Rashida Tlaib: Boycott Bill Maher for Opposing BDS
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has now turned her guns on HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher for daring to criticize the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as a hateful anti-Israel political sentiment with little or no goal beyond the destruction of the Jewish state.
“Maybe folks should boycott his show,” Tlaib tweeted, according to Deadline. “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.”
On Friday, Maher pivoted his criticism away from Trump and conservatives and toward Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for supporting the BDS movement. His attack came shortly after the pair were barred from entering Israel for having an agenda entirely in opposition to the country’s existence.
“It’s a bulls*** purity test, BDS is a bulls*** purity test by people who want to appear ‘woke’ but actually slept through history class,” Maher said. “It’s predicated on this notion — I think, it’s very shallow thinking — that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this ‘completely peaceful people’ found themselves occupied. Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars.” . . .
“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.” (Read more from “Rashida Tlaib: Boycott Bill Maher for Opposing BDS” HERE)
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