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Rashida Tlaib: BDS Movement Against Israel Just Like The Boycott Of The Nazi Party

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If you thought Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) idiocy was explicitly shown when she compared the anti-Semitic Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement to the Boston Tea Party, we have a breaking news alert: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) decided to make a move to be the lead contender in that contest. Talk about a ‘hold my beer’ moment. The Michigan Democrat said that the viciously anti-Israel BDS movement is akin to the boycott of Nazi German (via Free Beacon):

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Tlaib, a Palestinian-American and a supporter of BDS, spoke on the floor about her opposition to a House resolution affirming opposition to the movement. It is likely to pass on a bipartisan basis.

Tlaib said she could not stand by as the "daughter of Palestinian immigrants" and watch an attack on the right to "boycott the racist policies of the government and state of Israel."

"The right to boycott is deeply rooted in the fabric of our country," she said. "What was the Boston Tea Party but a boycott? Where would we be now without the boycott led by the civil rights activists in the 1950s and 60s like the Montgomery bus boycott and the United Farm Workers Grape boycott?"

"Americans boycotted Nazi Germany in response to dehumanization, imprisonment, and genocide of Jewish people," she said. "In the 1980s, many of us in this very body boycotted South African goods in the fight against apartheid. Our right to free speech is being threatened with this resolution. It sets a dangerous precedent because it attempts to delegitimize a certain people's political speech and to send a message that our government can and will take action against speech it doesn't like."

I mean these gals are troll masters. The destruction of Israel is like boycotting Apartheid South African and Nazi Germany. Are we seriously equating the Middle East’s only legitimate representative democracy, the world’s only Jewish state, to Nazi Germany? Lay off the crack pipe, ladies. Drugs are bad for you. This country is pro-Israel. Israel does not have death camps. Israel isn’t an apartheid state. I know the Left makes that argument and it doesn’t make it any less shoddy. It’s straight trash. Even some of liberal academia’s top institutions rejected BDS movement’s push for an academic boycott of Israel. Belief is not evidence. Israel isn’t Nazi Germany and BDS is sure as hell not like the Boston Tea Party. To think otherwise is just dabbling in historical illiteracy.  

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The resolution slamming this movement is expected to pass the House.

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