Detroit’s most vocal anti-Trump Muslim, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is curiously quiet about a planned memorial for mass killer General Qassam Soleimi at the Consulate General of Iraq in Detroit.
On Saturday, the loudmouth lawmaker gave an impassioned anti-war speech against Trump in Detroit. When it comes to honoring the life of a Muslim terrorist in her own backyard, however, Tlaib has suddenly lost her voice.
— Motor City Muckraker (@MCmuckraker) January 4, 2020
The National Review reports – The Consulate General of Iraq in Detroit will open a memorial event for slain Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the consulate announced Monday on its Facebook page.
“The Consulate General of the Republic of Iraq in Detroit announces the opening of a register of condolences to the lives of the martyrs who have fallen as a result of the recent American raids in Iraq,” the post reads. The event will take place on January 7 and 8 and is open to the public.
The “register of condolences” is also intended for Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandis, leader of the Kataib Hezbollah militia group. The group, which is distinct from Lebanon’s Hezbollah, killed an American civilian contractor in Iraq on December 29. Al-Mohandis also attended the riots outside of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad that preceded the airstrike.
The Southfield consulate — an extension of the Iraqi government — is facing backlash for the event. Commenters on the announcement tagged the White House and FBI, warning the consulate was mourning “terrorists” and urging an investigation.
“We are aware of events scheduled – both locally and nationally – in response to recent overseas incidents,” Special Agent Mara R. Schneider told the Detroit Free Press. “While there is no specific and credible threat to this area at this time, we urge the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.”