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VIDEO: "Real Time" Host Bill Maher Puts Rep. Rashida Tlaib in Her Place on Israel Controversy
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Oh goody. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is back with more of her arrogant and narcissistic political noise-making.
The Representative from Michigan is urging viewers to boycott comedian Bill Maher’s HBO show after he blasted Tlaib in a scathing monologue Friday, and denounced the international boycott movement against Israel as a “bulls–t purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”
“It’s predicated on this notion, I think — it’s very shallow thinking — that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong," said Maher.
He continued: "As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied."
Maher also cited controversial statements Omar has made in the past about Israel, saying that he could see why the two congresswomen wouldn’t receive a “hero’s welcome.”
“Congresswoman Omar has said things like, ‘It’s all about the Benjamins,’ ‘Israel has hypnotized the world,’ ‘May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,’ ” Maher said. “She apologized for it, but it’s out there: Jews control the world, control the money.”
Tlaib later responded in a tweet that she was tired of “folks” like Maher “discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom.”
Editor's Note: "...and anti-Semitism."
Tlaib continued: “This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”
Maybe folks should boycott his show.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 17, 2019
I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now. https://t.co/Oa49ZVfrVN
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