One of the newcomers to Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., declared in a speech to Council on American-Islamic Relations donors the “Muslims are coming” and happily pondered her enemies floating by in a river dead.
The comments were made at the CAIR annual fundraising banquet in February.
The full speech is here:
“We always said, ‘The Muslims are coming’ … I think we’re here,” she said in her opening.
“We’re not only everywhere in all kinds of different governments but, mashallah, we’re in the United States Congress.”
The RedState blog noted “Mashallah” means “what Allah wanted has happened.”
She targeted President Trump.
“And it was after this president not once, [not] twice, but three times issued a Muslim ban against our community,” she said. “Thank you so much for inviting me to support a civil rights organization that is around the unified fight against hate and racism in our country.”
However, Trump’s ban focused on people coming to the United States from countries that foment terrorism and would not affect more than 90 percent of the world’s Muslims.
RedState said her speech got distinctly creepy as she shared an anecdote involving the late Democratic Congressman John Dingell of Michigan.
“When I was a state legislator, I came in to serve on a panel with him on immigration rights, and Congressman Dingell was sitting there and he had his cane, if you knew him, he always had this cane and he held it in front of him,” she said.
“And I was so tired, I had driven an hour and a half to the panel discussion at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. And I sit down, my hair is all messed up, and I said, ‘Oh, my God, I’m so tired of this. I don’t know how you’ve been doing it so long Congressman. They all lie.’ And he looks at me and he goes. (She nods yes.) I said, ‘You know who I’m talking about, these lobbyists, these special interest [groups], they’re all lying to me.’ … And he looks at me, and he goes, ‘Young lady, there’s a saying in India that if you stand still enough on a riverbank, you will watch your enemies float by dead.'”
She gave the audience a huge smile.
“She felt so much better thinking about her enemies floating by dead. Does she hope to see all of us go floating by dead? That’s rather chilling,” RedState said.
“This is a woman who told supporters within hours of taking her oath of office that she was going to ‘impeach the mother***er!’ And earlier this week, Tlaib, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told reporters she would like to introduce articles of impeachment this month.”
In addition, Tlaib was accused of lying to her voters and insisted on using Thomas Jefferson’s Quran for her swearing-in, perhaps not realizing he likely owned it to learn more about the Muslim Barbary pirates who were kidnapping and killing Americans at the time.
Then the Daily Caller News Foundation uncovered anti-Semitic ties that “run deeper than previously known.”
“Tlaib is a member of the Facebook group ‘Palestinian American Congress,’ where members often demonize Jews,” the investigation revealed. “The group’s founder, Palestinian activist Maher Abdel-qader, was a key fundraiser for Tlaib and organized campaign events for her around the country.”
One year ago, Abdel-qader posted online an anti-Semitic video that “claimed Jews aren’t actually Jewish, and invented their historical claim to Israel and secretly control the media,” the report said.
“The video, which described Jews as ‘satanic,’ also questioned whether 6 million Jews actually died in the Holocaust,” reported the Daily Caller.
It was shortly after she arrived in Washington that Alan Dershowitz, a Democrat, a senior fellow at Gatestone and a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, issued a warning about her.
“If she is the ‘new face’ of the Democratic Party, we Democrats should begin worrying,” he wrote for the Gatestone Institute.
Dershowitz noted Tlaib’s opposition to legislation that would prohibit boycotts that single out Israel.
He said “hypocrisy and bigotry go hand in hand, and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is the poster person for both.”
“If Congress were considering legislation prohibiting boycotts directed against gays, women or Muslim owned companies, would Senator Bernie Sanders be arguing that such a ban would violate the First Amendment?” he asked. “If Congress were considering legislation prohibiting companies from boycotting majority Muslim countries, would Rashida Tlaib be accusing its supporters of dual loyalty?”
Dershowitz noted that American laws “have long dealt with discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, gender and national origin.”
“Our laws prohibited compliance with the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses in the 1930s and the Arab boycotts of the 1950s and 1960s. Now Congress is considering legislation dealing with companies that boycott only the nation state of the Jewish people, and only Jews within Israel. To single out only the ‘Jew among nations,’ and not the dozens of far more serious violators of human rights is bigotry pure and simple, and those who support BDS [boycotts divestments and sanctions against Israel] only against Israel are guilty of bigotry.”
He said the leaders of the BDS movement admit they want to eliminate Israel, citing their desire for a Palestinian state from “the river to the sea.”
“So long as these anti-BDS statutes do not prohibit advocacy of such boycotts, but focus instead on the commercial activities themselves – namely the economic boycotts – there are no serious freedom of speech concerns. The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, not freedom to discriminate economically based on invidious classifications,” he affirmed.