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Heritage turned away from Tlaib event


Because her positions on BDS, Israel, and the Jewish people have made Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a controversial figure among the freshman congressmen and women in the U.S. government, Heritage wanted to take the opportunity to hear and possibly interview her at a recent Emgage Gala, held at the Crown Plaza in Orlando.

Emgage is an organization that seeks to “engage, educate and empower Muslim, South Asian and Arab American communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable and motivated citizens.

“It is the first American Muslim lobbying organization of its kind,” according to its website.

The Heritage reporter, however, was denied entrance to the event, with the explanation of “no media allowed,” even though nothing in the advertising of the event or on the ticket receipt mentioned that the event was not open to the press.

Tlaib was the congresswoman who put a post-it note labeled “Palestine” over the state of Israel on a map when she took office.


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