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Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib has easily won her primary election.
Tlaib, a member of the socialist “Squad,” easily defeated Detriot City Clerk Janice Winfrey and others on Tuesday night.
I've seen enough: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) wins the #MI12 Dem primary, defeating Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey (D) and others.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 3, 2022
It was revealed earlier this week that Tlaib’s campaign has paid more than $200,000 to an anti-Israel activist and “defund the police” supporter’s firm.
“The Michigan Democrat began dishing out campaign cash to Unbought Power LLC, a political consulting and advocacy firm, in March 2020 for fundraising services. Since then, the firm has collected 32 checks totaling $204,000 from Tlaib’s campaign, according to a Fox News Digital review of Federal Election Commission records,” Fox News reported.
“Unbought Power LLC is owned and operated by Rasha Mubarak, a Florida-based community and political activist. Mubarak also serves as treasurer of Tlaib’s leadership PAC, Rooted in Community Leadership, which has paid $35,000 to her company since October 2020, their filings show. Mubarak, meanwhile, has a history of bashing Israel and referring to it as an apartheid state,” the outlet added.
“These aren’t clashes— it’s an ongoing occupation,” Mubarak tweeted in May 2021. “These aren’t evictions— they are forced expulsions. This isn’t a conflict— it’s settler colonialism, it’s ethnic cleansing, it’s oppression, it’s apartheid.”
“Say it loud. Say it clear. Palestine will be FREE,” Mubarak added from her now-private Twitter account.
In September of last year, Mubarak also attacked Jewish Florida Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch after he had pushed back against Tlaib, who had also labeled Israel an apartheid state.
“Oh look it’s [Deutch] throwing another tantrum,” Mubarak tweeted. “He used his time to attack [Tlaib] for underscoring facts also made by Human Rights Watch [and B’Tselem] — Israel is indeed an apartheid state.”
“He’s flustered [because] how else does one rebuttal the truth?” she said. “Bullying [and] disparagement.”
Fox News added:
Mubarak, however, is not the only anti-Israel activist with ties to the Squad member’s campaign. Maher Abdel Qader, a Palestinian activist with a history of anti-Semitic social media posts, has also been linked to it.
Abdel Qader previously shared a video that called Jews “satanic” and questioned whether 6 million of them had died in the Holocaust. He’s participated in several fundraising events with Tlaib over the years.
Abdel Qader has not only been a key fundraiser for Tlaib, donating $6,500 to her campaign since 2018, but he was also the chairman of her finance committee during her 2018 Congressional campaign. Tlaib introduced him by the title at a campaign event.