Absurd: Radical Leftist Rashida Tlaib Speaks At Conference Connected With Terrorist Group 

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, May 27, 2024 - 11:40 PM

Rashida Tlaib, a Congresswoman from Detroit and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, spoke over the weekend at the "People's Conference for Palestine," linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

This group, an Arab nationalist movement with Marxist-Leninist ideology, is designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the US. It has public-facing arms, such as Samidoun, working on behalf of the group, and active cells in many countries in Europe and North America. 

During the Saturday speech, Tlaib referred to members of the audience as the "squad" and demanded President Biden establish a "red line" on Israel's counteroffensive in Gaza. She criticized the president for "attacking the authority" of the International Criminal Court, which issued an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week over war crimes and crimes against humanity in Israel's mission to eliminate Hamas in Gaza. 

Among the speakers was Wisam Rafeedie, an activist linked to PFLP. The US State Department has designated the PFLP as a terrorist organization. 

According to the Director of National Intelligence, PFLP is a terrorist group based in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. It unites Arab nationalism with Marxist-Leninist ideology. It promotes the destruction of "Israel as integral to the struggle to remove Western capitalism from the Middle East and ultimately establish a Communist Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital," the DNI writes on its website. 

DNI provides more valuable insight into the terror organization: 

The PFLP fostered links and carried out attacks with leftist militant groups across the world during the 1970s and was actively involved in the Second Intifada from 2000 to 2005, during which the group carried out suicide operations and launched multiple joint operations with other Palestinian terrorist groups. The PFLP's operational tempo has since declined, with only two attacks in the last five years, most recently in 2019 that killed an Israeli teen and injured multiple others.

"I don't need to tell you that you're on the right side," Tlaib said in her speech in Detroit, adding, "I don't need to. But I'll be damned if I wait ten years before they apologize to all of you for doing what was right at this moment."

A recent statement by Israel's Ministry of Defense specifies, "Samidoun organization was designated as a terrorist organization as it is part of the PFLP." 

"Representatives of the organization are active in many countries in Europe and North America, led by Khaled Barakat, who is part of the leadership of PFLP abroad. Barkat is involved with establishing militant cells and motivating terrorist activity in Judea & Samaria and abroad," MoD said. 

Barakat is married to leftist radical Charlotte Kates, the coordinator of Samidoun and a Rutgers University School of Law graduate. 

According to NGO MonitorPFLP and Samidoun "had a strong presence at encampments, demonstrations, and riots on American college campuses. Students have been documented carrying PFLP posters, flying the PFLP flag, hosting PFLP-linked speakers, and reading PFLP publications." 

The degrees of separation between PFLP and Samidoun are only a few steps, and now it should become increasingly apparent a terrorist group has been directly/indirectly fueling the chaos across America's elite colleges and universities. Yet, the Biden administration could care less, and the FBI is nowhere to be found publicly.  

As for Tlaib speaking at the PFLP-linked event in Detroit, we'll refrain from adding our commentary. Instead, here are some reactions from X users:

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