Rashida Tlaib Headlines Anti-Semitic Conference in Chicago

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was one of the featured speakers at a conference in Chicago last Friday that was organized by a radical Islamic group, The Daily Caller reports.

The group is called American Muslims for Palestine, a known anti-Semitic group that has been repeatedly criticized as such by the Anti-Defamation League. During her speech at the conference, Tlaib “suggested America’s southern border with Mexico was similar to the Gaza Strip,” comparing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to “racial injustice” in the United States.

Tlaib also repeated the debunked claim that American police disproportionately target African-Americans, saying “Every time I see [police] treating African-American brothers and sisters like they’re disposable, I think of Palestine and what happens to our brothers and sisters in the occupation.”

The conference in question, which is held annually, also featured the sharia law advocate Linda Sarsour, who was recently fired from her leadership role at the Women’s March for her anti-Semitism, as well as presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.).

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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