Michigan Congressman Condemned For Saying Nuclear Bombs Should Be Dropped On Gaza Like Hiroshima And Nagasaki


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The Michigan chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), a local chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a recent call by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) to end humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people in Gaza facing Israeli-imposed starvation, ethnic cleansing and genocide, and instead drop nuclear weapons on the civilian population.

In a video of a talk Walberg reportedly gave March 25, he allegedly said: “We shouldn’t be spending a dime on humanitarian aid. It should be like Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Get it over quick.”

In a statement CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid said:

“This clear call to genocide by a member of Congress should be condemned by all Americans who value human life and international law. To so casually call for what would result in the killing of every human being in Gaza sends the chilling message that Palestinian lives have no value. It is this dehumanization of the Palestinian people that has resulted in the ongoing slaughter and suffering we see every day in Gaza and the West Bank.”

He noted that yesterday, CAIR strongly condemned a new American military aid package including 2,000-pound bombs and aircraft to Israel, saying that support for Israel’s genocide makes President Biden a “war criminal.” CAIR Deputy Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said: “Arming a war criminal makes you a war criminal.”

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