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Tlaib Ally heads organization accused of promoting anti-Semitism


An ally of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Me., heads an organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says has “created a platform for anti-Semitism”.

Hatem Bazian, a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, is an ally and donor of Tlaib who is also a co-founder and professor at Zaytuna College, Muslim Liberal Arts College. In 2006, Baziana Founded a controversial advocacy group called American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), which Tlaib presented at events.

Tlaib was the “Guest of Honor” at AMP’s annual meeting in December 2019 and gave a briefing organized by AMP to over 70 people in July. The Michigan Democrat also reached out to AMP’s Palestine Advocacy Day delegates in April 2019.

Three years earlier, in October 2016, Tlaib headlined the Islamic Scholarship Fund, which included controversial activist Linda Sarsour – who left the board of the Women’s March in September 2019 on allegations of anti-Semitic rhetoric – as Bazian on the board of directors of. was the organization.

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AMP was described by the left-wing ADL as an organization that “promotes extreme anti-Israeli views and at times created a platform for anti-Semitism under the guise of educating Americans about the ‘just cause of Palestine and the right to self-determination'”. “

Bazian too donated US $ 500 to Tlaib’s campaign in March and another US $ 500 in 2019. In addition to Tlaib, Bazian also addressed MPs Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., And Barbara Lee, D-Calif.

After donating to Tlaib’s campaign, Bazian called his Facebook Friends to do the same by sharing a link to the Michigan Congressman’s campaign website.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Walks up the steps of the House of Representatives for a vote in the Capitol on Thursday, September 17, 2020.  (Photo by Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Walks up the steps of the House of Representatives for a vote in the Capitol on Thursday, September 17, 2020. (Photo by Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

In March 2013, AMP put up a billboard accusing Israel of participating in “apartheid” against Palestinians. Both Tlaib and Omar were presented as speakers for a virtual AMP event in November 2020, and both congress women visited same pro-Palestinian conference as Bazian.

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AMP Twitter has Payed tribute to controversial figures, including Zahra Billoo, the former Women’s March board member who was kicked from the organization’s board of directors for anti-Semitism tweets.

Billoo was kicked off the Women’s March Board after previous posts deemed anti-Semitic resurfaced online. Billoo called Israel a “racist apartheid state” that “engaged in terrorism against Palestinians” in 2018 and tweeted in 2012 that US troops were “involved in terrorism”.

Tlaib also referred to Billoo as “sister“On Twitter while advancing the Free Palestine Movement.

“They will not silence us for speaking out against human rights violations,” Tlaib said on Twitter. “They will lie, smear our names and label us against this and that, but we are always pro-human and we have the truth on our side. Stay strong, [Billoo]. “

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Bazian retweeted, according to Canary Mission, an anti-Semitism watchdog several anti-Semitic tweetsincluding one that shared a picture of an Orthodox Jewish man with the caption: “MAM LOOK! I’M BEING SELECTED! I CAN NOW KILL, MANAGE, SMUGGLED ORGANS & AND THE LAND OF THE PALESTINIAN * YAY * ASHKE-NAZI.”

Bazian also alleged during a MAS-ICNA Congress speech 2014 that the US Congress is an “Israeli Occupied Territory”.

The professor also urged college goers to promote the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) on campus.

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Neither Tlaib nor Bazian responded to Fox News’ requests for comment.



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