Look, we’re perfectly happy to excuse as just clumsy wording Rep. Rashida Tlaib saying that the Holocaust remembrance had given her a “calming feeling,” and anyone accusing her of saying the Holocaust gives her a calming feeling is being disingenuous.
But while Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer have both dismissed complaints about Tlaib’s statement as typical GOP “smears,” neither one has bothered to touch upon what really has people bothered: the historical revisionism that people who know the truth refuse to accept and have gone public to correct.
Earlier we posted a fantastic thread by Jeff Jacoby, complete with the front pages of newspapers from the time, showing Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting with future ally Adolf Hitler. “Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany,” Husseini wrote, “was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine & the Arab world.”
Heck, even CNN did an on-air fact-check of her claim.
So, no, no one owes Tlaib an apology for calling her out on her historical inaccuracies. Yahoo News has posted the podcast segment in question; judge for yourself if her critics are taking her out of context:
During an interview with @skullduggerypod, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib weighed in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and said her Palestinian ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jews following the Holocaust https://t.co/IBYHoCi7Rt pic.twitter.com/uvoQ4R6R6j
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) May 13, 2019
Yeah, the “coming from a place of love” thing is darling, but Palestinians sacrificing themselves to provide a “safe haven” for Jews following the Holocaust?
— Aaron Abbott (@TheAbbottTake) May 13, 2019
— Cole Scrogham (@CScrogham) May 13, 2019
Was that before or after they declared war on them?
— Geoffrey Stevenson (@TannedBeach) May 13, 2019
Is that why they were allied with Hitler?
— Rene7897 (@Sleepyrene) May 13, 2019
There is literally no evidence of this
— Marril Flanderz (@merrilflanderz) May 13, 2019
Yeah, that has no factual basis in history.
— Sween (@sweenprs) May 13, 2019
They chose to create a safe haven for Jews? So how can you blame the Jews for something that was offered to them when they had to flee their homes?
— dannyh00ver (@dannyh00ver) May 13, 2019
— Chris 🌟🌟🌟 (@HeliJoc) May 13, 2019
What? Now she's rewriting history…we aren't that stupid (yet at least).
— Paula Bayer (@PDBayer) May 13, 2019
— 響き (@EightBazookas) May 13, 2019
Good grief, the revisionist history. https://t.co/Ri9WoYrzO4
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 13, 2019
It's not revisionist, it's total hatred and insanity…
— Joe Maddeplorable (@Madddman26) May 13, 2019
— Steven (@steveski_33064) May 13, 2019
Her "Palestinian" ancestors were pictured with Adolf Hitler. Here are the Mufti and Hitler discussing his Jewish solution. pic.twitter.com/kfrfLop33U
— Brad Whitt (@BradWhitt2) May 13, 2019
Let’s set the record straight: Palestinian leaders NEVER provided Jews a “safe haven.” Not before, during or after the Holocaust. To use a term the history revisionists may appreciate, Palestinian war criminals **colluded** with the Nazis to murder Jews. History is clear.👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/vAuRzNIfE2
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) May 13, 2019
Antisemites like @rashidatlaib have a long track record of distorting Jewish history just as the Nazis did – but only Rashida lies, gets called out, and then blames her critics for her lies! I’m glad we all saw right through her, but she’s still in Congress! pic.twitter.com/68HosSyrxo
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 13, 2019
If they tell enough lies over and over, repeat the same thing over and over people will start to believe. They start the “I’ve heard that before” and people will think it’s truth and that they are so innocent.
— Shaunte Alvarado (@LaneAlvarado) May 13, 2019
And that’s what has people so worked up — or what should have the Democrats worked up enough to stop calling for apologies and maybe get their own house in order.
'CNN inciting violence'? John King leads discussion shredding Rashida Tlaib's historical revisionism https://t.co/RgFeqmjama
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2019