U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) may defiantly continue to spew her antisemitic bile but it won’t be on the campus of Arizona State University which canceled an event where she was to appear on Friday.
The Democrat hatemonger was slated to speak at the event in Tempe called “Palestine is an American Issue” that was being hosted by the Arizona Palestine Network but the “Squad” member was strongly condemned by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers who, in a lette,r stated that Tlaib’s hateful views were not welcome in the state of Arizona.
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Congresswoman Tlaib’s Extremist, Antisemitic Views Are Not Welcome in the State of Arizona
A bipartisan group of Arizona state lawmakers are responding to Students for Justice in Palestine, a radical anti-Israel organization, for hosting Michigan… pic.twitter.com/Li7lGQLBsz
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“The State of Arizona is a safe place for Jews, both on and off campus, and the antisemitic rants regurgitated by SJP and others are not representative of Arizona values. Students supporting Israel have been verbally and physically assaulted on campus in recent days, requiring police escort during SJP rallies,” read the letter which was written by GOP Reps. Michael Carbone and Alexander Kolodin and Democrat Reps. Alma Hernandez and Consuelo Hernandez.
The letter noted that the left-wing lawmaker was recently censured by a bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives for her pimping of the Hamas terrorist agenda and hateful rhetoric, including the use of the slogan “from the river to the sea,” which has been widely interpreted as a call for the eradication of the Jewish state and the genocide of its people.
“Congresswoman Tlaib was recently censured by the U.S. House of Representatives in a bipartisan vote for perpetuating anti-Jewish sentiments that support the destruction of the state of Israel. She has a history of espousing such a view both before and following the deadly October 7 terrorist attacks against Israel that were perpetrated by the pro-Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization. We believe that such extremist, antisemitic views should be condemned, and they are not welcome in the state of Arizona,” the state lawmakers wrote.
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On Thursday, the Arizona Palestine Network made an email template available for pro-Hamas students to express their feelings to ASU’s Senior Vice President Lisa Loo to appeal to her not to cancel the appearance for the Jew-hating “Squad” member.
“Arizona State University’s attempt to cancel today’s Rashida Tlaib speaker event is completely unacceptable. Rashida Tlaib must be heard on campus as the only Palestinian member of Congress who plans to speak on an American issue at this event. ASU cannot claim to hold free speech as a principle while denying Palestinians their voices on campus,” the template read, according to the Washington Examiner.
A university spokesperson said in an email that the anti-Israel event was called off due to “procedural issues,” the Arizona Republic reported.
“Organizers of events using ASU facilities must be properly registered with ASU and must meet all university requirements for crowd management, parking, security, and insurance. In addition, the events must be produced in a way which minimizes disruption to academic and other activities on campus,” the school spox said.
“The event featuring Congresswoman Tlaib was planned and produced by groups not affiliated with ASU and was organized outside of ASU policies and procedures. Accordingly, that event will not take place today on the ASU Tempe campus,” the email read.
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