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News ID: 34543
Publish Date: 10:26 - 26 January 2019
TEHRAN, Jan 26 - Commissioners in a South Florida city are reprimanding a fellow council member over remarks on a Facebook post about the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress.

Commissioner reprimanded for post on Muslim congresswoman

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Hallandale Beach commissioners voted Wednesday to condemn Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub for writing that U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Detroit, might become "a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill."

Tlaib is one of two Muslim women elected to Congress in November .Lima-Taub remains unapologetic, telling commissioners her life is in danger.

The Miami Herald reports Lima-Taub told the board that if she's found dead she holds Commissioner Michelle Lazarow, who sponsored the resolution, responsible.Lazarow said the controversy has "brought out hate like I have never seen before."

Source: Hawzah News Agency

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