The more we're learning about the trip to Israel planned by Democrat Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the more justified the Israeli government has become in denying their entrance into the country. Tlaib was offered a humanitarian visa to visit her family, which she declined.
I approved her request as a gesture of goodwill on a humanitarian basis, but it was just a provocative request, aimed at bashing the State of Israel. Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.@realDonaldTrump @RashidaTlaib— ???? ????? ???? (@ariyederi) August 16, 2019
After some digging by National Review, it turns out the organization that was sponsoring the trip has serious ties to Islamic terrorism, celebrates the murder of Israeli children and advocates for the elimination of Israel.
The group celebrates terrorists, including an evil woman who helped murder 13 Israeli children. In an article titled “Let Us Honor Our Own,” a Miftah contributor describes Dalal Al Mughrabi as “a Palestinian fighter who was killed during a military operation against Israel in 1978” and as one of the Palestinian people’s “national heroes.”
The so-called “military operation” is more widely known as the “Coastal Road Massacre,” a bus hijacking that resulted in the deaths of 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children.
Al Mughrabi is hardly the only terrorist Miftah celebrates. It described female suicide bomber Wafa Idrees as the “the beginning of a string of Palestinian women dedicated to sacrificing their lives for the cause.” It singles out for recognition Hanadi Jaradat, a woman who blew herself up in a restaurant, killing 21 people (including four children).
The founder of Miftah herself, Ms. Ashrawi, excused jihadist violence by telling an interviewer that “you cannot somehow adopt the language of either the international community or the occupier by describing anybody who resists as terrorist.”
And then there's this:
Holy s**t. The org sponsoring Tlaib and Omar's trip pushes the "blood matzah" literal blood libel https://t.co/CCynzkryqy— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 15, 2019
Over to you, Andrew McCarthy: