Palestinian activist Huwaida Arraf announces congressional rush to oust Michigan Republican


A Palestinian activist who co-founded an anti-Israel the group has announced its run for Congress this week, in hopes of changing seats at the GOP.

Huwaida Arraf, who co-founded the International Solidarity Movement, is running as a Democrat in Michigan’s 10th Congressional District, currently represented by the Republican Rep. Lisa McClain.

“Our rights and our democracy are under attack, and it is clear that Washington politicians are not working for us,” said Ms. Arraf said about here website. “This moment requires bold and ambitious leadership willing to speak the hard truths and face the tough battles.”

Ms. Arraf’s group has been investigated by the FBI for potential terrorist links.

The group has previously promoted articles suggesting resistance against Israelis using violent and non-violent methods.

SM. Arraf, however, he dismissed the claims that shehe expressed condoning the violence, calling them “lies” to be undermined here countryside.

“These attacks are nothing new and will not deter me,” said Ms. Arraf tweeted Friday, with a link to a Fox News article that tied here to violent rhetoric.

SM. Arraf, a first-generation American who grew up in southeastern Michigan, lashed out at the members of Congress not to stand against what she he claims are human rights violations conducted by the Israeli government.

“It seems that whatever the Israeli government does, the United States is, for the most part, an uncritical supporter,” Arraf called MLive. “Sometimes we talk about settlements, but then we don’t do anything about it. It is mainly a word service, and then Israel continue to take more land, to oppress more people “.

SM. McClain, elected in 2020, by comparison here new opponent for here far left colleagues in the House and Senate.

Huwaida Arraf is a Bernie Sanders-style socialist who does not share the views of Michigan’s 10th Congressional District, ”Ms. McClain he told Fox News. “The last thing we need in Congress he’s another member of the squad, and that’s exactly who she it would align with if elected. “

The Squad is a reference to the self-styled name of a group of progressive Democratic MPs that includes Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.


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