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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:47 AM

Top Democrats defense of Rashida Tlaibs Holocaust Revisionism is unforgivable



Democrats- We make it up as we go along

There has been a lot of anger at Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s statement about the Holocaust.

Unfortunately, much of it has focused on her use of the term “calming feeling,” which has enabled defenders to claim the term was taken out of context. But those defenders ignore the rest of the context, which was far worse than the term “calming feeling.”

Here’s what Tlaib said (emphasis added):

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports. And just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”

Putting aside the “calming feeling” wording, the Tlaib statement contains two themes: First, the Palestinians are the true victims of the Holocaust because it forced the Jewish survivors on them causing loss of land, property and lives; and Two, Palestinians helped create a safe haven for the Jews at much personal and national sacrifice.

The first point, portraying Palestinians as the true victims of the Holocaust, is a historically perverse and malicious claim. Six millions Jews died, Jewish communities throughout Europe were wiped out, yet it is the Palestinians — who backed the Nazi effort — who are portrayed as the victims. It is fair to consider this an offshoot of Holocaust Inversion, the attempt to portray the Jewish victims of the Nazis as the Nazis. It’s also a historical theft, an attempt to deprive Jews of their history and to repurpose that history to attack Jews.

The second point, that Palestinians supposedly helped provide safe haven to Jews during and after the Holocaust, is a historical falsehood of immense magnitude. We explored this falsehood in our prior post, pointing out that the Arabs of the British Mandate (who did not refer to themselves at that time as Palestinians, a more recent term), boycotted, slaughtered, and discriminated against Jews throughout the time period, and did everything they could to prevent Jews from finding a safe haven. The Grand Mufti was a strong supporter of Hitler and the extermination of the Jews.

Haaretz, a left-wing Israeli publication that regularly attacks the current government, investigated Tlaib’s claim by interviewing both Palestinian and Jewish historians. The result was that these scholars agreed that Tlaib’s ‘safe haven’ narrative had no historical basis, ‘Safe Haven’? What Israeli, Palestinian Scholars Think About Rashida Tlaib’s Holocaust Comments:

Both Israeli and Palestinian scholars told Haaretz that they had great difficulty embracing any view of history in which the Palestinians played any part in providing a “safe haven” for Jewish refugees of the Holocaust.

“Rashida Tlaib is either completely ignorant of the history or is a deliberate liar,” charged Prof. Benny Morris, one of the leading scholars of British Mandatory Palestine, the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the War of Independence in 1948-1949.

Morris said Tlaib’s ancestors, meaning Palestinians, “did nothing to alleviate the suffering of the Jews at Nazi hands. Rather, the opposite: The Arabs of Palestine, during the whole period — and supported by the neighboring Arab states — did all they could to prevent Jews trying to escape Nazi hands from reaching the (relatively safe) shores of Palestine.”

The anti-British and anti-Zionist revolt launched by Palestinian Arabs between 1936 and 1939 both deterred European Jews from escaping to Mandatory Palestine and motivated the British rulers to prevent more refugee Jews from entering Palestine so as not to inflame the Arabs, Morris said.

He also pointed out that the leader of the Palestinian Arab nationalist movement, Haj Amin al-Husseini, during his exile in Berlin from 1941-1945, “called for the massacre of Jews in the Arab world on Nazi radio stations — an anti-Jewish ‘jihad’ — and helped the Nazis recruit Muslims from the Balkans for the SS and Wehrmacht.”

Palestinian historian Dr. Adel Manna, a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, expressed bewilderment when asked about Tlaib’s “safe haven” reference.

“I don’t know what she meant,” Manna said.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/05/top-democrats-defense-of-rashida-tlaibs-holocaust-inversion-and-revisionism-is-unforgivable/

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Reply Top Democrats defense of Rashida Tlaibs Holocaust Revisionism is unforgivable (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Wednesday OP
imwithfred Wednesday #1
Frankenvoter Wednesday #2
Bob the Bilderberger Wednesday #5
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bernt-toast Wednesday #6
Banshee 3 Actual Wednesday #7
Gunslinger201 Wednesday #8

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 05:50 AM

1. Well, now you've gone and done it.

You've stirred up a hornet's nest among the anti-Semites here.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:15 AM

2. Weren't the nazi's national socialists?

I think they've just changed their goal to "global socialists", but here in Amerika they call themselves democrats primarily, "people of color" secondaraly, with gays "pulling up the rear".

Nazi's all, I mean, there's one opinion people are allowed to have, AND YOU'D BETTER HAVE IT, and they just don't seem to like the jews too well. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

What else makes me go hmmmm, is why jews continue to vote democrat is such huge numbers, that's a question I'd like answered.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:59 AM

5. American Jews are shamed into voting democrat

by the democrat party that labels republicans as "Nazis." "How could you vote republican after what the Nazis did to your grandmother?"

It's why so many Jews were convinced to embrace the communists.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:22 AM

3. I'd love to ask her exactly what was 'calming' and in what way. What was she before she became calm.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:24 AM

4. Because the far left, despite being a small segment, has too much influence to ignore

I suspect that some of the more sane elements in the party recognize that they are going to lose badly in 2020, but would rather lose and keep their own Congressional seats then challenge the far left and risk being primaried and lose their seat either in the primary or in the general election because they used up their campaign money in the primary fight.

99% of those in Congress, on both sides, will do nothing that could cause them to lose their Congressional seat.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:28 PM

6. I think that's a gross overreaction and misinterpretation of what she's saying

the calming feeling is that the Jews/Holocaust survivors were given a safe haven.

But it is a fact that the creation of the state of Israel was forced on the Palestinian people.

Nowhere does she suggest that the Palestinians were victims of the holocaust. She says that the Palestinians were victims of the making of a homeland/reparations for the Holocaust survivors.

Personally I think it would have been more fitting to have made Israel from a chunk of Germany.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:49 PM

7. Hoyer's wearing a defaced US Flag pin

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:58 PM

8. Yes and he is MY Congressman



What is that?

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