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Dem Rep: There’s a Lot of Islamophobia in the Democratic Party

"I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party..."

By NTK Staff | 03.11.2019 @3:05pm

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), one of only three Muslims serving in Congress, said there is a lot of Islamophobia within the Democratic Party during an interview with Alex Wagner on Showtime’s “The Circus.”

Wagner asked Tlaib why she thought members of the Democratic Party reacted so strongly to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) most recent anti-Semitic comments.

“You know, I’m trying to figure it out. This past week I feel, and I know this would be somewhat shocking for some, but I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party,” Tlaib said. “And I know that’s hard for people to hear, but here’s only been four members of Congress that are of Muslim faith. Three of them currently serve in this institution.”

“So, you think Democrats have some Islamophobia, and that’s at the root of some of this consternation?” Wagner asked.

“I think our country’s struggling with it,” Tlaib said.

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