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Publish Date: 8:58 - 20 April 2019
TEHRAN, Apr 20 - Political analyst James Petras says that Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard is having a “positive role” in what he describes as “silent” US Congress.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Petras made the remarks in an interview with Press TV when asked about Gabbard, who has launched a Twitter attack against US President Donald Trump, describing him as the “big brother and protector” of the Saudi-sponsored al-Qaeda terror group, while "fomenting bigotry against Muslims for political gain."

Gabbard made the comments in defense of fellow Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has been targeted by Trump because of her recent remarks about the 9/11 terror attacks.

In a video posted on her Twitter account on Sunday, Gabbard, also a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said Trump’s criticism of Minnesota Representative Omar was “complete hypocrisy.”

Trump’s criticism of Rep #IlhanOmar is complete hypocrisy. Trump says “WE WILL NEVER FORGET (9/11)!” Yet it is Trump who’s been acting as al-Qaeda’s big brother and protector in Syria, and turned America into the prostitute of AQ's biggest supporter—the Saudis #WeWillNeverForget pic.twitter.com/TLsCPxXaAd

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) April 14, 2019
“Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is playing a very positive role in a virtually silent Congress and I think she’s sparking a lot of interests and raising a lot of fundamental questions,” Petras said on Wednesday.

He also called Trump a “fanatic of wars in the Middle East,” saying that the courageous acts by Omar and Gabbard might lead to the defeat of Trump in the upcoming US presidential election.

“Trump is a fanatic of wars in the Middle East, is a fanatic supporter of Israeli violation of sovereignty in the Middle East and we hope that he will be defeated in the forthcoming elections and if he is defeated, it will be largely due to the courageous behavior of Omar, Gabbard and other people like that.”

“I hope that the media will pick up this message from Tulsi Gabbard, though I doubt it because we do not have a free press,” he added.

In another tweet, Gabbard accused President Trump of "shamelessly" fomenting fear of all Muslims for selfish and political gains.

Trump is shamelessly trying to foment religious bigotry against ⁦#IlhanOmar & all Muslims, based on the horrendous actions of a few individuals claiming to be Muslim. This is the very definition of religious bigotry & Trump is fomenting it for political gain. Dangerous & sad pic.twitter.com/vcpnTGFlrD

— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) April 14, 2019

Source: Press TV

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