Radical anti-Semitic Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is a member of a secret group on Facebook where people “glamorize” Hamas terrorists and their attacks, according to a new report.
The group, called Palestinian American Congress, has been celebrating the horrific Islamic terror attacks that killed hundreds of innocent Israelis last month.
According to an investigative report from Fox News, Tlaib is a member of the group, which is hidden from non-members and does not appear on the platform’s search engine.
The group was founded by Maher Abdel-qader, who has extensive ties to Tlaib.
Abdel-qader has also been linked to other liberal politicians.
He has previously come under fire for his anti-Semitic social media posts, including questioning if the Holocaust ever occurred.
The Palestinian American Congress group has featured pro-Hamas posts in the wake of the deadly October 7 attack on Israel.
The group refers to Hamas terrorists as “Palestinian armed resistance.”
Members also refer to terrorists who have been killed during attacks as the “glorious dead.”
On October 12, one group member posted: “We don’t want to throw you in the sea…we want you to ride it back from where you came.”
The message was accompanied by a picture of an elderly Israeli woman and a Hamas terrorist holding her captive.
On October 19, another group member wrote about the “achievements” of the “resistance in Northern occupied Palestine.”
One of those “achievements” was the killing of dozens of Israeli soldiers.
The post included a picture of a Hamas terrorist.
“Since yesterday I have been attached to the TV watching the news,” one group member posted on October 10, addressing the “American Media.”
“You, and the people directing you, are the problem, you created it almost 100 years ago, made it official 75 years ago and you have been feeding its flam ever since,” the post continued.
“You consider Hamas a terrorist organization and I am not going to argue with you at the same time you have been broadcasting that they have been killing women and children, guess that is what terrorists do at the same time no mention to the killing of Palestinian women, children, and entire families killed on a daily basses (sic) by the [peace-loving] state of Israel using American gifts of weapons and jet fighters.”
“Yesterday I didn’t see Hamas I saw the grand kids (sic) of the refugees that ethnically cleansed from their homeland attacking the grand kids (sic) of the colonists whom sent them to diaspora,” they later wrote.
Several members have also posted pro-Hamas messages and pictures this year before the attacks.
Tlaib became a member of the group six years ago and posted in it during her 2018 congressional campaign, according to Fox.
The following year, she came under fire after a report by the Daily Caller revealed her membership and the slew of anti-Semitic posts in the group.
Tlaib is the only Palestinian American in Congress and has faced scrutiny over her comments after Hamas’ bloody invasion and the ensuing war.
In a largely symbolic gesture, the House of Representatives voted to censure her in a 234-188 vote last week as a formal public rebuke of her most recent anti-Israel comments made in the wake of the Jewish nation’s battle against the terror group.
Tlaib has a long history with Abdel-qader, the founder of the Palestinian American Congress group.
He previously shared a video that called Jews “Satanic” and questioned whether 6 million of them had died in the Holocaust.
He later walked back those comments.
Abdel-qader has participated in several fundraising events with Tlaib over the years.
He has also appeared in several pictures with her posted to social media accounts.
The Palestinian activist has been a key fundraiser for Tlaib, including personally donating at least $6,500 to her campaign since 2018.
He was also the chairman of her finance committee during her 2018 congressional campaign.
Tlaib introduced him by the title at a campaign event and presented him with a medal in April 2018 as a sign of gratitude for his help with her inaugural campaign.
On Monday, Abdel-qader posted a flier on his Facebook page, advertising a Chicago fundraiser for Tlaib and Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Summer Lee, two congresswomen who he says “wholeheartedly support” their community and the “just cause of Palestine.”
Since Israel launched a counterattack against Hamas, Abdel-qader has attended pro-Hamas protests in the United States and has posted anti-Israel messages on his Facebook page.
For example, on October 19, Abdel-qader posted:
“Israeli Nazis air strike (sic) on Ahli Arab Hospital killed more than 500 people stop the massacre now.”
In reality, a failed rocket launch fired by Hamas terrorists was responsible for hitting the hospital.
Despite this, Tlaib and others repeated the falsehood that Israelis struck it, even after reports had shown that was not the case.
And in addition to Tlaib, Abdel-qader has also shown support for several other progressive politicians, including fellow “Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO).
Bush took part in a virtual Zoom fundraiser with Abdel-qader in September 2021, per his since-locked Instagram account.
In November of that year, Abdel-qader posted a Bush fundraising flier for a reception hosted by the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and the Muslim Community of St. Louis, which solicited donations between $100 and $2,500 for Bush’s campaign.
It appears he donated $250 to her campaign for the fundraiser.
The controversial activist has also campaigned with several other Democrats, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, among others.