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Rashida Tlaib Faces Criticism Over Fundraiser’s Anti-Semitic Facebook Post

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is facing scrutiny from conservatives after a video shared on Facebook by a key campaign fundraiser calling Jews “satanic” surfaced Monday, The Daily Caller reports. Palestinian activist Maher Abdel-qader, who organized campaign events for Tlaib across the country, shared the controversial clip on Facebook in January 2018. “Research the truth about the Holocaust, and you’ll definitely start to question what you thought you knew,” says the video’s narrator, before going on to question whether 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. The narrator also claims Jews invented their historical claim to Israel in a covert effort to control the media. Abdel-qader posted the video on his personal Facebook page and on the wall of the Facebook group, “Palestinian American Congress/USA,” according to the right-leaning Daily Caller. Tlaib, who is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has previously been criticized by the right for her stance on Israel.