Rashida Tlaib caught following vulgar anti-Semitic Instagram account, ‘quietly’ unfollows with ‘no comment’

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Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib has offered no comment or apology for following an anti-Semitic Instagram page that called Jews vermin and “unwanted” people.

It seems Rep. Ilhan Omar is not the only one making anti-Semitic headlines as her Democrat colleague from Michigan was called out by Ashley Rae Goldenberg reporting for Capital Research Center on her following the account, “free.palestine.1948,” and then quietly unfollowing the page which frequently shares “blatantly anti-Semitic posts and 9/11 conspiracy theories.”

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Goldenberg’s report revealed that the “free.palestine.1948″ Instagram page has posted images depicting Jews as rats, vampires and Nazis, claiming Jews plotted the 9/11 attacks and called Jews “[n]otorious people unwanted everywhere.”

Tlaib, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, was no sooner sworn into office in January than she made headlines for her profane declaration about impeaching President Trump. Her positions on Israel and ties to  anti-Israel figures have come under scrutiny, revealing deeper anti-Semitic connections than was previously known about the freshman congresswoman.

A member of the Facebook group “Palestinian American Congress,” Tlaib had under 1,000 users that she followed on her verified Instagram account, with the  “free.palestine.1948” page being one of them.

According to Goldenberg:

Far from merely being anti-Israel and anti-Zionist, the Instagram account often shares images attacking Jews for being Jewish.

The account shared Nazi-inspired propaganda in July 2014. Similar to how the Nazis compared Jews to rats, the free.palestine.1948 account shared an image of a rat inside of the Israeli flag and called the rat “the real plague.” When confronted about the anti-Semitic imagery, the account responded, “Haha make me laugh f*ck you and f*ck israhell […] you wankers will never like the truth.”

 

Tlaib’s office “did not respond to multiple requests for comment,” Goldenberg noted but reported that following the story’s publication last Friday, the Democratic lawmaker “quietly unfollowed the account and stealthily edited her Instagram bio to say she does not support ‘all’ of the posts of the accounts she chooses to follow.”

The congresswoman’s communications director reportedly told the publication they had “no comment” on the matter.

Goldenberg pointed out that there was no apology, but rather a simple “no comment.”

“Tlaib’s new Instagram bio begs the question: which posts does Tlaib endorse? Considering she was, at one time, following the account, it appears, using her logic, she had to endorse at least some of the account’s posts,” Goldenberg asked in her follow up report for the Capital Research Center.

Goldenberg continued to address the situation on her Twitter account, posting multiple tweets in response to comments and to elaborate on the anti-Semitic content of the Instagram page Tlaib was following.

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