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Rashida Tlaib is really upset that people are “bullying” her

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Rashida Tlaib is really upset that people are “bullying” her

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib took to Twitter to condemn a note left on her office door addressed to her self and fellow Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, both of whom were accused by the author of “jihad against the Jews.”

Tlaib shared an image of the note on Twitter, admonishing her followers that “fear mongering and blantant (sic) lies” needs to stop.

The handwritten post-it note said: “Rep Omar, stop your disgusting Jew hatred. Your sign says “Justice for all”. That means Jews too. Your Jihad against the Jews will fail. Am Yisrael Chai!”

Tlaib, who is Muslim, wrote: “This is the hateful rhetoric & bullying on my door today. Stop the fear mongering & blantant (sic) lies. Come here w/ the value that all beings deserve human rights, including Palestinians.

“@IlhanMN & I fight for equality & justice for all. There’s nothing antisemitic about that!”

Both Omar and Tlaib have attracted scrutiny with even some Democrats speaking out against what they consider to be anti-semitic comments made by Omar, and supported by Tlaib, two of the first ever female Muslim representatives to be elected to Congress.

Rep. Juan Vargas spoke up, saying that “It is disturbing that Rep. Omar continues to perpetuate hurtful anti-Semitic stereotypes that misrepresent our Jewish community. Additionally, questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable,” in a Monday tweet.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez replied to her fellow Democrat, sharing her support of Omar:

“I’m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited. Is this stance a departure from that?”

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The most recent uproar followed an event last week when Omar made a statement about what she calls “dual-loyalties” among those who support Israel.

“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” Omar said according to Fox News.

“I want to ask why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, of fossil fuel industries, or big pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying movement that is influencing policy.”

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