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Tlaib: I was “Really Afraid of My Fellow Americans” After 9/11

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Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said in a recent interview that she was “really afraid” of her fellow Americans after the September 11th terrorist attacks.

In a video published prior to her congressional election in October, Tlaib said, “I was probably my second year in law school when 9/11 happened. And I was– I was really terrified of what was going to happen to my husband, who’s only a green card holder at the time,” she said. “I immediately called my brothers and told them to be very careful who you hang out with, telling my sisters, you know, just be real careful out there, and being really afraid of my fellow Americans.”

“It really pushed me to be more involved, and I got really curious and really angry,” she continued. “And I think that combination got me, you know, in front of a number of issues in the city of Detroit.”

Tlaib made national headlines after she went on a profanity-laced tirade calling for the impeachment of President Trump. She has since come under fire for a string of concerning comments about Israel and for associating with “far-left figures that have endorsed Lebanon-based Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorist groups.”

Watch her comments below:

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