The Patriot Post® · Omar the Jew Hater

By Mark Alexander ·
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/80539-omar-the-jew-hater-2021-06-11

In 1995, a 13-year-old Somali refugee arrived in the greatest country in the world, where she and her family were granted asylum. Ilhan Abdullahi Omar was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and after fleeing to Kenya to escape the bloody tribal wars in her homeland, once in the U.S. she settled in Minneapolis. In addition to being the epicenter of the “systemic racism” lie, Minneapolis has a large Islamic population, which earned it the title of terrorist-recruiting capital of the U.S.

It is from this cesspool of hatred that Omar was elected to the U.S. House in 2018. She is a charter member of the uber-leftist America-hating “Squad” — four Marxists who are leading the socialist surge in the Democrat Party.

Over the last two years she has been the subject of an FBI investigation for reportedly marrying her brother as cover for his illegal immigration, as well as for paying off her former “campaign consultant” to keep their affair quiet.

In addition to her inability to call out the Islamic terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attack (“some people did something”), she is leading the chorus of Jew haters in Congress. But until this week, she has received little rebuke for her history of anti-Semitic comments.

In her capacity as House Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and disgracefully, as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, earlier this week, Omar declared in a social media post: “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.” That comment was directed at Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of Joe Biden’s European confab with G7 leaders.

Her hateful words prompted a group of Jewish House members to rebut: “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided. Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice. The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the US and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.”

The Squad’s other Jew haters immediately came to Omar’s defense. Leftist Sandy Cortez (D-NY) insisted: “Pretty sick and tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar coming from our caucus. They have no concept for the danger they put her in by … fueling targeted news cycles around her.” Cori Bush (D-MO) protested: “I’m not surprised when Republicans attack Black women for standing up for human rights. But when it’s Democrats, it’s especially hurtful. … Enough with the anti-Blackness and Islamophobia.” Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) piled on: “I am tired of colleagues (both D+R) demonizing @IlhanMN. Their obsession with policing her is sick. She has the courage to call out human rights abuses no matter who is responsible.”

Right.

For her part, Pelosi issued a mild rebuke: “Drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the US and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and security for all.” But Pelosi should have long ago removed Omar from any congressional committee standing, as she did with Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) — for much less egregious offenses.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said, “Omar’s anti-Semitic and anti-American comments are abhorrent.” He added: “Speaker Pelosi’s continued failure to address the issues in her caucus sends a message to the world that Democrats are tolerant of anti-Semitism and sympathizing with terrorists. It’s time for the speaker to act.” Jewish Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) declared: “Ilhan Omar must be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She should have never been appointed to this Committee in the first place.”

Omar defiantly responded, “It’s shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for ‘clarification’ and not just call. The Islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive. The constant harassment and silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable.” She later attempted a clarification: “I was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems.”

No, what is “shameful” is that Democrats would tolerate Jew-hating Islamists among their ranks, and elevate them to House leadership roles.

To that end, Pelosi and House Demos accepted Omar’s “clarification” as sufficient: “We welcome the clarification by Congresswoman Omar that there is no moral equivalency between the U.S. and Israel and Hamas and the Taliban.” And, Pelosi denied that she rebuked Omar and refused to discuss it further: “End of subject. She clarified, we thanked her. End of subject”

So Omar is forgiven – free to continue spewing her anti-American and Jew-hating rhetoric.