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8/17/2019

Rep. Tlaib’s Grammy Claims She Doesn’t Know Why Her Granddaughter Can’t Visit Her

Filed under: General — Dana @ 1:33 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grammy, Muftia Tlaib wants us to believe that she doesn’t know why her granddaughter wasn’t allowed to visit her:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother says she does not understand what all the hubbub is about — why can’t her granddaughter, an important person in America, stop by for a visit?

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen her — five to six years. But sometimes I see her on TV and talk with her on the phone,” said Muftia Tlaib as she sat in the family’s sun-washed garden in territory Israel has occupied since 1967. “Why didn’t they allow her to come here?”

[…]

“I can’t do anything. I’m really very sad,” her grandmother, who is in her 80s, told NBC News on Saturday. “I hope, inshallah, that she will come back. I’m waiting for her.”

What? Nobody told poor grammy that, at the end of the day, her granddaughter decided that politics are more important than her grammy?

It’s all pretty funny, given that Rep. Tlaib was so concerned that it might be the last opportunity to see her grammy that she even promised not to break Israel’s laws during her visit if she could just see her one more time:

I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit.

Anyway, with the apparent exception of grammy, the entire world knows that Rep. Tlaib was indeed given permission to make the trip to the West Bank on humanitarian grounds, and that she decided not to go because she felt that she was being forced to conduct herself “under oppressive conditions” that would limit discussions with Israelis and Palestinians, and in turn, “kill a piece of her.” Again, the “oppressive conditions” being: don’t promote boycotts against Israel and follow the law.

Sorry, grammy. Priorities.

Like her granddaughter, Grammy has no love for President Trump:

On Friday night, Trump tweeted:

“Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!”

Ninety-year-old Muftia Tlaib, sitting in her garden in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa, was not impressed. “Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming,” she said. “May God ruin him.”

(h/t narsciso)

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

20 Responses to “Rep. Tlaib’s Grammy Claims She Doesn’t Know Why Her Granddaughter Can’t Visit Her”

  1. Well, at least she can console herself with knitting her prize-winning suicide vests,

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  2. Certainly, there can be no debate about the true intentions of the trip to Israel.

    Dana (fdf131)

  3. Dana, she never said she was visiting Israel. Her documentation said, “Palestine.”

    NJRob (2a3e33)

  4. OK, so obviously this could have just been a political stunt that went awry and so Tlaib has huffed off into the sunset because she’s an inconsiderate jerk.

    However, thinking about this more, if I could pretend how it could have played on in my own life. My mom’s family is Irish Catholic. So, if I pretend for a moment that I had Irish Catholic family in N. Ireland, what would some of the considerations have been say 30 years ago? Lets say I’m an outspoken and visible American political figure who supported vaaarrrriiiooouuuusss anti-orange factions. Lets say I know or suspect that some of my cousins might also be involved or at least know people involved in such factions. And lets say I have suddenly brought an fton of attention to myself and my visit to family there, such that I can be pretty sure there are going to be law enforcement observers of my visit who would be elsewhere if I wasn’t visiting. Do I visit and bring dangerous attention to my family there, or do I throw a spoiled fit that puts attention elsewhere?

    Now, maybe my scenario is the type of thing Tlaib considered or maybe she is a spoiled brat. But I like to hope, at least, that nobody would throw over a visit to their grandmother for 2 minutes of media attention without at least some other considerations.

    Nic (896fdf)

  5. I could totes see a *fire-bombin’, baby-rapin’, Bernadette Devlin-lovin, priest-humpah throwin’ Grandma under the bus.

    Hat/tip Don Imus, circa 1974

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  6. “I have therefore decided to not travel to Palestine and Israel at this time. Visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions meant to humiliate me would break my grandmother’s heart.

    Granny appears to be out of the loop.

    harkin (58d012)

  7. I was giving her the benefit of the doubt but if she really does know they need to coordinate on message.

    And lol Reuter’s, whenever they report on Muslims prayers for death, threats or statements during violence they always replace Allah w God.

    harkin (58d012)

  8. Thanks, narsciso. I’ve updated the post with your link:

    Like her granddaughter, Grammy has no love for President Trump:

    On Friday night, Trump tweeted:

    “Rep. Tlaib wrote a letter to Israeli officials desperately wanting to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, whereupon Tlaib obnoxiously turned the approval down, a complete setup. The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!”

    Ninety-year-old Muftia Tlaib, sitting in her garden in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa, was not impressed. “Trump tells me I should be happy Rashida is not coming,” she said. “May God ruin him.”

    Dana (fdf131)

  9. Trump insults someone and it turns out their nana doesn’t like it or him. In other news dog bites man?

    Nic (896fdf)

  10. I’t’s not “grammy”. It’s not “nana”. It’s “sity”. Muftia Tlaib is Rashida’s sity. Racists!

    nk (dbc370)

  11. She probably baked a cake for munich, palestian honcho who was arafats uncle was hitlers bff, his top man hassan salameh was the father of the munich planner, their moneyman is the current pm.

    Narciso (50a424)

  12. Shame on you nk, that would be cultural appropriation.

    Dana (fdf131)

  13. I’m sorry, Dana. I forgot.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. Rashida Tlaib today:

    “I should be on a plane to see her,” Tlaib said, as she choked back tears during a Shabbat service in her hometown of Detroit, according to video from the Jewish Voice for Peace Action, the group that organized the event. “But you all gave me even more love today as much I try to replace as much of what I would have been able to get when I got there.”

    Dana (fdf131)

  15. And somewhere a crocodile cries…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. … while eating his sity?

    nk (dbc370)

  17. She is evil. That is all.

    NJRob (4d595c)

  18. “Why didn’t they allow her to come here?”

    This seems to ontradict other quotes from Rashida Tlaib’s grandmother, which imply that she was informed of the true situation, and knew it was her granddaughter’s decision not to come under the conditions imposed on her?

    How do we know she was quoted or translated accurately here in the artile co-wrtte by Lawahez Jabari?

    Her grandmother could even be referring to the initia; denial. after Trump’s tweet.

    Sammy Finkelman (6a3404)

  19. Christ@theCheckpoint
    @ChristAtCheckpt
    Bethlehem was looking forward to welcoming
    @RashidaTlaib
    and
    @IlhanMN
    IlhanOmar this weekend. We were disappointed to learn that their entries were refused by the powers that control our borders; an issue over which we have no sovereignty or say.
    __ _

    Rashida Tlaib
    @RashidaTlaib
    ·
    One day
    @IlhanMN
    and I will see Bethlehem and InshAllah it will be free when we do. #FreePalestine
    __ _

    Yishai Fleisher 🕎 ישי פליישר
    @YishaiFleisher
    Replying to
    @RashidaTlaib

    Yeah, I’d like to visit Bethlehem as well.
    As it is, big red apartheid signs at the entrance signs say Jews aren’t welcome.

    __

    harkin (58d012)


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