Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib took to Twitter to ask when people around the world will stop “dehumanizing” Palestinian people, sparking tremendous outrage and causing some people to question her loyalty to the United States.
The outrage did not come from what she said but how she said it. Take a look:
“When will the world stop dehumanizing our Palestinian people who just want to be free?” Tlaib said in a tweet alongside an article concerning a recent clash in Gaza between Palestinian locals and Israeli forces. “Headlines like this & framing it in this way just feeds into the continued lack of responsibility on Israel who unjustly oppress & target Palestinian children and families.”
The three words “our Palestinian people” raised an issue with several people online who suggested the congresswoman might have a dual loyalty: