I was– I was really terrified of what was going to happen to my husband, who’s only a green card holder at the time,” Tlaib said. “I immediately called my brothers and told them to be very careful who you hang out with, telling my sisters, you know, just be real careful out there, and being really afraid of my fellow Americans.”

“It really pushed me to be more involved, and I got really curious and really angry,” Tlaib continued. “And I think that combination got me, you know, in front of a number of issues in the city of Detroit.”

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Tlaib has come under intense scrutiny for her anti-Semitic remarks, ties to extremists, and defense of inflammatory comments ever since she was sworn into office in January.

Immediately after, Tlaib promoted an “anti-Semitic slur leveled at her Congressional colleagues for their support of a bill which would allow local, state, and federal agencies to avoid doing business with entities that support the anti-Israel Boycott-Divestment-Sanction (or BDS) movement,” The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti previously reported.

“They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality,” Tlaib tweeted. “Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away.”

“The idea of Jews as having divided loyalty, and of using their influence to convince others to act against the interests and principles of their own country, is an age-old anti-Semitic trope,” the Washington Examiner reported.

The Daily Wire previously reported that Tlaib belonged to a group that “frequently demonizes Jews, and its Palestinian founder, Maher Abdel-qader, raised substantial funds for Tlaib for her congressional campaign as well as organizing some of her campaign events.”

“Claims of Abdel-qader’s virulent anti-Semitism are buttressed by various facts: he reportedly shared on his Facebook page and on the page of the ‘Palestinian American Congress’ an anti-Semitic video that claimed Jews aren’t really Jews and their historical claim to Israel was a fiction they created,” The Daily Wire continued. “The video also parroted the usual anti-Semitic claim that Jews control the media as well as purveyed the idea that the Holocaust was fake, stating, ‘Research the truth about the Holocaust, and you’ll definitely start to question what you thought you knew.'”

“Tlaib, honoring Abdel-qader for his help with her campaign, during which she took a number of pictures with him and he sometimes was a speaker at her events, gave him a medal for his contributions,” The Daily Wire added.

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