A group of New Yorkers called for Ilhan Omar’s removal at a protest in Times Square yesterday. In demanding her removal, the JV reports:
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….the rally organizers cite her “gross anti-Semitism” and “cavalier dismissal” of the victims of 9/11, as well as her “blaming the criminal socialist debacle and collapse of Venezuela on America,” her “specious accusations against dedicated US officials, and her disdain for America, which saved her from Islamist terror in Somalia.”
Also that month, in an attack on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), she tweeted, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” a reference to the $100 bill featuring Benjamin Franklin.
In an interview in January with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, the Somali-American congresswoman, an active supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, defended a 2012 tweet in which she said that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
Indeed, in February, Ilhan called to completely defund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, tweeting: “#Not1Dollar for DHS.”
Detractors, supporters of Rep. Ilhan Omar protest in Times Square
i24NEWS, May 21, 2019:
Group @DemocracyEdge calling for removal of @Ilhan from Foreign Affairs committee fails to get authorization for billboard in Times Square for showing graphic images of 9/11, gets message on truck instead, @ariellehixson reports pic.twitter.com/mRPKC2CbBc
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) May 20, 2019
A group of Omar supporters also lead a counter-protest on Monday, saying the attempts to remove Omar were an expression of racism and Islamophobia linked to white nationalism.
Omar’s detractors were expected to put up a billboard with redacted Ilhan Omar declarations side by side with shocking 9/11 imagery – but counter-protesters pushed local authorities to revoke their permit.
Instead, the group, concisely named ‘Ilhan Must Go’ opted to put the display on a truck which has taken to the streets of the Big Apple to deliver their message.
Request for billboard asking for Omar removal denied by local authorities for featuring shocking 9/11 imagery
A group asking for the removal of congressional freshwoman Ilhan Omar from the foreign affairs committee protested on New York’s Times Square on Monday.
They called for the removal of the young Minnesotan politician, one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to the US legislature, following much-publicized allegations of anti-semitism and minimizing of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A Jewish Voice for Peace protestor rallies in support of Ilhan Omar in a counter demonstration in Times Square
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