It was merely a matter of time before the practice of identity politics established by Democrats, would eventually come back to haunt them… and it appears this time has finally come thanks to freshmen Rep. Ilhan Omar’s continued anti-Semitic rants on Twitter.
The Muslim lawmaker’s unbridled hate for Israel is at best an “open secret” among progressive Democratic legislators. Back in 2012 the 32-year old nutrition coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Education tweeted out the following:
“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel.”
Ms. Omar, a refugee from Somalia, became the first Muslim women elected to Congress and was remarkably assigned a seat on the influential House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Remarkable” in that Omar’s open anti-Semitism towards Israel, the only true democracy within the entire Middle East, has been well documented.
Moreover, her recent tweet accusing American legislators of being bribed by the Jewish State, tweeting out “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” had even Chelsea Clinton rebuking the Muslim lawmaker.
“We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.”
Clinton continued, “We have to call out anti-Semitic language and tropes on all sides, particularly in our elected officials and particularly now.”
Omar’s anti-Semitic tweet also drew fire from The American Jewish Committee (AJC), along with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee stating that Omar’s remarks were “stunningly anti-Semitic,” and Chelsea Clinton also slammed the “anti-Semitic language and tropes.”
The AJC also tweeted out their disapproval of the young Muslim lawmaker for implying that “Jewish organization are buying off American politicians is both demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic.”
However, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.), isn’t alone in her unbridled hate of Israel, there’s another newly elected freshmen Muslim within the new Democratic Party, Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) who has also gone on the record with her anti-Israel statements.
Moreover, there’s yet another delicious irony when Democrats embrace “identity politics” make inflammatory remarks and then refuse to be interviewed by those same news outlets that run interference for the likes of Omar, by attempting to spin her anti-Semitic views, as benign criticism.
Case-in-point; after being disciplined by the leaders of the Democratic Party, and condemned by Republicans along with the President, for her outrageous remarks Omar issued an open-ended apology, that didn’t satisfy many, even within her own party.
When CNN reporter Manu Raju attempted an impromptu interview with the besieged Muslim, he found himself on the receiving end of Omar’s apparent frustrations, refusing to speak with the reporter.
“Rep. Ilhan Omar in no mood to talk about her controversies this week. First, she said: “No thank you” when asked to comment on Trump saying she should resign. The second time I saw her, she yelled: “Are you serious?” when I tried to question her.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 13, 2019
The CNN reporter tried once again to interview the reluctant congresswoman, tweeting out. “Asked about her tweet this AM attacking Trump for trafficking in hate, she angrily said: “Yes I tweeted, and there’s a response. You can run that. Have a nice day.” And she walked into a meeting.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 13, 2019
This apparently sent Omar’s defenders into a rage, tweeting out. “Love your reporting, Manu, but in this case, I concur with her “Are you serious?”
— Coconuts&Sunshine (@FlaCoconuts) February 13, 2019
Another Omar supporter was more direct. “Just stop. You are becoming a tool of the Republican machine. How about doing some news instead of harassing her”.
— Kimberly (@IAmBut1Voice) February 13, 2019
While still another tweeted out, “Come on Dude. Can you ask Republicans the same crap. She apologized.. what more do you need. You’re falling into the GOP b.s. expect better from you”.
— ????barbiedahl (@snapdragon4561) February 13, 2019
It would appear that anti-Semitism is alive and well within the new Democratic Party, where sheets and white hoods, have been replaced by Hijabs.