Soon-to-be first Muslim congresswoman arrested at rally in Detroit

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Rashida Tlaib [wearing white jacket] pounds the table at a labor rally in Detroit Tuesday as police move in for the arrest. Photo/Detroit News

Source: Leo Hohmann, by Leo Hohmann, October 2018

Rashida Tlaib, who is a lock to replace disgraced Democrat John Conyers in the U.S. House of Representatives, was arrested Tuesday with 17 others Tuesday during a labor rally in Detroit.

Hundreds marched down Woodward Avenue to a McDonald’s as part of a national walkout of workers from McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and other chains organized by the Fight for $15, which demands a $15-per-hour minimum wage, The Detroit News  reports.

Amazon, which is among the biggest, wealthiest corporations in the world, announced Monday it would voluntarily up its minimum wage to $15 an hour. This was a decision Amazon could more easily afford to make, thanks to President Donald Trump’s tax cuts.

But Democratic-Socialists like Tlaib don’t want such decisions to be left up to the folks who own and operate companies. They want this decision to be mandated by government. In the absence of a government edict, they will resort to intimidation tactics like we saw Tuesday on the streets of Detroit. They openly rail against capitalism and get cheered on by dumb college students across the U.S.

Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, is far from alone in her hatred of capitalist America. She was joined at Tuesday’s rally by Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, the failed Democrat candidate for governor of Michigan who lost in the August primary.

Tlaib will likely be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress in the Nov. 6 general election, when she runs unopposed for Conyers’ seat. Police arrested her, along with El-Sayed and more than a dozen others, after they refused to move from their seats at a table the group set up in the middle of busy Woodward Avenue.

In all, 14 women and four men were taken in handcuffs to the Detroit Detention Center for processing and release, according to the News.

Detroit Police Deputy Chief Elvin Barren said they would be issued citations for disorderly-conduct misdemeanors and receive court dates.

“These corporations are making billions off of our blood and sweat,” Tlaib told protesters wearing “Fight for $15” T-shirts and carrying signs encouraging people to vote Nov. 6 for Democrats who would force companies to pay higher wages, health care and offer “good union jobs.”

“That’s the most American thing you can do today: To push back, because they are pushing our children into poverty, because we deserve better,” she said.

Note that a job is not a “good” job unless it is a union job.

Tlaib’s extremist views go beyond her attempts to deconstruct U.S. capitalism. She opposes all U.S. aid to Israel and supports BDS — the movement to boycott, divest and sanction the world’s only Jewish state out of existence.

Rashida Tlaib and Abdul El-Sayed are part of a new generation of Democrats who are willing to resort to street fights and bullying if that’s what it takes to get attention for their radical ideas. They are joined by Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez and Linda Sarsour in New York, Stacy Abrams in Georgia, Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison in Minnesota, and Andrew Gillum in Florida.

These are not Democrats. These are angry Marxists posing as Democrats.