A journalist was assaulted by a soon-to-be congresswoman while asking her questions at a political rally for U.S. Congressional candidate Ilhan Omar in Minnesota on Saturday.
Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian Muslim who won her primary in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday, forcefully grabbed Jewish journalist Laura Loomer and stole her phone when Loomer approached her to ask questions at the rally.
In the Middle East, violence against Jews may be tolerable. In America, where Tlaib – running unopposed after her primary win – and is set to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, it is not. In fact, all types of political violence are denounced in America. The violent political left seems to have missed the memo.
Tlaib refused to answer Loomer when asked whether she was willing to admit that Palestinian Sunni-Islamist fundamentalist organization Hamas is a terrorist organization. The group is officially recognized as such by the federal government.
During the assault and ensuing skirmish, Tlaib was pulled away from Loomer by Omar, whom Loomer has investigated in the past for violations of Minnesota House ethics rules and allegedly marrying her brother for fraudulent immigration purposes.
Tlaib then accused Loomer of “stalking,” which is an odd way to describe the actions of a curious journalist.
“I’m now going to be a member of Congress, Inshallah,” Tlaib said at the event. “Inshallah” means “God willing” in Arabic.
Loomer continued to hammer the two candidates, asking how they will serve their Jewish constituents if their loyalties lie with Allah, and blasting Omar for voting against Minnesota state legislation that would have made the radical Islamic practice of female genital mutilation a felony.
Both candidates are also endorsed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is designated as a terrorist group in the United Arab Emirates. Further, both candidates are endorsed by Linda Sarsour, who called for Muslims to carry out jihad against President Donald J. Trump in a speech in 2017.
Sarsour is also connected to the recent discovery of an Islamic jihad training camp in New Mexico. The father of the radical Islamist who ran the training camp, Siraj Wahhaj, is a Brooklyn, New York Imam and an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombings. Sarsour once called Wahhaj a “mentor” at a conference in 2017.
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