In case you missed it, the organization sponsoring a planned trip to Israel by Democrat Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib celebrates suicide bombings and the slaughter of children. They also spread vicious lies about Israel to fuel anti-Semitic hatred.
Has a single mainstream journalist called out @IlhanMN for sharing a cartoon by a holocaust denier and antisemite who participated in Iran’s holocaust cartoon contest, and celebrated the death of American soldiers? @brianstelter pic.twitter.com/2ciMwl4skj— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) August 19, 2019
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
The group's name is Miftah. During a panel discussion yesterday on CNN, Atlantic writer and CNN contributor Peter Beinart justified the use of suicide bombings by Palestinian terrorists. He did so during a ranting defense of Omar and Tlaib's association with the organization. National Review's Rich Lowry pushed back.
Video: Here's half of that absolutely bonkers meltdown by Peter Beinart after Rich Lowry calmly schools him on why it's not such a great idea to defend an organization that's actually pushed blood libel (among other hateful, ugly things). Beinart lost it and it was not pretty pic.twitter.com/lId4KHeJ25— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 19, 2019
He then tried to backtrack, while also defending Miftah again.
Today @CNN I was asked if I support Palestinian suicide bombers. God forbid: A friend was killed by one. But Palestinians don't forfeit their rights cuz some in their midst pursue them in an immoral way. Mandela and Malcolm X endorsed violence. Didn't make their oppression OK— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) August 19, 2019
Frustrating to hear people who'd never heard of Miftah until today use its alleged sins to distract from deep injustice @IlhanMN + @RashidaTlaib were going to witness. As if an anti-white comment by SNCC justified segregation. But here's Miftah's response https://t.co/xevysfHeBv— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) August 19, 2019
Meanwhile, there seems to be more outrage over the Israeli government banning terrorist sympathizers from the country than there is about two Congresswomen being closely associated with an organization that supports suicide bombings of innocent people.