The poisonous hate is impossible to purge. It’s a cancer of the soul. Why wouldn’t Democratic Party anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar keep up her anti-Semitic narrative? With very few exceptions, the Democrats and liberal Jewish organizations gave her a pass, not even calling for her to lose her committee assignments.
Rep. Lee Zeldin on Ilhan Omar’s ‘sorry not sorry’ apology
Hours after apology, Ilhan Omar retweets thread denouncing Pelosi, pushing Jewish money claims
Just hours after apologizing for making comments deemed anti-Semitic, Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted a thread defending her claim that campaign contributions from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee buy support for the group’s positions.
Ms. Omar praised the writer, Ady Barkan, who told of being a staffer on a long-shot congressional campaign in 2006 when the candidate agreed to take stances on two issues in exchange for a maximum contribution from AIPAC.
“Your courage can’t be matched. I am often in tears thinking about how you won’t be with us in this fight and how I am going to miss your presence and courage. In solidarity my friend, in solidarity,” Ms. Omar wrote to Ady Barkan.
“I am deeply disappointed in @SpeakerPelosi for her failure today. When AIPAC and its army try to silence criticism of the immoral, illegal, inhumane occupation by screaming about anti-semitism and claiming that nobody may ever talk about how the Israel lobby uses money to build power, don’t fall for their bull—t,” he wrote.
Rep Ilhan Omar Retweets, Then Deletes Message About ‘Hook-Nosed’ Jews
Conservative Tribune, February 12, 2019:
One of the nation’s two Muslim congresswomen is already under fire after facing questions about anti-Semitism, but she isn’t doing herself any favors with her behavior on social media.
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota recently made headlines after House rules were changed to permit her to wear an Islamic headscarf in Congress. But she is now facing a growing backlash for repeatedly making anti-Israel and anti-Jewish remarks.
Even Democrats are now scolding Omar and distancing themselves from her after that pattern continued. One of the most egregious anti-Semitic actions from the liberal lawmaker was when she recently retweeted and seemed to endorse the racist term “hook-nosed” to refer to the Jewish people.
“I’m one of those American Jews who … laments Israel’s anti-democratic drift,” posted liberal author and journalist Joshua Zeitz on Twitter.
However, Zeitz took exception to an Omar tweet that implied some lawmakers are supporting Israel because of campaign donations from pro-Israel groups.
“And I knew exactly what the congresswoman meant,” he wrote on Twitter, calling out Omar for past statements that appeared to parrot anti-Jewish stereotypes.
“She might as well call us hook-nosed,” he wrote, implying that Omar was being just as racist as cartoon stereotypes that mocked Jews as large-nosed money grabbers.
Incredibly, Omar retweeted Zeitz’ message, apparently oblivious to the fact that Zeitz was using the example to condemn her own cluelessness. It was the social media equivalent of enthusiastically clapping for someone calling you racist.
She later deleted the retweet, according to Fox News, but by then the damage had been done.
It might be easy to dismiss Omar’s tone-deaf retweet as an online faux pas, but the Muslim representative has made a series of alarming comments in the past. One of them strongly implied that Israel — one of the United States’ closest allies — was “evil.”
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