Top Dem Quietly Unfollows Ghastly Anti-Semitic Social Media Account
Fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has managed to keep her head down while Omar seized the spotlight over bigoted rhetoric.
Tlaib maintained a low profile despite posing with a Hezbollah activist and scratching Israel off of her congressional office map.
The Daily Wire's Josh Hammer has more:
Now, as Ashley Rae Goldenberg reports for Capital Research Center, Tlaib quietly and without official comment unfollowed a vehemently anti-Semitic Instagram page that she had been previously following. According to Goldenberg, the account, "free.palestine.1948," frequently shares "blatantly anti-Semitic posts and 9/11 conspiracy theories," including posts that "compar[e] Jews to vermin and Hitler...assert Jews wield an enormous amount of power, and...claim Israel 'did' 9/11 and supports ISIS."
As Goldenberg reported on Friday, the "free.palestine.1948" Instagram page once shared a meme about the "Rothschild-Israel Occult Connection" that was borrowed from an anti-Semitic site whose site manager claims that he "wish[es] to warn how Jewry is destroying Christianity throughout the world." Other posts have included overt blood libel references and horrific, vile falsehoods about Israeli Jews sucking the blood out of Palestinian-Arab children.
Furthermore, Tlaib's Instagram account appeared to add a new disclaimer over the weekend: "Note: Following someone or group does not mean I endorse all of their posts."
If nothing else, the kerfuffle over Tlaib's Instagram page ought to serve as a timely reminder that Omar is hardly the only hardened anti-Semite among the freshman House Democratic class.