To Jeremy Corbyn: I told you the Democrats would show your Labour Party in Britain how to slap down false claims of anti-Semitism. Stand up!

The following is neither rambling nor anti-Semitic:

There’s kind of a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors, Palestinians, who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports.

I mean, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time, and I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, right, and it was forced on them.

It's from U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

I know exactly what she meant and said there. She said she's glad the Jews had a place to go and that it was Palestine but that she sad that the Palestinians were then treated so terribly wrong by so many Jews who found refuge in Palestine. I fully understand why it's calming to her. She believes what happened showed how decent the Palestinians were (and the vast majority of them were very decent).

I just wrote that without reading another word from her on it. I will follow the story, though, and hear her own further explanations. Obviously, those who've attacked her for saying what I quoted above are the racists/bigots or just plain stupid or ignorant.

Pelosi and Hoyer said Trump and House Republicans had taken Tlaib’s words out of context. They “should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations,” Pelosi wrote on Twitter. [Source: "Democratic leaders back Muslim lawmaker after Holocaust comments"]

Damn right!

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.