Report: “Squad member” Rep. Rashida Tlaib 2018 campaign events organized by alleged terror financiers
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MICHIGAN- “Terrorists for Tlaib.” Has a ring to it, no? The fact is, it may not be too far from the truth, according to the Washington Examiner.
The outlet reports that two men associated with nonprofit groups found liable in a Hamas terror financing operation also helped finance the campaign of far-left radical Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
Tlaib, a clear anti-Semitic, America and Israel-hating lunatic had the two men assist with fundraising (likely among the terrorist community) for her 2018 congressional campaign.
According to the Examiner, the two men worked on behalf of the Tlaib campaign organizing campaign events paid for by that campaign.
The two had been found liable in by a federal jury in 2004 relative to the killing of an American teenager, David Boim at a bus stop in the West Bank in 1996. It was determined the two men had helped finance the terrorist attack that killed the young man.
As a result of the case, a federal judge ordered three groups to pay the teen’s parents a sum of $156 million for funding Hamas, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization which has been responsible for a number of terrorist attacks both inside and outside Israel.
The three groups—the Holy Land Foundation, the American Muslim Society, and the Islamic Association for Palestine—never ponied up the monies. They all shut down soon after they were ordered to pay the judgment to Boim’s family.
One of the three—the Holy Land Foundation—eventually saw its assets seized by the United States. Five of its leaders were sentenced to decades in prison in 2008 for providing aid and comfort to Hamas.
In a 2003 deposition, Rafeeq Jaber, one of Tlaib’s campaign organizers, testified that he had served as president of the American Muslim Society and the Islamic Association for Palestine.
In his testimony, he admitted that the two organizations had worked to “promote [Holy Land Foundation] in every way we can,” while also distributing pro-Hamas documents. While this was going on, Jaber was running the show.
The documents in question included an August 2001 editorial that advocated martyrdom operations and the killing of Jewish people.
Jaber was tied to the Tlaib 2018 campaign by virtue of his being identified as a member of the so-called “hosting committee” for a Tlaib fundraiser, according to a Facebook post. The event was paid for by Tlaib’s congressional campaign, the Facebook flier said.
Moreover, Jaber was seen sitting in the front row of an “intimate” Tlaib campaign fundraiser in March 2018, according to footage of the event uploaded to Facebook.
In 2020, Jaber again urged his followers to support Tlaib, writing in a 2020 Facebook post that the pro-Israel AIPAC, “radical right wingers and the white supremacists” want Tlaib out of office.
In November 2020, he wrote that both Tlaib and her fellow squad radical Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) should be backed due to their support of the “cause” of Palestine, while admonishing those who might not vote in the election for doing nothing to stop “the support for Criminal Israel.”
Jaber was sued by the Boim family in 2017, with his family claiming he shut down the two groups—the American Muslim Society and the Islamic Association for Palestine while starting a new group—in order to avoid paying the $156 million judgment.
The new group…American Muslims for Palestine (not real original there Jaber, just combining the two names?) “is nothing more than a disguised continuance of IAP/AMS—stripped of the burden of the Boim Judgment and the ignominy of having been found liable for aiding and abetting the murder of an American teenager,” the 2017 lawsuit stated.
The fact of a leftist hack like Tlaib being involved with someone such as this is hardly surprising. After all, Tlaib has never met an Islamic terrorist she didn’t like.
After two separate rulings—one by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals last August, and one by a federal district court in Illinois this past May—both Jaber and American Muslims for Palestine are now subject to discovery in the case. As previously reported by the Washington Examiner, the case should be scheduled before a federal jury prior to the end of 2023.
The Examiner reached out to Jaber for comment, however the request went unanswered.
The second Tlaib campaign organizer with terrorist ties is a man named Salah Sarsour, who helped raise money for the Islamic Association for Palestine and the Holy Land Foundation at about the same time as Boim’s killing. In one case, he is alleged to have written checks from his business’s bank account to launder money to a Hamas militant.
“I passed money over to Adel Awdallah several times, and my brother sent money to him through me several times too,” said Sarsour’s brother, Jamil, who confessed to the Israeli government in December 1998.
Awdallah was killed in September 1998 by Israeli commandos, suspected of planning a terrorist attack. When his location was raided, Israeli officials found wigs and a small cache of weapons, including hand grenades and submachine guns.
“The checks that my brother Salah gave me were from a (UI) bank in Milwaukee, from the business account,” Jamil Sarsour said in his confession.
“We didn’t want to use personal checks from either one of us so that the government shouldn’t trace the checks back to us personally. We did it this way so we could take checks abroad and send money to Adel Awdallah.”
It is also alleged that Salah Sarsour was active in raising funds for the Holy Land Foundation “that is actually for HAMAS,” a 2001 FBI memo stated.
Sarsour is identified on the American Muslims for Palestine website as a member of its national board.
So how is Sarsour tied to Tlaib? She co-hosted a fundraising event for her on July 28, 2018, according to yet another flier posted to Facebook. The flier said the event was “paid for by Rashida Tlaib for Congress.
She was also identified in a number of photos appearing with Tlaib at the fundraiser. In response to a Facebook post containing three pictures of her posing with Salah Sarsour at the fundraiser, Tlaib posted a heart symbol from her personal Facebook account.
As with Jaber, Sarsour refused to respond to the Examiner’s request for comment. Neither did Tlaib.
This folks is what “the enemy within” looks like.
For more on the unhinged Tlaib, we invite you to:
WASHINGTON, DC – Progressive Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib paid out $170,000 to a political consulting and advocacy firm run by an anti-Israel activist who has called Israel an “apartheid state” and supports defunding the police.
Tlaib’s campaign has paid $147,000 to Unbought Power LLC, a political consulting and advocacy firm run by Rasha Mubarak, since March 2020, according to Fox News.
Rashida Tlaib @RashidaTlaib has given $170,000 in campaign funds to anti-Israel activist who has also called to defund the police. All this while her district in Michigan has a 22% poverty rate. https://t.co/OWUc5Vg4h7
— Avi Kaner ابراهيم אבי (@AviKaner) February 8, 2022
The new organization said that a review of Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filings shows that Tlaib’s leadership PAC, Rooted in Community Leadership, which lists Mubarak as a “treasurer,” has paid Unbought Power another $23,000 since October 2020.
On Twitter on May 2021, Mubarak posted support for Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah amid an escalation of violence in Jerusalem that led to Hamas firing thousands of rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip.
“These aren’t clashes— it’s an ongoing occupation. These aren’t evictions— they are forced expulsions. This isn’t a conflict— it’s settler colonialism, it’s ethnic cleansing, it’s oppression, it’s apartheid.”
“Say it loud. Say it clear(ly). Palestine will be FREE. #SaveSheikhJarrah.”
These aren’t clashes— it’s an ongoing occupation
These aren’t evictions— they are forced expulsions
This isn’t a conflict— it’s settler colonialism, it’s ethnic cleansing, it’s oppression, it’s apartheid
Say it loud. Say it clear. Palestine will be FREE🕊#SaveSheikhJarrah ✌🏽
— Rasha (@RashaMK) May 8, 2021
Mubarak also defended Tlaib, calling Israel an apartheid state when the “Squad” member was attacked for the comments by Jewish Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch (FL). Deutch called Tlaib out on the floor of the House in September:
“I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on (the( floor of (the) House and label Jewish democratic state of Israel an apartheid state…my colleague who just besmirched our ally…when there’s no place on map for one Jewish state, that’s anti-Semitism”
So grateful that this soul is in ALL of our lives. @RashidaTlaib’s always fighting for what’s right no matter the pushback. If it’s for making even the smallest difference in someone’s life, she always finds a way. I love being on the freedom side along side you. Happy birthday! pic.twitter.com/LoMlxbF7bF
— Rasha (@RashaMK) July 24, 2020
Murbarak responded in a tweet, agreeing with Tlaib and claiming Deutch was throwing a “tantrum”:
“Oh, look it’s @RepTedDeutch throwing another tantrum. He used his time to attack @RashidaTlaib for underscoring facts also made by Human Rights Watch & @btselem — Israel is indeed an apartheid state. He’s flustered (because) how else does one rebuttal the truth? Bullying & disparagement.”
Oh look it's @RepTedDeutch throwing another tantrum. He used his time to attack @RashidaTlaib for underscoring facts also made by Human Rights Watch & @btselem — Israel is indeed an apartheid state. He's flustered bc how else does one rebuttal the truth? Bullying & disparagement https://t.co/PfVWc9R5rp
— Rasha (@RashaMK) September 23, 2021
The vocal activist has joined Tlaib in calling for police to be defunded and supported abolishing American law enforcement. She tweeted that police kill back and brown people like 13-year-old Adam Toledo because of race. Toldeo was Latino.
On March 29, 2021, Toledo was shot and killed by Chicago police during an armed confrontation. Body camera and surveillance video showed the boy shot as he fled from police while carrying a firearm. The shooting was ruled justified, but justice reform and anti-police protests erupted.
“Only a ‘few bad apples’ kill Black & brown people? Nah *sic), racist systems that uphold its white supremacist origin kill Black & brown people — Black & brown CHILDREN. #AdamToledo was a 13 (year) old child murdered by this police state. No more names. Abolish the police #DefundThePolice”
Only a 'few bad apples' kill Black & brown people? Nah racist systems that uphold it's white supremacist origin kill Black & brown people — Black & brown CHILDREN. #AdamToledo was a 13 yr old child murdered by this police state. No more names. Abolish the police #DefundThePolice
— Rasha (@RashaMK) April 15, 2021
Rep. Tlaib: No more policing, incarceration, or militarization. Rep. Waters: “I love her for it”
April 19, 2021
On Saturday, April 17th, CNN’s “Newsroom” host Jim Acosta asked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to react to her colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) social media post calling for “no more policing” and other reforms.
Psaki Refuses to Condemn Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters’ Incitement to Violence and Call For BLM to “Get More Confrontational” (VIDEO) https://t.co/ojTtn1pLRm via @gatewaypundit
— Isaiah McFarland (@perfectpeace) April 19, 2021
Reportedly, Waters summed up Tlaib’s reaction to a “desire for justice” and added that she appreciates and loves Tlaib for her “outspokenness” on the subject. She said:
“Well, of course, we are all very, very anxious to get justice. We have lived with, you know, so many young black people, in particular, men and women, but certainly black men being killed and the officers getting away with it.”
“The family left without having gotten justice. It goes on and on and on. So, I can understand the disgust. I can understand the feelings that so many have about.
We’ve got to get some justice in both of these cases and so, I know that my colleague speaks her mind and she said what was in her heart. I understand that very well.”
“I’m here today because number one, I want to show that there are members of Congress who really care about what is happening with these cases and whether or not we’re going to get justice or whether or not the police unions and the lies they tell are going to win. So, she spoke her mind and I appreciate that and I love her for that.”
Fox News reported that Detroit Police Chief James Craig called out Tlaib and her latest comment on calling for “no more policing” in the wake of 20-year-old Daunte Wright’s death after a police traffic stop.
Kevin McCarthy threatens to ‘bring action’ against Maxine Waters for telling BLM protesters to be ‘more confrontational’ https://t.co/DqJTkzJqaO
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 19, 2021
Tlaib has faced mounting backlash after her continuous calls to end policing, incarceration, and militarization, which is just the latest in a long string of controversial comments from the sophomore congresswoman. Craig said in a statement:
“She’s reckless. I’d love to see her resign. I’d throw her a goodbye party.”
“Who is she speaking for? When you talk about abolishing police, incarceration, when you talk about safe cities, what do you think the residents in Detroit want? I know. I speak with them.”
Rashida Tlaib Calls for ‘No More Policing’ or ‘Incarceration’ in the United States https://t.co/rriah4ELvc
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 18, 2021
Reportedly, some of Tlaib’s fellow Democrats, including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), have distanced themselves from her recent “no more policing” tweet. On April 12th, Tlaib tweeted:
“It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently and intentionally racist. Daunte Wright was met with aggression and violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder. No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.”
It wasn’t an accident. Policing in our country is inherently & intentionally racist.
Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder.
No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 12, 2021
Craig also condemned Waters for telling protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to “get more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is not convicted for the death of George Floyd. He said:
“I will not let someone like Tlaib or Maxine Waters paint our profession with a broad brush. Are you aware what the other U.S. rep said as recent as yesterday? You know what she said in response to Brooklyn Center? Get more confrontational.”
“I was the first chief in the nation that came out and denounced the murderous cop who killed George Floyd. We support free speech, we support social justice, but we are encouraging, we make reckless statements like that, to create criminal behavior?”
Detroit police Chief James Craig calls out Rashida Tlaib for “reckless and disgusting” comments, says he’d “throw her a goodbye party” if she resigned. pic.twitter.com/2fJFRzTXrH
— MRCTV (@mrctv) April 19, 2021
Craig said that if he ever made comments like Tlaib’s, he would be forced to resign. He added:
“Is she truly representing the people or is she representing a fringe group? She does not speak for black and brown people in our city.”
Tlaib’s spokesperson Denzel McCampbell called Craig’s comments “disappointing and unproductive” in a recent statement. He added:
“At a time where report after report cites the city of Detroit’s harmful treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters and the enormous waste of taxpayer money to lose embarrassingly in court after trying to intimidate them, the city’s use of discriminatory facial recognition technology and the fact that people still do not feel safe despite spending $300 million per year on police, it’s disappointing and unproductive for Chief Craig to run to the cameras to call for Congresswoman Tlaib’s resignation.”
Detroit Police Chief: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Should Resign for ‘No More Police’ Remark https://t.co/1B0J3qqAUS
— Melanie Alexander (@MelanieAlex62) April 19, 2021
According to reports, in September 2020, Tlaib called for an independent investigation of police action at protests regarding “excessive use of force” on protesters.
Craig supports the Second Amendment right to conceal carry and also uses video cam footage in high-crime areas to supplement the limited police force in Detroit. These are all policies that Tlaib opposes.
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