Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has repeatedly been photographed alongside supporters who have praised jihadist terrorists.
The Democratic lawmaker insists she is completely unaware that the men she can be seen smiling with in photos on several occasions publicly condone Islamic terrorism. But a photo of Tlaib with a man who used social media to mourn the death of a Hezbollah terrorist who murdered a rabbi is raising eyebrows.
Tlaib was photographed in March donning a big smile alongside Palestinian activist Nader Jalajel.
Jalajel has a trail of posts on Facebook and Twitter demonstrating his ardent support of terrorists.
Last year, Jalajel praised Allah after a Rabbi was murdered by a jihadist.
“Allah Yerhamo,” or “May God have mercy on him,” Jalajel wrote alongside a photo of the terrorist Ahmed Jarrar who is seen brandishing a firearm.
Jarrar died “after a long battle resisting the brutal Israeli occupation and defending his people and his land,” Jalajel continued. “We will never forget.”
After four Hamas terrorists were killed in Israel Sunday for
crossing the Gaza border, armed with grenades, anti-tank rockets and assault rifles,
Jalajel offered similar condolences to the slain jihadis.
“Allah yerhamhom,” he wrote . “LONG LIVE THE RESISTANCE!!!”
The Democratic lawmaker snapped the photo with Jalajel on March 9 during a banquet in Garden Grove, California, hosted by the Palestinian American Women’s Association, an organization that solicited its supporters for donations to pay the bail of Rasmieh Odeh. Odeh is a Palestinian terrorist who was arrested for naturalization fraud and perpetrated a 1969 Jerusalem grocery store bombing that killed two college students, the Investigative Project On Terrorism reports.
Tlaib’s photograph with Jalajel is the second time the congresswoman, who has become notorious for her anti-Semitic rhetoric, sparked controversy over photographs with her fans.
Shortly after she was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives, Tlaib was photographed with the pro-Hezbollah, pro-Hamas activist, Abbas Hamideh.
After the photograph was posted online, reports surfaced revealing Hamideh’s overt antisemitism. He’s called for Israeli “Zionist terrorist” Jews to return to Poland.
Hamideh has praised Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as “the most honorable Arab-Muslim leader of our lifetime.”
When the media confronted Tlaib about her supporter’s jihadist views, Tlaib, again, claimed she had no idea who Hamideh is or what he supports and insisted she had no relation to him.
“It is also important to note, a photo does not mean I agree with anything someone says. It is obvious this man thrives on media attention from his recent posts,” she told the Detroit Free Press. “It is unfortunate that he was successful. I do not agree with the statements brought to my attention.”
However, the Hezbollah activist claimed the contrary, explaining he and the Muslim lawmaker became closely acquainted during her congressional run.
“I know her well through her campaign and stuff like that –
like we’ve met numerous times [at] numerous events,” he told Daily Caller.
Substantiating Hamideh’s assertions, he and his “dear friend” Tlaib were photographed together in April 2018 during a campaign event.