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US Muslim group condemns Pelosi for saying Gaza ceasefire protests have Russia link

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  8 comments

By:   Kanishka Singh

US Muslim group condemns Pelosi for saying Gaza ceasefire protests have Russia link
"I think some of these protesters are spontaneous, and organic, and sincere. Some I think are connected to Russia," she said. "Some financing should be investigated and I want to ask the FBI to investigate that."

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. Muslim group criticized former House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday after she suggested, without offering evidence, that some protesters demanding a ceasefire in Gaza could be linked to Russia and urged the FBI to investigate.

Her comments were dismissed as "unsubstantiated smears" by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who said such remarks amounted to dehumanization of the Palestinian people.

Pelosi made the remarks in a CNN interview after she was asked whether opposition to President Joe Biden's policy in the war in Gaza could hurt the Democrat in November's presidential election.

"For them to call for a ceasefire is Mr. Putin's message, Mr. Putin's message. Make no mistake, this is directly connected to what he (Russian President Vladimir Putin) would like to see," Pelosi told CNN.

"I think some of these protesters are spontaneous, and organic, and sincere. Some I think are connected to Russia," she said. "Some financing should be investigated and I want to ask the FBI to investigate that."

Pelosi's comments marked the first time a prominent U.S. lawmaker has accused Russia's leader of backing U.S. protesters calling for a ceasefire.

The Russian embassy in Washington was not immediately available to comment.

Protests demanding a ceasefire in Gaza have recently occurred across the U.S., including near airports and bridges in New York City and Los Angeles, vigils outside the White House and marches in Washington. Demonstrators have also interrupted Biden speeches and events.

The protests have been organized by a range of human rights, Jewish and anti-war activist groups.

"It is unconscionable that an individual with such influence in this nation would spread unsubstantiated smears targeting those who seek an end to the slaughter of civilians in Gaza and a just resolution to that conflict," said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesperson for CAIR.

Pelosi's comments "echo a time in our nation when opponents of the Vietnam War were accused of being communist sympathizers and subjected to FBI harassment," CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad added.

When asked about the protests against Biden's policy in Gaza, Democratic U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told NBC News on Sunday that opposition by many to the war was based on "the indiscriminate loss of life" in the region.

The U.N. has demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, but Washington has vetoed resolutions for such calls in the United Nations Security Council, saying it would let Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which governs Gaza, regroup and rebuild.

Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel killed 1,200 people, according to Israeli tallies. Israel's subsequent assault on Gaza has killed more than 26,000 Palestinians, over 1% of the 2.3 million population there, according to Gaza's health ministry. Many are feared buried in rubble.

Israeli bombardments have flattened much of the densely populated enclave, leaving most Gazans homeless, sparking food shortages that threaten famine and incapacitating most hospitals.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

It's another Russian conspiracy / S.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
2  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago
"The protests have been organized by a range of human rights, Jewish and anti-war activist groups."

The author left a word out of that sentence:  "Jewish TRAITORS".  That is my opinion, since not eliminating every fucking Hamas militant will mean that Israel will face October 7 again and again.  As well, why did he leave out Muslim and Arab groups?  Surely they would be expected to organize and take part in the protests.   

Everyone wants to talk about the  26,000, but nobody will indicate how many of those were Hamas militants and supporters, or how many were human shields which everyone knows Hamas uses as fodder, and benefits from the publicity of their being killed by Israelis.  Of course they usually emphasize "women and children" because that is meant to invoke hatred against Jews.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
Sophomore Quiet
3  MonsterMash    one month ago

Many of the young people in America would have gone to an outdoor musical concert similar to Woodstock, I pretty sure they wouldn't be sympathetic towards a terrorist group that attacked them killing over 1100, raping young girls and taking hostages to their holes in the ground.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MonsterMash @3    one month ago

Having been a director of the Mariposa Folk Festival, even in total charge of it the year Dylan came with his wife and kid just to see the festival, I think that if something like Oct 7 happened at that festival it would have tortured me for the rest of my life.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
Sophomore Quiet
4  MonsterMash    one month ago

A cease-fire to Hamas means a chance to repeat Oct. 7 over and over another day. The similar idea of a “humanitarian pause,” gaining steam on the Western left, is to Hamas merely an opportunity to reload. There is nothing humane about pressuring Israel to leave a genocidal enemy in power on its border.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
5  charger 383    one month ago

Israel has the opportunity to solve the problem and make things safer, let them do the job. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Junior Guide
6  Right Down the Center    4 weeks ago

Nancy's TDS has mutated to RDS?

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Principal
7  Nerm_L    4 weeks ago

Hey, Nancy, that white-guilt crap ain't gonna fly with a brown majority.  You've made yourself obsolete.

 
 

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