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Rashida Tlaib Victim of Fake Social Media Smear Spread by Ted Nugent



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CLAIM: Video shows “the new congresswoman from Michigan” talking about “making all of America Muslim.”
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The woman in the video is not Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, it is Sharifa Alkhateeb addressing the “Muslim American Political Awareness Conference” in 1989.
THE FACTS: The video, which has often been misrepresented online, began circulating again on social media May 26 after rock musician Ted Nugent shared it on Facebook. The caption with Nugent’s post, tied to Memorial Day, urges people to “listen very closely to the new congressman from Michigan” and the speaker’s beliefs “so we don’t let them continue to destroy the wonderful American system of individual freedom that so many died for.”

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