Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, is currently running for Congress.
If victorious, she’d become the first female Muslim member of Congress and second overall, preceeded by former Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison.
In 2012, Omar tweeted about the “evil doings of Israel.”
Today, she is sticking by her words.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012
From Daily Wire:
Omar’s initial tweet came three days after “Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched more than 150 rockets at Israel” from November 10-13, 2012, reports the Jewish Virtual Library.
The tweet was dug up earlier this year.
Omar’s reponse when forced to defend:
Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness. https://t.co/SvEXjlxlEN
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 31, 2018
Omar defended herself against charges of anti-Semitism in a July interview with ABC News, saying: “These accusations are without merit. They are rooted in bigotry toward a belief about what Muslims are stereotyped to believe.”
The oft-repeated notion that Israel is an “apartheid” nation is incorrect on multiple grounds. Perhaps the most succinct refutation of this idea comes from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which writes:
Arab citizens of Israel enjoy the full range of civil and political rights, including the right to organize politically, the right to vote and the right to speak and publish freely. Israeli Arabs and other non-Jewish Israelis serve as members of Israel’s security forces, are elected to parliament and appointed to the country’s highest courts. They are afforded equal educational opportunities, and there are ongoing initiatives to further improve the economic standing of all of Israel’s minorities.
Journalist Julia Ioffe is blaming the Trump administration for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem for the massacre that occurred in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning.
11 people were killed by deranged maniac Robert Bowers, an anti-Semite.
And a word to my fellow American Jews: This president makes this possible. Here. Where you live. I hope the embassy move over there, where you don’t live was worth it.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) October 27, 2018
* This is some sick, disgusting victim-blaming right here, which plays on classic antisemitic tropes about dual loyalties.
* The vast majority of her fellow American Jews didn’t even vote for Trump, and the shooter tweeted against Jews for holding opinions opposite to Trump https://t.co/pE6f8F2XxA
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) October 27, 2018
The opportunistic Left will always exploit tragedy to push vindictive, ignorant and hateful political rhetoric.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) October 27, 2018
What is wrong wtih you people? Are you seriously saying the Jews had it coming? This is one of the most disgusting hot takes I've seen on this story. https://t.co/kL08wSLUJH
— Paula Bolyard (@pbolyard) October 27, 2018
Did you just blame a man whose daughter is an Orthodox Jew–the same one you were fired for attacking–for murdering Jews? https://t.co/zfB6S02fYX
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 27, 2018
The worst take of an already horrific day. This take is straight from the anti-Semite masquerading as anti-Zionist playbook—“The Jews of America must pay for Israel.” Horrific. Just stop. https://t.co/GrBPOWIfSY
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) October 27, 2018
This is a twisted sick uninformed hateful comment. To suggest that there is any link between a white supremacist opening fire on Shabbat synagogue goers and the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem is nutso. And promotes hate. https://t.co/NiJjLnuFVO
— Vivian Bercovici (@VivianBercovici) October 27, 2018
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