According to the monitoring group Canary Mission, which investigates political bias, three people with ties to Hamas actively funded Rashida Tlaib’s Congressional campaign in 2018. One spent eight months in jail on suspicion of having links to Hamas terrorists.
Tlaib appointed the creator of the Facebook group PAC-USA to head up the campaign’s finance committee and used the page to raise money. Black4Palestine, based in Detroit, was co-founded by Tlaib, as was the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), which has been deemed a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).
One activist, Salah Sarsour of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), was convicted of funneling over $12 million to Hamas terrorists and had her organization, the Holy Land Foundation (HLF), shut down by the US authorities. Aside from establishing CAIR,
Rafeeq Jaber has ties to groups that have been linked to Hamas’s support in the United States, including the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) and the American Muslim Society (AMS).
Abdelbaset Hamayel has links to Hamas and has served in different capacities, including as director and secretary general of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP). He led the Islamic Association for Palestine and represented KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development in Illinois and Wisconsin. Hamayel has held the positions of Executive Director and Secretary General of the IAP, an organization that advocates for Palestinian rights, with a particular emphasis on Hamas.
Abdelqader started the Facebook page The Palestinian American Congress/USA (PAC-USA) in 2010, and by June 2020, it had over 12,000 followers. Allegedly, Abdelqader utilized PAC-USA to spread anti-Semitic content, such as posts favorable to neo-Nazi ideas and support of white supremacist leader David Duke, before the group was banned. In 2018, PAC-USA added Tlaib to its list of supporters, and the group’s page has since featured anti-Semitic and extremist content.
Tlaib was accused of having ties to the activist group Black4Palestine, which she helped create in Detroit in 2015. The organization has collaborated with the PFLP’s top brass in anti-Israel action and has indicated support for terrorists like Hamas.
Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced a resolution to condemn Michigan Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib for “antisemitic conduct,” “sympathizing with terrorist organizations,” and “organizing an insurrection at the United States Capitol complex” along with extremist pro-Hamas groups.