CNN host Dana Bash got into a rather heated exchange with a Muslim Democratic mayor in Michigan who tried to claim that the Jewish state of Israel is an apartheid state during their interview. Bash was having none of that nonsense and made that rather clear. Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud appeared on Bash’s program, “Inside Politics with Dana Bash” in order to talk about how President Joe Biden is handling the war between Israel and Hamas and how it might impact his presidential campaign.
via the Daily Caller:
Hammoud said Biden needs to recognize Arab-Americans as “human beings” and visit Dearborn so that he can speak to people who have lived overseas “under siege, under apartheid, under occupation.”
Bash pushed back on Hammoud’s claim that Israel is an apartheid state.
“Yeah, and, as you know, there are a lot of people who don’t agree with the notion that there is apartheid or occupation. That is another conversation. But — you know, the question —” Bash began before Hammoud interjected.
“I would just push back on that and say that international law recognizes the occupation. United Nations resolutions recognize the occupation and the fact, what is unfolding, is apartheid. Every apartheid expert across the globe recognizes this crisis for what it is. Having somebody’s political idea for what’s unfolding versus reality is what the problem is here,” the mayor said in response.
If you don’t think that radical Islam poses a threat to our liberty, just take a look at the kind of policies being enacted in various cities in Michigan. I think you’ll see that there’s a real threat, at the local level for now, of seeing Sharia Law being implemented in small bits, as part of policies that look innocuous and basically, fundamentally American.
“Okay, and there are a lot of people who disagree with some of those conclusions and the notion of occupation. Again, we’re not having this debate right now, but I would just say that there are a lot of people who say you can’t occupy a land that you came from initially and that’s why that label and also the question of so-called apartheid is very much hotly debated, which we can have another time,” Bash remarked. She then stated the purpose of the program she hosts is politics and that the purpose of having Hammoud on the program is to help her and the viewing audience get a better grasp on how the politics of the current situation will impact both Biden and the state of Michigan.
“The United Nations’ Relief and Works Agency for Palestine just had their funding stripped from several major countries after allegations emerged that staff participated in the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, according to NBC News. The United Nations announced Friday it received information about the “alleged involvement of several UNRWA employees in the horrific attacks on Israel on 7 October” and had fired multiple employees,” the report finished.
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