Dem ‘Squad’ Member Rashida Tlaib Hawking ‘Justice From Detroit to Gaza’ T-Shirts For The Holidays
Rep. Rashida Tlaib is in the holiday spirit, doling out shopping tips to help you find the perfect gift for the “activist” in your family.
And what showcases the spirit of Hannukah or Christmas better than a t-shirt featuring an image of a fist held high and the phrase “water is a human right”?
Or even better, a shirt that states: “Justice From Detroit to Gaza.”
“Looking for the perfect gift for the activist in your family?” she tweeted alongside a link to her store. “Check out some of our powerful messages for family and friends this holiday season.”
Looking for the perfect gift for the activist in your family? Check out some of our powerful messages for family and friends this holiday season.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) December 7, 2020
Rashida Tlaib Shopping Tip For Activists Includes “Justice From Detroit to Gaza” Shirt
Twitter followers were quick to point out Tlaib’s past use of an anti-Semitic trope regarding “dual loyalty.”
In a tweet last year supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Tlaib accused pro-Israel advocates of having dual loyalty.
“They forgot what country they represent,” she wrote.
The Jerusalem Post reports that the ‘dual loyalty’ canard is “long considered a dog whistle for antisemitic conspiracy theorists.”
Critics were quick to slam Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, by using her own argument.
So, since I get accused of dual loyalty, can I do the same to you…?
— Daniel Margolis (@Dan_Margolis) December 7, 2020
Don’t forget to tweet tomorrow that Jews have dual loyalties!
— lihi cohen (@lihicohen9) December 7, 2020
Still applicable or we only question that when it’s “certain” people supporting a “certain” country? pic.twitter.com/4QYYr8YSiC
— JewOC (@RUOC90177786) December 7, 2020
Tlaib’s Fashion Choices Leave Something To Be Desired
Perhaps fashion just isn’t Tlaib’s thing.
In sharing a selfie promoting the release of a book by Linda Sarsour, Tlaib was seen wearing a shirt which features an image depicting the “state of Palestine” where Israel is currently located.
A Palestinian flag painted over the entire map of what we now know as Israel. pic.twitter.com/ltBAFIWgSR
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 9, 2020
Just days prior to hawking her pro-Gaza shirts, Rashida Tlaib found herself in hot water after being accused of anti-Semitism for sharing a tweet with a message seeking to ‘eradicate’ Israel.
Tlaib retweeted an image celebrating “International Day of Solidarity,” but it included the caption, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
The account for StopAntiSemitism.org noted the message and explained it is a “code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews.”
Rashida Tlaib RT’s out the same message that got Marc Lamont Hill canned from CNN.
From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free – code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews.
Reminder – this is a sitting U.S. Congresswoman pic.twitter.com/zEWOptrGPW
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) November 30, 2020
Tlaib was, at one point, floated as a pick for President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet.