AMP Executive Director and Friend of The Squad Invokes Der Stürmer
Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, executive director of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP): tell us you are antisemitic without telling us you are antisemitic:
“Israel today is a case of a parasite living off the American body. America is going through an economic crisis. America is suffering strategically. It is suffering in many places in the world….Nevertheless, Israel pulls America back. It sucks the blood of America and scatters its attention. These are facts. What I am saying is considered to be antisemitic, and I will be accused of [antisemitism], but these accusations are no longer influential, because they are illogical.”
As MEMRI notes,
among Abuirshaid’s appearances with members of the Squad are his participation with Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar in a “Virtual Gala” session on Day 2 of the American Muslims for Palestine’s annual convention last year; the session was titled “Against All Odds: Palestine Prevails.” Another recent example is Tlaib’s appearance as a guest of honor at an AMP event in St. Louis, where she spoke alongside Abuirshaid.
I’d also add he’s a former employee and board member of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), an organization accused of raising money in the United States for Hamas.