The foul-mouthed freshman Fatima did not say the Holocaust had a calming effect on her.
Worse! She pretended to be sympathetic and hortified, but…well, there is one little thing: why did “her people” (really? Is she an American or not?) ..why did the poor Palestinians have to pay, so heavily! to make a safe haven for Jews?
See what she did there? The fact that she actually did express sympathy for Jews only serves to make you feel that maybe the rest of her statement is only reasonable, too!!
Pam Geller, call your office! Remember when Geller put up those posters of photographs of Al Husseini, the Grand Mufti Of Jerusalem , sitting with Hitler? Proper Leftists reacted as if the photos were a scurrilous anti-Islamic cartoon, instead of , y’know, an actual, photographic record of the fact that Al Husseini spent the war years in Berlin, with Hitler, broadcasting anti-Semitic propaganda, and Hitler had promised him that if Germany won, the Final Solution in the Middle East would he Husseini’s to carry out.
You can’t change it , folks: it is what happened.
Tlaib also skips over the Balfour declaration ( a recognition of the fact that there already were many Jews living in what is now Israel, not a policy of mass resettlement) and the fact that in 1947, when Israeli forces took sovereignty back from the British, not from some Arab polity, the. Arab nations expelled their Jews en masse, with just the clothes on their backs, and immediately declared war on Israel. .
No, the problem with Tlaib is not what she said about the Holocaust. The problem is that the rest of what she said is wrong. False. Pernicious.
And it’s all playing out the way she and Omar want it: the focus is on whether we dare call her anti-Semitic—
when it should be on whether we dare call her a liar.