Here’s why Rashida Tlaib’s latest remarks about the Holocaust are so offensive, and it’s NOT what some have been saying…

This morning Trump took a swing at Rashida Tlaib for comments she made on the Holocaust that got a lot of criticism over the weekend:

So what exactly did Tlaib say that was so horrible and highly insensitive?

Here’s what Steve Scalise said about Tlaib’s comments:

There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance. More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing ‘calming’ about that fact.”



According to Ed Morrissey, who I think is right on the money about this, Tlaib is being criticized for the wrong thing. He points out that “the criticism has mainly fallen on Tlaib’s wording, which was clumsy and sounded offensive when clipped out of context. Tlaib didn’t express “warm feelings” about the Holocaust itself…”

When I listened to the audio above, it sounded to me like Tlaib was suggesting that the Palestinians giving the Jews ‘refuge’ after the Holocaust was what gave her a calming feeling, not the Holocaust itself. So I totally agree with Ed here.

Which brings us to the real point of criticism, which is her blatantly inaccurate view of history. The Palestinians never gave the Jews a place of refuge after the Holocaust, because they weren’t even there yet like they are today. I’ll let Ed Morrissey take it from here:

This is utter nonsense in several ways. The Palestinians didn’t offer anyone “safe haven” for the Holocaust, nor was it thrust on them. Jews had lived in the region for millennia, and the Diaspora had begun returning in the late 19th century with the Zionist movement. The Ottoman government didn’t take much of an interest in it at the time, and then the British seized the region after World War I as part of the Sykes-Picot arrangement of the post-Ottoman Middle East. The British pledged to provide Jews a safe homeland before that war, and followed through — although while still insisting on it being part of the British Empire.

If anyone provided a “safe haven,” it was the British, but in truth Jews had been building a revitalized homeland for decades before the Holocaust. It was the somewhat-bizarre partition after independence that set off the chain reaction leading to where we are today. The Arabs, who had only lightly populated what they call “Palestine” now, resisted the idea of a Jewish state when Israel achieved independence. For decades prior to that, however, Arab states had also been ejecting Jews from all over the Middle East too, forcing many to relocate to Israel. Hebron would be one good example of the quality of the “safe haven” offered by Palestinians, for that matter, and a pretty good example of what would come if Tlaib got the solution she wanted.

Ed points out that what Tlaib really wants is to establish a Palestinian state in Israel via ‘democracy’:

What Tlaib suggests is the end of partition and establishing a state of Palestine in its place. She wants to end the idea of a Jewish state by forcing Israel to fully annex the West Bank and Gaza and offer the full vote to all residents. She cloaks this in democratic language, but the end result would be the extinction of a Jewish homeland — and Tlaib well knows it. She also tells Yahoo that protection of the Jews is something the new state would have to settle on its own. I’d bet the Israelis don’t see that as glibly as Tlaib does.

He’s right that Tlaib knows this, just like every other Palestinian who has ever chanted “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free”.

So yes, Trump is right in suggesting that Tlaib has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Not because of her ‘calming’ remark however, but rather her vision that ends with the extinction of the Jewish homeland.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention something huge regarding Tlaib’s invented history of how the Palestinians gave the Jewish people refuge. It was in fact the Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem who was an ally to Hitler in trying to bring about the ‘final solution’:

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54 thoughts on “Here’s why Rashida Tlaib’s latest remarks about the Holocaust are so offensive, and it’s NOT what some have been saying…

  1. It doesn’t really matter what Rashida Tlaib said or not in this case because no matter what filth escapes her lips, we can be sure it’s wrong and hateful. I consider her a muslim operative in our government. She’s a damned disgrace and I’m pleased that Trump called her out.

    1. Unfortunately, when nobody bothers to challenge bad history, casual listeners start believing its true.

      There are scores of nuts yammering about how Thomas Jefferson used the koran to write the Constitution and how he had the koran next to his bed.

      First, Jefferson didn’t write the Constitution, he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Second, Jefferson was in France. He wrote a couple of letters to Madison during the convention — his influence was near nil. By contrast, John Adams wrote a massive 3 volume reference on constitutions titled Defence of the constitutions of the United States (defending various state constitutions), detailing almost every single written constitution in history. Madison and many others had copies and used them as references during the convention.

      Third, having a book next your bed is meaningless, but the implication is the book is “close to your heart.” Balderdash. Jefferson was a bibliophile. He bought thousands of books, most of which were on his bed stand at some point in his life. As ambassador to France (and Adams as ambassador to Britain) dealt with the “mohammedan” diplomats seeking bribes now that US ships were no longer protected by the Royal Navy. Their first run in was shortly before the Constitutional Convention. In letters between the two, and journal entries from when they traveled together, they were both disgusted by “mohammedan” duplicity, attitude, and arrogance.

      Jefferson only started to acquire his massive collection of books about this time, while in France. As he was suddenly confronted with dealing with these “mohammedan” thieves, I can easily imagine this would be when and why Jefferson would buy a koran — better to know your enemy.

      There is zero evidence to support the claim Jefferson was influenced by the koran or used the koran as a basis for his advice to Madison or other convention delegates. They keep repeating it, but it’s just bad, unsubstantiated history.

      What we do know is Adams was extremely influential (to the extent one can without being present) through his books. We also know the delegates, many of whom were ministers and most of whom were actively involved in writing state constitutions, were very unlikely to consult a foreign religious text for an obscure religion.

  2. Last week I listened to a palestinian claim Thomas Jefferson used the koran as a guide when he wrote the Constitution (?!?!?!). Now, Tlaib is claiming palestinians – a fictious people – saved Jews, and then the Jews stole their land.

    Britain, through Lord Balfour, promised both the Jews and Kurds their own homelands. The UK spent the next 30+ years trying to renege.

    Read “New Heavens” by Boris Senior about the extreme efforts the Brits made to ensure Israel was destroyed as a state within one week. It’s a fascinating first-hand account about Israel’s founding.

    https://www.amazon.com/New-Heavens-Fighter-Aviation-Classics/dp/1574886797/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1

  3. Andrew Klavan has a great clip on YouTube about the best way to ensure peace: give the entire Middle East to the Jews (y)

  4. Obama, the first Muslim president, imported this. Recently, I saw a picture of Tlaib on the internet with Obama. He had his arm around her and was, supposedly, congratulating her on doing a good job. I said when he was president he was trying to destroy this country and I haven’t changed my mind. He would also like to see Israel off the map. His ideas and hers are the same……………and they’re both evil!

  5. Which brings us to the real point of criticism, which is her blatantly inaccurate view of history.

    They do that on purpose y’know. It’s not just blatant, it’s intentional. This has been a tactic of the left as far as I can remember. Rewrite history to serve a narrative and agenda.

    Did you know that every single person of historical importance – including all world leaders*, artists, philosophers, innovators, and heroes – were gay, and possibly even trans? I’ll bet you didn’t know that. They kept it a secret, of course, because of how little it was tolerated. Some even had spouses and families and lived an entire heterosexual existence just to fool everyone. SO. TOTALLY. TRUE.

    *(except Hitler. Never Hitler.)

  6. The largest group of SS soldiers at Hitler’s command was the waffen SS compared of muslims. They had their own gas chambers. What bothers me is that they’re are so many uninformed voters in our country to elect anyone who praises and defends the same ideology as the monsters who destroyed the world trade towers. Read the quaran for yourself, it is a cult of hate and sin…..

  7. The largest group of SS soldiers at Hitler’s command was the waffen SS compared of muslims. They had their own gas chambers. What bothers me is that they’re are so many uninformed voters in our country to elect anyone who praises and defends the same ideology as the monsters who destroyed the world trade towers. Read the quaran for yourself, it is a cult of hate and sin…..

  8. I get a calming feeling from our President understanding the evil in Tlaib’s heart and the deception of her words. The same calming feeling comes from knowing most Israelis are no longer fooled by illusions of peace with these primitive savages.

  9. I get a calming feeling from our President understanding the evil in Tlaib’s heart and the deception of her words. The same calming feeling comes from knowing most Israelis are no longer fooled by illusions of peace with these primitive savages.

  10. “Why can’t we all be free and safe together”.

    Many Christians and Jews in the Islamic world are wondering the exact same thing, Tlaibs

    And for Mohammed’s sake, please put a veil on!

  11. The Palestinians created a haven for the Jews ?
    That is some strong revisionism.
    I’m offended.

    1. For that to be true there would have had to be a people who claimed the name of “Palestinian” for themselves, which there wasn’t.

      That name, “Palestine”, was foisted on the Jews by the Romans. It was never accepted by the ancestral inhabitants on Judea and Samaria.

          1. I don’t know about wiped out, but they were conquered and subdued under King David. The Philistines as a distinct people no longer exist, and were absorbed into other ethnic groups. So it’s possible the Arab people in that area could have Philistine ancestry.

            Roman Emperor Hadrian specifically renamed Judea as “Philistia” in 135 AD after the Jews ancestral enemies, the Philistines. In the course of time it became known as Palestine. For a time even Jews were known as Palestinians, but Arafat started using it in the 1960s to refer to the Arabs there as if they are a distinct people. It was a brilliant PR move on his part.

  12. “Racist Rep. Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from her office map and replaces it with “Palestine””

    https://gellerreport.com/2019/01/tlaib-removes-israel.html/

    After Palestine fired TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY rockets into Israel in an attempt to murder innocent Jews- Tlaib said:

    “When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free? Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families. #FreePalestine.”

    She blamed the Jews for the rockets being fired into Israel by murderous terrorists in palestine-

  13. Last week I listened to a palestinian claim Thomas Jefferson used the koran as a guide when he wrote the Constitution (?!?!?!). Now, Tlaib is claiming palestinians – a fictious people – saved Jews, and then the Jews stole their land.

    Britain, through Lord Balfour, promised both the Jews and Kurds their own homelands. The UK spent the next 30+ years trying to renege.

    Read “New Heavens” by Boris Senior about the extreme efforts the Brits made to ensure Israel was destroyed as a state within one week. It’s a fascinating first-hand account about Israel’s founding.

    https://www.amazon.com/New-Heavens-Fighter-Aviation-Classics/dp/1574886797/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1

  14. It doesn’t really matter what Rashida Tlaib said or not in this case because no matter what filth escapes her lips, we can be sure it’s wrong and hateful. I consider her a muslim operative in our government. She’s a damned disgrace and I’m pleased that Trump called her out.

    1. Unfortunately, when nobody bothers to challenge bad history, casual listeners start believing its true.

      There are scores of nuts yammering about how Thomas Jefferson used the koran to write the Constitution and how he had the koran next to his bed.

      First, Jefferson didn’t write the Constitution, he wrote the Declaration of Independence. Second, Jefferson was in France. He wrote a couple of letters to Madison during the convention — his influence was near nil. By contrast, John Adams wrote a massive 3 volume reference on constitutions titled Defence of the constitutions of the United States (defending various state constitutions), detailing almost every single written constitution in history. Madison and many others had copies and used them as references during the convention.

      Third, having a book next your bed is meaningless, but the implication is the book is “close to your heart.” Balderdash. Jefferson was a bibliophile. He bought thousands of books, most of which were on his bed stand at some point in his life. As ambassador to France (and Adams as ambassador to Britain) dealt with the “mohammedan” diplomats seeking bribes now that US ships were no longer protected by the Royal Navy. Their first run in was shortly before the Constitutional Convention. In letters between the two, and journal entries from when they traveled together, they were both disgusted by “mohammedan” duplicity, attitude, and arrogance.

      Jefferson only started to acquire his massive collection of books about this time, while in France. As he was suddenly confronted with dealing with these “mohammedan” thieves, I can easily imagine this would be when and why Jefferson would buy a koran — better to know your enemy.

      There is zero evidence to support the claim Jefferson was influenced by the koran or used the koran as a basis for his advice to Madison or other convention delegates. They keep repeating it, but it’s just bad, unsubstantiated history.

      What we do know is Adams was extremely influential (to the extent one can without being present) through his books. We also know the delegates, many of whom were ministers and most of whom were actively involved in writing state constitutions, were very unlikely to consult a foreign religious text for an obscure religion.

  15. Andrew Klavan has a great clip on YouTube about the best way to ensure peace: give the entire Middle East to the Jews (y)

  16. Which brings us to the real point of criticism, which is her blatantly inaccurate view of history.

    They do that on purpose y’know. It’s not just blatant, it’s intentional. This has been a tactic of the left as far as I can remember. Rewrite history to serve a narrative and agenda.

    Did you know that every single person of historical importance – including all world leaders*, artists, philosophers, innovators, and heroes – were gay, and possibly even trans? I’ll bet you didn’t know that. They kept it a secret, of course, because of how little it was tolerated. Some even had spouses and families and lived an entire heterosexual existence just to fool everyone. SO. TOTALLY. TRUE.

    *(except Hitler. Never Hitler.)

  17. HItler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews, he wanted to simply expel them? And he listened to a third world bearded backwater Muslim to decide to start exterminating them? That just sounds crazy. Almost like an attempted rehabilitation of Hitler’s image. Something tells me he didn’t need much convincing though.

  18. Obama, the first Muslim president, imported this. Recently, I saw a picture of Tlaib on the internet with Obama. He had his arm around her and was, supposedly, congratulating her on doing a good job. I said when he was president he was trying to destroy this country and I haven’t changed my mind. He would also like to see Israel off the map. His ideas and hers are the same……………and they’re both evil!

  19. It can’t be forgotten that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem collaborated with the Nazis for an Arab “Final Solution” that thankfully never materialized. I’m in favor of a one-state solution, that is Gaza and the West Bank all being part of Israel.

  20. I long for the time when this woman and others like her would not only be called out for her anti-semitism and anti-America hatred but wouldn’t have been allowed within a 100 light years of ever seeing political office because of her blatantly treasonous views. If this is what the “moderate” version of Islam is then Heaven help us! These people are hell bent on destroying this country. I’m not saying that they can’t be here but their whole religion and philosophy is inherently anti-patriotic and dangerous and needs to be faced head on. I don’t care how many times that they claim that they are peaceful. They better start showing it!! Claiming and being are two different things. A lion can claim to be a lamb but I’m certainly not going to allow it access to my flock.

    1. That’s why they fit so well with democrats, they have zero problem with lying and they’re evil

  21. “Why can’t we all be free and safe together”.

    Many Christians and Jews in the Islamic world are wondering the exact same thing, Tlaibs

    And for Mohammed’s sake, please put a veil on!

  22. The Palestinians created a haven for the Jews ?
    That is some strong revisionism.
    I’m offended.

    1. For that to be true there would have had to be a people who claimed the name of “Palestinian” for themselves, which there wasn’t.

      That name, “Palestine”, was foisted on the Jews by the Romans. It was never accepted by the ancestral inhabitants on Judea and Samaria.

  23. “Racist Rep. Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from her office map and replaces it with “Palestine””

    https://gellerreport.com/2019/01/tlaib-removes-israel.html/

    After Palestine fired TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY rockets into Israel in an attempt to murder innocent Jews- Tlaib said:

    “When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free? Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families. #FreePalestine.”

    She blamed the Jews for the rockets being fired into Israel by murderous terrorists in palestine-

  24. HItler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews, he wanted to simply expel them? And he listened to a third world bearded backwater Muslim to decide to start exterminating them? That just sounds crazy. Almost like an attempted rehabilitation of Hitler’s image. Something tells me he didn’t need much convincing though.

  25. It can’t be forgotten that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem collaborated with the Nazis for an Arab “Final Solution” that thankfully never materialized. I’m in favor of a one-state solution, that is Gaza and the West Bank all being part of Israel.

  26. I long for the time when this woman and others like her would not only be called out for her anti-semitism and anti-America hatred but wouldn’t have been allowed within a 100 light years of ever seeing political office because of her blatantly treasonous views. If this is what the “moderate” version of Islam is then Heaven help us! These people are hell bent on destroying this country. I’m not saying that they can’t be here but their whole religion and philosophy is inherently anti-patriotic and dangerous and needs to be faced head on. I don’t care how many times that they claim that they are peaceful. They better start showing it!! Claiming and being are two different things. A lion can claim to be a lamb but I’m certainly not going to allow it access to my flock.

    1. That’s why they fit so well with democrats, they have zero problem with lying and they’re evil

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