Report finds ties between Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Hamas

Former employee hired by the congresswoman was jailed for involvement with Hamas.

By Mindy Rubenstein, World Israel News

A new report released by an antisemitism watchdog organization has linked Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s to the  Hamas terrorist organization, including financial ties and associations with individuals involved in fundraising for her 2018 election campaign.

The October 25th report by the Canary Mission organization, has identified at least three individuals with Hamas connections who were employed by Tlaib for campaign fundraising purposes.

One of these individuals reportedly spent eight months in prison due to his affiliations with the terrorist organization.

Canary Mission’s report delves into the online presence of Tlaib’s campaign, particularly her use of the now-defunct Facebook group “PAC-USA” (Palestinian American Congress-USA). The group, with over 12,000 members as of June 2020, is said to have shared content promoting terrorism, antisemitism, and Nazi propaganda.

The Canary Mission also claims that Tlaib established a group known as “Black4Palestine,” described as an “anti-American, anti-Israel, and pro-terror hate group” that has made social media posts calling for America’s “defeat” and supporting the antisemitic BDS movement.

The report details the hiring of fundraisers with ties to Hamas, including Salah Sarsour, Rafiq Jaber, and Abdelbaset Hamayel. Sarsour, who co-hosted an event with Tlaib in 2018. Jaber admitted to distributing Hamas propaganda in the U.S. and is a co-founder of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Hamayel has worked for defunct organizations accused of funneling funds to Hamas.

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These allegations have sparked a contentious debate regarding Tlaib’s connections and raise questions about the presence of extremist elements within American politics.

The Canary Mission has raised significant concerns regarding Congresswoman Tlaib’s alleged links to Hamas. They argue that this issue not only highlights a potential normalization of Hamas within the United States but also underscores the need for greater vigilance in identifying and addressing extremist elements in American politics.

By shedding light on these allegations, the organization says it hopes to initiate a broader conversation about the presence of individuals with questionable affiliations in Congress.

Canary Mission said that these concerns extend beyond the individual case of Tlaib. They argue that the presence of what they see as anti-Israel sentiment and antisemitic groups on university campuses, such as Students for Justice in Palestine, reflects a broader problem.

“Congresswoman Tlaib failed to condemn the murder, rape, and beheading of 1,400 Jews and the kidnapping of 222 others,” the report reads. “She has significant ties to Hamas-linked extremists. Her hatred of Israel and Jews should have no place in Congress.”