Rashida Tlaib featured as guest at event hosted by alleged antisemite

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) attended a fundraising event hosted by the controversial Maher Abdel-qader, an American Palestinian activist who has reportedly shared antisemitic comments on social media. The fundraiser was for Virginia Lieutenant Governor candidate Sam Rasoul in March.

Abdel-qader called it “a great successful fundraiser.” “Congresswoman Radhida Tlaib provided a solidarity message,” he wrote in a post afterwards.

For his own part, Abdel-qader also fund raised for the Michigan representative’s campaign in 2018. Even then Tlaib was asked about Abdel-qader’s alleged antisemitic posts. In one, he called Israel an apartheid state, in another he implied “European Jews” did not belong in the Middle East.

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