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Jamaal Bowman hosted fundraiser with extremist Muslim leader who praised Oct. 7 attacks on Israel

Rep. Jamaal Bowman hosted a fundraiser with an extremist Muslim leader who praised Hamas’ Oct. 7 bloodbath in Israel and has been personally condemned by the White House.

The occasion happened this week at a non-public residence in Fairfax, Virginia which promised Bowman and alongside Nihad Awad, the chief director of the Council on American–Islamic Relations, in accordance with a flier seen by The Post.

News of the occasion was first posted to X by Jewish Insider.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman in a suit, arriving at the U.S. Capitol prior to the House's vote on impeachment resolution against President Joe Biden
Rep. Jamaal Bowman has change into often called an Israel alarmist in Congress. CQ-Roll Call, Inc by way of Getty Images

During his time in Congress, Bowman has change into one the highest Israel-haters in Washington, accusing the Jewish state of crimes in Gaza. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has stated it plans to spend tens of millions in an effort to unseat him, with the primary adverts anticipated to roll out within the coming weeks.

Bowman is utilizing opposition from the pro-Israel foyer as a chance to fund-raise.

“As a direct result of his call for a Gaza ceasefire, AIPAC has vowed to spend $100 million against progressive members of Congress—and Jamaal is their top target,” the flyer for the Bowman occasion reads.

AIPAC, and different extra reasonable Democrats are backing George Latimer, the favored Westchester County Executive. One alarming ballot for Bownan confirmed Latimer dominating the race — however insiders anticipate it to be shut.

Back in December, Awad publicly stated he “was happy to see” the Hamas slaughter in Israel which left some 1,200 lifeless and lots of taken hostage. He added that “The people of Gaza have the right to self-defense.”

Jamaal Bowman in a suit and glasses preparing to host a fundraiser event
Bowman held a fundraiser with Nihad Award who was condemned by the White House for his remarks about Hamas. X/matthewkassel

The comment prompted the White House to sever ties with the group — which has lengthy been accused as being an incubator for home terrorism.

“We condemn these shocking, antisemitic statements in the strongest terms,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates stated on the time.

“The horrific, brutal terrorist attacks committed by Hamas on Oct. 7 were, as President Biden said, ‘abhorrent’ and represent ‘unadulterated evil.’”

Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, speaking at a press conference in opposition to potential U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem
The Council on American-Islam has lengthy confronted scrutiny for its ties to terrorism. Getty Images

The White House swiftly moved to clean CAIR from its “National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism.”

In a Facebook submit, Awad lauded Bowman as a “staunch defender of Palestinian rights” and urged anybody who wished to take care of ship him a non-public message.

Reps for Bowman didn’t reply to request for remark.

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