Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) tweeted her support of a Palestinian terrorist who was killed after he carried out a car ramming of an Israeli soldier that sent the soldier to the hospital.
Here’s a video of a car ramming attack on a Israeli security checkpoint. pic.twitter.com/plOpwlYr0W
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) June 24, 2020
The post Tlaib retweeted to her one million followers falsely claimed that the terrorist, Ahmed Erekat, 27, was tragically killed for no reason by the Israeli police. Erekat was the nephew of Saeb Erekat, the chief negotiator for the Palestinian Authority and secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization.
Besides the fact that in many of the car rammings carried out by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli civilians and military personnel, the terrorist gets out of his car after he crashes into people and continues his attack with a knife or machete, this terrorist actually left a virtual suicide note behind:
זו ההודעה המוקלטת של אחמד עריקאת לפני שיצא לדברי מערכת הבטחון לפיגוע הדריסה במחסום הקיוסק. הוא מדבר בו על צערו על השפלת משפחתו ועמו ועל פרסומים ברשתות החברתיות לפיהם הוא משתף פעולה עם הישראלים. https://t.co/HT54uOTyk1 pic.twitter.com/MBi6SmB0x2
— Or Heller אור הלר (@OrHeller) June 24, 2020
Not only has the mainstream media given Rashida Tlaib a pass for this show of solidarity with a terrorist, Google has done its fair share of suppressing the story, which apparently was only reported by conservative news outlets.
Multiple Google searches by Clarion Project with a variety of key words yielded no results for the story, which was reported by The Daily Wire and Gateway Pundit (and possibly others).
In a recent interview on “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr bemoaned how the tech giants are now wielding their power of censorship through “the biggest bait and switch in history.”
Barr explained that the tech giants lured the public in by allowing a diversity of opinions on their platforms, but once they achieved dominance in their respective fields, they began censoring views they disagreed with.
Barr commented that at this point, the tech giants fall under the definition of monopolies as defined by U.S. antitrust laws.
“We have antitrust investigation of all the major Internet platforms or most of the major Internet platforms, and that’s very much underway,” Barr said.
“I expect to be making decisions in the next few weeks about actions on that. I think during the summer we’ll see some developments. But this issue of censorship is very troubling because … the Framers [of the Constitution], as you know, believed the thing that would ultimately keep us free and keep a majority from repressing the minority is a lot of diversity of voices out there — a robust marketplace,” he added.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media was busy spinning the story of the car ramming.
Horrendous headline on this article by @Stone_SkyNews.
Why is the emphasis on the response to this attack, rather than the attack itself? The man drove his car into soldiers, throwing one of them into the air. That’s far more important, @SkyNews. pic.twitter.com/awe9UhAGcy
— HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) June 25, 2020
CNN followed with the headline “Video of Palestinian man being shot after suspected attack at checkpoint sparks controversy.”
As the watchdog site Honest Reporting noted:
The attacker stopped, aimed, and sped at the border officers while ignoring their warnings. He then swiftly exited the vehicle, possibly in a bid to attack other soldiers. No doubt about it: Ahmad Erekat, nephew of senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat, was caught on tape attempting to perpetrate a clear act of violence.
Note how Erekat slowly maneuvered his car to give it more room before quickly accelerating into the checkpoint tower. This video testimony clearly contradicts the assertion by members of Erekat’s family that he was simply rushing to pick up his sister and mother ahead of a family wedding later that evening, and lost control of the vehicle. No, Erekat’s actions were intentional.
Yet CNN’s headline emphasizes the Israeli response – ‘man being shot’ – though most of the video documenting the incident is of Erekat attempting to ram his car. A bit misleading, no?