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Ilhan Omar (born 1982) is a Somali-American politician from Minnesota. In 2016, she was elected a Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, making her the first Somali-American Muslim legislator elected to office in the United States. She is the Director of Policy and Initiatives of the Women Organizing Women Network.

LifeZette

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'It has an agenda, and that includes inserting emotion and using some of our laws against us when necessary,' says this opinion author

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"I’m old enough to remember a time when this would be disqualifying not only to the American public, but also to the Democratic Party."

David Harris Jr

Published  1 day ago

Never before have we had someone who is as anti-American as Ilhan Omar, with the exceptions of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and almost any Democrat you can name. Omar traveled with the Witness for Peace delegation in 2017. Witness for Peace was formed during the cold war to espouse the Soviet Union. They also support the dictators in Cuba and Maduro in Venezuela. The group is communist in nature and opposes everything the United States stands for. If Omar, Tlaib, and AOC become the face of the Democrat party in 2020, the Democrats will be in a heap of big trouble, as Elizabeth Warren would say.

It is just the latest in a series of political gaffes and foreign policy revelations from the Muslim congresswoman. She recently accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee of buying support for Israel from members of Congress.

She is also scheduled to fundraise for the pro-Hamas group Council for American-Islamic Relations in March and suggested that opposition to Venezuelan despot Nicolas Maduro amounted to an attempted “coup” by the United States.

Additionally, Ilhan criticized President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address for his remarks opposing late-term abortion policy. (RELATED: Rep. Omar Warns Trump About ‘Policing Women’s Bodies’ After President Commits To Banning Late-Term Abortion)

“After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I’ve returned homewith a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring,” Omar tweeted in 2017.

As Fox News noted Thursday, the latest revelation might affect Omar’s membership on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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David Harris Jr

Published  1 day ago

There are a lot of reasons why you would not want Ilhan Omar from serving in the Congress, but specifically, it is inherently dangerous for someone with such close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood to see secret information that the House Foreign Relations Committee members get to see. I have no faith in the fact that Omar would not hand over Israeli secrets to the Muslim Brotherhood. You? Her anti-semitism is on display for all to see. In 2017 she traveled with a group named Witness for Peace. That group is pro-communist. It supported the Soviet Union, Cuba, and even Maduro.

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), launched a campaign to demand the immediate resignation of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

“Ilhan Omar recently made some antisemitic statements and has communicated her support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement,” Cardoza-Moore stated.

PJTN aims to “educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish people against the rise of antisemitism,” Cardoza-Moore said in a video released as part of the campaign.

True Pundit

Published  2 days ago

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced Monday that Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan’s annual banquet only days after the Hamas-linked organization revealed that fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota will be speaking at CAIR-LA’s annual banquet.

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in 2014.

Tlaib will be the guest speaker at CAIR-Michigan’s 19th annual “Faith-Led, Justice Driven” banquet on March 17, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $50 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500. Tickets for Omar’s March 23 event start at a similar price point.

Omar and Tlaib became America’s first Muslim congresswomen when sworn into office in January. Their time in office has been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism.

Tlaib invited a pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist to her swearing-in ceremony and the following private dinner in January. Days later, an op-ed column she wrote in 2006 for Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication founded by Louis Farrakhan, surfaced. She also has come under scrutiny for having ties to other anti-Israel individuals and for questioning the loyalty of Republican lawmakers who support the Jewish nation-state.

Omar has defended anti-Israeli statements, such as ones invoking Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings,” and she is on record implying Israel is not a democracy. She gave an interview to a host that referred to Israel as the “Jewish ISIS” and mocked how Americans speak about al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.

Both congresswomen waited until after they won their congressional elections to reveal their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to punish Israel by economically depriving the country for its alleged mistreatment of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The Anti-Defamation League describes the movement as “the most prominent effort to undermine Israel’s existence.”

BDS has been metastasizing through college campuses, initially promulgated by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the movement’s most visible arm. SJP has been linked to the Islamic terror group Hamas, according to The Washington Free Beacon. Moreover, the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, the American umbrella group of the BDS movement, has reportedly given money to terrorist organizations like Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Big League Politics

Published  2 days ago

As Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) agitates against the Jews as a Congresswoman, the Minneapolis Somali community has emerged as the foremost terrorist hot spot of the United States.

This influx of Somali migrants is threatening the national security of the United States and is being enabled by far-left Democratic legislators such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who, unsurprisingly, are happy to kowtow to these hostile invaders for votes and campaign cash.

However, the problem goes far deeper than mere pandering Democratic politicians. It is a bipartisan issue, as the Somalian migrant influx picked up during the Bush years. It was the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under the stewardship of Director Robert Mueller that dropped the ball following the Sept. 11 attacks when the Bureau should have been at its most vigilant.

Organizations like Church World Services, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the National Association of Evangelicals’ World Relief Corp, and other nominally private religious organizations have soaked up tens of millions in federal funds to resettle so-called refugees as a result of Bush’s “faith-based initiative” policies. According to a WorldNetDaily report, the Bush administration resettled 49,613 Somalis per the U.S. State Department’s refugee database primarily to the state of Minnesota, which has apparently been designated as a Somali hub by the central planners of this refugee madness. Serving as FBI director for nearly five years under Obama, Mueller was responsible for much of the 47,500 Somali refugees who were resettled during his presidency as well.

Refugee resettlement expert Ann Corcoran pointed out that it is the FBI’s lax mentality that has allowed this issue to fester and become a bona fide national security threat. She points to a particularly telling quote from a federal official as reported by FOX News.

“Based on historical experience, we had (an uptick) in 2007 and 2008 going for al-Shabab, then a lull. Then, as ISIS came back, we saw a whole bunch of people no longer headed for Somalia. They were headed for Iraq and Syria. That really caught us off-guard, we didn’t see that coming. It didn’t make sense to us. We understood why kids were going back to Somalia, but going to Syria was another… issue,” a federal official said to Fox News.

This quote implies federal officials including those working under Mueller in the FBI did not take much issue with Somali migrants becoming Jihadis for the radically Islamic anti-American terror group, al-Shabab. Corcoran also points to comments made by FBI brass serving under Mueller in 2009 downplaying the threat of Somali migrants when al Shabab was initially on the rise.

“Global issues, issues in the Horn of Africa having an immediate impact, a ripple effect on communities in Columbus, Ohio; in Cincinnati; in Seattle; in San Diego; and in Minnesota–it is a real example of what globalization means in the new information world,” former FBI Associate Executive Assistant Director J. Philip Mudd said to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs back in 2009.

In his remarks, Mudd acknowledged the threat briefly before discounting it while pushing the usual line of globalism and diversity being our strength.

“We are not here to look at a mosque. A mosque is a building, a church is a building, a synagogue is a building, and a temple is a building,” Mudd said. “We are here to look at people who might be thinking about or have committed acts of violence or are supporting those who do so. This is about individuals who are small segments of a community and who do not represent the beauty that this country brings to immigrants.”

In his closing statement, Mudd made it abundantly clear that Somali radicalism wasn’t particularly high on the priority list of the FBI because the bureaucracy had so much on its plate.

“This is a priority for the FBI. It is one of a handful or more of priorities… And I want to put this in the context of a lot of priorities we have. This is not one of a couple. This is one of many. And we will continue to focus on it, but in the context of other priorities we have,” Mudd said.

Mudd was plucked from the CIA by Robert Mueller to serve as the Bureau’s first ever deputy director where he worked under Mueller for five years. Mudd now serves as a CNN counterterrorism analyst, losing his mind over the obvious assertion that he could receive lobbying money and other fringe benefits from his years of being a federal spook.

Because of the lack of concern from Mueller and his underlings about this problem, the Somali migrant community in Minneapolis – estimated at as many as 100,000 people – has become the leader in producing terrorist defectors, even outpacing other U.S. Islamic enclaves by a wide margin. Also, Rep. Omar has a national podium to preach her hate and extremism against the Jewish people because of Mueller’s failure to protect his nation.

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012

The fact that this career bureaucrat who failed to keep his country safe as FBI director is now allowed to undermine President Trump as he tries to correct Mueller’s mistakes is a scandal dwarfing anything involving the Russians in importance.

100PercentFedUp.com

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‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett surrendered to Chicago police early this morning after repeated denials that he orchestrated the racist and homophobic attack in the Streeterville area of Chicago.

Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report when he reported that he was attacked.

For the first time since the Empire actor was charged with a felony, Jussie Smollett was forced to face the media and answer for his horrible made up accusations of violence, racism, and homophobia at the hands of “two white men” who according to Smollett, yelled, “This is MAGA country!”

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Watch, as the actor who recently wept during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, over not being believed about the heinous crime he swore took place on that sub-zero night in Chicago, is being forced to face the media after being outed as a liar and a fraud.

“Jussie, do you apologize to the LGBT community? Jussie, what do you have to say to the people of Chicago? What about your Empire castmates?” are just some of the questions that were being asked of the Empire actor by a massive mob of reporters.

MOMENTS AGO: Jussie Smollet mobbed as he leaves court in Chicago following bond hearing.

Here’s another shot of Smollett, as he’s swarmed by the media, demanding he answer them about his false allegations.

For most people, Smollett’s heinous act of faking a hate crime in such a public way would have been a career-ending move, apparently, for the Empire actor, who reported immediately from court to the set of Empire, that doesn’t appear to be the case.

According to the New York Post, Smollett is already back to work.

Embattled “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was back at work after his release from police custody Thursday — but his future on the hit drama remains up in the air.

Smollett returned to the set at Cinescape Chicago Film Studios, where Empire is recorded, according to a source close to the Fox TV network, which produces the show.

His lawyer said earlier that the show had rearranged shooting to accommodate his court appearance.

But it’s highly likely that Smollett’s role as Jamal Lyon will at least be reduced due to the scandal surrounding him, the source told Page Six.

Earlier Thursday, 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Entertainment responded to Smollett’s arrest by saying, ”We understand the seriousness of this matter, and we respect the legal process.

“We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.”

David Harris Jr

Published  2 days ago

We just posted the article ALABAMA NATIVE ‘ISIS BRIDE’ WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THE USA, and come to find out, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is supporting her and providing her with a pro bono attorney to plead her case and try to get her back into the United States. Considering that ...

Sean Hannity

Published  2 days ago

Recently sworn-in Rep. Ilhan Omar found herself in more hot-water Thursday after revelations she traveled to Latin America with a group that supports Cuba and Venezuelan-style socialism; raising more questions over her suitability to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“Rep. Ilhan Omar has attended a travel delegation to a South American country sponsored by a radical anti-American and anti-Israel organization that supports countries opposed to the U.S. and calls for the return of Guantanamo Naval Base to Cuba,” reports Fox News.

“Now it was revealed that she once traveled to Honduras with an organization called Witness for Peace, a group formed during the Reagan administration that opposed America’s actions in South America aimed at stopping the spread of communism,” adds the article.

After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I've returned home with a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring.

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 30, 2017

Omar confirmed the trip on social media in November 2017, writing “After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I’ve returned home with a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring.”

Read the full story at Fox News.

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Conservative Review

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., a self-proclaimed liberal progressive, will speak alongside an extremist imam at an event hosted by the Michigan chapter of the terror-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) next month. The Hamas-connected outfit is infamously known for being labeled an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history.

On March 17, Rep. Tlaib will join Omar Suleiman, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked imam who has a long history of anti-LGBT, anti-woman, and anti-Semitic remarks, at the fundraising event in Detroit. Tickets will cost $50 per person, or $500 to reserve a table.

Rep @RashidaTlaib will speak at a CAIR banquet next month. She will be alongside Imam Omar Suleiman, who has called for women to be socially restricted to mandatory hijab. He calls homosexuality a “disease” & a “repugnant shameless sin" punishable by death. Progressive? Liberal? pic.twitter.com/EM6IhT1P58

— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 19, 2019

Imam Suleiman has referred to homosexuality as a “disease” and a “repugnant shameless sin” that he believes is justifiable to punish by death. Additionally, the radical imam has endorsed mandatory hijabs for all women, even when they are around family members. In a 2012 sermon, he warned that women who do not wear a full hijab risk an incestous relationship with their family members. In that address, he added that women who commit adultery run the risk of being honor-killed by their family members, without condemning the practice of honor killing. On the foreign policy front, Suleiman regularly cheers on Hamas-led violent Islamist uprisings against Israel in calling for the elimination of the Jewish state.

Dawud Walid, the longtime CAIR-Michigan director who is presiding over the event, also has a long history of extremist rhetoric. At a 2012 sermon at a mosque in Michigan, he described Jews as enemies of Islam who have “incurred the wrath of Allah.” Moreover, Walid has endorsed blasphemy laws that call for violent repercussions for engaging in criticism of Islam or Muhammad. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has described Walid as one of the “leading radicalizers of American Muslims.”

It’s odd that Tlaib has decided to share a stage with the sexist, gay-bashing, anti-Semitic imam and an extremist CAIR director, as she has routinely identified herself as a progressive feminist and an advocate for LGBT rights.

It does appear that Tlaib agrees with the two hate-preachers when it comes to the Jewish state of Israel. Its mere existence as a sovereign state has become an obsession for the newly elected “Palestinian-American” congresswoman. On day one of her congressional tenure, Tlaib’s office wiped Israel off of her office map, replacing it with a post-it note that said “Palestine” on it.

Tlaib has become a regular on the CAIR circuit. In February, she headlined a CAIR-Chicago fundraiser. In January, she spoke at a CAIR event in which she was introduced by an avowed supporter of the U.S.-designated terrorist organization Hamas.

Rep. Tlaib is not the only elected congressional representative speaking at a CAIR event next month. On March 23, her Democratic colleague, anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., will speak at a CAIR fundraiser in Los Angeles.

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Fox News

Published  2 days ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar is a leading critic of Israel in Congress and pretends this has nothing to do with her feelings about the Jewish people.

Homeland Security

Published  2 days ago

This should come as a surprise to no one, except perhaps Minnesotans. Or should I say, "Minnesotans"?

More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.

In the case of the Somalis, it's no longer just the men. Early last year, a female was apprehended by authorities on charges of supporting providing material support to Al Qaeda and arson. So what has made the area such a hotbed for such activity?

You could ask any member of the armed forces or American intelligence agencies who've served in Somalia, but you might not get the answer you want to hear. Or you can watch the movie directed by Ridley Scott:

And what has been Rep. Ilhan Omar's record in addressing the issue - either before she was elected, or since?

The answers matter because federal authorities say they remain "highly concerned" about the terrorist connection with the Minneapolis Somalis - even though al-Shabab is struggling against the Somali government, and the so-called ISIS “caliphate” has crumbled under a sustained U.S.-led military campaign.

“We are very conscious that there may still be fertile ground for that, and that is could re-start at any time," one federal official told Fox News. "Based on historical experience, we had (an uptick) in 2007 and 2008 going for al-Shabab, then a lull. Then, as ISIS came back, we saw a whole bunch of people no longer headed for Somalia. They were headed for Iraq and Syria. That really caught us off-guard, we didn’t see that coming. It didn’t make sense to us. We understood why kids were going back to Somalia, but going to Syria was another issue.”

Not really. An Islamic radical is an Islamic radical, fighting not for a "country" but for the caliphate and the ummah. The fact that even today we have government officials who can't understand the difference is surely a cause for concern. These are people whose "faith" compels them to wage war on the West and those sufficiently radicalized will do it when and wherever they can -- as the number of "lone wolf" attacks in the U.S. and Europe can attest.

With by far the largest Somali American population in the United States - estimates of up to 100,000 - the insular ethnic community in Minnesota offers a rich recruiting ground.

"For over a decade, Islamist terror groups have been able to recruit from Minnesota. This is, in part, because Minnesota has a large Muslim population compared to other parts of the U.S,” said Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security expert at The Heritage Foundation. “However, it is also because there have been small segments of the Somali community there that have struggled to integrate into the U.S. Al-Shabaab and ISIS have exploited this – upon religious, political cultural and identity issues to offer a compelling alternative to Western democracy.”

Josh Lipowsky, Senior Research Analyst at the Counter Extremism Project concurred the immigrant community in Minnesota has proven to be ripe for targeting in recent years by specifically playing into the card of being something of an outsider and that “society has shunned them.”

Fox News

Published  3 days ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar has attended a travel delegation to a South American country sponsored by radical anti-American and anti-Israel organization that supports countries opposed to the U.S. and calls for the return of Guantanamo Naval Base to the Cuba.

Conservative Tribune

Published  3 days ago

The district that elected controversial Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is also the terrorist recruitment capital of the United States.

“More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country,” Fox News reported.

The Muslim community is a part of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which is now represented by Omar. Omar is one of two Muslim women elected to the House in November.

The FBI has at least 45 recorded instances of Somalis from that community leaving the country to join radical Islamic terrorist groups like al-Shabab or ISIS, according to Fox.

In 2018 alone, Fox reported, “a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS.”

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“Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled,” the report stated.

In case you were wondering what kind of people would vote for a Omar, a clear anti-Semite who unfairly bashes Israel, you might have your answer.

Omar, a freshman congresswoman, has rightfully been attacked from all sides for her bizarre tweets about “hook-nosed Jews” and Jewish lobbyists.

And it’s not a stretch at all to suggest that Omar’s stance against pro-Israel lobbies is motivated by anti-Semitism rather than issues related to campaign finance in general.

That’s because Omar herself has benefited from lobbyists. In fact, Omar’s campaign was given $5,000 from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a terror-linked Muslim lobby.

And it’s no surprise that Omar is popular in a district that has a propensity for terrorist recruitment considering her past comments about terrorist groups.

In a 2013 interview, Omar joked and laughed about how terror groups are “sensationalized” in the media.

That interview was in the wake of an al-Shabab terrorist attack on a Kenyan shopping mall which killed 70 people — Omar blamed America.

Ilhan Omar laughs and jokes while talking about Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah — Islamic terror groups that kill Americans, U.S. allies, and Jews — during a 2013 interview pic.twitter.com/5INfs6yiSv

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 10, 2019

You get a clearer picture of Omar when you take all of these factors into consideration.

Omar is a far-left, anti-Semitic radical who was elected by the terror recruitment capital of the United States with the backing of a terror-linked Muslim lobby.

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The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com

Published  3 days ago

CAIR has a long history of affiliation with Hamas and Hezbollah. It was reportedly a co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in US history, which went unindicted.

Zero Hedge

Published  3 days ago

While neither ‘Medicare for All’ nor a wealth tax will turn America into Venezuela overnight, all it would take is a series of catastrophic policies.

Liberty Headlines

Published  3 days ago

‘I have tried to contact the alleged organizer of this event several times. No success…’

(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) The violent radical left-wing group known as Antifa staged a fake conservative rally in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday in an effort to attract attendees and ambush them.

Antifa, which ironically stands for anti-fascism, called the hoax a “rally for freedom” to “stand against Ilhan Omar,” a controversial Minnesota congresswoman.

The event was timed to coincide with President’s Day weekend.

Omar, who is Muslim, took office in Jan., and has already faced intense criticism over a slew of anti-Semitic tweets and caustic behavior while serving on her first committee assignment.

Days before the event, Phillip Parish, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, caught wind of the rally and warned that something didn’t seem right.

“I have tried to contact the alleged organizer of this event several times. No success,” Parrish wrote on a Facebook, on Feb. 10, while adding that it could be a “way to seduce people into an unsafe and threatening situation and/or trap people into a premeditated plot to cause a conflict whereby the perpetrators record and then play victim.”

Unfortunately, that’s what happened to Teresa Blair.

Blair, who takes pride her in civic engagement, arrived at the fraudulent rally and began recording.

“The opposition greatly outnumbers the patriots,” she said at the outset of a 28 minute video posted on Facebook.

Blair walked around the rally and attempted to speak with other attendees, but she said she didn’t recognize anyone.

Blair then said repeatedly for others to “stay home,” and not to come to what she later called a “set up.”

With about a minute left in the video, Blair was in her vehicle as a masked man approached.

He said, “this man stole my phone,” and began to beat on her car.

Other masked Antifa members quickly joined in and Blair drove away after the windshield was broken.

One of the Antifa perpetrators attempted to hang on to the side of her moving car, before the video ended.

No police appeared in Blair’s recording at any time.

The American Spectator

Published  3 days ago

Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted out blatantly anti-Semitic messages, using what fellow Democrat and New York Congressman Eliot Engel called “the anti-Semitic trope of ‘Jewish money.’” Omar had suggested that AIPAC — the American Israel Public Affairs Committee —...

Deplorable Kel

Published  3 days ago

In 2012, Ilhan Omar replied to a tweet that suggested Somalis should leave their culture at the door. In other words, assimilate.

Omar replied to the tweet, stating:

totally disagree America is a melting pot of cultures. Our values is one of inclusion and acceptance!

The woman who made the original tweet, replied to Omar, stating:

As long as the law of the land is followed there will be peace and harmony. No rituals like honor killing

Omar replied:

what does honor killing have to do with Somali culture?

The woman replied:

Nothing to do with Somali Culture. Some people DO want to force there culture or beliefs on their hosts.

Omar replied:

I am talking about American values that this Mayor doesn’t get. Somalis aren’t the problem, the mayor is!

Omar went on:

those with problem don’t have a sense of culture & diversity. Being American means being yourself 🙂

Another Twitter user replied:

As long as our AMERICAN culture is respected. That is based in Judeo-Christian culture and law.

Which Omar responded with:

Lol, now that’s just silly

See screenshots of tweets below:

Fox News

Published  3 days ago

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last week on gun and drug charges is a white nationalist who apparently had a hit list of Democratic lawmakers and activists as well as prominent media personalities, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

In a motion for pretrial detention filed in federal court in Baltimore, authorities said Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested Friday and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and an opioid called Tramadol.

However, the filing described the charges as "the proverbial tip of the iceberg," and referred to Hasson as "a domestic terrorist" who meant to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country."

The filing was first noted by researchers from George Washington University's Program on Extremism.

Prosecutors say Hasson regularly read a manifesto written by Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian far-right extremist who killed 77 people in a pair of 2011 terror attacks, and stockpiled weapons and ammunition. According to the documents, federal agents recovered 15 firearms and "conservatively" more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from Hasson's "cramped basement apartment" in Silver Spring, Maryland.

According to the document, Hasson organized a spreadsheet of so-called "traitors" that he subdivided into three categories: A,B, and C. So-called "Category A" traitors included Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (referred to as "Sen blumen jew" in the spreadsheet), Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (referred to as "poca warren") Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California.

Also listed in "Category A" were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., MSNBC personalities Joe Scarborough, Chris Hayes, and Ari Melber as well as CNN host Don Lemon. Names in the "Category B" list included Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., CNN personalities Chris Cuomo and Van Jones, and the Democratic Socialists of America.

Prosecutors say Hasson Googled topics including "what if trump illegally impeached," "best place in dc to see congress people," and "civil war if trump impeached" roughly a month before his arrest.

The filing said Hasson had "espoused extremist views for years" and quoted a letter he drafted to "a known American neo-Nazi leader" in September 2017, nearly two months after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the letter, Hasson described himself as "a long time White Nationalist, having been a skinhead 30 plus years ago before my time in the military." Hasson added that "I fully support the idea of a white homeland ... We need a white homeland as Europe seems lost. How long we can hold out there and prevent n-----ization of the Northwest until whites wake up on their own or are forcibly made to make a decision whether to roll over and die and to stand up remains to be seen."

Three months earlier, prosecutors say Hasson drafted an email to "friends" in which he said he was "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth. I think a plague would be most successful but how to I acquire the needed/ Spanish flu, botulism, anthrax not sure yet but will find something."

In the same email, Hasson mused: "Start with biological attacks followed by attack [sic] on food supply ... Two pronged [sic] attack seems it might before successful. Institute a bombing/sniper campaign."

Prosecutors said Hasson was an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program who had been assigned to the Coast Guard's headquarters in Washington since June 2016. He previously served in the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard.

A detention hearing for Hasson is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday.

Fox News' Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

Washington Free Beacon

Published  3 days ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has ties to a group that includes numerous radical anti-American and anti-Israel activists on its board of directors.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 days ago

THE TECH GIANTS CONTINUED THEIR WAR ON CONSERVATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE VOICES TODAY—

The Republican Party and conservative leaders are AWOL on this issue as the tech giants continue to ban, de-platform and demonetize conservative voices.

Conservative activist Laura Loomer was already banned from Twitter months ago. This was after Laura attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar on her own record and beliefs.

A CAIR activist was reportedly behind the silencing of Laura Loomer.

Democrats are now going after commerce and and incomes of their political opposition.

This is America today.

This is like something you would read about in a banana republic.

And today Laura Loomer was blocked from her Chase Bank app.

Laura Loomer told The Gateway Pundit she spoke with the company today and she is not able to access her account online.

Laura told The Gateway Pundit:

Chase Bank targeting a Jewish Conservative activist and journalist is a disgusting attack on our rights as Americans. First they marginalized a colored man for his support of President Donald Trump. Then they targeted combat veteran Joe Biggs. Now they have suspended my access to the Chase app which I used to manage my bills. These censorship tactics that are being carried out by left leaning executives like Jamie Dimon, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerberg are disgusting and depraved. I’m the target today. Tomorrow, it could be any one of you who dares to have a conservative opinion or idea. These Nazi like censorship tactics send a clear message that supporting Donald Trump can bankrupt, silence, and marginalize people who ought to be considered a protected class. I’m sick to my stomach knowing that I am being targeted by billionaires who have now suspended my access to my online banking via the Chase App, and I am contemplating ways to fight back. The suspension of my chase app comes just weeks after I was banned by PayPal. Why am I being treated like a terrorist in my own country? Is it now a crime in America to be a supporter of President Donald Trump? It sure feels like it.

Republican leaders remain silent.

There is a petition at Change.org to restore Laura Loomer’s Paypal account.

Laura Loomer is planning a protest outside of the Twitter headquarters in New York City on Wednesday.

Laura Loomer is planning a protest outside Twitter's NYC office tomorrow. Here's an email sent to people who work in that building. Apparently she has a permit for up to 600 people. pic.twitter.com/cg6f2Ub9Kr

— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) February 19, 2019

dailycaller

Published  3 days ago

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy condemned Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s upcoming speech at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) banquet next month.

CAIR is a pro-Palestinian organization with alleged ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice has listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) also named CAIR a terrorist organization in 2014, along with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.

Omar is scheduled to speak at CAIR-LA’s annual banquet on March 23.

McCarthy condemned Omar’s scheduled speech during an interview last week on “Outnumbered Overtime.” (RELATED: Conservative Jewish Organization Condemns Omar’s Comments On Israel)

“This isn’t the first time, when you look what she’s been doing earlier in Congress as well. You look what she’s going on — hopefully she’s canceling the dinner, that she’s going to have a dinner here in the next month where an individual that’s also going to be speaking at that dinner, talks about the joy of 20 Jews being killed,” McCarthy stated. “This is not the place we want to associate ourselves with and it shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”

It’s unclear who exactly McCarthy was referencing, but she’ll be Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director for CAIR-Florida, will also be speaking at the event. He’s previously stated that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations.

Republican Jewish Coalition spokesperson Neil Boylan Strauss told The Daily Caller on Monday:

We are dismayed, but not surprised by Omar’s decision, much like the rest of her decisions to date. CAIR is not a mainstream organization. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism funding case, and has very uncomfortable ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Congresswoman Omar was just recently forced to give a halfhearted apology for her anti-Semitic words. If she wishes to avoid another moment that causes even her own party to turn against her, she aught to reconsider her decision to speak to CAIR.

Omar has been accused of pushing anti-Semitism in the past. Earlier this month, she was accused of pushing anti-Semitism for saying the pro-Israel lobby buys support for Israel from members of Congress. Members of both political parties criticized those comments, for which Omar later apologized.

She has also admitted support for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement, which is considered by some to be anti-Semitic. Omar also implied that Israel is not a democracy, and she’s previously accused Israel of “[hypnotizing] the world,” although she has since apologized for it.

It was also announced Monday that Omar’s colleague from Michigan, Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, will be the guest speaker at CAIR-Michigan’s 19th annual “Faith-Led, Justice Driven” banquet. Tlaib has faced her own accusations of anti-Semitism.

New York Post

Published  4 days ago

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Anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist and Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar — someone who had previously argued that Jews hypnotized the world regarding their “evil” deeds — recently claimed that Americans only support Israel because of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s “Benjamins” — and then retweeted a person pointing out that she might as well call all Jews “hook-nosed.”

Though House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who put Omar on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, offered a condemnation of Omar’s comments, many progressives jumped immediately to her defense. Some of them implored Omar to stop deploying these ugly “tropes” because they undermine what is a completely reasonable position toward the Jewish state. (Omar has since apologized, promising to avoid using insulting stereotypes when peddling her anti-Semitism.)

The problem is that “anti-Zionism” — the predominant justification for violence, murder and hatred against Jews in Europe and the Middle East — is a growing position on the American left. Though Omar embraces the worst caricatures of this ideology, it’s her core contention regarding the Jewish state — not her clumsy “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”-style insults, which are just a manifestation of her underlying position — that is most consequential.

One of the dishonest arguments regarding Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who we recently found out wrote a piece for a publication of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is that they are merely being “critical of Israel.” Yet no serious person has ever made the claim that being critical of Israel’s policies is anti-Semitic. Israel has had both left-wing and right-wing governments over the years. And like governments in any liberal democracy, they can be corrupt, misguided or incompetent. Millions of Israelis are critical of their own nation’s policies every year without any fear of repercussions. Israel isn’t Iran or Turkey, countries that most of Israel’s critics never disparage.

But the best way to gauge whether people are merely being critical of Israel’s policies or they are being critical of the existence of the Jewish state is to use Natan Sharansky’s “3D” test: 1) Do they engage in “delegitimization” of the nation’s existence as does every supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement? 2) Do they engage in “demonization” of the country as do people who claim that Israelis hypnotize the world for evil and that they go around murdering children for kicks? 3) Do they engage in “double standards” — for example, having an obsession with Israel and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee while ignoring illiberalism found throughout the Islamic world and ignoring such things as Muslim concentration camps in China?

The second myth pushed by Omar’s defenders is that Israel dictates American foreign policy with its shekels. The first part of this argument is absurd when one considers that over the past few years, the American government passed the Iranian nuclear deal — which Israel saw as an existential threat — and the American president has embraced the idea of withdrawing troops from Syria. Most of the time, the United States sides with Israel because most of the time Israel’s ideals comport with our own.

Then, of course, there’s a significant difference between contending that you disagree with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s positions and contending that AIPAC bribes Americans with lots of Benjamins. For starters, it’s a lie, because AIPAC doesn’t give any money to politicians. And as Emily Zanotti and others have pointed out, AIPAC, with all its supernatural ability to hypnotize lawmakers, spends about $3.5 million on lobbying for Israeli policies in a good year. “It barely even cracks the top 50, is dwarfed by the beer wholesalers,” Zanotti writes. “In contrast, Planned Parenthood’s PAC spent $20M in 2016.”

Although it might be tough for progressives to understand, many Americans still prefer Israel over Hamas, the Palestine Liberation Organization and Iran for reasons other than money — e.g., a shared understanding of liberalism, theological reasons, historical ties, political realities and practical geopolitical reasons. I do concede that contemporary progressives may not embrace these values anymore. For many decades, however, polls showed widespread support for Israel. AIPAC’s success is predicated on that support.

Some of Omar’s defenders also engaged in a little whataboutism by pointing out that Republicans have had their own anti-Semitic problems. I’m sure they have. But I hate to break the news to people: Being critical of billionaire activist George Soros, who happens to be Jewish but holds positions on Israel that are generally in line with Omar’s, is not automatically anti-Semitic — no more than attacking Sheldon Adelson is necessarily anti-Semitic. Omar’s Jewish stereotypes were aimed at all defenders of Israel.

It will be interesting to see how the Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls react to Omar’s comments. Their positions have increasing currency in the activist wing of their party. On this issue, there is a big rift opening between young and old. That does not bode well for the establishment or Jews.

Washington Free Beacon

Published  4 days ago

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday praised Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) for her anti-Semitic language, saying she has "nothing to apologize for."

Farrakhan, who has a long history of using anti-Semitic language, including comparing Jews to "termites" last October, delivered remarks at his movement’s Saviours’ Day conference in Chicago. During the two-hour speech, he talked about the need to break up Democracy before he went on to praise the 102 women in Congress, specifically Omar.

He began by referencing Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D., Mich.) "impeach the motherfucker" line about President Donald Trump, calling it "funny language" and went on to talk about widely-condemned tweets from Omar. The congresswoman was pressured to apologize last week after a tweet was widely condemned as anti-Semitic, receiving backlash from Democratic colleagues, Jewish organizations and even Chelsea Clinton.

"Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins' and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don't do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for," Farrakhan said. "Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you're not lying, so if you're not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House."

Farrakhan then appeared to mock some of the Democratic members of Congress who condemned her remarks, specifically Rep. Gerry Connolly (D., Va.), who said Omar needed to "temper" her views. Connolly also came to her defense, however, by saying she was "new" to Congress and "young."

"Oh she's just ‘young.' She just got here. Don't be so hard on her," Farrakhan said mockingly. "My beautiful sisters, you were sent there to shake that House up. Your people voted you in, but God is the overseer."

Omar has a history of using anti-Semitic rhetoric and is one of the only lawmakers who openly support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Omar, after first wondering why Jewish Americans would be offended, recently said she used unfortunate language in a 2012 tweet where she wrote Israel had committed "evil" acts and "hypnotized the world." She recently compared Israel to Iran, the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, and said she was amused at the idea of the Jewish state being considered a democracy.

In addition, she and Tlaib support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, known as BDS. The BDS movement has links to Palestinian terrorist organizations. The Anti-Defamation League has condemned it, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said BDS is anti-Semitism in action.

When asked by a CNN reporter last week why she supported BDS, Omar immediately walked away.

Sean Hannity

Published  4 days ago

Nation of Islam leader and notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan publicly praised embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar Sunday; saying she “has nothing to apologize for” after promoting vicious stereotypes on social media.

“The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement,” Farrakhan said during his annual Saviours’ Day event. “It ain’t about Farrakhan; it’s about women all over the world [who] have the power to change the world.”

Farrakhan then defended Omar’s twitter tirade; saying “Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins’ and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for,” Farrakhan said. “Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you’re not lying, so if you’re not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House.”

gellerreport

Published  4 days ago

The poisonous hate is impossible to purge. It’s a cancer of the soul. Islamic Jew-hatred: it’s in the Quran. And now, by its treatment of Jew-hating Muslim Representative Ilhan Omar, the Democrat Party is normalizing it. Omar’s apology was hollow and insincere, and nothing is more certain than the fact that she will keep up her anti-Semitic narrative? Another certainty is that the Democrats and liberal Jewish organizations will continue to give her a pass. She will keep her committee assignments. Her Jew-hatred is not a problem as far as they are concerned. In fact, it’s a positive aspect of her resume.

“‘Ilhan Omar is waging an unholy war against the Jewish people,'” Arutz Sheva, February 19, 2019 (thanks to Mark):

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations has launched a nationwide campaign to demand Ilhan Omar’s immediate resignation from Congress over her recent anti-Semitic tirades. Cardoza-Moore who serves as a United Nations Special Envoy for the World Council of Independent Christian Churches (WCICC) which represents over 44 million congregants worldwide and whose “Focus On Israel” television program reaches a global audience of over a billion, has begun a petition to increase pressure upon Omar to stand down.

“Ilhan Omar is waging an unholy war against the Jewish people from Congress. She is about to learn that the Jewish people don’t stand alone, millions of people of faith and conscience stand with the Jewish people. We will neither sleep nor slumber as she uses the heart of American democracy and freedom to defame God’s chosen people and God’s chosen land.” Said Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN).

Cardoza-Moore continued: “Ilhan Omar tricked her electorate into voting for her by lying about her support for Israel. She supports the destruction of the State of Israel and is a virulent anti-Semite with close connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. As American patriots and people of faith, we cannot afford to standby as she continues to sow religious hatred. Proclaiming Justice to The Nations has launched a nationwide petition demanding her immediate resignation. We will continue to act as a firewall around the Jewish people, whenever Jew hatred arises, because their God is our God and their values are our values.”…

dailycaller

Published  4 days ago

FBI statistics reveal that Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, which is represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar and includes the urban area of Minneapolis, is the jurisdiction with the highest rate of terrorist recruitment in the United States.

Minnesota is reported to have the highest Somali population in the United States, with current population estimates breaching 100,000. This demographic has proven to be connected to terror-related activities, Fox News reports,

“More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined — or attempted to join — a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS.”

In the past, Omar has shown her strong affinity for the Somali community in her district, as well as abroad. In one case in 2016, Omar — who at the time was only a state rep. in Minnesota — defended a group of nine Somalis who had attempted to cross the border into Mexico in a plan to reach Syria, “planning to join ISIS,” KMSP-TV reports.

When they were arrested, she wrote a letter to the judge who oversaw their case asking him to have “compassion” for the wannabe terrorist and to take a “restorative approach to justice.”

Omar wrote to the Judge:

Such punitive measures not only lack efficacy, they inevitably create an environment in which extremism can flourish, aligning with the presupposition of terrorist recruitment. . . . The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion. We must alter our attitude and approach; if we truly want to affect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation.

In reference to the 2013 bombing of a Kenyan mall by Somalia-based terrorist organization, Al-Shabab, Omar placed the blame on the United States and its past foreign policy in the region for the attack: “For us, it’s always ‘I must have not done anything. Why is it happening to me?’ Nobody wants to take accountability of how these are byproducts of the actions of our involvement in other people’s affairs,” Omar stated. (RELATED: Ilhan Omar To Fundraise For Hamas-Linked Muslim Organization)

There are a number of reasons why the Twin City region is afflicted by such high rates of terror recruitment. Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security expert at The Heritage Foundation, told Fox News that Minnesota’s unique demographic density of Somalis creates favorable conditions for broad radicalization and frequent terror recruitment. (RELATED: Bill Maher Defends Omar Tweets: ‘I Don’t Know Why This Has To Be Seen As Anti-Semitic’)

He explains:

For over a decade, Islamist terror groups have been able to recruit from Minnesota. This is, in part, because Minnesota has a large Muslim population compared to other parts of the U.S. However, it is also because there have been small segments of the Somali community there that have struggled to integrate into the U.S. Al-Shabaab and ISIS have exploited this – upon religious, political cultural and identity issues to offer a compelling alternative to Western democracy.

David Otto, director and counter-terrorism program coordinator at Global Risk International, also explained to Fox News how and why terror groups are so effective at targeting Somali-American recruits:

Recruitment takes place online as well as face-to-face radicalization, sometimes with promises of what appears to be legitimate opportunities. For al-Shabab, they focus mainly on the negative impact of U.S. counterterrorism policies — like targeted assassinations and drone strikes that sometimes kill innocent civilians in Somalia – to attract recruits and sympathizers. The promise that al-Shabaab will restore a Sharia state and get rid of the government is somewhat attractive.

According to Jeanine Brudenell, who served as the Somali liaison for the Minneapolis Police Department, the uptick in extremism that has occurred in recent years can be linked to efforts to crack down on street gangs throughout the city.

“In trying to lead youth away from joining gangs, many parents were taking their children to the mosques,” she said.

Deplorable Kel

Published  4 days ago

In 2012, Ilhan Omar replied to a tweet that suggested Somalis should leave their culture at the door. In other words, assimilate.

Omar replied to the tweet, stating:

totally disagree America is a melting pot of cultures. Our values is one of inclusion and acceptance!

The woman who made the original tweet, replied to Omar, stating:

As long as the law of the land is followed there will be peace and harmony. No rituals like honor killing

Omar replied:

what does honor killing have to do with Somali culture?

The woman replied:

Nothing to do with Somali Culture. Some people DO want to force there culture or beliefs on their hosts.

Omar replied:

I am talking about American values that this Mayor doesn’t get. Somalis aren’t the problem, the mayor is!

Omar went on:

those with problem don’t have a sense of culture & diversity. Being American means being yourself

Another Twitter user replied:

As long as our AMERICAN culture is respected. That is based in Judeo-Christian culture and law.

Which Omar responded with:

Lol, now that’s just silly

See screenshots of tweets below:

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Jihad Watch

Published  4 days ago

They don’t talk to the police because they don’t trust them, because the police are not Muslims. The Qur’an teaches that Muslims are “the best of people” (3:110) and non-Muslims are “the most vile of created beings” (98:6). But no one will admit that is the cause, and so the police keep trying “outreach” programs to win them over. The result? Disasters such as the police career of Mohamed Noor.

“Back in Omar’s district, police deal with gangs, relations with tight-lipped Somali community,” by Hollie McKay, Fox News, February 14, 2019 (thanks to Mark):

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – In the dead of the cold, late night on Tuesday, a young Somali man was shot in the hip. Someone took him to the local trauma center, left him there, and drove off.

The man told police at his bedside that he didn’t know who shot him, who took him to the hospital, or why he was targeted. “I’m intoxicated,” he told cops, while doctors tended his wound, before insisting he didn’t know anything else about what happened.

For the attending police officers, it was a frustrating, albeit familiar, response from a member of the Somali community, whose support in November sent one of their own, Rep. Ilhan Omar, to Congress. While Omar has spoken out frequently and forcefully on a range of issues – some that seem little connected to her district – most members of the Somali community she represents remain far more insular.

The national epidemic of shootings involving young African-American men in America’s cities certainly isn’t unique to Minneapolis. But some officers here believe issues of cultural assimilation involving the Somali immigrant community, and a struggle on both sides to better communicate law enforcement’s mandate to protect and serve, makes it a particularly imposing challenge. One that politicians like Omar, they say, could do much more to effectively address.

“When they come here, they come with their own experiences of not trusting the police, and from a place where the police are known to be corrupt. And the challenge for us lies in trying to get them to cooperate,” said one law enforcement officer. “They’ll often call 911 when they need help. But when we come, they often won’t then tell us who is causing the problem so we can take action or stop the crime from happening again.”

“Our goal is to have a good relationship with the community, we try to engage but it’s proving to be a tough egg to crack,” another officer underscored.

According to data compiled last year by the Washington Post, more than half of all homicides statewide in Minnesota go unsolved. And that’s in part because Somali-Americans in Minneapolis aren’t talking enough to police, according to officers.

The Somali community grew here rapidly here during the 1990s, when large numbers of Somalis fled a devastating civil war. The community has since grown with the addition of U.S.-born children of those refugees – as has the debate over the Somalis’ desire and ability to culturally assimilate.

Minnesota is now home to one the largest Somali communities in the global diaspora, with an estimated 100,000 living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is the center of the Somali community – and is fondly nicknamed “Little Mogadishu” – for its array of Somali-centered organizations, businesses, and mosques.

Last year, it was announced that massive security upgrades totaling some $825,000 were coming to the major government-funded apartment complex in Cedar-Riverside, to “address resident safety concerns.” Part of the plan was to place a six-foot perimeter fence at the Cedar High Apartments, a complex owned and managed by Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, and for many, the central meeting point for the community.

While supported by some, others expressed their concerns the fence would only further isolate the Somali population, and hinder their ability to work with them and make the area safer.

Some investigators lament the difficulties in rooting out gang violence that remains a problem in not just the Somali community, but neighboring areas. The proper dismantling of the gangs, police stress, is a two-way street. Gang activity now is no longer centered on larger outfits like MS-13, or the Crips. Much more common here are smaller gangs with names like “Somali Mafia,” “Somali Outlaws,” “Young n’ Thuggin (YNT)” and even the “Taliban.”

“It’s hard for any community to assimilate and to immediately transform from the life they knew. But the distrust is only getting worse,” said an area law enforcement official. “The gang violence is only getting worse. Not only do crimes go unsolved, but many don’t get reported at all.”

But Jeanine Brudenell, the former Minneapolis Police Department’s Somali liaison officer, who retired in 2017, believes gang violence has waned somewhat. She acknowledged that while the “huge fear of police and government” has made efforts to protect the community, the right steps are being put in place in terms of community relations.

In recent years, the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) has sought to do more community outreach, and bring into the fold more Somali officers. The department currently has eight ethnic Somalis serving as officers.

“The City of Minneapolis has the largest Somali population, per capita, in the United States. The Minneapolis Police Department strongly believes that a police department that reflects the community it serves is an important first step in building trust,” John Elder, Minneapolis Police Department Public Information Officer told Fox News. “When Somali residents see officers that look like them, on patrol and detectives in investigation units, they are more likely have the confidence the MPD will understand their culture and background.”…

Katrina Pierson

Published  4 days ago

As reported by DailyCaller

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) only a week after she used an anti-Semitic trope to claim Israel has paid for GOP support.

Omar will be the keynote speaker at CAIR’s 4th Annual Valley Banquet on March 23 to discuss advancing justice and empowering Muslims, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $55 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500.

Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director for CAIR-Florida, will also be speaking at the event. Shibly has emphatically stated that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, reported Jordan Schachtel at Conservative Review.

Hussam Ayloush, the chief executive director for CAIR-LA, who is hosting the event, compared the state of Israel to the Islamic State during a speech in April. Shibley has repeatedly echoed those sentiments and spread propaganda describing U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Omar faced massive backlash after she stated on Feb. 10 that Republicans’ support for Israel is bought by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The anti-Semitic comments received swift condemnation from congressional members on both sides of the aisle, including the Democratic leadership and the White House.

David Harris Jr

Published  4 days ago

The more we learn about freshman Representative Ilhan Omar, the more there is to be concerned about. In just a few short weeks in Congress, she has revealed herself to be a virulent anti-Semite, as well as a defender of terrorists, and the list of questionable issues surrounding her past and present continue to expand. ...

gellerreport

Published  4 days ago

Jewicidal leftists continue to shame their people. Anti-Jew Jews. These traitors have plagued the Jewish people from time immemorial. “I’m a Jew; she was right about AIPAC,” comedian Michael Ian Black said, adding, “Also, I’m an American; I’m right about the NRA.” Black is wrong on both counts. The Jews are their own worst enemy. These anti-Jewish Jews do not represent the welfare of the Jewish people. They represent the left. The left is antisemitic. They do not represent Jewish interests. On the contrary, they actively work against them and the Jewish state of Israel.

“Hollywood Rallies Around Ilhan Omar: ‘I’m a Jew; She Was Right About AIPAC,’” by Justin Caruso, Breitbart, February 14, 2019:

Hollywood celebrities concerned about bigotry in America made one big exception this week to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she was accused of anti-Semitism for remarks she made about the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Rep. Ilhan Omar said in a social media post about GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy defending Israel.

She then insinuated that AIPAC was paying American politicians to be pro-Israel.

Many political figures, even Democrats, accused her of perpetuating harmful anti-Semitic tropes.

Hollywood celebrities, however, had a different opinion.

“I’m a Jew; she was right about AIPAC,” comedian Michael Ian Black said, adding, “Also, I’m an American; I’m right about the NRA.”

“Trump’s criticism of Omar is ironic given how many times he has made anti-Semitic comments or hesitated to denounce such rhetoric,” Mia Farrow remarked.

Left-wing director Judd Apatow responded to Vice President Mike Pence’s condemnation of Omar, snarking, “Pocahontas is cool? Nazi’s are good people is cool? Mexicans are rapists is cool? Africa is a shithole is cool? Grab em by the pussy is cool? Gotcha.”

Rosie O’Donnell re-tweeted a similar criticism of Trump, simply adding, “ImpeachTrumpNow.”

Michael Moore simply posted a glowing photo of Omar….

True Pundit

Published  4 days ago

Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), is the terrorist recruitment capitol of the United States, according to FBI statistics.

FOX News reports that “more men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.”

“FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined,” Fox News continued. “And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.”

As FOX notes, “the insular ethnic community in Minnesota offers a rich recruiting ground” for Islamic terrorism as the Somali population in the Minneapolis community — which is located in Omar’s district — is nearly 100,000.

“We are very conscious that there may still be fertile ground for that, and that is could re-start at any time,” one federal official told Fox News. “Based on historical experience, we had (an uptick) in 2007 and 2008 going for al-Shabab, then a lull. Then, as ISIS came back, we saw a whole bunch of people no longer headed for Somalia. They were headed for Iraq and Syria. That really caught us off-guard, we didn’t see that coming. It didn’t make sense to us. We understood why kids were going back to Somalia, but going to Syria was another issue.”- READ MORE

Washington Free Beacon

Published  5 days ago

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday praised Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) for her anti-Semitic language, saying she has "nothing to apologize for."

Farrakhan, who has a long history of using anti-Semitic language, including comparing Jews to "termites" last October, delivered remarks at his movement’s Saviours’ Day conference in Chicago. During the two-hour speech, he talked about the need to break up Democracy before he went on to praise the 102 women in Congress, specifically Omar.

He began by referencing Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D., Mich.) "impeach the motherfucker" line about President Donald Trump, calling it "funny language" and went on to talk about widely-condemned tweets from Omar. The congresswoman was pressured to apologize last week after a tweet was widely condemned as anti-Semitic, receiving backlash from Democratic colleagues, Jewish organizations and even Chelsea Clinton.

"Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins' and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don't do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for," Farrakhan said. "Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you're not lying, so if you're not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House."

Farrakhan then appeared to mock some of the Democratic members of Congress who condemned her remarks, specifically Rep. Gerry Connolly (D., Va.), who said Omar needed to "temper" her views. Connolly also came to her defense, however, by saying she was "new" to Congress and "young."

"Oh she's just ‘young.' She just got here. Don't be so hard on her," Farrakhan said mockingly. "My beautiful sisters, you were sent there to shake that House up. Your people voted you in, but God is the overseer."

Omar has a history of using anti-Semitic rhetoric and is one of the only lawmakers who openly support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Omar, after first wondering why Jewish Americans would be offended, recently said she used unfortunate language in a 2012 tweet where she wrote Israel had committed "evil" acts and "hypnotized the world." She recently compared Israel to Iran, the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, and said she was amused at the idea of the Jewish state being considered a democracy.

In addition, she and Tlaib support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, known as BDS. The BDS movement has links to Palestinian terrorist organizations. The Anti-Defamation League has condemned it, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said BDS is anti-Semitism in action.

When asked by a CNN reporter last week why she supported BDS, Omar immediately walked away.

National Review

Published  5 days ago

The Left distorts what happened in El Salvador in the 1980s.

Daily Wire

Published  5 days ago

Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), is the terrorist recruitment capitol of the United States, according to FBI statistics.

Breitbart

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Rep. Ilhan Omar is an antisemite and hating Jews is a perfectly acceptable position in today’s Democratic Party.

dailycaller

Published  5 days ago

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) only a week after she used an anti-Semitic trope to claim Israel has paid for GOP support.

Omar will be the keynote speaker at CAIR’s 4th Annual Valley Banquet on March 23 to discuss advancing justice and empowering Muslims, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $55 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500.

Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director for CAIR-Florida, will also be speaking at the event. Shibly has emphatically stated that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, reported Jordan Schachtel at Conservative Review.

Hussam Ayloush, the chief executive director for CAIR-LA, who is hosting the event, compared the state of Israel to the Islamic State during a speech in April. Shibley has repeatedly echoed those sentiments and spread propaganda describing U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Omar faced massive backlash after she stated on Tuesday that Republicans’ support for Israel is bought by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The anti-Semitic comments received swift condemnation from congressional members on both sides of the aisle, including the Democratic leadership and the White House.

After receiving widespread criticism, Omar apologized for using anti-Semitic language, but maintained her position on “the problematic role of lobbyists in politics, whether it be AIPAC, the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry.” (RELATED: Top Democrat Jerry Nadler Slams Ilhan Omar Over Comments About Jews)

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Omar’s office to request clarification on whether raising money for CAIR exacerbates the “problematic role of lobbyists in politics” and, if not, what is the difference between fundraising for CAIR and AIPAC. Omar’s office did not return TheDCNF’s request for comment.

Omar has been in office less than two months and is surrounded by a number of controversies. The freshman congresswoman defended anti-Israeli statements, such as ones invoking Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings,” and she has come out in favor of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to punish the nation-state of Israel by economically depriving the country for its alleged mistreatment of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

The Minnesota congresswoman is also on the record implying that Israel is not a democracy and gave an interview to a host that referred to Israel as the “Jewish ISIS.” (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Breaks Silence On Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Israel Comments: ‘I’m Proud’)

Omar, along with Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, became America’s first Muslim congresswoman when sworn into office in January. Their time in office have both been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism.

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Fox News

Published  5 days ago

In a viral exchange at a congressional hearing last week, the new congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, who is quickly establishing herself as the most reprehensible member of the House Democratic freshman class despite stiff competition, launched into Elliott Abrams. She accused the former Reagan official and Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela of being complicit in war crimes.

“Yes or no,” she demanded, “would you support an armed faction within Venezuela that engages in war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, if you believe they were serving U.S. interest, as you did in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua?”

OCASIO-CORTEZ SAYS ILHAN OMAR'S GRILLING OF TRUMP VENEZUELA ENVOY 'FEELS LIKE JUSTICE'

Omar was cribbing from the left’s notes on U.S. Latin American policy, and doing it badly. She made much of the 1981 El Motoze massacre in El Salvador. The idea that Abrams is somehow directly implicated in this bloodcurdlingly awful event is completely absurd. He was assistant secretary of state for international organizations in the Reagan administration, then became assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs on December 10, 1981. The massacre occurred the next day. Unless we are to believe the El Salvadoran military unit took his change of jobs as a green light to indiscriminately kill villagers (which unfortunately was not a new practice), Abrams obviously had nothing to do with the massacre.

Nonetheless, the Omar attack is an opportunity to examine the premises of the left’s narrative on Reagan’s policy in El Salvador, which supports the persistent attacks on Abrams as a “war criminal.” To paraphrase the famous Mary McCarthy line about Lillian Hellman, every word in this narrative is a lie, including “and” and “the.”

In what follows, I rely throughout on Russell Crandall’s book "The Salvador Option: The United States in El Salvador, 1977–1992," a fair-minded, factual account that’s a marked contrast to the tendentiously left-wing material that dominates online.

TO READ THE REST OF THIS OP-ED IN THE NATIONAL REVIEW CLICK HERE

100PercentFedUp.com

Published  5 days ago

Isolation of the Somali Muslim community AND teaching Sharia law in Muslim schools in Minneapolis are the two main reasons why we should still fear their recruitment to terrorism.

Assimilation hasn’t happened and that’s a HUGE problem!

During the election last year, I stumbled upon a reporter’s videos and couldn’t believe my eyes. THIS is the end game that the Democrats are hoping for. We reported on Ilhan Omar when she was just a candidate. A local reporter from the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Ilhan Omar only speaking to voters in Somali:

Trending: Ilhan Omar To Speak At Fundraiser For Charity Designated “Terror Organization” With Official Who Once Called For Killing Of Jews

A very recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune discusses a new Somali Mall:

Pete Hegseth goes to “Little Mogadishu” and finds out that many Somali Muslims don’t speak English and that they actually teach Sharia law in school but not sure about American law. This all goes back to the REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM and the HUGE problem with bringing over 3 million MOSTLY Muslims to the U.S. in the past 30 years. We need to take a look at defunding this program because it’s ballooned way past what it was originally intended to be.

IS THIS HAPPENING IN YOUR TOWN? HERE’S THE LOWDOWN ON THE REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD HEAR:

duplicitousdemocracy

Published  5 days ago

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of al-Shabab, or ISIS combined and as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS.

Big League Politics

Published  6 days ago

Ilhan Omar can now add liar to her resume. After a 2013 interview of Ilhan Omar recently surfaced on the internet in which she mocked Americans’ fears of Islamic terrorist organizations by citing a terrorism class she took in college, Big League Politics decided to investigate the merit of Omar’s claims. Omar was being interviewed […]

RedState

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    According to the FBI, Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar represents the terrorist recruitment capitol of the United States. As reported by Fox News: More men and boys from...

Dan Bongino

Published  6 days ago

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is expected to participate in a fundraiser for an Islamic organization deemed by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding trial.

Omar is the keynote speaker for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 4th Annual Valley Banquet to empower Muslims on March 23.

The Daily Caller writes:

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Last week, Omar was embroiled in scandal after she accused Jewish advocacy group AIPAC of paying off politicians.

The freshman lawmaker responded to a tweet about Congress and its support for Israel, writing, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

It's all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019

She then responded “AIPAC!” when one individual on Twitter asked who she thought paid American politicians to be pro-Israel.

Omar eventually apologized for her anti-Semitic tweets after top Democrats–including Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD)–urged her to do so and condemned her comments.

On Twitter, Omar released the following statement:

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize. At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

House Democrats said,“…Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”

Last month, in a Yahoo! News interview, the congresswoman said she “almost chuckles” when she hears Israel called a democracy, and compared the Jewish nation to Iran.

When asked how the U.S. could facilitate peace talks between Israel and Iran, Omar replied, “Most of the things that have been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution. When you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other.”

When asked to explain in detail what she meant, Omar went on to criticize Israel.

“I mean just our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it,” she said.

She continued, “And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out. We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”

CBN News

Published  6 days ago

FBI statistics reveal that Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), is the terrorism recruitment capital of the United States.

According to the FBI, more Somali American men and boys from this district have joined, or have attempted to join, a foreign terror organization in the last 12 years than any other community in the US.

"Forty-five Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined," Fox News reports.

In 2018, a dozen more Somalis were arrested, accused of planning to leave the US to join ISIS.

Ilhan's district is a very insular ethnic and religious community that has not fully assimilated into American society.

"For over a decade, Islamist terror groups have been able to recruit from Minnesota. This is, in part, because Minnesota has a large Muslim population compared to other parts of the US," Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security expert at The Heritage Foundation, told Fox News.

Federal authorities say they are "highly concerned" about this district's ties to international terrorism. "We are very conscious that there may still be fertile ground for that, and that is could re-start at any time," one official told Fox.

Recruitment for terrorism usually takes place online where jihadists criticize US counterterrorism policies, like targeted assassinations and drone strikes that sometimes kill innocent civilians. A number of these Somali terrorists have become suicide bombers while others are believed to have died on the battlefield.

Congresswoman Omar has a history of being sympathetic to Somalis terrorists.

She defended six Somalis arrested in 2015 for trying to cross into Mexico in an attempt to join ISIS in Syria. As the case moved forward in 2016, the then-state representative wrote a letter to the trial judge requesting "compassion" and a lighter sentence.

"Such punitive measures not only lack efficacy, they inevitably create an environment in which extremism can flourish, aligning with the presupposition of terrorist recruitment," Omar wrote. "The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion."

In 2013, Omar said al-Shabab's terror attack on a Kenyan shopping mall that killed nearly 70 people and wounded 200 others, was a reaction to US "involvement in other people's affairs."

dailycaller

Published  6 days ago

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced on Monday that Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be speaking at CAIR-Michigan’s annual banquet only days after the Hamas-linked organization revealed that fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota will be speaking at CAIR-LA’s annual banquet.

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in 2014.

Tlaib will be the guest speaker at CAIR-Michigan’s 19th annual “Faith-Led, Justice Driven” banquet on March 17, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $50 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500. Tickets for Omar’s March 23 event start at a similar price point. (RELATED: Ilhan Omar To Fundraise For Hamas-Linked Muslim Organization)

Omar and Tlaib became America’s first Muslim congresswomen when sworn into office in January. Their time in office has been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism.

Tlaib invited a pro-Hezbollah, anti-Israel activist to her swearing-in ceremony and the following private dinner in January. Days later, an op-ed column she wrote in 2006 for Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication founded by Louis Farrakhan, surfaced. She also has come under scrutiny for having ties to other anti-Israel individuals and for questioning the loyalty of Republican lawmakers who support the Jewish nation-state.

Omar has defended anti-Israeli statements, such as ones invoking Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings,” and she is on record implying Israel is not a democracy. She gave an interview to a host that referred to Israel as the “Jewish ISIS” and mocked how Americans speak about al-Qaeda and Hezbollah. (RELATED: Rashida Tlaib’s Ties To Anti-Semitism Run Deeper Than Previously Known)

Both congresswomen waited until after they won their congressional elections to reveal their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to punish Israel by economically depriving the country for its alleged mistreatment of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The Anti-Defamation League describes the movement as “the most prominent effort to undermine Israel’s existence.”

BDS has been metastasizing through college campuses, initially promulgated by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the movement’s most visible arm. SJP has been linked to the Islamic terror group Hamas, according to The Washington Free Beacon. Moreover, The U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, the American umbrella group of the BDS movement, has reportedly given money to terrorist organizations like Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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WIN

Published  6 days ago

Leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations have compared Israel to ISIS but said that Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorist groups.

By World Israel News staff

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), reports the Daily Caller, a conservative American news and opinion website.

“CAIR-LA is honored to have Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the featured speaker for the 4th Annual Valley Banquet,” says the council’s website.

Omar is to be the keynote speaker at the Los Angeles event on March 23rd to discuss advancing justice and empowering Muslims, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $55 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500.

Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director for CAIR-Florida, will also be speaking at the event. Shibly has emphatically stated that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, says a report in the Conservative Review, another U.S. conservative media company.

In 2014, Shibly claimed that the Hamas terror tunnels uncovered in Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in the northern Gaza Strip were “being used in the defense of Palestine.”

Hussam Ayloush, the chief executive director for CAIR-LA, who is hosting the event, compared the State of Israel to the Islamic State (ISIS) during a speech in April. Shibley has repeatedly echoed those sentiments and described U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists, says the Daily Caller.

The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Omar’s office did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment and clarification on whether raising money for CAIR exacerbates the “problematic role of lobbyists in politics” and, if not, the difference between fundraising for CAIR and AIPAC.

Earlier this month, Omar accused the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby group in Washington of paying off politicians to support the Jewish State.

In 2012, she tweeted: ” “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

CAIR has defended comments made by Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, another Muslim congresswoman who has sharply criticized Israel and – like Omar – called for boycotting the Jewish State.

In a recent statement, the council said that it “applauds Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their courage in speaking the truth about Israel’s racial, religious and ethnic segregation,” adding that “agenda-driven groups – like AIPAC – have for decades enabled that segregation and the resulting denial of human rights for Christian and Muslim Palestinians.”

The American Mirror

Published  6 days ago

What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? The House Speaker held a public bill signing on Thursday, and during her remarks, she wished reporters a 'Happy Thanksgiving.' It was Valentine's Day. She was a mere 84 days late. Watch:  Earlier in the day, the House Speaker gave her weekly brief press conference, she could be seen suffering brain freezes, confusing millions and billions, and at one point, caught herself holding up only five fingers while talking about six bills.  After suffering an early brain freeze while talking about her colleagues being in North Carolina for a funeral, Pelosi struggled

Conservative News Today

Published  6 days ago

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations believes Rep. Ilhan Omar should be removed from office

Dr. Qanta Ahmed believes the Minnesota Democrat is shaping up to be anything but an asset to American Muslims, noting that her Islamist and anti-Semitic views are reason enough for Democrats to at least remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“She’s proving to be a tremendous liability to America’s Muslims,” the Muslim scholar and author told “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt on Friday.

“In her remarks, she’s branded every Muslim in America as an anti-Semite, and this is absolutely unacceptable and un-Islamic,” Ahmed said, accusing the freshman lawmaker of “insolence,” and “arrogance” with anti-Semitic views going back over years.

“Eject her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee immediately,” she added, arguing that Democrats have “no justification” for keeping her there. “Anything she’s proposing is now going to be interpreted through the lens of anti-Semitism.”

Ahmed indicated that she is especially alarmed at Omar’s affiliation with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which seeks the eradication of Israel. She noted that there is a new wave of anti-Semitism which has “infected” Islam, a view that is “antithetical to Islamic belief.”

Where does Islamist antisemitism come from? Distinguishing #Islam and it’s central tenet of pluralism including reverence of #Judaism from #Islamism which holds cosmic enmity with Jewry. islamophobia must not be used to shelter #Islamism @IlhanMN @foxandfriends @ainsleyearhardt pic.twitter.com/xV2H6sXYCk

— Qanta Ahmed (@MissDiagnosis) February 16, 2019

The far-left congresswoman came under fire last week by leaders of her own party, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after commenting about a pro-Israel lobby’s influence on U.S. politics. Omar tweeted that AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, was paying members of Congress to support Israel.

Omar issued an apology of sorts, only to retweet a thread from a Democratic activist just a few hours later who supported her earlier claims that sparked the controversy. President Trump called for Omar’s resignation or that she at least be removed from serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Her disrespectful behavior in a fiery clash with President Trump’s Venezuela envoy, Elliott Abrams, during a House hearing even earned her praise from controversial far-left leaders.

Ahmed slammed Omar’s apologies as “hollow,” saying “there’s no justification, ever, for anti-Semitic speech,” which she classified as “hate speech” and “genocidal speech.”

She explained that the views are not in line with true Islam and are now “rife” among Muslims “without critical thinking.”

For Muslims in America, we are faced with the realization that Muslim anti-Semites claim to speak for our Islamic faith and our Muslim identity. They invite hostility to our own communities, and more misunderstanding of Islam within America. @MissDiagnosis https://t.co/8tGY8SUfTY

— Wendy R. Acho (@Acho_Wendy) February 15, 2019

She concluded by pointing out a misconception especially among Democrats that criticizing someone like Omar and calling out comments or views that are hateful is not a form of Islamophobia.

“So to all the viewers and listener, criticizing the endorsement of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-Zionist speech by a Muslim is not Islamophobia,” Ahmed said. “That is a false construct that just prefers Islamism and denies us to look at the truth.”

In a powerful op-ed published by The Daily Caller, Ahmed clearly defined the dangerous problems Omar and her colleague, Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, bring with their radical views.

“America’s Muslims must distinguish themselves from these patently anti-Semitic views,” she wrote. “If we fail to distance ourselves from these sentiments, we Muslims in the Diaspora will invite animus from our host communities and be personally responsible for the debasement of our own faith by our own hand.”

US Liberty Wire

Published  6 days ago

The more digging that is done into Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s past, the more skeletons people are discovering.

And none worse than this one – look, people cast votes for a lot of reasons but this one is a head-scratcher, leaving little to the imagination. While in the Minnesota legislature, she cast this shocking vote.

From Alphanewsmn: On Thursday, members of the Minnesota House voted to pass H.F. 1397, a bill which would give life insurance companies the right to deny payouts to beneficiaries whose loved one died while committing an act of terrorism.

In a bipartisan effort, Republicans and Democrats joined together to pass the bill 127-2. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minneapolis) and John Lesch (D-St.Paul) were the only two lawmakers who voted against the measure.

Lesch, who announced his decision to run for attorney general in April, gave a thorough explanation as to why he voted no.

“[The bill] allows an insurance company, not a court, to decide what constitutes an act of terrorism under the cited statute, and it lowers the burden on that call to preponderance of the evidence,” Lesch told Alpha News.

Lesch gave Alpha News a hypothetical situation:

“In a riot after a hockey championship, a group of fans leave the stadium, and some of them throw bottles and block traffic. In the process, a few (not all) of them deface property in a manner that constitutes a felony (over $1000 in damage). A motorist, frustrated with being blocked in traffic by a group of drunk hockey fans, decides he’s tired of waiting and steps on the gas, running through the crowd, killing one of the revelers (who was not doing anything wrong other than picking the wrong crowd to hang out with, but who would likely have been charged with accessory to Criminal Damage to Property had he survived). Did the dead fan commit an act of terrorism? Most reasonable people would say no. But the bill that passed yesterday would allow an insurance company (who has a financial incentive to deny claims) to decide that it falls under the law which would expressly permit the insurer to deny the claim to the deceased’s grieving widow and family.”

Stating the bill needed to be more specific to protect the intended, Lesch reiterated, “Terrorists should not be able to send life insurance benefits to beneficiaries based on bad faith recent policy purchases. I think we can all agree on that.”

However, the reasoning behind Omar’s no vote, the first Somali woman to be elected to public office in the United States, remains to be seen. Multiple attempts by Alpha News for comment on her decision were not returned.

As reported by Alpha News, then Representative-elect Omar, just a week into her historic victory, had already begun to work on changing the Somali-terrorism perception in Minnesota.

In November, Omar sent a letter to Judge Michael Davis asking for leniency for nine young men who were found guilty of attempting to join the terrorist group ISIS. In her letter, Omar explains, “ long sentencing would, in fact, destroy their lives as mistrust from the community around them would ultimately lead to unproductive lives.”

Omar has been tied to anti-CVE (countering violent extremism) sentiments. CVE, an initiative first introduced by former Minnesota Attorney General Andrew Luger, is a program designed to counter homegrown terrorism. An MPR report states Omar was friends with several young men who left the United States to join Al-Shabab and called them, “happy, young men.” In the same article, Omar shares her skepticism of the CVE program in how it will deter young men and women from joining the terrorist organization.

H.F. 1397 was introduced by Rep. Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska), in response to the current court case involving the San Bernardino shooter. The shooter, Syed Rizwan Farook took out two life insurance policies totaling $300,000 in the midst of planning the terrorist attack that took 14 lives.

According to an LA Times report, the federal government filed a lawsuit in May 2016 to stop Farook’s mother from receiving the insurance benefits.

americanthinker

Published  6 days ago

In a story unearthed by U.S. Liberty Wire, citing a deep-weeds Minnesota state political news site, here's some new information on the decisionmaking of Minnesota leftist Democrat and House Foreign Affairs committee member, Rep. Ilhan Omar, dating from her days in the Minnesota statehouse:

On Thursday, members of the Minnesota House voted to pass H.F. 1397, a bill which would give life insurance companies the right to deny payouts to beneficiaries whose loved one died while committing an act of terrorism.

In a bipartisan effort, Republicans and Democrats joined together to pass the bill 127-2. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minneapolis) and John Lesch (D-St.Paul) were the only two lawmakers who voted against the measure.

The issue at the time (2017), was the problem of terrorists taking out life insurance policies shortly before going on suicide rampages, and relying on those insurance companies to make big payouts to their family members, much the same way the Palestinian Authority and its terrorist allies make payments to families of "martyrs."

To the Minnesota statehouse, Republicans and Democrats alike, it was a no-brainer. The only other guy who voted against the measures cited excessive legalisms for not voting 'yes.' Somehow, Omar's 'no' vote, which got her nothing politically from her own party at least, doesn't seem to be in the same category, given her previous history of seeking to shield ISIS terrorists from punishment, and as John Hinderaker at Power Line notes, her persistent echoing of Iranian propaganda talking points. (He has a point in disagreeing with my argument that it was Russian talking points she was echoing - the two propagandas are actually the same - but we both know which country this ignoramus is more likely to actually know something about).

Liberty News Wire reporter Frank Johnson characterizes it as a skeleton crawling out and makes this observation about the problem: "The more digging that is done into Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s past, the more skeletons people are discovering."

Arguing to shield ISIS terrorists - those famous "Minnesota Men" and now condoning forced payouts from insurance companies to terrorist relatives who nutured these terrorists into suicide attacks really does stand out as something special - to the terrorist-American community.

Which really does raise questions yet again about what this person represents and why she is there on the House Foreign Relations Committee, potentially passing on information to the kind of people she's there to defend, and why she should have any sayso at all in U.S. foreign policy.

Someone with this record should be a pariah.

I Love My Freedom

Published  6 days ago

In a story that shows just how little respect that Democrats have for the intelligence of the American people, freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is working to explain away her controversial anti-Semitic rhetoric as merely a

americanthinker

Published  6 days ago

President Trump has demanded that Ilhan Omar voluntarily resign. The idea of impeachment of another Muslim Democratic congresswoman – Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) is also being actively promoted.

The events surrounding Ilhan Omar, of course, are a shame for America. The anti-Semitic focus of her recent statements is obvious. However, this does not mean that President Trump has an urgent need to intervene in the process of natural political selection and demand the resignation of an anti-Semitic congresswoman.

Trump's intervention in the natural self-destruction of the Democratic Party is a strategic mistake. People who in some exceptional circumstances make not rational, but impulsive decisions, are understandable, but concerning these two brainless members of Congress and their third friend – young socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York – there should be a completely different approach.

By its actions, this trinity guarantees the Democratic Party a very tarnished reputation. Moreover, the longer these ladies will stay in Congress, the more chances America has for an optimistic forecast.

It seems that in January 2019, someone pressed a switch and turned off the brains of the Democrats. Currently, there is chaos and confusion in their minds. For example, they shout that President Trump is a puppet of Russia (which means that Trump, submitting to the Kremlin, must pursue a pro-Russian policy). However, if they really believe this, then the Democrats must demand the exact opposite – a tough stance towards Russia.

Instead, they oppose Trump’s harsh policy toward Russia and condemn Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Democrats must decide whether they support Trump’s position on Russia or if they condemn it. They cannot both approve and condemn Trump’s policy toward Russia at the same time. (Well, they can. However, then from a clinical point of view, the Democrats’ only diagnosis is cognitive dissonance.)

Turning off the brains of American Democrats is not solely happening at the federal level. Do New York Democrats not understand that legally authorizing abortion in the ninth month of pregnancy is a political nightmare? Did none of them think about the consequences of the fact that now, thanks to the Democrats, abortions in New York can be done by any person, and not just by a licensed phsyician? Is it a symptom of mass psychosis or a mass (D)ebilism? Moreover, this criticism does not even touch the moral, religious or legal side of abortion, but only the political side of it.

Anti-Semitism and racism of the modern Democratic Party of the USA have well-known and deep roots. The Democratic Party is the creator of the KKK and the author of the Jim Crow laws. It was the Democratic Administration of President Roosevelt that turned away a ship with Jewish refugees in 1939. A vital role in the refusal of Jewish refugees to go ashore in America was played by Secretary of State Cordell Hull (by the way, it was with him that the shameful history of the undeserved Nobel Peace Prizes began).

It was the Democrats who threw U.S. citizens of Japanese descent into concentration camps during World War II. It was the Democrats who became famous for the systematic persecution and extermination of North American Indians. It was the Democrats who were the party of slave owners.

Therefore, the open anti-Semitism of Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should not surprise anybody. It should not be a shock that the former head of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, in February 2017 supported the Muslim (and anti-Semite) Keith Ellison to head the DNC, and in February 2019 openly supported Ilhan Omar in her series of anti-Semitic tweets. Support for her was also expressed by the chief adviser and closest friend of Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett.

The racist scandal of the three top Democrat office holders in the state of Virginia should have ended in 24 hours – the governor should have resigned. A week later, no one in the media would remember this annoying incident, and in a year almost no voter would remember it, and this would not have affected the 2020 election. However, the Democrats have their brains turned off, and the Republicans are wisely silent, and as a result, the Democrats, to their horror, continue to tear each other apart.

Do the events in Virginia not give everyone a vivid example of what the correct position should be when one’s political opponents are digging a hole for themselves?

Do none of the present inhabitants of the White House know the phrase (which is attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte): “Never interrupt your opponent when he makes a mistake”?

Does President Trump want to deprive American politics of the remarkable socialistic useful idiots who, in their Green New Deal, propose eliminating the entire aviation industry, the entire oil and gas industry, and ultimately stopping meat production? Doesn't anyone understand that Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker's militant vegetarianism is not a winning strategy for presidential elections?

Doesn’t President Trump not see that the new House of Representatives, in which the Democrats are the majority now, has handed a vast amount of political ammunition to Republicans within just a few weeks after coming to power? Moreover, they did it for free.

Let us hope that in the end, Trump will correct this mistake.

The brainless socialistic women’s trinity should not be expelled from Congress. They should be silently encouraged and allowed to self-destruct not only themselves but their entire party with impunity.

Americans should stock up on popcorn.

Gary Gindler, Ph.D., is a conservative blogger at Gary Gindler Chronicles. Follow him on Twitter.

Big League Politics

Published  1 week ago

Gab.com, known as the free speech alternative to Twitter, is creating a browser plugin to add a comment section to every website on the Internet.

Andrew Torba, who founded and runs Gab has shared a number of screenshots showing the plugin in action, commenting on websites with unavailable comment sections, and on websites with harsh moderating standards.

Commenting on YouTube videos that can’t be removed by CNN 😂 pic.twitter.com/2jf0llaILO

— Gab.com (@getongab) February 13, 2019

All comments are run through Gab, which uses the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as their standard of moderation, meaning that the comments will only be removed if they violate the law, or violate a slim category of offences, such as doxxing, which Gab disallows.

Big League Politics reached out to Torba, who describes the comment section extension having three parts.

The most anticipated part is the browser extension, which Torba explains will allow users to “view/create a comment section on any url, including tweets, YouTube videos, news articles, etc…”

He also describes a standalone web app designed “for creating and discovering conversations on these URL’s (webpages).”

And finally, he discussed an integration of those conversions onto the Gab website itself.

The only portion of his plan with a working example is the browser extension, which Torba says is still in its “super early” stages, and hasn’t had a chance for developers to “make it pretty yet.”

This plugin has the capability to change the Internet entirely if largely adopted.

Big tech platforms are known for their discriminatory moderating practices, which largely targets conservatives. One of the most glaring examples of this is the Twitter ban of conservative journalist, and Big League Politics contributor Laura Loomer, who is permanently suspended on Twitter for exposing the now widely recognized Antisemitism of freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Torba believes this plugin has the capability to make huge waves in the big tech sphere.

“I have never in my career seen people so excited for a tech product,” Torba explains. “The feedback we are getting on this is phenomenal. People are fed up with being treated like children across the web.”

Torba also explains why this extension is so important, describing the timeline of the downfall of free conversations on the web:

“Comment sections were removed from blogs/mainstream news sites around 2013-2015. They all just vanished. So the conversations happening on them moved to social media. From 2015-2019 social networks have been trying to stop this with AI, shadowbanning, censorship, and no-platforming. We built Gab in response to this. Now it’s time to take Gab and apply it to the entire internet. Every URL will have a public square. We are creating the comment section of the internet.”

There is no current time-frame for this extension being released, but Big League Politics will keep you updated on this exciting innovation.

You can follow both this reporter, and Big League Politics on Gab, where we proudly speak freely at @lukerohlfing and @bigleaguepol.

Power Line

Published  1 week ago

The two hottest commodities in the Democratic Party are Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Earlier this week, Omar exhibited stunning ignorance in her hostile questioning of Elliott Adams Abrams. Similarly, Ocasio-Cortez has often displayed a surprising lack of knowledge for someone who apparently is a college graduate. Don’t get me started on the “Green New Socialism.” But she outdid herself yesterday.

The context was Amazon’s announcement that it would not, after all, build a second corporate headquarters in Long Island City, which I understand is close to, but not within, Ocasio-Cortez’s district. The project reportedly would have entailed 25,000 new jobs–normally considered a good thing by Congressmen. But Ocasio-Cortez thought it was wonderful that her constituents would not have the option to compete for those jobs:

Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019

I suppose if AOC’s constituents thought they would be “exploited” by Amazon they wouldn’t have to apply for jobs there. Now, they don’t have the choice.

Whether New York should have given Amazon incentives necessary to cement the Long Island City deal is debatable. As a conservative, I might say No. So, putting aside the idiotic Marxist rhetoric, there is nothing wrong with saying adios to Amazon. This is where Ocasio-Cortez went off the rails and took a deep dive into stupidity:

You know, I think it’s really important that we understand that we need to invest in our economy, but we need to invest in our people, and to give away $3 billion to a company that has a history of worker exploitation that’s paying below what the cost of New York City is not acceptable for us.

Of course, New York wasn’t going to “give” Amazon anything, let alone $3 billion. The $3 billion is an estimate of foregone tax revenues. In other words, money that Amazon won’t pay New York, not money that New York will pay Amazon. This is childishly simple, but apparently too much for AOC:

What’s great is that our economy, our local economy, is already growing. So I firmly believe that if we want to take that $3 billion dollars that we were willing to give to Amazon and invest it in our local community, we can do that. We can make those jobs. We can make 25,000 jobs. But we don’t have to give away and allow our subway system to crumble so that Amazon essentially owns a part of New York City. We can create 25,000 jobs with Mom-and-Pops; we can create 25,000 jobs with companies that are willing to come to the table, but we should not be giving away our infrastructure, our subway system, our schools, our teachers’ salaries, our firefighters’ budgets, to a company that has not shown good faith to New Yorkers.

This is almost unbelievably stupid. Obviously, there is no “$3 billion dollars that we were willing to give to Amazon.” No one ever proposed to give money to Amazon. Those were dollars that “we” hypothetically would have refrained from collecting from Amazon. Those dollars do not exist. They are not in the possession of New York State or any other public entity. They cannot be “invest[ed] in our local community.” The absence of those funds will not “allow our subway system to crumble.” No one has ever proposed “giving away our infrastructure, our schools, our teachers’ salaries, our firefighters’ budgets,” to Amazon or anyone else.

This isn’t complicated stuff. If Ocasio-Cortez is really this stupid, she shouldn’t have graduated from high school. She certainly shouldn’t be representing many thousands of constituents, who must assume that she is of at least average intelligence, in Congress.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar attacks special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams with his involvement in the Cold War struggle for Latin America.

RT International

Published  1 week ago

Pro-Israel lobbyists funneled more than $22 million into the 2018 US election cycle, making the lobby far more active and influential than those aligned with other foreign nations, public records show.

Conservative News Today

Published  1 week ago

  One of two newly elected Muslim congresswomen, both of them known antisemites, reportedly grew up in what has been dubbed the terrorist recruitment capital of the United States. “More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last […]

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

The attorneys general of California, New York, and 14 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit against the White House's recent national emergency declaration over border security, claiming President Trump has "veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making."

WayneDupree.com

Published  1 week ago

The newly minted Minnesota Democrat actually accused Republicans of accepting bribes to support Israel

WayneDupree.com

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She has, on multiple occasions, qualified at best, defended at worst, the actions of ISIS terrorists.

100PercentFedUp.com

Published  1 week ago

Americans are asking themselves how people like Ilhan Omar can be elected to Congress. The massive influx of Somali Muslims via the Refugee Resettlement Program has changed the complexion of the state of Minnesota. The governor even told citizens that if they don’t like the massive influx, the can leave the state (video below).

Assimilation is important. The video below shows just how much Somalis haven’t assimilated into America and how they prefer Sharia:

Governor Mark Dayton took advantage of a St. Cloud NAACP Community Conversation to express his feelings toward constituents who would rather live in Minnesota than in ‘New Somalia’:

“Look around you. This is Minnesota,” Dayton said. “Minnesota is not like it was 30, 50 years ago. … This is Minnesota and you have every right to be here. And anybody who cannot accept your right to be here, and this is Minnesota, should find another state.”

Minnesota isn’t what it was like 5 years ago. The government is displacing the population with unskilled Muslims from Africa at a blitzkrieg pace.

Apparently, some Minnesotans who have to pick up the tab for the welfare colonists don’t appreciate having their state given away to the modern equivalent of a conquering army. Dayton’s message to them is clear:

“If you are that intolerant if you are that much of a racist or a bigot, then find another state. Find a state where the minority population is 1 percent or whatever. It’s not that in Minnesota. It’s not going to be again.”

Governor Dayton:

That’s for sure. The demographic damage people like Dayton are deliberately inflicting is permanent.

In the past, most people would fight to the death to prevent their society from being invaded and destroyed by a hostile and utterly alien foreign culture. But liberals are sure that if they just brandish the word “racist,” citizens will meekly cringe and cower.

Unsurprisingly, the Hamas-affiliated Islamic advocacy group CAIR was present:

CAIR Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, who had previously addressed the crowd on his concerns on racial tension said his organization is not affiliated with terrorist groups.

This, of course, is a brazen lie. But it hardly matters. Thanks to the participation of our treasonous ruling class, hijrah has become a more effective form of jihad than terrorism.

It could not be more obvious that our liberal rulers are as hostile as they are arrogant toward the people they supposedly represent. They are deliberately destroying our society through the massive importation of largely unassimilable and government-dependent immigrants from the Third World.

They do not expect us to like it. They just expect us to bite the pillow and take it. The price for doing so instead of rising up against these quislings will be the highest a society could possibly pay: the future.

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Over the past twelve years, more men have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization from the largely Somali-American Minnesota than any other place in the country.

Jihad Watch

Published  1 week ago

“Hollywood celebrities concerned about bigotry in America made one big exception this week to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she was accused of anti-Semitism for remarks she made about the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).”

Note well: these Hollywood celebrities who heavily impact culture are not concerned about anti-Semitism, but about anti-Muslim bigotry, with specific reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is herself a purveyor of bigotry. It’s insane, but it is also a familiar pattern. It’s fine for Muslims to be bigoted against Jews and other infidels, apostates, and homosexuals, to deem women to be inferior, and hold black slaves.

Despite Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets claiming that “Jewish money was behind American elected officials’ support for Israel,” specifically the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Bernie Sanders stated: “We will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.”

“Hollywood Rallies Around Ilhan Omar: ‘I’m a Jew; She Was Right About AIPAC,’” by Justin Caruso, Breitbart, February 14, 2019:

Hollywood celebrities concerned about bigotry in America made one big exception this week to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she was accused of anti-Semitism for remarks she made about the pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Rep. Ilhan Omar said in a social media post about GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy defending Israel.

She then insinuated that AIPAC was paying American politicians to be pro-Israel.

Many political figures, even Democrats, accused her of perpetuating harmful anti-Semitic tropes.

Hollywood celebrities, however, had a different opinion.

“I’m a Jew; she was right about AIPAC,” comedian Michael Ian Black said, adding, “Also, I’m an American; I’m right about the NRA.”

“Trump’s criticism of Omar is ironic given how many times he has made anti-Semitic comments or hesitated to denounce such rhetoric,” Mia Farrow remarked.

Left-wing director Judd Apatow responded to Vice President Mike Pence’s condemnation of Omar, snarking, “Pocahontas is cool? Nazi’s are good people is cool? Mexicans are rapists is cool? Africa is a shithole is cool? Grab em by the pussy is cool? Gotcha.”

Rosie O’Donnell re-tweeted a similar criticism of Trump, simply adding, “ImpeachTrumpNow.”

Michael Moore simply posted a glowing photo of Omar….

gellerreport

Published  1 week ago

But Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar has no time for problems in her district; she’s too busy inciting to inciting to genocide. “While Omar has spoken out frequently and forcefully on a range of issues – some that seem little connected to her district – most members of the Somali community she represents remain far more insular.” Insular like this: “more than half of all homicides statewide in Minnesota go unsolved. And that’s in part because Somali-Americans in Minneapolis aren’t talking enough to police, according to officers.” Of course, Minneapolis police will never admit it, but the Somalis there are “tight-lipped” because the police are kuffar. And Muslim cops won’t solve that problem; they only make it worse — look at Mohamed Noor.

“Back in Omar’s district, police deal with gangs, relations with tight-lipped Somali community,” by Hollie McKay, Fox News, February 14, 2019 (thanks to Mark):

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – In the dead of the cold, late night on Tuesday, a young Somali man was shot in the hip. Someone took him to the local trauma center, left him there, and drove off.

The man told police at his bedside that he didn’t know who shot him, who took him to the hospital, or why he was targeted. “I’m intoxicated,” he told cops, while doctors tended his wound, before insisting he didn’t know anything else about what happened.

For the attending police officers, it was a frustrating, albeit familiar, response from a member of the Somali community, whose support in November sent one of their own, Rep. Ilhan Omar, to Congress. While Omar has spoken out frequently and forcefully on a range of issues – some that seem little connected to her district – most members of the Somali community she represents remain far more insular.

The national epidemic of shootings involving young African-American men in America’s cities certainly isn’t unique to Minneapolis. But some officers here believe issues of cultural assimilation involving the Somali immigrant community, and a struggle on both sides to better communicate law enforcement’s mandate to protect and serve, makes it a particularly imposing challenge. One that politicians like Omar, they say, could do much more to effectively address.

“When they come here, they come with their own experiences of not trusting the police, and from a place where the police are known to be corrupt. And the challenge for us lies in trying to get them to cooperate,” said one law enforcement officer. “They’ll often call 911 when they need help. But when we come, they often won’t then tell us who is causing the problem so we can take action or stop the crime from happening again.”

“Our goal is to have a good relationship with the community, we try to engage but it’s proving to be a tough egg to crack,” another officer underscored.

According to data compiled last year by the Washington Post, more than half of all homicides statewide in Minnesota go unsolved. And that’s in part because Somali-Americans in Minneapolis aren’t talking enough to police, according to officers.

The Somali community grew here rapidly here during the 1990s, when large numbers of Somalis fled a devastating civil war. The community has since grown with the addition of U.S.-born children of those refugees – as has the debate over the Somalis’ desire and ability to culturally assimilate.

Minnesota is now home to one the largest Somali communities in the global diaspora, with an estimated 100,000 living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is the center of the Somali community – and is fondly nicknamed “Little Mogadishu” – for its array of Somali-centered organizations, businesses, and mosques.

Last year, it was announced that massive security upgrades totaling some $825,000 were coming to the major government-funded apartment complex in Cedar-Riverside, to “address resident safety concerns.” Part of the plan was to place a six-foot perimeter fence at the Cedar High Apartments, a complex owned and managed by Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, and for many, the central meeting point for the community.

While supported by some, others expressed their concerns the fence would only further isolate the Somali population, and hinder their ability to work with them and make the area safer.

Some investigators lament the difficulties in rooting out gang violence that remains a problem in not just the Somali community, but neighboring areas. The proper dismantling of the gangs, police stress, is a two-way street. Gang activity now is no longer centered on larger outfits like MS-13, or the Crips. Much more common here are smaller gangs with names like “Somali Mafia,” “Somali Outlaws,” “Young n’ Thuggin (YNT)” and even the “Taliban.”

“It’s hard for any community to assimilate and to immediately transform from the life they knew. But the distrust is only getting worse,” said an area law enforcement official. “The gang violence is only getting worse. Not only do crimes go unsolved, but many don’t get reported at all.”

But Jeanine Brudenell, the former Minneapolis Police Department’s Somali liaison officer, who retired in 2017, believes gang violence has waned somewhat. She acknowledged that while the “huge fear of police and government” has made efforts to protect the community, the right steps are being put in place in terms of community relations.

In recent years, the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) has sought to do more community outreach, and bring into the fold more Somali officers. The department currently has eight ethnic Somalis serving as officers.

“The City of Minneapolis has the largest Somali population, per capita, in the United States. The Minneapolis Police Department strongly believes that a police department that reflects the community it serves is an important first step in building trust,” John Elder, Minneapolis Police Department Public Information Officer told Fox News. “When Somali residents see officers that look like them, on patrol and detectives in investigation units, they are more likely have the confidence the MPD will understand their culture and background.”…

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 week ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders called anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), on the phone to offer his support after she voiced her anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments. Sanders, who was born Jewish, reportedly said that "We will stand by our

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 week ago

Freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is having one heck of a bad week. You'd think a politician would know better than to show prejudice toward any person or religion, but she has yet to understand

Freedom Outpost

Published  1 week ago

A Maple Heights, Ohio man who was previously indicted on federal charges for allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Cleveland last summer has now been charged with additional crimes, including threatening to kill President Donald Trump and his family.

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

The House of Representatives on Thursday night approved the border security package to avert another government shutdown that was passed overwhelmingly by the Senate earlier in the day -- even as another legal showdown looms over the White House's plan to declare a national emergency to secure more wall funding.

Liberty Freedom | United States | The Washington Pundit

Published  1 week ago

State Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested in 2013 for trespassing and booked at Hennepin County Jail “to prevent further criminal conduct,” according to a newly uncovered police report.

The incident took place on January 18, 2013 following an event at the Minneapolis Convention Center featuring former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The Somali president was set to stay the night at the Hotel Ivy, causing large groups of Somalis to follow the presidential convoy to the hotel, including Omar.

According to the police report, hotel staff requested police assistance in clearing the lobby, saying that anyone without a hotel room key was not welcome on the premises and needed to leave immediately. The officer handling the incident said the majority of people who were asked to leave were compliant. However, Omar, when approached, was “argumentative” and refused to leave.

“As she stood her ground and refused to leave I took hold of her left elbow to escort her from the lobby. Omar then pulled away from me stating, ‘Don’t put your hands on me!’ Others in her group complied and began walking toward the front entry/exit door as I ordered and I managed to coax Omar out with them,” the police report reads.

Ten minutes after the original encounter, the officer reports finding Omar seated in a different area of the lobby. According to the officer’s account, Omar “remained defiant” as he informed her that she would be arrested for trespassing if she didn’t leave.

Since she refused to comply with orders, the officer arrested Omar. The officer reached for Omar’s left arm to get her to stand so she could be handcuffed, but she pulled away. The officer handcuffed her while she stayed seated in the hotel lobby chair.

“Omar was booked at [Hennepin County Jail] as I felt it was likely that she would fail to respond to a citation and she also demonstrated that she was going to continue her criminal behavior,” the officer wrote.

View the police report below:

Jihad Watch

Published  1 week ago

Questions for Bernie:

1. Yes, but will they stand by you, when the chips are down? Remember the Communist Tudeh Party in Iran, which supported Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution, only to be banned and persecuted by the Khomeini regime.

2. If a first-term Jewish Congresswoman had posted a series of tweets criticizing jihad mass murder and Sharia oppression of women, gays, and others, how many seconds would it have taken you to withdraw your support from her and denounce her?

3. Why doesn’t Ilhan Omar’s retailing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories bother you? Aren’t you aware of how these conspiracy theories have been used to incite violence against Jews?

“Daily Kickoff: Rep. Ilhan Omar vs. Elliott Abrams | Why Howard Schultz keeps a stone from Auschwitz on his desk | Annie Leibovitz’s early years,” Jewish Insider, February 14, 2019

SCOOP: HEARD LAST NIGHT — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on a conference call hosted by Jim Zogby, Co-Chair of the DNC’s Ethnic Council, when asked about the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweets about AIPAC:“I talked to Ilhan last night to give her my personal support. We will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.”

True Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-mn) On Wednesday Morning Hit Back At President Donald Trump’s Call For The Minnesota Democrat To Resign For Tweeting Anti-semitic Troupes, Accusing The President Of Trafficking In “hate” His “whole Life.”

“Hi @realDonaldTrump- You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?” Omar tweeted in response to a video of the president describing her apology for her anti-Semitic remarks as “lame.”

You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you? https://t.co/EqqTyjkiNE

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 13, 2019

USA TODAY

Published  1 week ago

While neither 'Medicare-for-all' nor a wealth tax will turn America into Venezuela overnight, all it would take is a series of catastrophic policies.

WayneDupree.com

Published  1 week ago

Embattled freshmen Rep. Ilhan Omar will be speaking at a CAIR rally in March. Some feel this is sort of payback for the organization backing her Congressional run. CAIR has a huge public relations problem with members that have alleged disturbing Islamic views.

In 2007, the organization was named along with 300 others as an unindicted co-conspirator in a case regarding funding to extremist group Hamas, and Omar will be speaking at an annual banquet where the seats will cost $500.

Which begs several questions – Who is paying for the flight? Who is paying for her accommodations? Is she being paid for speaking? She is not employed or representing CAIR – a group with known terrorist associations. She represents Minnesota – at least until they are smart enough to end that.

“CAIR-LA is honored to have Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the featured speaker for the 4th Annual Valley Banquet,” reads a press release from the Los Angeles chapter of the group that was formed as a Hamas support network in the United States.

She will deliver her address alongside CAIR-Florida director Hassan Shibly, according to a CAIR flier promoting the event. Shibly is a dedicated Islamist and bigoted gay basher. A fan of radical clerics, he has routinely refused to categorize U.S.-designated terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, according to the Clarion Project. Moreover, Shibly regularly takes to social media to demonize the U.S. military as equivalent to the jihadi terrorists that they are fighting.

The director of CAIR-Los Angeles is Hussam Ayloush, who, like many CAIR executives, has disturbing Islamist views. Following the tragic San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Ayloush suggested that the United States was “partly responsible” for the ISIS-led attack on innocents in California. “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism,” he added. Ayloush has in the past described U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a campaign to instill “fear of the Muslims.”

One of these days there is going to be an event that is going to be catastrophic for the Democrat Party. People are getting fed up with politicians.

Congress has allowed Omar some clothing-wear changes, so hopefully, she doesn’t take up wearing vests.

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Conservative Tribune

Published  1 week ago

'But beyond its hateful rhetoric, the Iranian regime openly advocates another Holocaust and it seeks the means to achieve it,' the vice president said.

gellerreport

Published  1 week ago

If you're a leftist who is useful to the political elites, you can get away with anything.

Homeland Security

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Tablet Magazine

Published  1 week ago

Coming on the heels of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) anti-Semitic statements and subsequent apology, another Democratic politician was forced to apologize for vitriolic statements about Israel. Ibraheem Samirah, a dentist and the Democratic nominee in a special election next week for a seat in the 86th District of Virginia’s House of Delegates, issued a written apology Friday for a slew of statements, made on social media over several years, including one comparing Israel to the KKK and another wishing for the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to “burn in hell.”

Coming so closely on the heels of Omar’s controversial statements, and following similar support for radical anti-Israel measures by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)—for whom Samirah served as a campaign official charged with getting out the vote—Samirah’s candidacy is further evidence of a fundamental sea change in Democratic party politics. “In one generation,” said Kyle Shideler, a scholar with the Middle East Forum think tank, “positions once viewed as radical—literally held up only by groups the U.S. government says were affiliated with Hamas—have now became mainstream and are presented totally without apology.”

In his apology letter, Samirah characterized his earlier remarks as the ill-considered statements of a young student, while, at the same time, arguing that he was the victim of a “slander campaign.”

The candidate offered no details as to who was behind said campaign or why it might’ve been orchestrated. Nor has Samirah stated whether or not he still held the worldview evident from his messages on social media platforms as well as from his years as a leader in Students for Justice in Palestine, a key organization in the BDS movement to single out the Jewish state for censure.

The central tenets of that worldview include Samirah’s claim that the Israeli government stole Jerusalem from Palestinians, a theft, he argues, that was “washed off as the Promised Land for Jews only (using the Torah and Zionist ideology).” Samirah also tweeted, in July of 2014, that he believes the United Arab Emirates “secretly promised to fund Israeli attacks on Gaza.” More recently, on Aug. 16, 2018, the Virginia Democrat took to Facebook to commemorate the 2013 massacre of hundreds of protesters in Egypt’s Rabaa Square, including many members of the opposition party, Muslim Brotherhood, by military forces under then-general Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. “I do not know what other message God is sending me other than I am not dead because I am to avenge the murder of innocent protestors,” Samirah wrote, “not only in Egypt, but in the entire world.” The 2013 killing in Rabaa was widely condemned, including by the U.S. government, but Samirah’s connection to the politics of the Egyptian conflict include a personal element. Samirah’s father, Sabri, whom the candidate had described in social media posts as his “role model,” has served as a spokesman for the Islamic Action Front, a Jordanian party that is the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in that country. Between 1993 and 2002, Sabri Samirah also served as board member of the American Muslim Society, also known as the Islamic Association for Palestine, an organization listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial for serving as the propaganda and fundraising arm of Hamas, a group designated as a terrorist organization by the State Department.

And while some, including Samirah’s historically Jewish fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, have defended the candidate from accusations of anti-Semitism, others have said it remains to be seen whether Samirah has outgrown his offensive views. “If this is an individual who’s matured from mouthing what, unfortunately, generations of Palestinians have been raised on, and has a different worldview that includes an understanding of the relations between Israel and the United States, and if he supports the two-state solution, it’s fine,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the director of global social action agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “But now that he’s out in the public arena, he needs to enunciate fully whether or not his views have changed, and, if so, what these changes are. The ball’s in his court.”

Samirah’s campaign has not made the candidate available for comment, and did not reply to a detailed list of questions sent to them via email.

Finally, there are questions surrounding Samirah’s description of himself as a “second generation Palestinian refugee.” According to Article I (c)(3) of the 1951 United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, an individual is no longer considered a refugee if he or she has “acquired a new nationality, and enjoys the protection of the country of his new nationality.” However, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, has a different definition, extending the status of refugee to all descendants of male Palestinian refugees in perpetuity. Last year, Congress introduced a bill asking that the status of Palestinian refugees be made consistent with the definition of refugees in the Immigration and Nationality Act, which states that “derivative refugee status may only be extended to the spouse or minor child of such a refugee,” adding that “an alien who was firmly resettled in any country is not eligible to retain refugee status.” The Herndon, Virginia-born Samirah did not reply to Tablet’s question inquiring whether he himself aspires to be repatriated in a future Palestinian state.

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Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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I Love My Freedom

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Former Vice President Joe Biden may have run for president in 2016 were it not for the death of his son, Beau. If recent polls are accurate, Joe may have the best chance to unseat

The Federalist

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Apparently, Rep. Ilhan Omar tolerates large-scale abuses when they are committed by a far-left thug propped up by Russia, China, and Cuba.

The Washington Times

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The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to condemn anti-Semitism, in a vote Republicans orchestrated after freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar posted tweets over the weekend that were deemed anti-Semitic.

The vote came as part of a broader debate over U.S. policy in Yemen.

The non-binding language warned of a “significant amount of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hatred” both in the U.S. and abroad,” and urged the U.S. to maintain strong ties to Israel.

“I think that this entire House should support this and say once and for all, in a united voice, we will not tolerate anti-Semitism in any form,” said Rep. Eliot Engel, New York Democrat and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The language was read aloud in the House twice.

Republicans used a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the language. The tactic, known as a “motion to recommit,” orders a bill sent back to committee and then usually reported right back with additional provisions.

It’s a tactic granted to the minority, but it rarely succeeds.

Wednesday’s move, though, drew overwhelming support, with the chamber voting 424-0. Two Republicans, Reps. Justin Amash and Thomas Massie, voted “present.”

Ms. Omar, one of two freshmen Democratic Muslim women, ignited a controversy over the weekend when she said lawmakers who support Israel are doing it because of campaign contributions from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

She has since apologized, saying she now realizes she was perpetuating an anti-Semitic trope about Jewish wealth.

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dailycaller

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When asked whether he thinks the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador “was a fabulous achievement that happened under [the United States’] watch,” Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar listened as Elliott Abrams clearly said, “No,” then nodded her head and said, “I’ll take that as a ‘yes.'”

OMAR: “Do you think [the El Mozote] massacre [in El Salvador] was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?”

ABRAMS: “That is a ridiculous question.

OMAR: “Yes or no?”

ABRAMS: “No!”

OMAR: “I will take that as a yes.”https://t.co/Wkwc5wtLn5 pic.twitter.com/QfoaAMTWvY

— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 13, 2019

The testy exchange between Omar and Abrams took place during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday about the situation in Venezuela.

It began with Omar addressing Abrams by the wrong name: Adams. She then brought up his involvement in the Iran-Contra deal, saying, “I fail to understand why members of this committee of the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful.”

The freshman congresswoman went on to describe the El Mozote massacre — nearly 1,000 killed by U.S.-trained and equipped forces — and followed with a query as to whether Abrams still believed, as he had said in the past, that the U.S. policy regarding El Salvador was a “fabulous achievement.”

“From the day that President Duarte was elected in a free election, to this day, El Salvador has been a democracy. That’s a fabulous achievement,” Abrams clarified. Duarte, who first ran for President of El Salvador in 1972, was elected on June 1, 1984. The El Mozote massacre, for reference, took place nearly three years earlier in December of 1981.

Omar doubled down, asking specifically whether Abrams viewed the massacre as a “fabulous achievement.”

“That’s a ridiculous question!” Abrams fired back.

“Yes or no,” Ilhan demanded.

Abrams threw up his hands and shook his head emphatically as he practically shouted, “No!”

“I will take that as a yes,” Omar responded.

CNN offered coverage of the contentious exchange but left out the fact that Omar, in an official committee hearing, openly disregarded a witness’ answer and substituted her own. (RELATED: Ilhan Omar Snaps At CNN Reporter: ‘Are You Serious?’)

Omar has been under increased scrutiny of late due to a series of comments that many believe were anti-Semitic in nature. Her recent accusations — suggesting that AIPAC was paying members of Congress to support Israel — led to rebukes from within her own party as well as calls from across the aisle for her to resign her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The Old School Patriot

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My Mom, Snooks West, always told me people will know you by the company you keep.

Hypothetically indulge me for a moment. What if Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) went to speak to a group with an unquestionable history of racism after his “white supremacists” remark? Uh huh, well why does Rep. Ilhan Omar, a person who has a history of making Islamist and anti-Semitic statements get a pass?

“Newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar will jet off to Los Angeles next month to keynote a fundraiser for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terror-tied organization that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in U.S. history.

On March 23, Omar will speak at CAIR-Los Angeles’ 4th Annual Valley Banquet, where tables will cost $500.

“CAIR-LA is honored to have Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the featured speaker for the 4th Annual Valley Banquet,” reads a press release from the Los Angeles chapter of the group that was formed as a Hamas support network in the United States.

She will deliver her address alongside CAIR-Florida director Hassan Shibly, according to a CAIR flier promoting the event. Shibly is a dedicated Islamist and bigoted gay basher. A fan of radical clerics, he has routinely refused to categorize U.S.-designated terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, according to the Clarion Project. Moreover, Shibly regularly takes to social media to demonize the U.S. military as equivalent to the jihadi terrorists that they are fighting.”

We all know CAIRs history, and their ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood — both Islamic terrorist organizations. A fundraising dinner for $500 a plate? Oh, the hypocrisy!

Now, Speaker Pelosi, puh-leeze ‘splain to me how Rep. Omar is still on the House Foreign Affairs Committee?

NewsBusters

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Addressing the new “compromise” pertaining to border security, CNN Tonight host Don Lemon reiterated a tired old talking point attempting to smear the wall as racist; arguing that the purpose of the

Conservative Tribune

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Wow, Minnesota. You know I love you more than any state apart from my own, but you really stepped in it when you elected this woman.

If you’re not aware, Elliott Abrams is currently serving as the Trump Administration’s envoy to Venezuela. He’s one of the most experienced and accomplished foreign policy pros of the past couple generations. There could be a better man for this or many other jobs.

Here’s how Ilhan Omar decided to treat him during a committee hearing yesterday:

First of all, does she even have the slightest idea what she’s talking about when she mentions the “Iran-cortra affair”? It sounds like she’s reading word-for-word something someone wrote for her. Maybe the reason she won’t engage him in dialogue is that she’s completely out of her depth and isn’t even familiar with the matter at hand.

TRENDING: Who cares what CAIR thinks?

Abrams quite understandably wants the chance to respond, but she arrogantly refuses to allow it, even offering a smug, “Thank you for your participation.”

Concerning Abrams’s conviction back in 1991, he did withhold information from Congress and that was illegal. But here’s why President Bush believed it was right to pardon him:

There were members of Congress, particularly John Kerry and David Bonior, who were determined to prop up the communist, Soviet satellite regime in Nicaragua. Kerry and Bonior made numerous trips to Managua to stand in solidarity with Daniel Ortega, and there was every reason to believe they would share intelligence to assist him if they had it.

The behind-the-scenes efforts to aid the Contra rebels in Nicaragua – after Democrats successfully cut off all legally allocated aid – were a response to Democrat moves at the time that threatened to help solidify a Soviet beachhead right in our own hemisphere. There was a lot I didn’t like about Iran-Contra, mostly the side of it that involved selling arms to Iran to get the money that was then funneled to the Contras.

But I loved the supporting-the-contras part, and Abrams was understandably reluctant to give any details of this away to an anti-American traitor like John Kerry. This was 28 years ago and since then he has served admirably in multiple administrations. He remains highly regarded as a diplomat and foreign policy pro.

So that’s Elliott Abrams.

Ilhan Omar appears to know absolutely nothing about any of this. All she’s interested in doing is reading pre-written attacks on witnesses, then smugly refusing to let them respond. Oh, and going on Twitter to launch anti-Semitic screeds.

Minnesota, I am confident you’re going to clean up this mess in 2020. You’re too good a state to be represented by the likes of this psycho.

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Katrina Pierson

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As reported by DailyCaller

Democrat New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised fellow Democrat, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, on Tuesday for claiming Republicans’ support for Israel is bought by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“Unlike this President, Rep. [Omar] demonstrated a capacity to acknowledge pain & apologize, use the opportunity to learn [about] history of antisemitism [sic],+grow from it while clarifying her stance,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “I’m also inspired by Jewish leadership who brought her in, not push her out, to heal.”

Unlike this President, Rep. @IlhanMN demonstrated a capacity to acknowledge pain & apologize, use the opportunity to learn abt history of antisemitism,+grow from it while clarifying her stance.

I’m also inspired by Jewish leadership who brought her in, not push her out, to heal. https://t.co/ONRegDJK2S

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 12, 2019

Omar is facing massive backlash after she quote-tweeted a link to an article by Haaretz where House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened punishment against Omar and Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, America’s first two Muslim congresswomen; both Omar and Tlaib have been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism.

Omar first commented on the tweet, saying “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” and after she was pressed to clarify who she was referring to, she tweeted “AIPAC!”

The comments received swift condemnation from members of congress on both sides of the aisle, including from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership.

SUPPORT FOR TRUMP

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Ten years ago this week, Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar married her biological brother who, shortly after, relocated to the United States.

Minnesota Press Raises Questions About Ilhan Omar’s Former Marriage pic.twitter.com/e6NM1blpOB

— PolishPatriot™️ (@PolishPatriotTM) February 12, 2019

Ilhan Omar won a historic victory over 44-year incumbent DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn.

Ilhan Omar built a vast coalition of East African voters to defeat the incumbent in Minneapolis.

The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother.

Power Line reported:

A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot posted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children. Omar is depicted with Hirsi and their children on Omar’s campaign website.

The post further notes that Omar married her brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, implying that the latter marriage assisted his entry into the United States. Her brother was a British citizen. “As soon as Ilhan Omar married him,” the post continues, “he started university at her [a]lma mater North Dakota State University where he graduated in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Minneapolis where he was living in a public housing complex and was later evicted. He then returned to the United Kingdom where he now lives.”

Ilhan Omar was elected to be a State Representative for District 60B November 8, 2016 and took her oath on the Quran.

In 2017, several months after Omar’s marriage history briefly created a national news item, Omar quietly petitioned family court for a default divorce, claiming she could not locate Elmi.

Alpha News

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State Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested in 2013 for trespassing and booked at Hennepin County Jail “to prevent further criminal conduct,” according to a newly uncovered police report.

The incident took place on January 18, 2013 following an event at the Minneapolis Convention Center featuring former Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. The Somali president was set to stay the night at the Hotel Ivy, causing large groups of Somalis to follow the presidential convoy to the hotel, including Omar.

According to the police report, hotel staff requested police assistance in clearing the lobby, saying that anyone without a hotel room key was not welcome on the premises and needed to leave immediately. The officer handling the incident said the majority of people who were asked to leave were compliant. However, Omar, when approached, was “argumentative” and refused to leave.

“As she stood her ground and refused to leave I took hold of her left elbow to escort her from the lobby. Omar then pulled away from me stating, ‘Don’t put your hands on me!’ Others in her group complied and began walking toward the front entry/exit door as I ordered and I managed to coax Omar out with them,” the police report reads.

Ten minutes after the original encounter, the officer reports finding Omar seated in a different area of the lobby. According to the officer’s account, Omar “remained defiant” as he informed her that she would be arrested for trespassing if she didn’t leave.

Since she refused to comply with orders, the officer arrested Omar. The officer reached for Omar’s left arm to get her to stand so she could be handcuffed, but she pulled away. The officer handcuffed her while she stayed seated in the hotel lobby chair.

“Omar was booked at [Hennepin County Jail] as I felt it was likely that she would fail to respond to a citation and she also demonstrated that she was going to continue her criminal behavior,” the officer wrote.

View the police report below:

Breitbart

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Wednesday snapped at Capitol Hill reporters when asked about her controversial statements regarding the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Asked for her thoughts on President Donald Trump calling on her to resign from Congress, Omar simply replied, “No thank you.”

Pressed for comment a second time by CNN congressional reporter Manu Raju, the Minnesota Democrat replied angrily: “Are you serious? What’s wrong with you?”

Raju then asked the freshman congresswoman about her Wednesday morning tweet in which she accused the president of trafficking in hate. “Yes I tweeted, and there’s a response. You can run that. Have a nice day,” she said while walking into a meeting.

Under pressure from Democrat and Republican leaders, Omar apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting AIPAC bribes Republican members of Congress to support Israel. “Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” she said in a statement. “We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

However, Omar concluded her statement with yet another shot at AIPAC, referring to its role in U.S. politics as “problematic.”

Ahead of a Tuesday Cabinet meeting at the White House, President Trump told reporters that he believes Omar should resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee or from Congress. “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar, it’s terrible what she said and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” the president said. “What she said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology, that’s what it was, it was lame and she didn’t mean a word of it, was just not appropriate.”

“I think she should resign from Congress frankly, but at a minimum, she shouldn’t be on committees, certainly that committee,” he added.

The Gateway Pundit

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This is what the start of a civil war looks like. The Democrat hatred for their fellow Americans is on full display on a daily basis. Today’s dose: Exchange between Rep. @IlhanMNand Elliott Abrams: “I fail to understand why members of this committee of the American people should find any testimony that you give today […]

NewsBusters

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In what was poorly mangled attempt to be the liberal and unfunny Seth Meyers, CNN’s The Lead host Jake Tapper went on a rant Wednesday in which he pretended to throw fits at his staff for not showing

Fox News

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Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who launched her presidential bid at a snow-covered address in Minneapolis on Sunday, told Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" on Tuesday that the "Green New Deal" proposal is merely "aspirational" and that she would likely oppose specific elements of the plan if they came up for a vote.

Breitbart

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The House Republicans moved an amendment opposing antisemitism through the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, using an unusual parliamentary maneuver from the minority that rarely succeeds. It passed 424-0.

The “motion to recommit” is rarely successful. Typically, it is a last-ditch effort by the minority party to make an amendment to another bill. In this case, Republicans offered an amendment to a House resolution against the U.S. supporting Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

The amendment declares that “[I]t is in the national security interest of the United States to combat anti-Semitism around the world.” Democrats, embarrassed by ongoing criticism of the antisemitic rhetoric of several members, including first-term Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), felt no choice but to agree.

Rare thing happening in the House right now: Looks like Dems are going to approve GOP motion to recommit, normally a last gasp procedural move by minority to alter a bill, either by amending it or sending it back to cmte.

I can’t remember the last time one passed

— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) February 13, 2019

This MTR is “a stand against anti-Semitism” accordingto GOP.

Comes on the heels of controversy’s over Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic tweet earlier this week

— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) February 13, 2019

And it’s approved with near unanimous support, 424-0, with two voting present. These procedural votes rarely succeed. https://t.co/7WofqTeD0u

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 13, 2019

The full text of the amendment adds that “all attempts to delegitimize and deny Israel’s right to exist must be denounced and rejected,” which contrasts directly with the views of first-term Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Moreover, the amendment opposes boycotts of Israel: “It is in the national security interest of the United States to oppose restrictive trade practices or boycotts fostered or imposed by any foreign country against other countries friendly to the United States or against any United States person.” That is an indirect rebuke of Omar’s policies: she supports the anti-Israel “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement, despite opposing it in the election.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had promised action against antisemitism in the House this week. In a statement after the vote, he said:

In a defining moment for the U.S. House of Representatives and the country as a whole, Republicans and Democrats voted as one today to condemn anti-Semitism around the world, to denounce all attempts to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist, and to oppose efforts to impose boycotts on Israel. Amid the troubling rise of anti-Semitism, including attacks on synagogues and Jewish cemeteries, it is our duty as a nation to stand firmly against intolerance and division. This overwhelmingly positive and cohesive vote shows there is no place for anti-Semitism in any form, anytime, anywhere.

Neither Tlaib nor Omar opposed the amendment explicitly; Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) were the only two members to vote “present.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Conservative Tribune

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'Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress.'

Daily Intelligencer

Published  1 week ago

America loves a feel-good story. How else to explain our government’s appetite for redemption arcs? Elliott Abrams was once convicted of lying to Congress and on Wednesday, he got to testify before Congress again, this time in his capacity as our special envoy to Venezuela. But not everyone was happy to see him. Representative Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, questioned the former assistant secretary of State about his old misdeeds. “In 1991, you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding your involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, for which you were later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush,” Omar began, before asking Abrams why the committee should believe anything he had to say.

A spluttering Abrams complained that Omar did not give him a chance to respond, but the congresswoman continued. “You dismissed as ‘communist propaganda’ reports about the massacre of El Mozote in which more than 800 civilians, including children as young as 2 years old, were brutally murdered by U.S.-trained troops,” she said. “You later said the U.S. policy in El Salvador was a ‘fabulous achievement.’ … Do you think that massacre was a ‘fabulous achievement?”

“From the day that President Duarte was elected in a free election, to this day,” Abrams responded, “El Salvador has been a democracy. That’s a fabulous achievement.” But Omar, as the Daily Beast reported on Wednesday, was not moved by Abrams’s answer. “Yes or no, do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement? That happened under our watch.” Abrams told the congresswoman that her question was “ridiculous” and he “would not respond to it.”

Omar is right, of course. In 1993, a lengthy New York Times report detailed the dedication with which members of the Reagan administration defended their material support for El Salvador’s military, even though they knew some atrocity had occurred. The U.S. government’s role in the steady destabilization of El Salvador is not only directly pertinent to the question of Abrams’s suitability for his role, it is the subtext to a familiar piece of agitprop. Trump loves to stoke fear about immigrants, including many Salvadorans, who cross the southern border. Not only are the vast majority peaceful, they’re fleeing a violent political climate that we helped create.

If Abrams is an expert on anything, in fact, it’s destabilization. He later became a national security adviser to George W. Bush, and is considered by many to be one of the principal architects of the invasion of Iraq. His appointment as envoy to Venezuela has been interpreted by commentators, especially on the left, as a sign that the Trump administration intends regime change in the country — a conclusion borne out by the administration’s decision to christen Juan Guaidó the rightful president, even though Venezuelan voters did not elect him to that position.

In short, Abrams is a convicted liar with blood on his hands, and Omar’s questions are a light penalty for his obscenities. Nevertheless, she has her detractors:

I worked for Elliott Abrams as a civil servant. He is a fierce advocate for human rights and democracy. Yes, he made serious professional mistakes and was held accountable. I’m a liberal but I’m also fair. We all have a lot of work to do together in Venezuela. We share goals.

— Kelly Magsamen (@kellymagsamen) February 13, 2019

I am not greatly sympathetic to Rep. Omar (surprise surprise). But really, someone ought to have given her a clue who Elliott Abrams is. The guy has been championing freedom and human rights his entire life (and taking unholy sh** for it from the illiberal Left and Right).

— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) February 13, 2019

Disgraceful ad hominem attacks by @IlhanMN on my @CFR_org colleague Elliott Abrams. She doesn't seem to realize he is a leading advocate of human rights and democracy--not a promoter of genocide! More evidence of the loony left I caution Democrats about: https://t.co/dyVdVOS7PY https://t.co/yjeLJksYCj

— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) February 13, 2019

But if commentators like Boot appear unusually cynical in their defense of Abrams, consider that Henry Kissinger will probably die without ever visiting the Hague. The Trump administration did not introduce impunity to Washington. Washington is saturated with impunity right down to the bedrock underneath its swamp and its nature has long benefited Abrams, a free man who, until he went to work for Trump, enjoyed a role as a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations. Omar’s questions were not disproportionately hostile, they’re simply unusual. Abrams is the only kind of convict that Washington tends to tolerate.

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STAR POLITICAL

Published  1 week ago

Throughout the midterm elections significant evidence that Minnesota (D) Rep. Ilhan Omar may have married her brother in a well drawn out immigration fraud scheme came to light.

Most top level media sources ignored these allegations.

Now some local press from the state of Minnesota have began to investigate and the findings are alarming to say the least.

From OANN News:

Questions have been raised regarding freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s former marriage, which she tried to keep quiet when she ran for office.

Classmates and local press are now saying there may have been more to the relationship than matrimony.

One America’s Jack Posobiec explains: [Watch]

Twin Cities

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Ilhan Omar has been talked to about this before. Last year, before she was elected to the House of Representatives, before she emerged from a crowded Democratic field in Minnesota’s liberal F…

Washington Free Beacon

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams got into a fiery exchange on Wednesday that began with her wondering why anything he said could be considered credible after his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.

NBC News

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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar clashed on Wednesday with Elliott Abrams, President Donald Trump's new special envoy to Venezuela, at a heated House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing about the crisis in the South American country.

The freshman congresswoman from Minnesota and Abrams had the testy exchange after she questioned his truthfulness, his involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal under President Ronald Reagan and his position on the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador in 1981.

"Mr. Adams (sic)," Omar said, calling Abrams by an incorrect name, "in 1991 you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding your involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, for which you were later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush. I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful."

When Abrams tried to respond, Omar interrupted him, saying "it wasn't a question," to which the diplomat countered, "It was an attack. It is not right members of this committee can attack a witness who is not permitted to reply."

But Omar kept going, bringing up the 1982 hearing in which Abrams, then Reagan's assistant secretary of state for human rights, testified about the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador during that country's civil war. Tensions grew.

"In that hearing, you dismissed as communist propaganda (a) report about the massacre of El Mozote of which more than 800 civilians, including children as young as 2 years old, were brutally murdered by U.S.-trained troops," she said.

"You later said that the U.S. policy in El Salvador was a 'fabulous achievement.'" Omar added. "Yes or no, do you still think so?"

Abrams responded by crediting the Reagan administration for the country's movement toward democracy, calling it a "fabulous achievement."

"Yes or no, do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?" Omar asked.

"That is a ridiculous question," Abrams replied. "And — "

"Yes or no?" Omar pressed. "I will take that as a yes."

"No — I'm sorry, Mr. Chairman, I am not going to respond to that kind of personal attack, which is not a question," Abrams said.

"Yes or no, would you support an armed faction within Venezuela that engages in war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide if you believe they were serving U.S. interests as you did in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua?" Omar asked.

"I’m not going to respond to that question," Abrams again answered. "I’m sorry, I don’t think this entire line of questioning is meant to be real questions, so I will not reply."

Omar then asked, "Does the interests of the United States include protecting human rights and include protecting people against genocide?"

"That is always the position of the united states," Abrams said.

Sean Hannity

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Steve Scalise joined the growing chorus of legislators calling for the removal of Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday; saying she should no longer have access to classified briefings regarding the State of Israel after her anti-Semitic rant.

“Right now, she sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee. She’s able to get classified briefings on foreign policy, especially as it relates to Israel. She’s made statements, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements, aligned herself with anti-Semitic people as well,” said Scalise.

“She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Nancy Pelosi should remove her immediately,” he added.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Ten years ago today…

Democrat Ilhan Omar married her biological brother.

Minnesota Press Raises Questions About Ilhan Omar's Former Marriage pic.twitter.com/e6NM1blpOB

— PolishPatriot™️ (@PolishPatriotTM) February 12, 2019

Ilhan Omar won a historic victory over 44-year incumbent DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn.

Ilhan Omar built a vast coalition of East African voters to defeat the incumbent in Minneapolis.

The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother.

Power Line reported:

A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot posted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children. Omar is depicted with Hirsi and their children on Omar’s campaign website here.

The post further notes that Omar married her brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, implying that the latter marriage assisted his entry into the United States. Her brother was a British citizen. “As soon as Ilhan Omar married him,” the post continues, “he started university at her [a]lma mater North Dakota State University where he graduated in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Minneapolis where he was living in a public housing complex and was later evicted. He then returned to the United Kingdom where he now lives.”

Ilhan Omar was elected to be a State Representative for District 60B November 8, 2016 and took her oath on the Quran.

In 2017, several months after Omar’s marriage history briefly created a national news item, Omar quietly petitioned family court for a default divorce, claiming she could not locate Elmi.

Daily Wire

Published  1 week ago

One would have to be living under a rock for years decades in order to think of the recent paroxysm of Jew-hatred emanating from certain swathes of the Democratic Party as something novel or unexpected.

The sordid origins of a distinctly leftist brand of Jew-hatred run, instead, far deeper — at minimum, those origins begin with perhaps the most infamous self-hating Jew of them all, Karl Marx. As Jonah Goldberg wrote at Commentary last March:

For Marx, capital and the Jew are different faces of the same monster. ...Marx’s writing, particularly on surplus value, is drenched with references to capital as parasitic and vampiric. ...The constant allusions to the eternal wickedness of the Jew combined with his constant references to blood make it hard to avoid concluding that Marx had simply updated [anti-Semitic imagery] and applied it to his own atheistic doctrine. His writing is replete with references to the "bloodsucking" nature of capitalism. He likens both Jews and capitalists (the same thing in his mind) to life-draining exploiters of the proletariat.

Evil Marxist tropes about pernicious Jewish influence in capitalist economies have percolated well into the 21st century. For those lurking in the most miasmic swamps of the far Left, it is the Jew who still often serves as the amorphous placeholder for all the purported sins of capitalism unchained. It is why, during the noxious "Occupy Wall Street" protests in 2011, Abe Greenwald at Commentary lamented how, "The Jew-hatred among protesters and sympathizers is diverse and unapologetic. It is, in fact, atmospheric. Tune in randomly to live television coverage of the spectacle and you’ll see — as I did — placards scapegoating Israel, Zionism, or 'Hitler’s bankers.'"

No doubt, this is truly gross stuff.

For many contemporary leftists both at home and in the continental hub of incorrigible anti-Semitism known as "Europe," the Jewish state of Israel often serves as a useful proxy for the Jewish people at-large. For the leftist anti-Semite, what is disliked about the Jewish people — a certain perception of power, stature, capitalistic acumen, and general success — can be imputed to the Jewish state. Ever since Israel's miraculous victory over its revanchist Arab invaders in the Six Day War, the Jewish state has been the "favorite" — and not the "underdog" — in its ongoing territorial dispute with the Palestinian-Arabs. And if there is anything the post-Marx Left has historically disliked, it is the perceived big guy beating up on the perceived little guy.

Further compounding the Israel-hater's myopic obsession with the Middle East's lone bastion of Western values and first-world liberal democracy is the mischaracterization of the Israeli military as being "white," and the concomitant optics of that "white" military consistently having to "mow the lawn" on that pesky Hamas terrorist regime (but hey, we're told, one filled with "brown"-er people!) in Gaza. Nathaniel Zelinsky detailed how this works for National Review, in 2014:

...much of the Western media carefully "whitewashes" images from Israel to give the impression that Israelis are all of European heritage. Why? Because whitewashing fits the post-colonial narrative the Left applies to Israel. In that mindset, the Jewish state is the "colonizer/occupier," and the Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank are the "natives." If IDF soldiers have the same skin tone as British imperialists or Christopher Columbus, the template is that much easier to apply.

Whenever the global Left sees a white Israeli guarding a checkpoint in the West Bank or fighting in Gaza, it knows what moral categories to assign to Israel and Hamas. No matter how many rockets are launched or civilians murdered, the terrorists in Gaza are the freedom fighters and the Jews are the oppressors — just like the French in Algeria and the cowboys on the Great Plains. One suspects that whitewashing Israel helps some Westerners assuage their post-colonial guilt. By decrying the Jewish state, they expurgate the sins of their own ancestors and clean their moral slate.

The final dot to connect is to expressly connect this phenomenon — which Zelinsky dubs the "whitewashing" of Israel — with the modern intersectionality craze metastasizing on the far Left. Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro fit all these pieces together very nicely, just yesterday:

How has the Democratic Party morphed into the party of anti-Semitism? By embracing the philosophy of intersectionality on the one hand, and by embracing the myth that anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are completely separable on the other. The former provides the emotional impetus for nodding at Jew-hatred; the latter provides the intellectual framework for doing so.

The philosophy of intersectionality has othered Jews from the intersectional coalition. Because intersectionality is built on the premise that the prevailing Western system of thought has victimized various groups, and that those groups must band together in order to destroy that system, those who have thrived under the West must be excised from the intersectional agglomeration – being, as they are, representatives of the fact that Western thought is not, in fact, rooted in evil. The Jews are simply too financially, educationally, and politically successful to be seen as anything other than members of the power structure.

The intersectionality craze has no doubt worsened the deeply pernicious trend of ascendant anti-Semitism on the far Left. One need not look anywhere other than the remarkable self-implosion of the institutionally anti-Semitic Women's March just this year.

But this worsening of anti-Semitism within the Democratic Party, coming in the half-century-plus aftermath of the Six Day War, was a very long time coming. Consider the widening divide, between the two major political parties, on the question of whether one sympathizes more with Israel or with the Palestinian-Arabs:

In many ways, then, the overt anti-Semitism we now hear from Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is hardly a new phenomenon. Omar and Tlaib are, much like their comrade and bane of bovine flatulence, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), both economically far to the Left. They are very much the economic descendants of Marxist thought. And they are both pro-intersectionality Israel-haters whose views on "racial justice" are perfectly susceptible to a warped post-Six Day War leftist mentality wherein Israel is a "white," "oppressive" "colonizer" at irreconcilable loggerheads with a "brown," "repressed" Palestinian-Arab populace.

In other words, Omar and Tlaib are simply hardcore leftists. They are symptoms of broader, decades-long political dynamics. The only relevant question is whether there are any remaining institutionally powerful pro-Israel Democrats to prevent a full-on Corbyn-ization of the party of Harry Truman.

Katrina Pierson

Published  1 week ago

President Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign or be barred from serving on congressional committees as punishment for her remarks on Israel that were criticized as anti-Semitic.

“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House. “And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

Omar apologized on Monday for comments the previous day suggesting that U.S. support for the Jewish state is the result of money flowing from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobbying group. In her apology she said her “intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole.”

The president said Omar’s comments are “deep seated in her heart” and called her apology “lame.”

Trump’s decision to weigh in comes at a time when Democrats are grappling with competing views on Israel within their party. Those divisions were recently highlighted by comments from Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — the first Muslim women elected to Congress — who have both criticized the U.S.-Israel relationship.

True Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday called out Vice President Mike Pence for saying that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for earlier Twitter posts called anti-Semitic was “inadequate,” and blasted President Trump for peddling hate.

Clinton, who was critical of Omar’s tweets, posting that “we should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism,” but said on Tuesday that Trump is a “far more powerful person” and has never apologized “for his embrace of white nationalism & anti-Semitic & Islamophobic hate.”

Omar said she had no intention of offending anyone, including Jewish Americans, when she insinuated that lobbyists were paying lawmakers to support Israel. Trump called her apology “lame” and said she should resign from Congress or at least not be allowed to serve on committees.

Pence tweeted Tuesday that Omar’s comments were a disgrace. He said “those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.”

Mr. Vice President- Congresswoman @IlhanMN apologized. She has moved on to highlighting challenges facing McDonald’s workers.

President Trump, a far more powerful person in Washington, has never apologized for his embrace of white nationalism & anti-Semitic & Islamophobic hate. https://t.co/JolA1Yn7Iv

— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 13, 2019

Big League Politics

Published  1 week ago

People are finally starting to wake up to the fact that Ilhan Omar is an anti-Semitic homophobic jihadi. It took them long enough. But, Ilhan Omar is still lying to the world about who she truly is. Along with receiving bi-partisan condemnation this week for anti-Jewish comments on Twitter which implied that Jews were paying […]

The Federalist

Published  1 week ago

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, apparently it’s not a duck. In fact, we’re all a bunch of racists for even suggesting it might be. That’s the kind of insane mental gymnastics in which Ilhan Omar, Tamika Mallory, and Linda Sarsour would like us all to engage.

In the wake of yet another anti-Semitic tweet from Omar —this time she alleged that political support for Israel was entirely bought and paid for by Jews — politicians and everyday citizens, Jews and non-Jews alike, found common ground in rebuking the congresswoman. It’s not exactly good look for a sitting politician to spread harmful anti-Semitic stereotypes about big bad Jews and their big bad money. Most people who are not David Duke seem to understand this.

Most people, but not everyone apparently. As the brouhaha was unfolding, Sarsour posted to Facebook that she is “triggered by the constant defensive posture women of color leaders find themselves in.” The problem, in other words, was not Omar’s tweet, but rather how the rest of us have responded to it.

This fits in with the far-left’s general thesis of intersectionality and identity politics: non-white people are always oppressed, and oppressed people are never the villains, only the victims. Sarsour went on: “We are put to higher standards than everyone else.” Fact check: false. What Omar said was troubling. It wasn’t troubling because her skin isn’t white.

Sarsour continued, saying that people “want to destroy us and liberals always play into it… liberals talk about smashing the patriarchy and standing with people of color and often times are the first people to throw women of color leaders under the bus to show how self righteous they are and to appease angry white men…this is upholding white supremacy.”

Again, here is a clear suggestion that non-Caucasian people never do anything blameworthy. If they are in fact criticized, it can’t be because they’ve ever done something wrong, but because white supremacists are racists. This is absurd.

Mallory took a page out of Sarsour’s book, and took to Twitter to argue that “women of color are held to unreachable standards and scrutinized in a way no one else is.” Again: did neither of these women watch how the world — and countless Republicans — reacted to Steve King? Not being an anti-Semite or a racist should not be an “unreachable” standard.

Mallory went on to say that “we are also not given benefit of the doubt. Just based on who we are, people assume ill will. This is NOT okay. There’s racism at play.” The gaps in her logic are astounding. This is Omar’s second anti-Semitism-related apology this month. There’s no reason to give her the benefit of the doubt.

Mallory and Sarsour both root the public criticism of Omar in the fact that she is non-Caucasian. Given their identity-obsessed worldview, in which what you look like and where you come from are supreme over all other things, it makes sense that they may even really believe this. But for the rest of the world, in which what you say and what you do matters more than where you come from, the problem with Omar is not that she isn’t white: the problem with Omar is that she keeps repeating anti-Semitic tropes.

But anti-Semite or not, she’s outsmarted us all. Once again, the Twittersphere, and even me, right now, in writing this article, have played right into Omar’s hands. We’re done talking about her anti-Semitism. Now, we’re on the defensive, required to prove that we’re not the bigots.

Maybe we’ll learn our lesson next time. If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, don’t call it a duck—unless you feel like facing your own charges of bigotry.

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David Harris Jr

Published  1 week ago

I come from the middle of the Appalachian Mountains and when people find that out, they think I am married to my sister and have seen a UFO. That’s not true. I’m only dating my sister and I can’t swear it wasn’t a weather balloon. However, ten years ago, Ilhan Omar married her biological brother. I don’t know if she ever saw a UFO. It appears that immigration fraud rather than incest was the reason for the marriage. Right after the marriage, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, began attending college at North Dakota State University. In 2017, Omar filed for divorce from her brother as she claimed she couldn’t locate him.

Minnesota Press Raises Questions About Ilhan Omar’s Former Marriage pic.twitter.com/e6NM1blpOB

— PolishPatriot™️ (@PolishPatriotTM) February 12, 2019

The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother.

Power Line reported:

A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot posted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children. Omar is depicted with Hirsi and their children on Omar’s campaign website here.

The post further notes that Omar married her brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, implying that the latter marriage assisted his entry into the United States. Her brother was a British citizen. “As soon as Ilhan Omar married him,” the post continues, “he started university at her [a]lma mater North Dakota State University where he graduated in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Minneapolis where he was living in a public housing complex and was later evicted. He then returned to the United Kingdom where he now lives.”

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Daily Wire

Published  1 week ago

Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) snapped at a CNN reporter on Wednesday, bridling under increasing media scrutiny over her anti-Semitic beliefs.

Conservative Review

Published  1 week ago

Newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar will jet off to Los Angeles next month to keynote a fundraiser for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terror-tied organization that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in U.S. history.

On March 23, Omar will speak at CAIR-Los Angeles’ 4th Annual Valley Banquet, where tables will cost $500.

“CAIR-LA is honored to have Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the featured speaker for the 4th Annual Valley Banquet,” reads a press release from the Los Angeles chapter of the group that was formed as a Hamas support network in the United States.

She will deliver her address alongside CAIR-Florida director Hassan Shibly, according to a CAIR flier promoting the event. Shibly is a dedicated Islamist and bigoted gay basher. A fan of radical clerics, he has routinely refused to categorize U.S.-designated terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, according to the Clarion Project. Moreover, Shibly regularly takes to social media to demonize the U.S. military as equivalent to the jihadi terrorists that they are fighting.

The director of CAIR-Los Angeles is Hussam Ayloush, who, like many CAIR executives, has disturbing Islamist views. Following the tragic San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Ayloush suggested that the United States was “partly responsible” for the ISIS-led attack on innocents in California. “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism,” he added. Ayloush has in the past described U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a campaign to instill “fear of the Muslims.”

The news comes on the heels of Rep. Omar’s controversial comments — that many on the Left and Right almost unanimously condemned as anti-Semitic tropes — about money in politics, in which she claimed that Jewish groups like AIPAC buy off politicians. Though AIPAC does not contribute to political campaigns, CAIR certainly does. Omar has received tens of thousands of dollars from CAIR and other political action committees. Additionally, CAIR held several fundraising events solely for the benefit of Omar’s congressional campaign.

CAIR’s fundraiser is just one of the controversial events lined up for Omar’s schedule. On February 23, she will speak at a fundraiser for Islamic Relief USA, the American branch of the terror-tied group Islamic Relief Worldwide. The Middle East Forum has discovered that she will be accompanied by a senior charity official who has often “expressed violently anti-Semitic ideas on his social-media accounts,” sometimes specifically calling for the murder of Jews. Islamic Relief has been banned by Israel and the UAE for allegedly funneling money to terrorist organizations. HSBC bank has also severed ties with the organization, cautioning that funds delivered to the group could end up in the war chests of terrorist organizations.

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Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is continuing to face criticism over her tweets deemed anti-Semitic – even drawing the rebuke from her party’s leadership – yet her other comments were largely shrugged off.

100PercentFedUp.com

Published  1 week ago

Americans are asking themselves how people like Ilhan Omar can be elected to Congress. The massive influx of Somali Muslims via the Refugee Resettlement Program has changed the complexion of the state of Minnesota. The governor even told citizens that if they don’t like the massive influx, the can leave the state (video below).

Assimilation is important. The video below shows just how much Somalis haven’t assimilated into America and how they prefer Sharia:

Governor Mark Dayton took advantage of a St. Cloud NAACP Community Conversation to express his feelings toward constituents who would rather live in Minnesota than in ‘New Somalia’:

“Look around you. This is Minnesota,” Dayton said. “Minnesota is not like it was 30, 50 years ago. … This is Minnesota and you have every right to be here. And anybody who cannot accept your right to be here, and this is Minnesota, should find another state.”

Minnesota isn’t what it was like 5 years ago. The government is displacing the population with unskilled Muslims from Africa at a blitzkrieg pace.

Apparently, some Minnesotans who have to pick up the tab for the welfare colonists don’t appreciate having their state given away to the modern equivalent of a conquering army. Dayton’s message to them is clear:

“If you are that intolerant if you are that much of a racist or a bigot, then find another state. Find a state where the minority population is 1 percent or whatever. It’s not that in Minnesota. It’s not going to be again.”

Governor Dayton:

That’s for sure. The demographic damage people like Dayton are deliberately inflicting is permanent.

In the past, most people would fight to the death to prevent their society from being invaded and destroyed by a hostile and utterly alien foreign culture. But liberals are sure that if they just brandish the word “racist,” citizens will meekly cringe and cower.

Unsurprisingly, the Hamas-affiliated Islamic advocacy group CAIR was present:

CAIR Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, who had previously addressed the crowd on his concerns on racial tension said his organization is not affiliated with terrorist groups.

This, of course, is a brazen lie. But it hardly matters. Thanks to the participation of our treasonous ruling class, hijrah has become a more effective form of jihad than terrorism.

It could not be more obvious that our liberal rulers are as hostile as they are arrogant toward the people they supposedly represent. They are deliberately destroying our society through the massive importation of largely unassimilable and government-dependent immigrants from the Third World.

They do not expect us to like it. They just expect us to bite the pillow and take it. The price for doing so instead of rising up against these quislings will be the highest a society could possibly pay: the future.

TheHill

Published  1 week ago

President Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign for comments on Israel that were criticized as anti-Semitic.

“I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” Trump said of the freshman lawmaker.

Omar apologized on Monday for suggesting that U.S. support for a Jewish state is the result of money flowing from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.

The president said Omar’s comments are “deep seeded in her heart” and called her apology “lame.”

Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, has long faced charges of anti-Semitism.

“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,” she tweeted in 2012, before she was a member of Congress.

Trump faced condemnation from Jewish groups and civil-rights organizations in 2017 over his claim that there were good people on “both sides” of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., where an anti-racist protester was killed by one of the rally attendees.

Sara A. Carter

Published  1 week ago

Democratic leadership called out Rep. Omar for writing that AIPAC uses its “Benjamins” to coerce members to support Israel.

Raw Story

Published  1 week ago

Conservative columnist for the Washington Post Jennifer Rubin told MSNBC on Tuesday that there was a good reason the Republican Party was attacking young, women Democrats: their usual target, Nancy Pelosi, was beating them at their own game.

Host Craig Melvin, citing reporting by Politico, said that despite the risk of a backlash, the GOP was going after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar to rally their base, and asked “is this a smart move to shift the focus to these new up-and-comers?”

“I don’t know if it’s going to be work, so I suppose it’s not smart,” replied Rubin. “I would assume that about 1% of America knows who these people are. You and I know who AOC is but most Americans still don’t.”

“What’s more, we’re entering already a presidential primary season and those people are soon going to be seen as the primary figures in the Democratic Party,” she added. “It is quite a testament to Nancy Pelosi that she’s no longer useful to the Republicans as a foil. Probably because she’s beating Trump at his own game.”

Fellow panelist and Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne agreed.

“The idea that the Republicans would use three women is just not a great look for them, three younger women is not a great look for them,” he said, noting that the GOP has relied on “left wing boogiemen, now women” as a rallying cry for decades. “I think the risks they run with these particular members, young and female, are very, very high for them.”

Watch the video below.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hit back Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s call Tuesday for her to resign from Congress or quit the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her antisemitic rhetoric.

Omar, who apologized Monday at the behest of Democratic leaders, claimed that the president had “trafficked in hate” his “whole life,” while she had “learned from people impacted by my words.”

You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you? https://t.co/EqqTyjkiNE

But an article in a local Minneapolis/St. Paul newspaper reported Tuesday that Jewish leaders in Minnesota had spoken to Omar about her views last year — and that she failed to learn anything.

Last year, before she was elected to the House of Representatives, before she emerged from a crowded Democratic field in Minnesota’s liberal 5th Congressional District, leaders of Minneapolis’ Jewish community fashioned what could be described as an anti-Semitic intervention of Omar, a rising star of the left whose remarks had made many fellow Democrats in the Jewish community uncomfortable.

Last year, state Sen. Ron Latz, a St. Louis Park Democrat who has served in the Legislature since 2002, invited Omar to his house, where a number of Jewish leaders had gathered. It wasn’t an ambush; Omar knew that group was there, and their purpose was to enlighten her.

[Latz recalled:] “Over the course of about two hours, we shared with her our concerns for things, including language that has references and meanings beyond just the meanings of words. Tropes, dog whistles — call them what you will. We explained to her how hurtful, and factually inaccurate, they were.

“Most of us came out of that conversation very troubled by the answers we received. I was not convinced she was going to give a balanced approach to policy in the Middle East, and I was not convinced … where her heart is on these things.”

As of Wednesday morning, Omar has not deleted any of the antisemitic tweets from Sunday that led to her being forced to apologize Monday. Nor had she deleted an antisemitic from 2012 that had prompted local Jewish leaders to intervene, in which she declared: “Israel has hypnotized the world.”

Latz told the Pioneer Press: “At some point, it becomes a little tired to hear her say she’s being ‘educated.’” He added that the time had passed to keep treating Omar with “kid gloves.”

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

100PercentFedUp.com

Published  1 week ago

In 2013, Arab-American television host, Ahmed Tharwat, interviewed Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is now a US Congresswoman. During the interview, the anti-Semitic lawmaker criticizes how the media covers terrorism. She mocked them for the intensity with which they interpret comments made by people. Omar says, “I remember when I was in college, I took a terrorism class.” Tharwat seemed stunned, asking her, “Is there such a thing?” “Yes,” Omar told him, while she giggled. The interviewer laughs, asking her, “Is there a lab for that?” Omar laughed, “No, we learned the ideology.” The interviewer asks, “Do you go to lab? Do you go on a field trip?” Again, Omar laughed at the idea of a “lab” where they could test out their terrorist skills.

Strange…most Americans would probably not be laughing if they were asked about participating in a hands-on lab for terrorists, but somehow, Omar thought it was hilarious.

Omar continued, making fun of the professor for acting like an expert when it came to discussing terror groups like Al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The interviewer joined in the mocking of her professor, saying, “Yeah, he’s in command. He’s an expert.” He then asked Omar to dox him, “What’s his name? Where does he live? Omar laughed at the idea of doxing him, saying, “Oh, we are not saying his name.”

Here’s the interview in its entirety. Watch, as Ahmed Tharwat discusses the backlash in the Somali community and if it’s really warranted. The host points out to Omar that when American troops destroy other countries, we don’t hear them apologize. Omar responds by telling the host how it’s ridiculous to ask Muslims to condemn acts of violence by Islamic terrorists. She tries to explain that when atrocities happen in other countries, they shouldn’t ask “regular citizens like myself” to condemn them. “When Americans ask us “to condemn every misbehaving Muslim,” laughing, Tharwat reminds her there are about a billion and a half Muslims, saying, “I’d have to quit my job, I mean condemning every day.” Somehow, the fact that Muslims commit so much violence around the world that he would have to quit his job to condemn their violence, is funny.

Tharwat tells Omar when Muslims commit violence, the Muslim culture is condemned. He continued, When a white person commits violence, “we just go to psychoanalysis,” suggesting that the media tries to say “he’s not capable of committing violence because he’s’ white.” Omar agrees, saying, “We have mass shootings that go on constantly here.”

Really, “We have mass shootings that go on constantly?

During the interview, Omar also blames “our involvement in other people’s affairs” accounts for the rise in Islamic terrorism, saying nobody else wants to take accountability for the actions of Muslim terrorists.

In July 2018, Tharwat called the Israeli government “Jewish ISIS.”

WayneDupree.com

Published  1 week ago

Freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib once wrote a column for the Final Call in 2006

Final Call is the official communications newspaper of the Nation of Islam

Louis Farrakhan is well known for his anti-Semite views describing Jews as “satanic” and praised Hitler as a “very great man.”

Tlaib has already faced scrutiny using profanity against President Trump during a swearing-in ceremony

Tlaib is a freshman representative who met criticism on both sides because of her profanity in front of her child-directed at President Trump, not even 24 hours after being sworn in. She has also been blasted for appearing with radical anti-Israel activists during a swearing-in ceremony who had previously praised Palestinian and Hezbollah terrorists that push the agenda that Israel should not exist.

Now, we’re learning that Tlaib wrote a column for Louis Farrakhan’s Final Call, the official publication of the National of Islam. Farrakhan has been cited many times as an individual that spouts anti-semitic rhetoric against the Jews as well as White America.

Oh, the irony. Dems claim Trump is anti-semitic without any proof, but then ignore one of their own who is openly anti-semitic! Tlaib’s article was written in 2006.

“Lost in the often-vitriolic national quarrel over immigration reform is any examination of proposed measures that would result in excessive punishment, such as detention and deportation, for the most minor offenses,” Tlaib wrote in a 2006 post in the Final Call. “Concern for ‘national security’ has introduced unprecedented insecurity to living in the United States as a legal permanent resident.”

The column, which takes an issue with deportations for minor offenses, remains to be accessible online and was first pointed out by blogger Jeryl Bier on social media.

A spokesperson for Tlaib told Business Insider that the article was from 2006 and “was not an endorsement of Farrakhan or anyone for that matter,” adding that the congresswoman “has not had any direct contact with Farrakhan and condemns his anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ views.”

I think we are witnessing a very weird pattern here. Tlaib, along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are extreme radical women that are pushing the limits on what they can and can not get away with, within the Democratic body of Congress.

Not sure why any Jewish person would ever vote Democrat, their entire freshman class seems to be full speed ahead anti-semitism.

Democrats have been pushing for more women in Congress, but they seem as if they do not care about the quality of woman. I would think you would want American patriots who care about this safety of the country, not radicals that want to destroy it from within.

I would have real reservations about such a person getting access to military and economic secrets. I am not the only one that believes a Muslim cannot be loyal to the USA, because “sharia law” trumps (pardon the pun) everything. I would not want such a person serving on the Armed Services Committee, would you?

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Washington Examiner

Published  1 week ago

If Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., really wants to avoid being branded as an anti-Semite, she will cancel her planned speech later this month for a group, which is considered by foreign governments to be a terrorist-financing organization.

Omar is scheduled to speak Feb. 23 in Tampa at what is labeled a Yemen Emergency Dinner sponsored by Islamic Relief USA, or IRUSA. Islamic Relief, which has chapters in 20 nations, has been branded a terror financier by the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Israel. Russian authorities, the Swiss bank UBS, the British bank HSBC, and reports by governmental entities in Germany and Sweden all have determined that Islamic Relief has supported radical Islamist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

Numerous moderate Islamic leaders in the U.S. also have denounced IRUSA for donating “to terrorist sympathizers and enablers, including affiliates of Hamas, a foreign political group with documented evidence of supremacist views and Jew-hatred.”

At the dinner in Tampa, one of the other three featured speakers alongside Omar is IRUSA’s “East Zone Manager,” Yousef Abdallah, who on his social media accounts repeatedly has promoted violent anti-Semitism. For example, Abdallah praised as “beautiful” a story lauding a “resistance hero” whose work helped “kill more than 20 Jews” and “fire[d] rockets at Tel Aviv.”

Much of the reporting on IRUSA and Abdallah, thoroughly documented, comes from the Middle East Forum, a think tank most often associated with respected scholars Daniel Pipes, MEF’s founder, and Michael Rubin. The Clarion Project, led by analyst Ryan Mauro, likewise has denounced Islamic Relief for having “many documented links to terror funding — particularly Hamas — and the Muslim Brotherhood. It also is managed by prominent Islamist extremists.”

So, too, has the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which published a photo of IRUSA’s board chairman Khaled Lamada with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, two of whom have openly supported terrorism.

Yet, Omar is willingly sharing an IRUSA podium with Abdallah, even after being sternly rebuked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for her most recent foray into “anti-Semitic tropes.” And that was far from the first time she has engaged in such tropes.

Anti-Semitism is a horrendous evil and a trend again growing, not just in Europe, but in the U.S. as well. It is a scourge that must be fought, and it is one that should have no place in Congress. If Omar will not take even more steps to avoid spreading it and associating officially with those who do, she should be shunned by every one of her House colleagues.

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday called out Vice President Mike Pence for saying that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for earlier Twitter posts called anti-Semitic was "inadequate," and blasted President Trump for peddling hate.

Clinton, who was critical of Omar's tweets, posting that "we should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism," but said on Tuesday that Trump is a "far more powerful person" and has never apologized "for his embrace of white nationalism & anti-Semitic & Islamophobic hate."

Omar said she had no intention of offending anyone, including Jewish Americans, when she insinuated that lobbyists were paying lawmakers to support Israel. Trump called her apology "lame" and said she should resign from Congress or at least not be allowed to serve on committees.

REPUBLICAN OFFICIAL FIGHTS CNN PANEL TRYING TO EQUATE TRUMP, OMAR COMMENTS

Pence tweeted Tuesday that her comments were a disgrace. He said "those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words."

The freshman Democratic posted tweets on Sunday that suggested that members of Congress support Israel because they are paid to do so. In a pair of tweets, Omar criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC.

"It's all about the Benjamins baby," she wrote, invoking slang about $100 bills. Asked on Twitter who she thought was paying members of Congress to support Israel, Omar responded, “AIPAC!”

Left-wing historian and Politico Magazine contributing editor Joshua Zeitz tweeted: "I'm one of those American Jews who opposes the occupation [of the West Bank and Gaza Strip], laments Israel's anti-democratic drift, and doesn't regard the country as especially central to my Jewish identity. And I knew exactly what the congresswoman meant. She might as well call us hook-nosed."

Omar supports a movement known as BDS, for “boycott, divestment and sanctions” aimed at Israel. And it’s not the first time she’s fought accusations of anti-Semitism. She insists her rejection of the Israeli government refers to its stance toward Palestinians and is not directed at Jewish people.

Omar has expressed regret for tweeting in 2012: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” She said the statement came in the context of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Fox News' Samuel Chamberlain and The Associated Press contributed

inthesetimes

Published  1 week ago

False charges of anti-Semitism are being used to silence critics of Israel.

Fox News

Published  1 week ago

Jews should stop supporting the Democratic Party in the wake of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments by freshmen Democratic House members. Trump and Republicans are now the true friends of Israel and the Jewish people.

dailycaller

Published  1 week ago

Multiple House Republicans have called for Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to be stripped of her position on the Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday, after accusing a pro-Israel lobbying group of buying support for Israel.

Republican Reps. Steve Scalise of Lousiana, Lee Zeldin of New York and Liz Cheney of Wyoming have called for her to be taken off the committee.

Omar tweeted Sunday night that the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) buys pro-Israel support from American politicians.

The insinuation received widespread criticism, accusations of anti-Semitism and it led to some Republicans calling for her to be punished. (RELATED: Omar Retweets Statement Equating Her Israel Comments With Calling Jews ‘Hooked-Nosed’)

Scalise tweeted, “Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar—but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee.”

Glad the Speaker broke her silence, but that apology won’t do. Rep. Omar should be stripped of her committee assignments, including @HouseForeign, & HRes72 should be voted on. Rep. S King apologized as well. Was still stripped of assignments & HRes41 passed nearly unanimously. https://t.co/MFCEpuTRf3

— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 11, 2019

Zeldin, who is Jewish, said that, “Omar should be stripped of her committee assignments, including @HouseForeign.”

He has long been critical of Omar’s position on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/IYAoXEGtld

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 11, 2019

Cheney called for the same saying, “House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

Democratic New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released a statement condemning Omar but it did not address her standing on the committee. (RELATED: Rep. Omar Ignores Reporter’s Question About Why She Supports The BDS Movement)

“As I have said, as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I will ensure support for Israel remains strong and bipartisan and I will shine a light on the evil of anti-Semitism and the danger it poses,” Engel’s statement says in part. “I will make the case to Members on both side of the aisle that our alliance and friendship with Israel are important to our countries’ shared interests, security, and values.”

Omar has since apologized for the tweet.

The Federalist

Published  1 week ago

This weekend, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Rep. Ilhan Omar, a woman who had previously argued that Jews had hypnotized the world for their “evil” deeds, claimed that Americans only supported Israel because of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) “Benjamins”— and then retweeted a person pointing out that she might as well call all Jews “hooked nose.”

Though Nancy Pelosi, who put Omar on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, offered a condemnation of the Minnesota congresswoman’s comments, many progressives jumped immediately to her defense. Some of them implored Omar to stop deploying these ugly tropes because they undermine what is a completely reasonable position towards the Jewish state. (Omar has since apologized, promising to avoid these tropes when peddling her anti-Semitism.)

The problem is that “anti-Zionism,” the predominant justification for violence, murder, and hatred against Jews in Europe and the Middle East, is a growing position on the American left. While Omar embraces the worst caricatures of this ideology, it’s her core contention regarding the Jewish state–not her clumsy “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”-style insults, which are just a manifestation of her underlying position—that are most consequential.

One of the dishonest arguments regarding Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who we recently found out wrote a piece for a publication of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is that they are merely being “critical of Israel.” Yet no serious person has ever made the claim that being critical of Israel’s policies is anti-Semitic. Israel has had both left-wing and right-wing governments over the years. And like governments in any liberal democracy, they can be corrupt, misguided, or incompetent. Millions of Israelis are critical of their own nation’s policies every year without any fear of repercussions. Israel isn’t Iran or Turkey, countries that most of Israel’s critics never disparage.

But the best way to gauge if a person is merely being “critical” of Israel’s policies or critical of the existence of the Jewish state is to use Natan Sharansky’s 3-d test: 1) Do they engage in “delegitimization” of the nation’s existence, as every supporter of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) does? 2) Do they engage in “demonization” of that country, as people who claim Israelis hypnotize the world for evil or go around murdering children for kicks do? 3) Do they engage in “double standards,” like having an obsession with Israel and AIPAC, while ignoring illiberalism found throughout the Islamic world or things like Muslim concentration camps found in China?

The second myth pushed by Omar’s defenders is that Israel dictates American foreign policy with its shekels. The first part of this argument is absurd when one considers that over the past few years the American government passed the Iran deal – which Israel saw as an existential threat– and the American president has embraced the idea of withdrawing troops from Syria. Most of the time, the United States sides with Israel because most of the time Israel’s ideals comport with our own.

Then, of course, there’s a significant difference between contending that you disagree with AIPAC’s positions and contending that AIPAC bribes Americans with lots of Benjamins. For starters, it’s a lie, since AIPAC doesn’t give any money to politicians. And as Emily Zanotti, and others have pointed out, AIPAC,with all its supernatural ability to hypnotize lawmakers, spends around $3.5 million on lobbying for Israel policies in a good year. “It barely even cracks the top 50, is dwarfed by the *beer wholesalers*” Zanotti writes. “In contrast, Planned Parenthood’s PAC spent $20M in 2016.”

Although it might be tough for progressives to understand, many Americans still prefer Israel over Hamas, the PLO, and Iran for reasons other than money. For example, a shared understanding of liberalism, theological reasons, historic ties, political realities, and practical geopolitical reasons, although I concede that contemporary progressives might not embrace these values anymore. For many decades, however, polls showed widespread support for Israel. AIPAC’s success is predicated on that support.

Some of Omar’s defenders also engaged in a little whataboutism by pointing out that Republicans have had their own anti-Semitic problems. I’m sure they do. But I hate to break the news to people: being critical of billionaire activist George Soros, who happens to be Jewish but holds positions on Israel that are generally in line with Omar’s, is not automatically anti-Semitic—or no more than attacking Sheldon Adelson is anti-Semitic. Omar’s Jewish stereotypes were aimed at all defenders of Israel.

It will be interesting to see how the Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls react to Omar’s comments, which has increasing currency in the activist wing of their party. On this issue, there is a big rift opening between young and old. That does not bode well for the establishment or Jews.

The Daily Signal

Published  1 week ago

The Minnesota Democrat's repulsive remarks sought to place the patriotism of Jewish Americans in doubt.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

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Hannah Bleau

Watch: Steve Scalise Isn’t Messing Around When It Comes To Rep. Omar

You know how it goes. Rep. Ilhan Omar makes anti-Semitic remarks, and liberals forgive her again and again and again (and call us the racists in between…just for good measure).

Rep. Steve Scalise has had enough. He’s calling for Omar’s removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

“She sits on the [House] Foreign Affairs Committee,” he told Fox News. “She is able to get classified briefings on foreign policy, especially as it relates to Israel, and yet she has made statements, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements,”

“She has aligned herself with anti-Semitic people as well,” he continued. “She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs committee.”

Regarding her non-apology apology, Scalise said:

“She apologized and then went after those same groups…It clearly wasn’t unequivocal and doesn’t take the comments back.”

The GOP stripped Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments after his questionable remarks about white supremacy. Why isn’t the other side doing the same to Omar?

Here’s the full interview:

For those wondering, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said they’re not planning on stripping Omar from anything.

“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That will be the proof of the pudding.”

This is hardly the first time she’s made anti-Semitic remarks, but alrighty then.

Trump Train

Published  1 week ago

The Democratic candidate for a safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives stands accused of immigration/marriage fraud and bigamy. The district is in Minnesota. More precisely, Somalia-born, no…

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) apologized Monday for antisemitic remarks about why members of Congress support Israel. She added, however: “I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in politics.” She went on to mention the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), among others.

The truth is that Omar is quite happy to accept support from lobbyists and advocacy organizations — especially left-wing and anti-Israel ones.

Ironically, Omar retweeted a statement of support from a lobbyist group last weekend — namely, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

MPAC’s tweet referred approvingly to a Washington Post article that reported Omar and fellow radical Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) had pushed the Democratic Party in a more anti-Israel direction.

The MPAC website describes lobbying — “advocacy campaigns” — on a variety of issues, including on foreign policy.

MPAC has a particularly colorful history. As former terrorism prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy wrote for National Review in 2012, it was founded in 1988 “by followers of the Muslim Brotherhood and admirers of Hezbollah.” Its president, Salam al-Marayati, has “spoken sympathetically of violent jihad” on several occasions, McCarthy reported. After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, for example, al-Marayati suggested to an L.A. radio station that the State of Israel might be responsible.

Rep. Omar promised to reject contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs) in her 2018 race — and she largely did. But she accepted over $100,000 from ideological PACs, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations-California PAC.

The larger CAIR organization lobbies Congress and advocates for positions that are often radical.

In 2015, CAIR offered legal assistance to the family of the San Bernardino terrorists. Its Los Angeles director suggested American foreign policy was to blame for the attack.

Moreover, as Breitbart news has noted:

In 2007-8, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. That case, in turn, led the FBI to discontinue its work with the organization. In 2009, a federal judge ruled that the government “produced ample evidence to establish” the ties of CAIR with Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization. The United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR a terrorist organization in 2014 (a decision that the Obama administration opposed).

By claiming, falsely, that her primary concern is “lobbyists,” Omar is trying to deflect attention from the real motivation for her antisemitic remarks: a radical worldview that includes deep hostility to Israel and its supporters.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

True Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi (D-ca) And Democratic Party Leaders In The U.s. House Of Representatives Will Allow Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-mn) To Retain Her Committee Seats, Including Her Seat On The House Foreign Affairs Committee, Despite Her Antisemitic Comments Sunday Alleging That Jews Had Bought Congress’s Support For Israel.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he takes Omar at her word that she didn’t intend to be anti-Semitic when she said lawmakers took pro-Israel stances because of political contributions from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee .

Omar has “unequivocally” apologized for the comments — after Democratic leaders called on her to do so — saying she did not mean offense or to invoke an anti-Semitic trope about Jewish money. At the same time, the Minnesota Democrat affirmed her opposition to lobbyists like AIPAC being involved in politics.

AIPAC does not contribute to candidates. Moreover, Omar’s opposition to “lobbyists” is highly selective: earlier Sunday, prior to the controversy, she retweeted a statement of support from the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a lobbyist group.

In her “apology,” Omar resolved to continue criticizing AIPAC. – READ MORE

WayneDupree.com

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The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Pure, raw Anti-Semitism.

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) started a firestorm by saying on Twitter that AIPAC pays lawmakers to support Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have offered sharp rebukes, accusing the Minnesota Democrat of insinuating that Jews use money to get what they want.

On Monday Ilhan said “I unequivocally apologize” after speaking to “Jewish allies.”

She continued, “I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.

Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019

But while Ilhan Omar continued to attack Jewish money in politics and the AIPAC orgnization she took $60,000 from PACs including CAIR, a Hamas-linked jihadist organization.

Per FEC @IlhanMN received ~$60,000 from PACs, incl 1000s of $ in 2018 from Council on American Islamic Relations, a Hamas-linked jihadist org & un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation terrorism-financing trial https://t.co/z8v000B0Po

— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) February 13, 2019

Via Sara Carter:

According to the records of the Federal Election Commission, last summer Omar received nearly $60,000 from PACs.

One PAC from which Omar received thousands of dollars in 2018 is the Council on American Islamic Relations. CAIR was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history.

And CAIR not only has a PAC, it is a lobbying organization. On Jan.10, CAIR hosted the Community Congressional Reception at which Omar spoke.

In all, Omar received tens of thousands of dollars from lobbying groups. None of her money came from AIPAC or the NRA or the fossil fuel industry; That must be a coincidence.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Jewish Leaders Praise for Trump efforts to combat Anti-Semitism, criticism for Dem support for anti-Israel causes.

American Jewish leaders took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times on Thursday to thank President Donald Trump for his efforts to combat anti-Semitism.

The ad praised Donald Trump and criticizes the class of freshman Democrats and their anti-Semitic positions.

The Jewish Voice reported:

The leaders also criticize the Iranian regime for its anti-Semitic comments and calls out a new class of freshman Democrats who have advocated in favor of Israel boycotts.

“While the Iranian Majlis has long demonized Israel, anti-Semitic voices can now be heard in the halls of the British Parliament and even the U.S. Congress,” the ad states. “We thank President Trump for his courageous, clear eyed leadership in engaging in the fight to defeat anti-Semitism. We stand shoulder to shoulder with President Trump in saying, ‘Never Again,’ and we pledge our full commitment to helping his administration, including Special Envoy Carr, in the days, weeks, and months to come.” (Washington Free Beacon)

The ad was posted just three days before Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar posted several anti-Semitic and anti-Israel tweets.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

The Democrat Party is now defined my Ilhan Omar, Ralph Northam, Rashida Tlaib, Joy Reid, Dianne Feinstein and Louis Farrakhan.

The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com

Published  1 week ago

Omar will be speaking alongside a well-known Islamic Relief USA official, Yousef Abdallah, who has openly advocated for violence against Jews and has shared antisemitic sentiments on social media.

JNS.org

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(February 11, 2019 / Islamist Watch, MEF) Despite battling accusations of anti-Semitism, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) is due to speak this month at a fundraising event alongside a senior charity official who has published social-media posts praising the killing of Jews.

Islamic Relief USA is hosting a fundraising dinner for aid to Yemen on Feb. 23. Omar is due to speak alongside senior Islamic Relief USA official Yousef Abdallah, who was widely criticized in 2017 after the Middle East Forum found that he had expressed violently anti-Semitic ideas on his social-media accounts.

Abdallah, who serves as Islamic Relief USA’s “operations manager,” shared a “very beautiful” modernized version of a Palestinian folk story about a resistance hero named Zharif al-Tawl, who took revenge against Jewish “gangs” that had purportedly attacked a Palestinian village by providing guns to “kill more than 20 jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv.”

Other posts referred to Jews as “stinking,” and claimed that “the Jews put the outside wall of Al Aqsa [the mosque in Jerusalem] on fire.”

Abdallah also “Liked” a comment on his Facebook post that calls on God to wreak “revenge on the damned rapists Zionists. O God they are no challenge for you. Shake the Earth beneath their feet and destroy them as you destroyed the peoples of ʿĀd, Thamud and Lot.”

And in 2014, after Republican politician Chris Christie apologized for referring to the West Bank and Gaza as “occupied,” Abdallah wrote: “Christie kneels down on his knees before the Jewish lords and says ‘I am sorry.’ Only money makes stuff like this happen. Mr. Christie. Muslims should remember this very well.”

Islamic Relief USA has previously defended its senior officials’ anti-Semitism, claiming that their comments had been mistranslated. However, Islamic Relief USA refused to provide alternative translations and refused to comment on the fact that some of the anti-Semitism was expressed plainly in English.

Founded in 1984, the Islamic Relief franchise is managed by Islamic Relief Worldwide, its headquarters in the United Kingdom. Today, Islamic Relief is one of the largest Islamic charities in the world, but the franchise is increasingly facing questions from governments across the globe about its connections to extremism and terror.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill Monday evening about the fallout from her anti-Semitic tweets Sunday night and subsequent apology. Omar answered several questions as she momentarily paused before getting on an elevator with staff, answering a few more while on the elevator. Throughout her encounter with the media, Omar furiously […]

Katrina Pierson

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As reported by FoxNews

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sparked backlash Sunday evening from members of both parties — including former first daughter Chelsea Clinton — after she accused a prominent lobbying group of paying members of Congress to support Israel.

Omar, who became the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress in November, responded to a Twitter post by journalist Glenn Greenwald criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for threatening to take action against Omar and another freshman lawmaker, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.

“There’s situations in our conference where a member does something that is wrong — I think you’ve seen from my own actions that I take action about it,” McCarthy told reporters Friday, making an apparent reference to Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa. “I think when they stay silent, they are just as guilty … I think this will not be the end of this, and if they do not take action then I think you will see action from myself. It’s unacceptable in this country, especially when you sit back and think about and listen to what this country went through in World War II.”

Greenwald accused McCarthy of targeting Omar and Tlaib for their numerous criticisms of Israel, to which Omar chimed in “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” quoting a 1997 rap song by Puff Daddy. She then doubled down when challenged by Batya Ungar-Sargon, the opinion editor of The Forward newspaper.

“Would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can guess,” Ungar-Sargon tweeted. “Bad form, Congresswoman. That’s the second anti-Semitic trope you’ve tweeted.”

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019

In response, Omar tweeted “AIPAC!” referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which regularly has been accused by progressives of agitating for a conflict with Iran.

“We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the US-Israel relationship,” AIPAC tweeted Sunday evening. “Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work.”

We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the US-Israel relationship. Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work.

— AIPAC (@AIPAC) February 11, 2019

Another freshman Democrat, Max Rose of New York, tweeted that Omar’s statements “are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself.”

“When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of my faith, I will not be silent,” Rose said in a statement. “… At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel. In the Democratic Party – and in the United States of America – we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The congresswoman’s statements do not live up to that cherished ideal.”

Chelsea Clinton tweeted: “We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.”

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Party leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives will allow Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to retain her committee seats, including her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite her antisemitic comments Sunday alleging that Jews had bought Congress’s support for Israel.

Roll Call reported Monday evening (original links):

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he takes Omar at her word that she didn’t intend to be anti-Semitic when she said lawmakers took pro-Israel stances because of political contributions from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [sic].

Omar has “unequivocally” apologized for the comments — after Democratic leaders called on her to do so — saying she did not mean offense or to invoke an anti-Semitic trope about Jewish money. At the same time, the Minnesota Democrat affirmed her opposition to lobbyists like AIPAC being involved in politics.

AIPAC does not contribute to candidates. Moreover, Omar’s opposition to “lobbyists” is highly selective: earlier Sunday, prior to the controversy, she retweeted a statement of support from the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a lobbyist group.

In her “apology,” Omar resolved to continue criticizing AIPAC.

Republican leaders and some Jewish groups had called for Omar to be removed from her committees — as they had removed Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after he appeared to condone white supremacy and white nationalism in a New York Times interview, and even though King denied having done so.

Pelosi’s decision leaves a radical left-wing Democrat with a record of antisemitic statements in a position to affect the future of U.S.-Israel relations, thanks to her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

SARAH PALIN

Published  1 week ago

Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar caused a political rift in Washington after she posted anti-Semitic messages to her Twitter account. Members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans stood up to the bigoted messaging and called on the congresswoman to issue an apology.

And, she did… kinda.

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Omar said in a statement posted to her Twitter account. “My intention is never to offend my constituents of Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

“At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it,” the Democrat continued.

Her apology left some people less than convinced as they claim the apology seemed contradictory.

In one line she “unequivocally apologized,” in the next, she doubled down on the very thing she just apologized.

“This nonapology apology is not an apology,” the Washington Examiner’s Tom Rogan wrote in an op-ed.

“But waking up to the anger she had sparked, on Monday, the congresswoman decided she had to respond. She did a pretty awful job of it,” Rogan also said.

Had Omar left out the final four lines, she might have drawn a line under this saga. But she didn’t do that, because she couldn’t. She had to leave in a little reminder that she isn’t really that sorry. Hence the “at the same time … AIPAC.”

Look, the issue here isn’t that Omar has no right to express concern about special interests. The issue is that Omar is evidently so arrogant that she cannot let the issue sit as it should, with an apology. Instead, she has to bring American Israel Public Affairs Committee up, yet again, as a proxy for the original “Benjamins” tweet.

Other people similarly criticized Omar for the non-apologetic apology:

dailycaller

Published  1 week ago

Activist and Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour is standing with Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, even after Omar used an apparently anti-Semitic trope to criticize Israel on Sunday Night.

In a Monday Facebook post, Sarsour decried what she and Omar believe is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC’s) “influence” on American politics. (RELATED: Linda Sarsour Is Too Radical For The Women’s March)

“AIPAC connects donors to campaigns and elected officials,” Sarsour said. “Trying to argue that critiquing the role of AIPAC which let’s be clear is not a Jewish organization, many of its leaders and members are Christian Zionists — is anti-Semitic is ludicrous.”

Sarsour and Omar have both come under fire for anti-Semitic statements made in the past, and both support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), a movement aimed at boycotting Israeli goods and products.

A social media firestorm ensued on Sunday night, after Omar responded to a tweet from prominent Israel critic Glenn Greenwald, claiming that U.S. support for Israel is “All about the Benjamins baby.”

After being widely condemned on both sides of the aisle and meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday, Omar said that she was “listening and learning,” but still stood by her critiques of AIPAC.

Before she was a candidate for office, Omar previously accused Israel of having “hypnotized the world,” a statement she has stood by since becoming a member of Congress.

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The Intercept

Published  1 week ago

A debate about the power in Washington of the pro-Israel lobby is underway, after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., responded sharply to reports that Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was targeting both Omar and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan.

Omar quoted rap lyrics — “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” — to suggest McCarthy’s move was driven by the lobby’s prolific spending. Asked specifically who she was referring to, Omar responded, “AIPAC!”

The debate over the influence of pro-Israel groups could be informed by an investigation by Al Jazeera, in which an undercover reporter infiltrated The Israel Project, a Washington-based group, and secretly recorded conversations about political strategy and influence over a six-month period in 2016. That investigation, however, was never aired by the network — suppressed by pressure from the pro-Israel lobby.

In November, Electronic Intifada obtained and published the four-part series, but it did so during the week of the midterm elections, and the documentary did not get a lot of attention then.

In it, leaders of the pro-Israel lobby speak openly about how they use money to influence the political process, in ways so blunt that if the comments were made by critics, they’d be charged with anti-Semitism.

David Ochs, founder of HaLev, which helps send young people to AIPAC’s annual conference, described for the reporter how AIPAC and its donors organize fundraisers outside the official umbrella of the organization, so that the money doesn’t show up on disclosures as coming specifically from AIPAC. He describes one group that organizes fundraisers in both Washington and New York. “This is the biggest ad hoc political group, definitely the wealthiest, in D.C.,” Ochs says, adding that it has no official name, but is clearly tied to AIPAC. “It’s the AIPAC group. It makes a difference, it really, really does. It’s the best bang for your buck and the networking is phenomenal.” (Ochs and AIPAC did not immediately return The Intercept’s requests for comment.)

Without spending money, Ochs argues, the pro-Israel lobby isn’t able to enact its agenda. “Congressmen and senators don’t do anything unless you pressure them. They kick the can down the road, unless you pressure them, and the only way to do that is with money,” he explains.

He describes a fundraiser for Anthony Brown, a Democrat running for Congress in Maryland, as typical. “So we want the Jewish community to go face to face in this small environment, 50, 30, 40 people, and say this is what’s important to us. We want to make sure that if we give you money that you’re going to enforce the Iran deal. That way, when they need something from him or her, like the Iran deal, they can quickly mobilize and say look we’ll give you 30 grand. They actually impact,” Ochs tells the reporter.

Such a claim is not so different from what Omar was describing, and for which she was roundly condemned. In the wake of Omar’s tweets, the Washington Post, for instance, reported: “The American Jewish Committee demanded an apology, calling her suggestion that AIPAC is paying American politicians for their support ‘demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic.’” (On Monday, Omar apologized for her tweets but insisted that AIPAC and other lobbyist groups are harmful to U.S. politics.)

In the censored documentary, Ochs went on to describe a fundraiser hosted by Jeff Talpins, a hedge fund giant, as similar, as well. “In New York, with Jeff Talpins, we don’t ask a goddamn thing about the fucking Palestinians. You know why? Cuz it’s a tiny issue. It’s a small, insignificant issue. The big issue is Iran. We want everything focused on Iran,” Ochs says. “What happens is Jeff meets with the congressman in the back room, tells them exactly what his goals are — and by the way, Jeff Talpins is worth $250 million — basically they hand him an envelope with 20 credit cards, and say, You can swipe each of these credit cards for a thousand dollars each.”

Ochs explains that the club in New York required a minimum pledge of $10,000 to join and participate in such events. “It’s a minimum commitment. Some people give a lot more than that.”

AIPAC, on its own website, recruits members to join its “Congressional Club,” and commit to give at least $5,000 per election cycle.

Eric Gallagher, a top official at AIPAC from 2010 to 2015, tells the Al Jazeera reporter that AIPAC gets results. “Getting $38 billion in security aid to Israel matters, which is what AIPAC just did,” he notes at one secretly recorded lunch. “Everything AIPAC does is focused on influencing Congress.”

The film, called “The Lobby,” was produced by Al Jazeera’s investigative unit, and features hidden-camera footage obtained by the reporter, who posed as a Jewish pro-Israel activist from Britain who wanted to volunteer with The Israel Project.

Outfitted with a luxury apartment in Dupont Circle, the reporter hosted multiple gatherings and otherwise socialized broadly within the pro-Israel community, winning the confidence of senior officials, who divulged insider details, many of which have been leaked and created international news.

A companion version of the film, which looked at the Israel lobby’s influence in the United Kingdom, did make it to air and was the subject of intense controversy. It exposed a plot by an Israeli embassy official in the UK to “take down” pro-Palestinian Members of Parliament, leading to his resignation.

That film, however, included a snippet of footage from the United States. Officials here quickly realized that they, too, had been infiltrated. In the UK, the Israel lobby lodged an official complaint claiming the series was anti-Semitic, but the UK’s communications agency rejected the claim, finding that “the allegations in the programme were not made on the grounds that any of the particular individuals concerned were Jewish and noted that no claims were made relating to their faith.”

Pro-Israel officials in the United States, rather than file an official complaint, exerted political pressure. A bipartisan group of 19 lawmakers wrote to the Justice Department requesting an investigation into “the full range of activities undertaken by Al Jazeera in the United States,” and suggesting that the organization be made to register as a foreign agent. Ultimately, Qatar bent to the pressure, and killed the documentary.

Tablet Magazine

Published  1 week ago

Last night, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar blew an anti-Semitic dog whistle on Twitter. Responding to a Republican effort to censure her for alleged anti-Semitism, she instead handed them further ammunition. It began when journalist Glenn Greenwald characterized the anti-Semitism charge against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib as really being “over their criticisms of Israel.” Omar agreed, and added her own postscript:

As was quickly pointed out by both progressive and conservative commentators, this claim that American politicians are only pro-Israel thanks to piles of cash from behind-the-scenes actors reflects a classical anti-Semitic trope and also misunderstands how lobbies like AIPAC actually work. It’s worth unpacking how wrongheaded Omar’s claim was.

To begin with, the initial tweet evoked the image of moneyed Jews paying off gentiles to subvert the national interest and control American politics for their own ends. Sometimes the villain in this delusion is George Soros, sometimes the Rothschilds, and other times “the Israel lobby.” In this particular case, Omar suggested that the reason America supports the Jewish state is because (((powerful interests))) have taken control of our democracy, seemingly against the will of its people. In reality, as decades of polling shows, American politicians are pro-Israel because American voters are pro-Israel and elect leaders who reflect their views. There is no conspiracy at work, only democracy. Policy on Israel is set by the 98 percent of Americans who are not Jewish, not the 2 percent who are, which is probably why that policy is more hawkish than many American Jews would like. (Interested readers can learn more about this history and data here.)

As one prominent Muslim commentator on Twitter explained, “No, criticism of Israel isn’t anti-Semitism, just like criticism of a Muslim majority state isn’t Islamophobia, by default. However racist or bigoted tropes can be intentionally or unintentionally triggered in making those critiques and yes that matters—it always matters.” As if to illustrate this point about the impact of dog whistles, an array of bigots quickly flocked to Omar’s defense, including former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.

Simply put, Omar—a sitting member of Congress and its Foreign Affairs Committee—had mainstreamed a bigoted and ignorant canard about why America conducts its foreign affairs the way it does. And this wasn’t the first time. Back in 2012, Omar tweeted:

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012

One might wonder why Israel or its sympathizers would need to pay off politicians they’d already hypnotized, but of course, this facetious query would miss the point of these tweets. They are not a rational theory of politics, but rather different expressions of the same fundamental conspiracy theory: that powerful groups of Jews control our affairs.

If this was all there was to the story, there would be nothing more to do here other than denounce Omar’s pronouncements, as the Democratic leadership did this afternoon. But there is more, and Omar, for all her faults, deserves more than only condemnation. She deserves a dialogue.

That’s because, unlike most people who have voiced anti-Semitic tropes, Omar has actually expressed genuine self-awareness about doing so, and a desire to unlearn these toxic ideas. Last month, she finally apologized for the 2012 tweet about Israel suborning the world with its mystical powers. When asked by The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah about the reversal, which came after several false starts, Omar said something exceedingly unusual. As The Washington Post reported:

On Thursday, when [Trevor] Noah broached the subject, Omar compared her defensiveness about her tweet—denying that she was anti-Semitic—to the way poor white people react when some say they still possess “white privilege.”

“With that tweet, what I finally realized is the realization that I hope that people come to when we’re having a conversation about white privilege,” she told Noah. “You know, people would be like, ‘I grew up in a poor neighborhood. I can’t be privileged. Can you stop saying that? I haven’t benefited from my whiteness!’ And it’s like, ‘No, we’re talking about systematic, right?’ And so for me, that happened for me.

“I was like, ‘Do not call me that [anti-Semitic]. … And it was like, ‘Oh, I see what you’re saying now.’ And so I had to take a deep breath and understand where people were coming from and what point they were trying to make, which is what I expect people to do when I’m talking to them, right, about things that impact me or offend me.”

I’ve covered anti-Semitism for years on multiple continents, and this level of self-reflection among those who have expressed anti-Semitism is increasingly rare. Not only did Omar apologize for the specific sentiment, but she put herself in the shoes of her Jewish interlocutors and realized that she ought to extend to them the same sensitivity to anti-Semitism as she would want others to extend to racism.

At its essence, much of anti-Semitism can be boiled down to a deeply held double standard through which the anti-Semite makes moral allowances for themselves and their friends that they do not make for Jews. This is why the member states of the United Nations condemn the Jewish state more than all other non-Jewish states combined every year, while the misconduct of countries like China and Saudi Arabia goes entirely unremarked. It’s why activists like Linda Sarsour call to boycott all Zionist Jews yet simultaneously refuse to break ties with Louis Farrakhan. Their moral rules apply only to Jews. Omar challenged this double standard and rejected it. Jews, she said, deserved the same treatment as she would want for herself.

Clearly, as her tweet last night demonstrated, Omar has a lot more work to do in applying this insight. Unfortunately, our entire political discourse, especially on social media, is designed to foreclose the possibility of such growth. Online, people who are branded bigots are written off as lost causes or “canceled,” forever banished in their benightedness. Because the label is so devastating, debates over it immediately become absolutist, with one side seeking eternal damnation while the other argues for total exoneration. Likewise, those accused of bigotry are loath to apologize and seek to better themselves, because they fear that they will never be given a second chance after they admit their perfidy. This goes doubly for a Muslim woman of color like Omar, who is forever facing heightened scrutiny as well as bigotry.

But if our society is to move beyond simply labeling bigotry to actually uprooting it, we will need to pave pathways for people to rehabilitate themselves. Not every person is worth the effort, and at a certain point, we must recognize when certain individuals are not interested in changing. But Omar has just begun her congressional career, and she has expressed a genuine willingness to reexamine her prior beliefs. She deserves all the denunciation today, yes, but tomorrow, she deserves a chance to move beyond it.

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Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  1 week ago

WATCH: Rashida Tlaib Is In Trouble For Anti-Semitism AGAIN

The new far left Democratic freshman are really making a name for themselves. And not in a good way.

Just this past week, you had Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) with her debacle, the Green New Deal, that was mocked so much they pulled the FAQ off her website and then claimed it was a “draft” that had been mistakenly uploaded (and mistakenly sent to news agencies).

Then Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called for defunding the DHS and made an anti-Semitic comment that drew the ire of both sides of the aisle.

Now comes some more troubling news about Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

If you’ll recall, she’s the freshman Rep. known for saying about President Donald Trump to an audience that we should “impeach the mother**cker.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib in 2006 wrote an op-ed column for Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication founded by Louis Farrakhan, in the latest tie to emerge between the congresswoman and anti-Semitic figures.

Tlaib authored the column in 2006, while working as the advocacy coordinator for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), two years before she first won election to the state legislature. Tlaib was described as a “guest columnist” in the article, which argued against deporting immigrants found guilty of “minor offenses.”

Final Call describes itself as “the official communications organ of the Nation of Islam” and was founded by the group’s leader, Farrakhan, according to Final Call’s website.

Farrakhan’s history of unapologetic anti-Semitism including describing Jews as “satanic” and praising Hitler as a “very great man,” was well established by 2006.

Tlaib has not responded to request for response on the issue.

Tlaib has already come under fire for her ties to other anti-Israel radicals including her key fundraiser Abdel-qader Maher, who promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Facebook and Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, who attended her swearing in, supports Hezbollah and believes Israel shouldn’t exist. Tlaib denied knowing Hamideh.

Linda Sarsour is also one of her supporters and attended the swearing in.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 week ago

Democrat Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has recently been under fire for her anti-Semetic tweets involving Israel and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group. Omar has been receiving backlash from both sides

Washington Examiner

Published  1 week ago

The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a broad condemnation of anti-Semitism days after Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., received widespread criticism over her comments on Israel.

The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it's passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

On Wednesday, however, Republicans used the so-called motion to recommit vote to call for the addition of language to a resolution that state it is in the "national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad."

"With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist," the amendment states.

The sponsor of the language, Rep. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., indicated the language was aimed at Omar, who has been criticized by both parties for comments they say amount to anti-Semitism.

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end," Kustoff said. "The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country."

The House easily approved the proposal, marking the first time in several years that the motion to recommit worked.

The move by GOP lawmakers came after they repeatedly called on House Democrats to remove Omar from her Foreign Affairs Committee assignment, an act they lack the power to do themselves.

Omar was accused this week of peddling an anti-Semitic trope on Twitter that incorporated a slang reference to attack Jewish influence in politics. She apologized at the request of Democratic leaders, who publicly rebuked her.

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., had threatened to take steps against House members who make anti-Semitic remarks, but did not provide specifics.

twitchy.com

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We'd like to think Chelsea meant this one for Ralph, but who knows?

Medium

Published  1 week ago

Days after being smashed with a vicious establishment smear campaign to paint her as an antisemite for accurately criticizing AIPAC…

Mediaite

Published  1 week ago

CNN host Chris Cuomo criticized President Donald Trump for hypocrisy after he called on a Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign over anti-Semitic comments.

Trump said Omar should resign on Tuesday, in response to the freshman congresswoman posting a tweet accusing U.S. politicians being under the influence of the pro-Israel lobby. It was a tweet Democratic leaders called anti-Semitic, and one Omar eventually apologized for.

Cuomo pointed out that Trump once made comments that were “very similar” to what Omar said. “You’re not going to support me because I don’t want your money,” Trump told the Republican Jewish Coalition in 2015. “You want to control your own politicians.”

“Why is it different?” Cuomo asked. “Is it because Omar is Muslim? And wears a hijab? I hear a lot of that, and it’s not right.”

Cuomo then noted Trump’s silence on Rep. Steve King, the Republican congressman recently condemned by his own party for a fresh batch of racism.

“For the sake of argument, let’s assume that the president now thinks bigotry is not to be tolerated,” Cuomo said. “That’s why he moved on Omar. So where was he on Steve King? Not a damn word about years of ugly, exclusionary, divisive talk. His whole party moved on King — all of Congress — and this president said nothing.”

“Why not?” Cuomo asked. “Only two choices. One: he agrees with King. And there is a case for that.”

“The second choice: the president saw no upside. The media, the left, they’d come after him no matter what he’d say, so he just stayed quiet.”

The CNN host went on to recall that Trump championed “racist” birther theories and recently made reference to Native American genocide.

“So when it comes to Omar, the president’s selective outrage is transparent,” Cuomo said.

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gellerreport

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She can't read, she can't pronounce the names of countries but she can spew poison, hate and anti-American propaganda.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) backed Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) tweets alleging the purchase of American foreign policy by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), despite Democrat leaders’ descriptions of Omar’s comments as antisemitic.

According to CAIR, descriptions of Omar’s tweets — in which she cast AIPAC as a purchaser of American foreign policy against the national interest on behalf of Israel — as antisemitic amount to disingenuous attempts to silence criticism of Israel.

CAIR stated on Monday:

Anti-Semitism is real. It should not be used disingenuously as a tool to silence legitimate criticism of a foreign nation’s discriminatory policies. CAIR applauds Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their courage in speaking the truth about Israel’s racial, religious and ethnic segregation. Agenda-driven groups — like AIPAC — have for decades enabled that segregation and the resulting denial of human rights for Christian and Muslim Palestinians.

Anti-Semitism is real. It should not be used disingenuously as a tool to silence legitimate criticism of a foreign nation's discriminatory policies. CAIR applauds Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their… https://t.co/hOb4thrrfO

On Sunday, Omar cast the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the purchaser of U.S. foreign policy.

It's all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

In 2012, Omar claimed, “Israel has hypnotized the world.”

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) grand wizard, joined Omar’s narrative via Twitter on Monday.

Duke tweeted: “Every Zio and every Goy knows that Zionist $ rules American politics. 9 ot10 top Demo funders, biggest corp. cont. Goldman Sachs, Repub giant $bags – S. Adelson. It’s a disgrace that not one white christian man in Congress has the balls to stand up to them.!”

In 2007-8, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. That case, in turn, led the FBI to discontinue its work with the organization. In 2009, a federal judge ruled that the government “produced ample evidence to establish” the ties of CAIR with Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization. The United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR a terrorist organization in 2014 (a decision that the Obama administration opposed).

The Washington Times

Published  1 week ago

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.

SEE ALSO: Top Democrats force Ilhan Omar to apologize for Jewish money tweets

.@AdyBarkan 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 ✊🏽 https://t.co/wt5YAHA2rR

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019

Under pressure from Democratic leaders, Ms. Omar earlier in the day apologized for suggesting over the weekend that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby,” and specifically calling out AIPAC.

She said she had been educated by colleagues that such a claim was offensive and anti-Semitic, playing into a trope that Jewish money controlled politics.

But she said she remained convinced that AIPAC’s donations, like any other lobbying group’s, were poisonous to politics.

Mr. Barkan offered his story on Twitter Monday to back her up.

He claimed that in 2006, as part of a “long-shot Democratic Congressional race in deep red Ohio,” the candidate, whom he named only as “Vic” and described as a “hippie doctor … opposed to the Israeli occupation of Palestine,” took the maximum amount the law allowed for a political action committee to donate, likely $5,000 at a time when the campaign was desperate.

A thread on @IlhanMN, anti-semitism, and my personal experience with @AIPAC’s money.

In 2006, I was the first real staffer on a long-shot Democratic Congressional race in deep red Ohio. My boss was a hippie doctor with a lefty perspective on international affairs… (Continued)

— Ady Barkan🔥🌹 (@AdyBarkan) February 11, 2019

The Cincinnati AIPAC affiliate, Mr. Barkan said, told the candidate the Jewish group “would also like to see Vic take a public stance on two issues that, I thought, were relatively obscure: an Iran sanctions bill and something else I can’t recall, perhaps about continuing arms sales to Israel.”

He added that “we were desperate for cash and so we put online a statement about how Vic supported a two-state peace agreement and AIPAC’s two pet issues of the cycle. It was definitely about the Benjamins. Never would have done it otherwise,” deliberately using the same rap-phrase hit Ms. Omar had earlier used and which she supposedly apologized for earlier Monday as an anti-Semitic trope about the Jews secretly controlling politicians through their supposed control of banking and finance.

“But money is the lubricant that makes the whole machine run. @IlhanMN is right to point this out,” he wrote.

Corroborating Mr. Barkan’s account, a first-time candidate and doctor named Victoria Wells Wulsin won the 2006 Democratic primary in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District, which hugs the Cincinnati suburbs and the Ohio River east of the city. She lost the general election by less than 3,000 votes.

Mr. Barkan in the same thread then went on to denounce House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who demanded Ms. Omar’s apology Monday.

“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.

David Harris Jr

Published  1 week ago

Ilhan Omar has come under fire in recent days due to an increasing outcry against her anti-Semitic rhetoric and open disdain for any and all things related to Israel and Jews. The Zionist Organization of America, as well as an increasing number of Democrats, are stating their opposition to her being placed in important House committees due to her anti-Semitic position.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), America’s oldest pro-Israel group, issued a statement Monday morning denouncing the antisemitic statements of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and calling for her to be removed from her committee assignments in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed the first-term Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, among other assignments, last month.

Omar tweeted Sunday that Congress was paid to defend Israel — by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), among others. Jewish leaders, and some Democrats, were outraged.

ZOA president Morton Klein said in Monday’s statement: “These tweets below from Rep. Ilhan Omar, along with several comments that she has made over the years are pure, unadulterated anti-Semitism.

“The Zionist Organization of America calls on House Democrat leadership to (i) immediately remove Rep. Omar from her committee assignments; and (ii) call an immediate vote on Rep. Lee Zeldin’s H.Res 72, Rejecting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred in the United States and around the world.”

H. Res. 72 mentions Rep. Omar by name, referring to an earlier statement she made: “Whereas, on November 16, 2012, Representative Ilhan Omar, who also supports the BDS movement, tweeted, Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

(Omar has acknowledged that the tweet is offensive but has refused to apologize or delete it.)

Others also called for Omar to be removed from her committees, including House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Muslim reformer Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser:

House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/IYAoXEGtld

As an American Muslim, I plead that this is only a good first step to be followed by a swift sanction against @IlhanMN for bigotry unfit for the US Congress with removal from all committees. Ignoring this would bring the "bigotry of low expectations" to a new low for Muslims. https://t.co/szawtKBQlV

— M. Zuhdi Jasser زهدي جاسر (@DrZuhdiJasser) February 11, 2019

The precedent for censuring a representative and removing him or her from committees was set last month when the Republican leadership and the Democrat-controlled House acted against Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for comments he made to the New York Times in which he appeared to accept white supremacy and white nationalism.

The Democrats who agree with Ms. Omar may find they’ve kicked a sleeping dog one time too many by censuring Rep. King.

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The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

What a month!

In just two weeks the Democrat Party has allowed blackface, KKK, an alleged rapist and open anti-Semite into positions of power.

Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam was caught in blackface-KKK photos from his college yearbook. This was after he promoted infanticide.

In response, he announced on Sunday he would be the moral compass of the Democrat Party.

The following week Virginia Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring also announced he posed in blackface at a college party. This was after he criticized the governor for appearing in blackface.

At around the same time the Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax was accused of sexual assault and rape — by two different women.

And then on Sunday open anti-Semite Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar lashed out a billionaire Jews in an anti-Semitic tirade.

The Virginia Governor Northam, Lt. Governor Fairfax, Attorney General Herring and liberal Rep. Ilhan Omar ALL RETAIN positions of power inside the Democrat Party.

NOT ONE of these offensive characters have been removed from power!

Who would have thought that in just two weeks @TheDemocrats would allow Blackface, KKK, Rapists and Anti-Semites into their ranks and into positions of power! Nice work, Democrats! https://t.co/vzx1HZNMow

— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) February 11, 2019

Zero Hedge

Published  1 week ago

"I think she should either resign from congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee..."

Clarion Project

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The new (and continued) controversy with Ilhan Omar forces a new conversation on Somali refugees. After the latest round of rapid-fire tweets pushing historically vile myths about the Jewish people, it might be time for America to take closer look at its refugee communities. That begins with looking at Ilhan Omar and the Somali community she comes from.

Ten years after Ilhan Omar was born in Mogadishu, the 1991 Somali civil war forced her family to head for a refugee camp in Kenya where they spent four years. Along with her family, Omar arrived to the United States with refugee status in 1995. Omar was already a teenager.

Despite having predominantly lived in the United States, Omar still carries the broken value systems of all third-world Muslim countries when it comes to how Jews are viewed.

In most Muslim countries — and in un-evolved Muslim communities — Jews are seen as notorious conspirators not worth trusting, even not worth treating with human dignity. This holds despite the fact that Ilhan Omar’s family background is portrayed as being educated white collar workers. Her father is reported to have worked as a teacher trainer, while her grandfather is said to have been the director of marine transport in Somalia. Her aunts and uncles are reported to have worked as civil servants and educators. In the U.S., that work ethic branched into democratic citizenship.

And yet, less than two months into office as a Congresswoman of one of the highest caliber nations in the world, Omar cannot refrain from blasting anti-Semitic slurs with disturbing glee. Each slur is followed by hollow and forced apologies, before doing it again.

It is with deep disappointment that I confess: Ilhan Omar’s repeat performance is eerily reminiscent of the Somali pirate in the film Captain Phillips — a power-hungry uncultured individual who has to keep proving how “strong” he is.

If Minnesota’s Somali community elected Ilhan Omar as their representative, we need to to ask: What are the values of the largest Somali community in the Somali diaspora? Did they ever leave Somalia or did they bring Somalia with them?

As of 2015, 150,000 Somalis lived in the U.S., with Minnesota hosting the largest population because of the resources provided through a refugee-friendly infrastructure in the liberal state. Yet, we know that:

The Somali community is ripe with the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM);

An explosive story of daycare fraud in Minnesota’s Somali community was discovered when “the carry-on bags of multiple airline passengers traveling from Minneapolis to Somalia contained millions of dollars in cash, on a regular basis;”

This high-immigration population has made the Somali demographic vulnerable to Islamist radicalization. As the The Washington Times reported, “The State Department has helped to relocated tens of thousands of refugees … but the effort is having the unintended consequence of creating … a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups;” and

The young girls and women in the community are prone to dressing as orthodox Muslims, with hijabs and long gowns, indicating an unlikeliness of adaption or (more importantly) integration with an outside community.

As a daughter of refugees, and as a Muslim American who experienced waves of immigration across three different continents, I find it personally concerning that we’re failing our refugee communities by allowing them to remain in the same states of minds, unchallenged and unacculturated as if they never left war torn regions or refugee camps.

Building a new life and discovering hope for the future isn’t simply about primal needs of food, shelter and security. It needs to be about something more; it needs to be about challenging the broken mindsets and broken patterns of behavior that in many cases gave birth to the Third World and their offspring.

If refugee resettlement infrastructures and policies don’t help develop healthier lifestyle patterns and neural networks that challenge primitive thinking (such as intolerance toward minority religions such as Judaism), then we’re failing refugees. We’re not helping anyone by bringing more people over here if the worst of who they’ve been indoctrinated into becoming has not — and will not ever — be formally challenged.

Sean Hannity

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Recently sworn-in Rep. Ilhan Omar “unequivocally apologized” for her anti-Semitic tirade on social media Monday; saying she’s “grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes.”

“We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. That is why I unequivocally apologize,” she posted.

Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019

Omar found herself in hot-water from both parties Monday after suggesting America’s support for Israel was directly tied to lobbying efforts and campaign donations.

Fox News

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., apologized Monday for comments in which she implied that a prominent pro-Israel lobby compensated lawmakers for their support of the Jewish state, but insisted on what she called "the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics."

"Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes," Omar said in a statement posted to Twitter. "My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize."

"At the same time," she added, "I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It's gone on too long and we must be willing to address it."

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

Fox News

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In an unprecedented rebuke under the new Congress, House Democratic leaders on Monday roundly condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for statements about supporters of Israel that were widely viewed as anti-Semitic and called on her to apologize. 

The Gateway Pundit

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President Donald Trump has asserted that he believes Congresswoman Ilhan Omar should either resign from Congress or at least from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The comment from the president comes in response to a controversial tweet from the lawmaker that has been widely regarded as antisemitic. Omar had said that Republican support for Israel […]

gellerreport

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Third World jihad savages embedded in America, and now, through stealth jihad, they are bringing their hatred and bigotry into the hallowed halls of Congress. I wonder: if there had been Nazi/German-American Bund members of Congress during World War II, would the Democrats have lauded and rewarded them with coveted committee positions?

“How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the US,” by Hollie McKay, Fox News, February 16, 2019 (thanks to Wendy):

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.

In the case of the Somalis, it’s no longer just the men. Early last year, a female was apprehended by authorities on charges of supporting providing material support to Al Qaeda and arson.

So what has made the area such a hotbed for such activity? And what has been Rep. Ilhan Omar’s record in addressing the issue – either before she was elected, or since?

The answers matter because federal authorities say they remain “highly concerned” about the terrorist connection with the Minneapolis Somalis – even though al-Shabab is struggling against the Somali government, and the so-called ISIS “caliphate” has crumbled under a sustained U.S.-led military campaign.

“We are very conscious that there may still be fertile ground for that, and that is could re-start at any time,” one federal official told Fox News. “Based on historical experience, we had (an uptick) in 2007 and 2008 going for al-Shabab, then a lull. Then, as ISIS came back, we saw a whole bunch of people no longer headed for Somalia. They were headed for Iraq and Syria. That really caught us off-guard, we didn’t see that coming. It didn’t make sense to us. We understood why kids were going back to Somalia, but going to Syria was another we issue.”

With by far the largest Somali American population in the United States – estimates of up to 100,000 – the insular ethnic community in Minnesota offers a rich recruiting ground. Investigators told Fox News that early on, al-Shabab recruiting was almost exclusively word-of-mouth. One family connection to a contact in the terrorist group would be pulled in as a recruit, in a process that was repeated as the ranks of the al-Shabab grew.

But that chain seemingly changed when ISIS came on the scene around 2014. Personal connections still played a part, but it became much more about digesting online recruitment videos and turning to “alternative news sources,” which played into violence being committed against Muslims around the world.

“Recruitment takes place online as well as face-to-face radicalization, sometimes with promises of what appears to be legitimate opportunities. For al-Shabab, they focus mainly on the negative impact of US counterterrorism policies – like targeted assassinations and drone strikes that sometimes kill innocent civilians in Somalia – to attract recruits and sympathizers,” explained David Otto, director and counterterrorism program coordinator at Global Risk International. “They blame the failures of government on foreign intervention and link it to the reason why most Somalians have escaped home. The promise that al-Shabaab will restore a Sharia state and get rid of the government is somewhat attractive.

The first tide of jihadists left in 2007, under the banner of joining al-Shabab after neighboring Ethiopia invaded Somalia a year earlier, citing its own need to face the direct threat encroaching their borders from within that unstable country.

Since then, some 23 men from the Twin Cities allegedly made it to the Horn of Africa, specifically to take up arms with al-Shabab. At least two became suicide bombers, and an estimated seven more are believed to have died on the battlefield….

gopaction

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GOP Action

02/11 12:09 pm

Rep. Ilhan Omar has been caught sharing her anti-Semitic thoughts yet again after being called out by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Even Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary, jumped in to condemn Omar's words.

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The Washington Times

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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 buys 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.

.@AdyBarkan 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 ✊🏽 https://t.co/wt5YAHA2rR

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019

Under pressure from Democratic leaders, Ms. Omar earlier in the day apologized for suggesting over the weekend that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby,” and specifically calling out AIPAC.

She said she had been educated by colleagues that such a claim was offensive and anti-Semitic, playing into a trope that Jewish money controlled politics.

But she said she remained convinced that AIPAC’s donations, like any other lobbying group’s, were poisonous to politics.

Mr. Barkan offered his story on Twitter Monday to back her up.

He claimed that in 2006, as part of a “long-shot Democratic Congressional race in deep red Ohio,” the candidate, whom he named only as “Vic” and described as a “hippie doctor … opposed to the Israeli occupation of Palestine,” took the maximum amount the law allowed for a political action committee to donate, likely $5,000 at a time when the campaign was desperate.

A thread on @IlhanMN, anti-semitism, and my personal experience with @AIPAC’s money.

In 2006, I was the first real staffer on a long-shot Democratic Congressional race in deep red Ohio. My boss was a hippie doctor with a lefty perspective on international affairs… (Continued)

— Ady Barkan🔥🌹 (@AdyBarkan) February 11, 2019

The Cincinnati AIPAC affiliate, Mr. Barkan said, told the candidate the Jewish group “would also like to see Vic take a public stance on two issues that, I thought, were relatively obscure: an Iran sanctions bill and something else I can’t recall, perhaps about continuing arms sales to Israel.”

He added that “we were desperate for cash and so we put online a statement about how Vic supported a two-state peace agreement and AIPAC’s two pet issues of the cycle. It was definitely about the Benjamins. Never would have done it otherwise,” deliberately using the same rap-phrase hit Ms. Omar had earlier used and which she’s supposedly apologized for earlier Monday as an anti-Semitic trope about the Jews secretly controlling politicians through their supposed control of banking and finance.

“But money is the lubricant that makes the whole machine run. @IlhanMN is right to point this out,” he wrote.

Mr. Barkan in the same thread then went on to denounce House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who demanded Ms. Omar’s apology Monday.

“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.

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Jihad Watch

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Omar apologized as a means to lighten the pressure from an onslaught of criticisms she didn’t expect, even from her own camp, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on her to apologize. But it is noteworthy that she was not dropped from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Omar has “suggested that Jewish money was behind American elected officials’ support for Israel,” specifically the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “Members of the American Jewish community, including from the left, criticized Omar’s comments….as blatantly anti-Semitic.”

Omar is also vehemently against two anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) bills “that are being pushed in Congress,” and has referenced Israel as the “apartheid Israeli regime.”

BDS is intended to delegitimize the Jewish state and erode it economically. Ilhan Omar once stated that: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” When called out publicly for her words, she disingenuously apologized as expected. But she suffered no consequences, which is in itself telling.

“Congresswoman Ilhan Omar suggests Jewish money behind US support of Israel,” by Eric Cortellessa, The Times of Israel, February 11, 2019:

WASHINGTON — Newly elected Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar suggested on Sunday that Jewish money was behind American elected officials’ support for Israel, sparking widespread condemnation and fresh allegations of anti-Semitism.

Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, was responding on Twitter to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCathy’s vow to “take action” against her and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, both of whom support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” Omar tweeted, reacting to another tweet from the prominent journalist Glenn Greenwald, who said it was “stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans,” referring to McCarthy’s pledge.

Benjamins are a slang term for $100 bills, which feature US founding father Benjamin Franklin.

When one journalist followed up by saying she wondered who Omar thought was paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, Omar responded: “AIPAC!,” referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

While the pro-Israel lobby wields considerable influence in Washington, it does not contribute to campaigns, nor does it make endorsements.

Omar, a Somali-born refugee from Ethiopia, was recently appointed to the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. In recent weeks, Omar and others have been vociferous critics of two anti-BDS bills that are being pushed in Congress….

NBC News

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Far-right activist Laura Loomer became the latest conservative figure to be kicked off Twitter when her account was shut down Wednesday.

Loomer said she was told by the platform that her account violated its rules against hateful conduct after she sent a tweet criticizing Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and her Muslim faith.

"I've been silenced in America," Loomer said in a video posted to YouTube in response to the Twitter ban. She had more than 260,000 followers on the social-media platform before her suspension.

In the tweet in question, Loomer called Omar "anti Jewish" and said she is a member of a religion in which "homosexuals are oppressed" and "women are abused" and "forced to wear the hijab." Omar is the first Somali refugee and among two of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress.

Loomer insisted that she did not violate Twitter's terms. "Everything I said is 100 percent true and factual. It's not malicious, it's not mean, it's not hateful," she said.

Twitter has taken aim at far-right activists and groups in recent months, banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and website Infowars in September.

"My haters are celebrating today, and they are saying this is the end of my career, but I want everyone to know I'm just getting started. Everyone who knows me knows I don't back down," Loomer wrote as part of a statement on Gab, a social media site that recently gained attention for being used by the gunman in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Milo Yiannopoulos, the former Breitbart editor who was banned from Twitter two years ago, called the suspension against Loomer "political warfare."

"She was banned for criticizing an elected politician," he said on Facebook.

Twitter did not immediately comment on its decision to ban Loomer.

On its website, Twitter says it is dedicated to making the platform "a safe place for free expression" and prohibits "abusive behavior."

Loomer was last year blocked from using ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft after she posted a series of anti-Muslim tweets in response to a terrorist attack in New York.

Loomer, who touts herself as an investigative journalist, said her Twitter suspension is a threat to the First Amendment.

In Wednesday's YouTube video, she pleaded to President Donald Trump to take action.

"If you want to win in 2020 you have to ensure your supporters have a voice on social media," Loomer said.

Breitbart

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The toxic belief that Jews manipulate politicians to harm America is one Ilhan Omar shares with the murderer at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

dailycaller

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Multiple members of the Hard Left have been in the news recently for making comments against the religions of Judaism and Christianity.

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has faced backlash for anti-Semitic tweets and accusing a pro-Israel lobbying group for buying Congressional support. The tweets were met with condemnation from top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (RELATED: House Democratic Leadership Denounce Rep. Omar’s Comments On AIPAC)

In addition, Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been tied to the group “Palestinian American Congress” who has been know to demonize Jews. Also, the group’s founder and key fundraiser for Tlaib, Maher Abdel-qader, has shared anti-semitic videos. (RELATED: Rashida Tlaib’s Ties To Anti-Semitism Run Deeper Than Previously Known)

Moving away from government officials, the leaders of the left-wing activist group the Women’s March reportedly have connections to the Nation of Islam and believe in some conspiratorial anti-Semitic tropes.

The Left has also been harsh on Christianity, which can be seen through the media’s liberal narrative and condemnations of the Covington school students in the viral Twitter video last month.

Additionally, liberal organizations and outlets have bashed second lady Karen Pence for teaching at a Private Christian school in Virginia. The school maintains biblical teachings on sexuality and gender, which led to some left organizations to label Pence of bigotry. (RELATED: Liberal Groups Bash Karen Pence For Teaching At Christian School)

LifeZette

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Don't we want American patriots who care about our safety?

Fox News

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President Donald Trump has called on freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign over her controversial Israel comments.

“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress,” Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting.

“I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the foreign affairs committee.”

The call for Omar’s resignation came after Trump said Monday the Minnesota Democrat “should be ashamed of herself”.

Omar apologized Monday for comments in which she implied that a prominent pro-Israel lobby compensated lawmakers for their support of the Jewish state, but insisted on what she called "the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics."

She drew condemnation from members of both parties after she tweeted Sunday evening that AIPAC has been paying members of Congress to support Israel. On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called on Omar to apologize, saying that "her use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel's supporters is deeply offensive."

REPUBLICAN REP. LEE ZELDIN DISMISSES ILHAN OMAR'S 'SORRY NOT SORRY' APOLOGY, BLASTS 'ANTI-ISRAEL' HATE

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said it was "shocking to hear a Member of Congress invoke the anti-Semitic trope of 'Jewish money.'" Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., called the comments "deeply disappointing and disturbing."

However, the apology is not enough for some lawmakers, with Lee Zeldin, a Jewish Republican from New York, describing it as a ‘sorry not sorry’ apology.

POLITICO

Published  1 week ago

A pair of House Democrats is calling on leadership to condemn anti-Semitism and denounce controversial remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), as the party faces growing pressure to respond to accusations that one of their members is anti-Semitic.

Reps. Josh Gottheimer (N.J.) and Elaine Luria (Va.), who are both Jewish, are collecting signatures for a letter they plan to send to Democratic leaders expressing deep concern over “recent rhetoric from certain members within our Caucus, including just last night, that has disparaged us and called into question our loyalty to our nation.” The letter, which was obtained by POLITICO, is being circulated to Jewish Democrats.

Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, suggested in a tweet Sunday night that Republican support for Israel is fueled by campaign donations from pro-Israel groups like AIPAC.

“We urge you to join us in calling on each member of our Caucus to unite against anti- Semitism and hateful tropes and stereotypes,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter. “In recent weeks, we have had conversations with multiple members of our Caucus who share our concerns about this rhetoric; we have also raised these concerns with Democratic leadership.”

“We must speak out when any Member – Democrat or Republican – uses harmful tropes and stereotypes, levels accusations of dual loyalty, or makes reckless statements like those yesterday,” they added.

Both Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) have been repeatedly attacked by the GOP for their critical views toward Israel and support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which targets Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. But Omar’s latest tweet earned rebukes from members of her own party, including from freshman Reps. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) and Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.).

“We hope that our Caucus will take swift action to address these issues in the coming days by reiterating our rejection of anti-Semitism and our continued support for the State of Israel,” Gottheimer and Luria said in the letter to leadership.

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has threatened to take disciplinary action against Omar if Democratic leaders remain silent. One option under consideration, according to his office, is forcing a vote on a resolution from Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) condemning anti-Semitism.

GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) also called on Omar to lose her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Republicans are accusing Democrats of hypocrisy after they were quick to punish Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) last month for defending white nationalism and white supremacy, which McCarthy said recently was equivalent, or even “more so,” to the rhetoric from Omar and Tlaib.

“When a member on our side of the aisle said something, they were very clear about what they thought should happen,” McCarthy said. “We took action on our own side. When they stay silent, they are just as guilty.”

Dan Bongino

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) suggested yesterday that American political support for Israel is all about money.

The freshman lawmaker responded to a tweet about Congress and Israel, writing, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

It's all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019

She then suggested that the advocacy group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) bought off politicians.

The congresswoman responded “AIPAC!” when one individual on Twitter asked who she thought paid American politicians to be pro-Israel.

The American Jewish Committee demanded Omar apologize for her “stunningly anti-Semitic” statements, writing on Twitter, “@IlhanMN, Suggesting that a Jewish organization is buying off American politicians is both demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic. American politicians are pro-Israel because Americans are. Apologize.”

.@IlhanMN, Suggesting that a Jewish organization is buying off American politicians is both demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic. American politicians are pro-Israel because Americans are (https://t.co/QMr1oCcnHX). Apologize. pic.twitter.com/VdJh0W8sx1

This is hardly Omar’s first run-in with anti-Semitic comments.

Last month, in a Yahoo! News interview, the congresswoman said she “almost chuckles” when she hears Israel called a democracy, and compared the Jewish nation to Iran.

When asked how the U.S. could facilitate peace talks between Israel and Iran, Omar replied, “Most of the things that have been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution. When you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other.”

When asked to explain in detail what she meant, Omar went on to criticize Israel.

“I mean just our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it,” she said.

She continued, “And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out. We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Dan Shapiro, Obama's ambassador to Israel from 2011 to 2017, called on fellow Democrats to denounce the antisemitic views of Ilhan Omar.

America First with Sebastian Gorka

Published  1 week ago

Ilhan Omar emigrated to the United States as a refugee fleeing from war-torn Somalia. She ended up in Minnesota where she worked for a time as a “nutrition educator.” From there, beginning around 2011, Omar was involved in a series of Progressive Democratic campaigns. Finally, after having billed herself up as a “Progressive Rising Star,” Omar ran for office as a state representative and won a seat in the State House for the local Democratic-Farm-Labor (DFL) ticket in 2016. Her supporters would have you believe that Omar is nothing more than an immigrant success story; someone who came to this country fleeing a failed state, like Somalia.

But, there is more to this story. Whatever Omar’s political ambitions, she has a long history of bizarre and radical behavior. First, she has exhibited a staggering level of anti-Semitism, even by Democratic standards. In 2012, she infamously tweeted out a grotesque statement about how Israel had “hypnotized the world.” As we’ve written about previously, claiming that Jewish people hold an undue, “hypnotic” influence over the world is a common anti-Semitic trope that has been perpetuated over the centuries by hateful people. Not satisfied with her initial excursion into anti-Semitism, Ilhan Omar then disseminated a tweet after she became a member of the United States House of Representatives, accusing Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of having been put under “their [Israel’s] spell.”

Her twitter tirades didn’t stop there. Omar decided to post lies about the teenage boys from the Covington Catholic High School who were visiting Washington, D.C. from Kentucky to partake in the recent March for Life rally. Although the truth was revealed five days ago, that the boys were not behaving inappropriately toward a Native American protester, Representative Omar chose to keep her original false tweet excoriating the children up on her twitter feed. She only took it down after we highlighted it on our nationally-syndicated radio show and the Covington schoolboy‘s attorney had threatened to sue Omar.

Omar is not just some activist from Minnesota. She is a member of the House of Representatives. What’s more, she was recently named as a member on the House Foreign Relations Committee. Omar will be receiving classified intelligence reports on a daily basis and will have considerable sway over the major foreign policy decisions of our country. Given this, her previous antipathy toward the democratic Jewish state of Israel, as well as her penchant for apparently believing–and publicly repeating–lies in order to further her radical political agenda are deeply troubling.

More bizarre than her tweeting and her politics are some of the actions she took before she became an elected official. Media accounts have asserted that, in 2002, one of the two marriages that Ilhan Omar was involved in was to her brother. She supposedly married her brother briefly in order to allow him to acquire American citizenship. At first, Omar refused to respond to the claims. Then, as time went on and the questions kept piling up, she denied it. There has also been allegations made that Omar misused campaign funds to both pay for her divorce attorney and to pay for her personal travel.

Omar is a dangerous radical who has been given the keys to America’s most powerful institutions. She has exhibited brazen disregard for the truth; she has abused the system and taken advantage of the law and she has perpetuated the most disgusting attacks against Israel and her political rivals. Given that she hails from a very Liberal district in Minnesota, and she is considered to be one of the new rising stars in the Democratic Party, her threat to America’s democracy will only continue. Conservatives must be always ready to call out her racism.

Conservative Review

Published  1 week ago

Now it's the Democrat leadership's turn.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Jewish leaders criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over tweets in which she alleged, falsely, that Congress supports Israel because of money.

dailycaller

Published  1 week ago

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is facing backlash Sunday night after accusing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of buying pro-Israel support from members of Congress.

Chelsea Clinton, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Congressman Max Rose, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, as well as others, all condemned Omar’s remarks. (RELATED: Rep. Omar Ignores Reporter’s Question About Why She Supports The BDS Movement)

The debacle began when Omar quote tweeted The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald. He tweeted a link to a Haartez article about McCarthy promising “action” against Omar and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib. McCarthy’s statement in the article was not explicit in what he thought required “action,” but it appeared to be in reference to their statements about Israel.

Greenwald’s tweet read, “GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.”

Omar added, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” with a music note emoji.

It’s all about the Benjamins baby ???? https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019

Then, after receiving pressure to explain who she was talking about, she tweeted “AIPAC!”

In response, Clinton tweeted that politicians should “not traffic in anti-Semitism.” After facing criticism for her response to Omar, Clinton acknowledged that she would reach out to the congresswoman’s office Monday to follow up with her about this. (RELATED: Rep. Omar Defends Tweet Claiming ‘Israel Has Hypnotized The World,’ Says It’s Not About Religion)

Cheney, a Republican, tweeted that House Democrats should remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/IYAoXEGtld

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 11, 2019

“When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of any faith, will not be silence. Congresswoman Omar’s statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israeli because of money along is offense enough,” Democratic Rep. Rose, who is Jewish, said in a statement. “At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel.”

McCarthy, who has made strong remarks against Omar previously, indirectly addressed her latest remarks, tweeting, “Anti-Semitic tropes have no place in the halls of Congress.”

Omar has made numerous statements about Israel that have been criticized. She has acknowledged support for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement, implied that Israel is not a democracy, and has previously accused Israel of “[hypnotizing] the world,” although she has since somewhat apologized for it.

The Federalist

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The new wave of freshman Democrats is beginning to criticize our nation’s historically strong ties with Israel. The party might soon be split.

Trump Train

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On 9 February 2019, the America’s Last Line of Defense website published an article reporting that the brother of Ilhan Omar — a Somali American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district — had been arrested for plotting to carry out bombing attacks against churches in Dearborn, Michigan:

Muslamic Democrat’s Brother Arrested With ‘200lbs Of Explosives’

When everyone warned that newly elected Democrat Senator Ihlen [sic] Omar would open the floodgates and allow terrorism to reign supreme, liberals scoffed. But now her brother has been arrested — and guess what law enforcement got him for?

If you guessed “hundreds of pounds of improvised explosive devices,” you are correct. Unfortunately you don’t win a prize. But fortunately for the people of his hometown of Dearborn, Michigan, he didn’t have time to pull off his dastardly plan to “rain down destruction on the infidels.”

According to the FBI, Jong Harper planned to place the devices at the three remaining Christian churches in Dearborn to “purge the evil from our great Muslammic city,” which he called the “Mecca of the West” according to the FBI.

Prong was arrested hours before his first planned attack against the Church of Christ on 14th Avenue.

None of this was true. This report was a completely false account fabricated by America’s Last Line of Defense, a network of websites and Facebook pages that pump out a steady stream of inflammatory and politically divisive misinformation under the guise of proffering “satire.”

National Review

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can name her work as she sees fit, but it’s in no way a ‘plan’ or a ‘program.’ It’s a wish list.

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has thrust upon our national conversation is not, in any sense, a “Green New Deal.” It does not resemble a Green New Deal. It does not approximate a Green New Deal. It does not so much as represent the shadows or the framework or the embryo of a Green New Deal. It is, instead, the inchoate shopping list of a political novice who has managed to get herself elected to Congress and believes that this has turned her into a visionary.

As is her prerogative, Ocasio-Cortez can name her work as she sees fit. But her document is in no manner a “plan.” It is in no context a “program.” It is in no way an “approach.” It is not an outline, a manifesto, a statement, or a catechism. It is, rather, an all-compassing wish list — an untrammeled Dear Santa letter without form, purpose, borders, or basis in reality. It is not even “green,” except in that peculiar, mind-wrecking way that “intersectionality” seeks to make everything part of everything else, and thus leads to Planned Parenthood insisting that “Net Neutrality is reproductive justice” and to the Democratic Socialists of America proclaiming that we can’t possibly fix our algae problems until we institute union card check. Debates over the minutiae may fill the hours on cable news, but it does not, in fact, much matter whether the FAQ had been perfectly edited before release, or whether the PDF had been appropriately updated by its author, or whether the language in section 2, subsection 5 had been properly reviewed by the committee. It does not matter, either, whether Ocasio-Cortez eventually manages to get half the press corps or all of the press corps to cover for her disingenuousness. FAQ or not, the work deserves no serious evaluation beyond grim, derisive laughter. Clearly panicked by what Ocasio-Cortez was doing to her nascent majority’s agenda, Speaker Pelosi described the document disparagingly as a “green dream.” Tangerine Dream would have been closer to the mark. But Edgar Froese had talent.

At Waco, the authorities agreed to a cease-fire so that David Koresh could finish his “book” — the contents of which, a thorough “decoding of the Seven Seals” of Revelation, would be dictated to him by God. Next to Ocasio-Cortez’s work, what Koresh bashed out onto his floppy disk resembles the finest theology of Aquinas. Quite what has possessed a 28-year-old, unmarried, childless bartender to consider herself capable of redesigning the entire world within a decade remains steadfastly unclear. Indeed, it does not seem to have occurred to either Ocasio-Cortez or to the more experienced politicians who have willingly become her disciples that they are endorsing a revolutionary screed penned by a person who has never so much as dealt directly with a local school board. At this point in her life, Ocasio-Cortez has no experience of anything much at all. She has no history of business ownership; she boasts no military service; she exhibits no vocational skills; she has raised no children; she has not dealt seriously with a zoning committee or a regulatory agency or a union boss; she has not written, amended, or influenced a single alteration to the legal regime under which we live. In and of itself, there is nothing wrong with this state of affairs. To each his own, and good luck to all. But Jeffrey Lebowski did not fancy himself as Lenin.

Emerging from the two-year coma that our president’s pernicious ubiquity has induced, the Democratic party is having a tough time of late. There is a considerable difference between how policy ideas sound behind closed doors and how policy ideas sound when spoken aloud in a vast, boisterous, recalcitrant republic — a difference that has clearly surprised those who were unaware that, Trump or no Trump, there is still no great appetite in America for post-birth abortion, for the abolition of private health insurance, or for breezy anti-Semitism masquerading as authenticity, and that there is likely to be even less enthusiasm for rebuilding every structure in America, or for phasing out airplanes, or for destroying our current sources of energy while ruling out the only reliable alternatives.

Having returned from the wilderness, the savvier among the Left’s insurgent politicians grasped quickly that they were digging themselves into a hole and moderated their language accordingly. But Ocasio-Cortez, who suffers from the same auto-immune deficiency as Roy Moore, Steve King, and Ilhan Omar, has made no such adjustment. Egged on by a sizable coterie of fanatical cheerleaders, and inspired by her unassailable self-confidence, Ocasio-Cortez has come to see herself as a general fighting a war, and to regard those who criticize her even mildly as saboteurs, malignant interests, or unimaginative has-beens of the Age she was sent to vanquish. The exit from the dream will be a sour one.

Sean Hannity

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Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley unloaded on Rep. Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic twitter tirade over the weekend; saying her comments “cannot be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party.”

“To see this at the UN was a fight every day. This CANNOT be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party. In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account. No excuses,” posted Haley.

To see this at the UN was a fight every day. This CANNOT be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party. In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account. No excuses. ❤️🇺🇸 #NoSpaceForHate#NoToleranceForAntiSemitism #WhatIsHappeningWithPeople https://t.co/zUaNjp3hHo

— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 11, 2019

Omar found herself in hot-water from both sides of the political aisle Monday after she promoted conspiratorial theories surrounding a pro-Israeli lobbying group.

Breitbart

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President Donald Trump weighed in again Tuesday on the controversy surrounding antisemitic remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who apologized Monday at the behest of Democratic leaders but kept her committee posts.

Trump told a Cabinet meeting open to reporters: “I think [Omar] should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.” He also cast doubt on the sincerity of her apology.

His full remarks, via pool report, were as follows:

Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar, it’s terrible what she said and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

What she said is so deep-seeded in her heart that her lame apology, that’s what it was, it was lame and she didn’t mean a word of it, was just not appropriate.

I think she should resign from Congress frankly, but at a minimum she shouldn’t be on committees, certainly that committee.

Omar apologized but vowed to continue criticizing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the pro-Israel lobbying organization that she falsely accused of paying members of Congress to support Israel.

Omar’s offending tweets — from this and another occasion — remain live.

It’s all about the Benjamins baby https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012

In denouncing Omar’s comments as antisemitic, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — who appointed Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month — claimed that she and fellow Democrats “are and will always be strong supporters of Israel.”

Republicans stripped Rep. Steve King (R-IA) of his committee seats last month after he appeared to support white supremacy and white nationalism in a New York Times interview, though he said his words were taken out of context.

Omar supports the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” (BDS) movement against Israel, which many critics consider antisemitic because it singles out Israel.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

This article has been updated to include the president’s full remarks.

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CODEPINK

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#StandWithIlhan

02/11 3:46 am

On Sunday February 10, responding to reports that she was to be “punished” for criticizing Israel and supporting BDS, Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted “it’s all about the Benjamins baby.” Not more than a few hours passed before Omar found herself facing an avalanche of attacks for unintentionally using an anti-Semitic trope.

We know the dangers of anti-Semitism come not from human rights champions like Ilhan, but from white nationalists like Donald Trump. We will not sit by and watch Cong. Ilhan Omar be attacked for accurately critiquing AIPAC for exerting outsized influence on our politicians.

Send a message now to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs telling them to stand with Ilhan Omar.

Sign our letter to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs!

Dear Committee Members:

Representative Ilhan Omar represents us when she speaks out about Palestinian human rights, Saudi bombings of Yemen, and the US-orchestrated coup in Venezuela. She must not be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

As Ms. Omar has clarified, she was unaware her tweet contained an anti-Semitic trope. And, what Omar said about AIPAC is an open secret about all lobbying firms in the United States: they use money to influence Congress.

We call on you to support Rep. Omar and stand with her as she takes leadership on destructive policies. Rather than attacking Omar, you should take issue with the yearly $3.8 billion (that’s a lot of “benjamins”!) we give to Israel to maintain its occupation of Palestine. You should take issue with the US shielding Israel from UN condemnation for its massive human rights abuses. You should take issue with Trump’s support for Israel’s illegal annexation of Palestinian land.

America First with Sebastian Gorka

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Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing backlash from top Republican and Democratic leadership for blasting the largest pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC, on twitter Sunday. Omar responded to a tweet from Forward journalist Batya Ungar-Sargon that read “Would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can […]

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Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Sunday and retweeted a tweet that said "[Omar] might as well call [Jews] hook-nosed."

Omar's vile remarks came in response to a Haaretz report that stated that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was going to take action against anti-Semitic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Omar.

"If [Democrats] do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself," McCarthy said. "This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country."

Omar, who has promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that were used by Nazi Germany, said that the GOP's support for Israel was "all about the Benjamins baby."

An hour later, Omar promoted another anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, falsely stating that The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is paying American politicians "to be pro-Israel."

Omar then retweeted the following tweet that stated she "might as well call [American Jews] hook-nosed."

"I’m one of those American Jews who opposes the occupation, laments Israel’s anti-democratic drift, and doesn’t regard the country as especially central to my Jewish identity," Politico magazine editor Joshua Zeitz tweeted. "And I know exactly what the congresswoman meant. She might as well call us hook-nosed."

Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) slammed Omar in a statement on Sunday night over her anti-Semitism:

When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of any faith, I will not be silent. Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But to go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is simply unacceptable.

At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel. In the Democratic Party - and in the United States of America - we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The Congresswoman's statements do not live up to that cherished ideal.

Democrat Chelsea Clinton responded to Omar's anti-Semitism by saying that she was going to talk to Omar about her "anti-Semitic language and tropes."

"We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism," Clinton tweeted.

Omar responded by suggesting that she was the victim of criticism over her blatant anti-Semitism.

"Chelsea - I would be happy to talk," Omar tweeted. "We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies. And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith. I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you."

In an interview with CNN last week, Omar said it was "exciting" that her anti-Semitic views were sparking debate "finally able to have conversations that we weren't really willing to."

When Omar was pressed about her support for anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel she ran and refused to answer the question.

AIPAC responded to Omar's anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, tweeting: "We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the US-Israel relationship. Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work."

Change.org

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Sign the Petition

02/10 10:31 pm

Rep. Ilhan Omar was flagged during the campaign for having a proclivity towards making antisemitic remarks, while refusing to condemn terror groups like Hezbollah and Hamas.

Upon being elected to the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi placed Rep. Omar on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which is critical in steering America's foreign policy. Since taking office, Rep. Ilhan Omar's antisemitism has continued, and even escalated.

She blamed Jewish Money for America's pro-Israeli foreign policy and invoked "Benjamin's Baby" as an antisemitic trope aimed at Jared Kushner.

Enough is enough! It's time for Rep. Ilhan Omar to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

grabien

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Democrats’ freshmen class of lawmakers are providing the party with a new source of passion — and a lot of headaches.

A series of tweets sent Sunday night from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are another addition for the latter category.

The tweets began after a writer for the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, posted a story about Rep. Kevin McCarthy “threatening punishment” of Rep. Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) “over their criticisms of Israel.” (As CNN’s Jake Tapper noted, McCarthy’s comments were actually directed at “what he sees as anti-Semitic rhetoric from Reps. Omar and Tlaib.”)

Rep. Omar responded to Greenwald’s post with, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby”:

The apparent insinuation that Jewish interests were compelling Rep. McCarthy’s actions prompted some to ask Rep. Omar for clarification.

When a writer for the Forward asked, “Would love to know who Omar thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel,” Rep. Omar responded: “AIPAC!”

As a 501(c))4), the American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) does not actually make contributions to politicians.

Omar later re-tweeted a Jewish writer who described himself as not generally sympathetic to Israel, but felt Rep. Omar’s attacks on Jews were akin to calling “us hook-nosed.”

Rep. Omar subsequently deleted her retweet, apparently not having realized the post was calling her anti-Semitic. However, some online captured her retweet before it was taken down:

Rep. Omar’s tweets were promptly condemned among Jewish advocacy groups. AIPAC responded: “We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the US-Israel relationship. Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work.”

The American Jewish Committee called her tweets “stunningly anti-Semitic.”

Her comments also drew scorn from her fellow Democrats. Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) wrote, “When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of any faith, I will not be silent. Congressowoman Omar’s statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself.”

“Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough,” Rose’s statement continued. “But to go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their parent at her sentiment is simply unacceptable. At a time when anto-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel.”

“In the Democratic Party — and in the United States of America — we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the God we pray to, as a strength,” he said. “The Congresswoman’s statements do not live up to that cherished ideal.”

In response to the escalating anger over her tweets, Rep. Omar said she’s the victim of “smears.” After Chelsea Clinton said “we have to call out anti-Semitic language and tropes on all sides, particularly in our elected officials and particularly now,” Rep. Omar responded:

This is not Rep. Omar’s first time being accused of trafficking in anti-Semitic tropes. Before entering Congress, she wrote that Israel “hypnotized the world,” comments she later said she didn’t understand why Jews found offensive. More recently Rep. Omar used Holocaust Remembrance Day to downplay the Holocaust.

Jihad Watch

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The Department of Homeland Security includes the TSA (which does need a drastic overhaul), the Secret Service, the Coast Guard and FEMA. Anyone who would have dared to question Ilhan Omar’s loyalty to the United States while she was running for Congress would have been denounced as an “Islamophobe.” But what about now? She wants to leave the U.S. defenseless before its enemies. What is that called?

“Rep. Omar Wants To Defund Homeland Security Department,” by Scott Morefield, Daily Caller, February 9, 2019:

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Friday called for the Department of Homeland Security to be completely defunded.

In a Friday evening tweet, the Somalia-born Minnesota lawmaker also called President Trump “Individual 1” and his proposed border barrier “hateful.”

“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress,” Omar tweeted. “Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”

When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.

Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.

— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019

As Fox News noted, the Democratic congresswoman had only the day before said it was an “outrage” that some Minnesota TSA workers still had not received their back pay…

The Federalist

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This weekend, anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist Rep. Ilhan Omar, a woman who had previously argued that Jews had hypnotized the world for their “evil” deeds, claimed that Americans only supported Israel because of American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) “Benjamins”— and then retweeted a person pointing out that she might as well call all Jews “hooked nose.”

Many progressives immediately jumped to her defense. Others argued that Omar should stop deploying these ugly tropes because they undermine her larger, more subtle position that a Jewish state shouldn’t exist at all. Finally, Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership offered a decent condemnation of her comments.

The problem is that “anti-Zionism,” the predominant justification for violence, murder, and hatred against Jews in Europe and the Middle East, is a growing position on the American Left. While Omar embraces the worst caricatures of this ideology, it’s her core contention regarding the Jewish state–not her clumsy “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”-style insults, which are a manifestation of that position—which are most consequential.

Rather than denounce Omar, many progressives embraced the dishonest notion that Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who we recently found out wrote a piece for the anti-Semitic publication of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, are merely being “critical of Israel.”

No serious person has ever made the claim that being critical of Israel’s policies is anti-Semitic. Israel has had both left-wing and right-wing governments over the years. And like governments in any liberal democracy, they can be corrupt, misguided, or incompetent. Millions of Israelis are critical of their own nation’s policies every year without any fear of repercussions. Israel isn’t Iran or Turkey, countries that most of Israel’s critics never disparage.

But the best way to gauge if a person is merely being “critical” of Israel’s policies or critical of the existence of the Jewish state is to use Natan Sharansky’s 3-d test: 1) Do they engage in “delegitimization” of the nation’s existence as every supporter of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) does? 2) Do they engage in “demonization” of that country, as people who claim Israelis hypnotize the world for evil or go around murdering children for kicks do? 3) Do they engage in “double standards,” like having an obsession with Israel and AIPAC, while ignoring illiberalism found throughout the Islamic world or things like Muslim concentration camps found in China?

The second myth pushed by Omar’s defenders is that Israel dictates American foreign policy with their shekels. The first part of this argument is absurd when one considers that over the past few years the American government passed the Iran deal – which Israel saw as existential threat– and the American president has embraced the idea of withdrawing troops from Syria. Most of the time, the United States sides with Israel because most of the time Israel’s ideals comport with our own.

Then, of course, there’s a significant difference between contending that you disagree with AIPAC’s positions and contending that AIPAC bribes Americans with lots of Benjamins. For starters, it’s a lie, since AIPAC doesn’t give any money to politicians. And as Emily Zanotti, and others have pointed out, AIPAC, which, with all its supernatural ability to hypnotize lawmakers, spends around $3.5 million on lobbying for Israel policies in a good year. “It barely even cracks the top 50, is dwarfed by the *beer wholesalers*” Zanotti writes. “In contrast, Planned Parenthood’s PAC spent $20M in 2016.”

Though it might be tough for progressives to understand, many Americans still prefer Israel over Hamas, the PLO, and Iran for reasons other than money. For example, a shared understanding of liberalism, theological reasons, historic ties, political realities, and practical geopolitical reasons. Though I concede that contemporary progressives might not embrace these values anymore. For many decades, however, polls showed widespread support for Israel. AIPAC’s success is predicated on that support.

Some Omar’s defenders also engaged in a little whataboutism by pointing out that Republicans had had their own anti-Semitic problems. I’m sure they do. But I hate to break the news to people; being critical of billionaire activist George Soros, who happens to be Jewish but holds positions on Israel that are generally in line with Omar’s, is not automatically anti-Semitic—or no more than attacking Sheldon Adelson is anti-Semitic. Omar’s Jewish stereotypes were aimed at all defenders of Israel.

It will be interesting to see how the Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls react to Omar’s comments, which clearly have increasingly currency in the activist wing of their party. On this issue, there is clearly a rift opening between young and old in the party. That does not bode well for the establishment or Jews.

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Conservative Tribune

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Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar decried how TSA employees hadn't received backpay yet, then called for DHS, of which the TSA is a part, to be defunded.

Breitbart

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Ilhan Omar found an ally in David Duke, who joined her in framing political support for Zionism within America as purchased and money-driven.

STAR POLITICAL

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Former KKK grand wizard David Duke has backed anti-Semite (D) Ilhan Omar's recent comments that have stirred very significant controversy over the last 24 hours. As reported by Breitbart, Former KKK leader David Duke has backed Rep. Ilhan

The Electronic Intifada

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Is the influence of the Israel lobby waning?

The Federalist

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) revealed both an astonishing ignorance about American foreign policy and renewed questions about her anti-Semitism.

Fox News

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Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized Monday for comments she made on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) that were deemed anti-Semitic, but the Minnesota Democrat called out what she described as the "problematic role of lobbyists in our politics. "This is a developing story; please check back for

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

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It seems that freshmen Democrats Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) are in a neck and neck race to see who can generate the most negative press with gaffes or bad remarks.

Ocasio-Cortez jumped out to a big lead with the debacle of the Green New Deal.

But then Omar called for the defunding of the DHS.

And now, she’s made another comment that many believe is anti-Semitic.

It came after Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he might pursue action against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for prior anti-Semitic statements.

Reporter Glenn Greenwald tweeted about McCarthy’s comments.

And Omar responded, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby .”

Wow, that’s bad.

Sure sounds like an anti-Semitic trope to me.

She then made it worse after a journalist asked who did she think was paying American politicians.

And then she retweeted a comment which said “she might as well have call us hook-nosed.” She later deleted the retweet.

Her comments lit up the internet from both sides of the aisle.

New freshman Democrat Rep. Max Rose from New York called her out:

She then even blamed the blowback on “GOP smears.” Because apparently pointing out her own words is a “smear.”

This is only her latest comment. In 2012, she tweeted that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. She only apologized for that comment last month.

100PercentFedUp.com

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Intercept writer, Glenn Greenwald tweeted a Haaretz article that pointed out how GOP Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy is taking a stand against the anti-Israel Muslim Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Greenwald tweeted:

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans

The Haaretz article talks about the action McCarthy would take against the two Democrats for their “sharp criticism” of Israel.

“If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said according to Capitol Hill reporters writing for a number of newspapers. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.”

Omar has received her fair share of criticism over her open hatred for Israel. In 2012, the Muslim MN State Rep, who is now a freshman US Congresswoman, tweeted about Israel, asking “Allah” to “awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Yesterday, Omar was back at it. It’s almost like Somali-immigrant, Muslim Congresswoman can’t help herself, as she retweeted Greenwald’s tweet, along with the comment, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” Her comments were seen by many as more anti-semitic rhetoric from the lawmaker. It’s not uncommon for anti-Semites to make reference to Jews and money. On May 1st, 2018, the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas blamed Jews for the Holocaust, claiming, Jews in Europe provoked the Holocaust because of their “social function” as money lenders. Omar’s tweet appears to be falling in lockstep with the controversial Palestinian leader.

It's all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019

Congresswoman Liz Cheney came out yesterday, strongly condemning the anti-Semitism being spewed by her fellow colleague, Ilhan Omar (D-MN). In her tweet, Cheney demands that Ilhan Omar is removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/IYAoXEGtld

— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 11, 2019

Earlier today, US Rep. Dr. Mark Green spoke out against the Muslim lawmaker, saying that he agrees with Liz Cheney that we need to kick her off the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed her to.

It's ridiculous to suggest we're taking bribes to support Israel. I went to the Middle East as a special operator. I know that Israel is a stabilizing force in the region. I agree with Chairwoman Cheny that Rep. Omar needs to be taken off the Foreign Affairs Cmte.@MorningsMaria pic.twitter.com/9g5MOMiPvF

— Dr. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) February 11, 2019

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniels came out strongly against the anti-Semitic lawmaker, saying: Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic in tweets, she proudly supports the BDS movement to boycott/delegitimize Israel. Does she want to boycott anyone else? No, just the Jewish people in the only Jewish state. Instead of condemning her, Pelosi put her on the Foreign Affairs Cmte.

Ilhan Omar isn't just anti-Semitic in tweets, she proudly supports the BDS movement to boycott/delegitimize Israel.

Does she want to boycott anyone else? No, just the Jewish people in the only Jewish state.

Instead of condemning her, Pelosi put her on the Foreign Affairs Cmte.

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 11, 2019

MintPress News

Published  1 week ago

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been the subject of bipartisan bullying since she explicitly called out the number one Israeli lobby group, AIPAC.

Medium

Published  1 week ago

Well, now we all know what happens when a public official criticizes AIPAC. And of course, that was the whole idea.

Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), America’s oldest pro-Israel group, issued a statement Monday morning denouncing the antisemitic statements of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and calling for her to be removed from her committee assignments in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed the first-term Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, among other assignments, last month.

Omar tweeted Sunday that Congress was paid to defend Israel — by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), among others. Jewish leaders, and some Democrats, were outraged.

ZOA president Morton Klein said in Monday’s statement: “These tweets below from Rep. Ilhan Omar, along with several comments that she has made over the years are pure, unadulterated anti-Semitism.

“The Zionist Organization of America calls on House Democrat leadership to (i) immediately remove Rep. Omar from her committee assignments; and (ii) call an immediate vote on Rep. Lee Zeldin’s H.Res 72, Rejecting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred in the United States and around the world.”

H. Res. 72 mentions Rep. Omar by name, referring to an earlier statement she made: “Whereas, on November 16, 2012, Representative Ilhan Omar, who also supports the BDS movement, tweeted, Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012

(Omar has acknowledged that the tweet is offensive but has refused to apologize or delete it.)

Others also called for Omar to be removed from her committees, including House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Muslim reformer Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser:

House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove ⁦@IlhanMN⁩ from the House Foreign Affairs Committee pic.twitter.com/IYAoXEGtld

As an American Muslim, I plead that this is only a good first step to be followed by a swift sanction against @IlhanMN for bigotry unfit for the US Congress with removal from all committees. Ignoring this would bring the “bigotry of low expectations” to a new low for Muslims. https://t.co/szawtKBQlV

— M. Zuhdi Jasser زهدي جاسر (@DrZuhdiJasser) February 11, 2019

The precedent for censuring a representative and removing him or her from committees was set last month when the Republican leadership and the Democrat-controlled House acted against Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for comments he made to the New York Times in which he appeared to accept white supremacy and white nationalism.

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New York Post

Published  1 week ago

Modal Trigger

Ilhan Omar can’t seem to help herself when it comes to anti-Semitism. The question is: What are leading Democrats and Never Trumpers, who’ve repeatedly accused the White House of empowering anti-Semitism, prepared to do about the congresswoman from Minnesota?

Omar tried to wiggle out of the implications of her earlier tweet about Israel “hypnotizing” the world by claiming ignorance about its meaning. She said she didn’t know she was tapping into an anti-Semitic trope when she smeared Israelis defending themselves against Hamas terrorists.

But she dug herself in deeper this weekend with tweets in which she asserted that the only reason why members of Congress support the Jewish state is “the Benjamins” — that is, money — offered by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby.

The claim that Jews use wealth to get their way is another libel that is straight out of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the classic anti-Semitic hoax that has migrated from czarist Russia to the Muslim fever swamps.

It’s also a deliberate misreading of reality. The overwhelming majority of members of Congress support Israel because the overwhelming majority of Americans agree. But to Israel haters, it’s all a vast plot cooked up by dark, conspiratorial Jewish forces.

Americans like Israel for a variety of reasons, not least shared democratic values. Most also think there is something wrong with those who want to destroy the one Jewish state on the planet. That’s the goal of the BDS — boycott, divest and sanction — movement that Omar and her fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan support.

BDS masquerades as a call for justice, but its discriminatory purpose is indistinguishable from anti-Semitism. And if there was any doubt about that, both Omar and Tlaib have been doing their best to erase it with statements that illustrate the inextricable ties between BDS and hate.

Yet the Democratic Party has no interest in dishing out to Omar (and Tlaib) the same kind of stern justice that the Republicans meted out to Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who was guilty of sympathy for white nationalists. King was stripped of all of his committee assignments. But Tlaib was put on the powerful Financial Service Committee and Omar was inexplicably rewarded with a coveted seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee, which gives the BDS crowd a bully pulpit they had never enjoyed before.

It’s true that after staying quiet about previous anti-Semitic tweets, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the party’s leadership team finally condemned Omar’s comments and called on her to apologize. But while that’s an important step in the right direction, there appears to be little chance Omar and Tlaib will lose their committee assignments or face any other punishment.

The reason for this is obvious. Democrats, including many of those running for president, fear their party’s hard-left base is sympathetic to Omar and Tlaib. That’s not just because of their identities as Somali- and Palestinian-American, respectively. The leadership also understands that a critical mass of Democratic activists has bought into bogus intersectional theories that falsely link the struggle for civil rights in the US to the Palestinian war against Israel’s right to exist.

Dems aren’t the only ones shy about calling out Omar and Tlaib. The Never Trumper William Kristol, who regularly accuses the president of fanning bigotry, had maintained a puzzling silence on Twitter as of this writing.

And while The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin cheered Pelosi’s swift response to Omar, days earlier she had claimed that, “in the Democratic Party, unlike the Republican Party, racism gets no sanctuary. The Democratic Party of 2019 simply will not abide by a white governor’s racist play-acting,” referring to Virgina Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal.

Or maybe it will. Omar retains her committee seat, and Northam has clung to the Executive Mansion in Richmond.

These are the same people who have been at pains to discern anti-Semitic dog whistles from Trump, who may be flawed but is also openly sympathetic to Israel and the Jewish community.

Unless and until Omar and Tlaib are not only condemned but isolated as anti-Semites by both Democrats and Republicans, there’s little chance that this virus of hatred won’t continue to spread.

Jonathan S. Tobin is editor in chief of JNS.org and a contributor to National Review. Twitter: @JonathanS_Tobin

meforum

Published  1 week ago

Despite battling accusations of anti-Semitism, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) is due to speak this month at a fundraising event alongside a senior charity official who has published social media posts praising the killing of Jews.

Islamic Relief USA is hosting a fundraising dinner for aid to Yemen on February 23. Rep. Ilhan Omar is due to speak alongside senior Islamic Relief USA official Yousef Abdallah, who was widely criticized in 2017 after the Middle East Forum found he had expressed violently anti-Semitic ideas on his social media accounts.

Abdallah, who serves as Islamic Relief USA's "operations manager," shared a "very beautiful" modernized version of a Palestinian folk story about a 'resistance hero' named Zharif al-Tawl, who took revenge against Jewish "gangs" - which had purportedly attacked a Palestinian village - by providing guns to "kill more than 20 jews" and "fire rockets at Tel Aviv."

referred to Jews as "stinking," and claim "the Jews put the outside wall of Al Aqsa [the mosque in Jerusalem] on fire." Abdallah also 'liked' a comment on his Facebook post that calls on God to wreak "revenge on the damned rapists Zionists. O God they are no challenge for you . Shake the Earth beneath their feet and destroy them as you destroyed the peoples of ʿĀd, Thamud and Lot."

And in 2014, after Republican politician Chris Christie apologized for referring to the West Bank and Gaza as "occupied," Abdallah wrote: "Christie kneels down on his knees before the jewish lords and says 'I am sorry'. Only money makes stuff like this happen. Mr. Christie.. Muslims should remember this very well."

Islamic Relief USA has previously defended its senior officials' anti-Semitism, claiming that their comments had been mistranslated. However, Islamic Relief USA refused to provide alternative translations, and refused to comment on the fact that some of the anti-Semitism was expressed plainly in English.

Founded in 1984, the Islamic Relief franchise is managed by Islamic Relief Worldwide, its headquarters in the U.K. Today, Islamic Relief is one of the largest Islamic charities in the world, but the franchise is increasingly facing questions from governments across the globe abouts its connections to extremism and terror.

Over the last few years: the United Arab Emirates designated its headquarters as a terrorist organization; UBS and HSBC shut down its bank accounts; the Bangladeshi government banned it from working directly with Rohingya refugees over reported fears about radicalization; Germany's Federal Court of Auditors opened an investigation into Islamic Relief Germany's use of taxpayer funds; a Swedish government report named it as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood; the U.K. Charity Commission started investigating its involvement with an extremist preacher who advocated the death penalty for homosexuals; the Tunisian government is reported to have investigated allegations that Islamic Relief was funding jihadists on the Libyan border; and Members of the U.S. Congress have launched an inquiry into a reported FBI and IRS investigation of Islamic Relief's activities.

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RedState

Published  1 week ago

It’s been a bad week for the newest anti-Semitic members of Congress.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was forced to apologize for blatantly anti-Semitic tropes she tweeted Sunday night. The apology came after House Democratic leaders condemned her comments Monday in a rare public rebuke of a Congresswoman by members of her own party.

Also on Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) close associations with anti-Semites were once again revealed when it was discovered she wrote a column in 2006 for “the official communications organ of the Nation of Islam.”

In response to the discovery, a spokesman for the freshman Michigan Congresswoman told Business Insider‘s Joe Perticone that the piece “was not an endorsement of Farrakhan or anyone for that matter. The Congresswoman has not had any direct contact with Farrakhan and condemns his anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ views.”

Not having “any direct contact with Farrakhan” does not and should not absolve Tlaib – nor Omar, for that matter – of their well-known hostility towards Jewish people.

In seeming exasperation over the last two days of events, Tlaib took to the Twitter machine last night and pulled out the “Woman of Color” card:

The hardest part of serving in Congress as a WOC & as a "first" is how people hear you differently. No matter how much we take on the hate & stay true to who we are through our experiences, our voices are shushed and reduced. We aren't perfect, but neither is this institution.

— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 12, 2019

Not to be outdone, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) jumped on Twitter in defense of Omar, pretending that Omar’s apology was sincere (it wasn’t) and retweeting this spectacularly ignorant tweet:

We have a growing anti-semitism problem in America. @IlhanMN is not part of it. @lindasrsour is not part of it. They are allies of mine and of Jews across this country who are fighting for peace, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, and the defeat of fascism.

— Ady Barkan🔥🌹 (@AdyBarkan) February 11, 2019

AOC, another “woke” Democratic member of Congress who is helping mainstream anti-Semitism within the party, also likes to pretend criticism of her’s and her “squad’s” absurd policy proposals boils down to the fact that they’re “brown women” or something.

This has nothing, zero, nada to do with the fact that any of them are women of color and everything to do with the fact that they are – to put it charitably – openly hostile to Jewish interests. Anyone who doesn’t believe that should read about retired Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, a white guy from Virginia who was frequently criticized for his anti-Israel views.

None of these women are being “shushed.” What’s happening to them is what happens to any other politician, male or female, no matter their color, when their hatred for a group of people is exposed.

They all need to put on their big girl panties and deal with the criticism like grown women instead erupting into fits of the vapors and falling onto the fainting couch. Time to grow up, ladies.

—Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–

David Harris Jr

Published  1 week ago

Ilhan Omar has been critical of PAC money spent by AIPAC, who does not contribute money to candidates for office, but she seems to have no problem excepting $60k from various PACs, including CAIR. CAIR is closely tied to Hamas as is Omar. I guess for Omar, “It’s all about the Benjamins.” Especially when it comes from the Mohammeds. Omar is a charter member of the House Antisemitic Caucus. Omar has consistently bashed Jews and Israel and if the Democrats don’t rein her in before 2020, she too may become problematic.

Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1

Per FEC @IlhanMN received ~$60,000 from PACs, incl 1000s of $ in 2018 from Council on American Islamic Relations, a Hamas-linked jihadist org & un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation terrorism-financing trial https://t.co/z8v000B0Po

— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) February 13, 2019

According to the records of the Federal Election Commission, last summer Omar received nearly $60,000 from PACs.

One PAC from which Omar received thousands of dollars in 2018 is the Council on American Islamic Relations. CAIR was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history.

And CAIR not only has a PAC, it is a lobbying organization. On Jan.10, CAIR hosted the Community Congressional Reception at which Omar spoke.

In all, Omar received tens of thousands of dollars from lobbying groups. None of her money came from AIPAC or the NRA or the fossil fuel industry; That must be a coincidence.

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Breitbart

Published  1 week ago

Ilhan Omar launched a new antisemitic volley, using an offensive Jewish stereotype that even fellow critics of Israel found abhorrent.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

A good Democrat. Anti-Jew Democrat lawmaker Ilhan Omar continued her string of anti-Semitic tweets on Monday morning following a night of controversial statements. Rep. Ilhan Omar has a record of radical statements and positions. Ilhan Omar also called for a lenient sentence against an ISIS supporter in Minnesota just three years ago, in 2016. And […]

Daily Wire

Published  1 week ago

Embattled anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is scheduled to speak alongside a senior charity official who has praised the killing of Jews on social media.

Townhall

Published  1 week ago

White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway slammed Democrats Monday morning during an interview on Fox & Friends and made the case they've had a rough start to 2019.

"I think the Democrats have had a horrible six weeks in 2019. They're the ones at the table now that can't get this [border security deal] done. They're the ones hurdling us toward a shutdown. The top Democrat in Virginia is an accused racist. The second top Democrat in Virginia is an accused rapist, difference of a letter and they've got this congresswoman from Minnesota again having anti-Semitic sewage spilling from her mouth overnight [Rep. Ilhan Omar]. And then, you've got people running for president on the Green New Deal, 70 percent taxes, socialized medicine, they want to do away with cows, they want to do away with gas, they want to do away with cow gas and air travel," Conway said. "They're sitting on their hands while the president is speaking against abortion in the eighth and ninth month, trying to stop human trafficking and sex trafficking, I mean this has been a really terrible six weeks and we need a fully functioning Washington where both parties are focused on 2019 and not 2020."

President Trump will head to El Paso Monday to visit the southern border with Mexico. Congress has until the end of the week to come up with a deal on border security that includes funding for a border barrier or face another government shutdown.

The Border Committee Democrats are behaving, all of a sudden, irrationally. Not only are they unwilling to give dollars for the obviously needed Wall (they overrode recommendations of Border Patrol experts), but they don’t even want to take muderers into custody! What’s going on?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019

I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019

It was a very bad week for the Democrats, with the GREAT economic numbers, The Virginia disaster and the State of the Union address. Now, with the terrible offers being made by them to the Border Committee, I actually believe they want a Shutdown. They want a new subject!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019

Dan Bongino

Published  1 week ago

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) apologized for her recent anti-Semitic tweets after top Democrats–including Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD)–urged her to do so and condemned her comments.

On Twitter, Omar released the following statement:

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize. At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

Earlier today, House Democrats released a rare joint statement in which they called upon Omar to apologize for her “deeply offensive” remarks.

“…Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”

Yesterday, Omar suggested that American political support for Israel is all about money.

The lawmaker responded to a tweet about lawmakers and their defense of Israel, writing, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

She then suggested that the advocacy group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) bought off politicians.

The congresswoman responded “AIPAC!” when one individual on Twitter asked who she thought paid American politicians to be pro-Israel.

The American Jewish Committee demanded Omar apologize for her “stunningly anti-Semitic” statements, writing on Twitter, “@IlhanMN, Suggesting that a Jewish organization is buying off American politicians is both demonstrably false and stunningly anti-Semitic. American politicians are pro-Israel because Americans are. Apologize.”

NBC News

Published  1 week ago

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress last fall — is accused of sending a string of "anti-Semitic" tweets regarding the Israeli lobby in the U.S.

Omar, a proponent of the BDS — Boycott, Divest and Sanctions — movement aimed at putting economic and political pressure on Israel over its treatment of Palestinians, first tweeted Sunday night that money was driving U.S. politicians to defend Israel.

She then tweeted that AIPAC — The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee — was paying politicians to support Israel.

Omar, a Somalian refugee, came under fire from some Democrats.

AIPAC, a non-profit that does not donate directly to candidates but works to promote a staunchly pro-Israel message in Washington, D.C., responded to Omar, tweeting that it is "proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the US-Israel relationship."

"Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests," the group's tweet continued. "We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work."

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, tweeted that she would reach out to Omar's office on Monday to discuss "anti-Semitic tropes." Omar tweeted that she would be happy to chat with Clinton.

Omar was originally responding in her earliest tweet to criticism from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy over her prior comments regarding Israel. McCarthy and other Republicans have called on Democratic leadership to "take action" regarding Omar and fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, another recently elected Muslim woman, over their criticism of Israel. McCarthy compared it to Republicans having taken action regarding the racist remarks made by Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  1 week ago

Far-left extremist Congresswoman Ilhan Omar doesn’t just want to defund Immigration and Customs Enforcement — she now says she wants to defund the Department of Homeland Security as well.

The Somalian lawmaker also referred to President Donald Trump as “individual 1,” referring to the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress,” Omar tweeted. “Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”

When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.

Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.

— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019

The tweet was ratioed in a big way — with nearly 3,500 comments and only 1,900 likes at the time of writing this.

The Minnesota Congresswoman has previously made excuses for a 2013 terrorist attack, claiming the attack which left 71 people dead and over 200 wounded was “a reaction” to “our involvement in other people’s affairs.”

Additionally, as a Minnesota state representative, Omar asked a judge to show leniency for a group of men who were convicted of trying to join ISIS.

“The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion,” Omar wrote in a letter to the judge presiding over the case. “We must alter our attitude and approach; if we truly want to effect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation.”

One of the men she had asked for compassion for had told the judge, “I was not going there to pass out medical kits or food. I was going strictly to fight and kill on behalf of the Islamic State.”

Daily Wire

Published  1 week ago

On Friday, anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) appeared to call for a complete defunding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which would eliminate numerous government agencies that protect the United States.

dailycaller

Published  1 week ago

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Friday called for the Department of Homeland Security to be completely defunded.

In a Friday evening tweet, the Somalia-born Minnesota lawmaker also called President Trump “Individual 1” and his proposed border barrier “hateful.”

“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress,” Omar tweeted. “Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”

When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.

Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.

— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019

As Fox News noted, the Democratic congresswoman had only the day before said it was an “outrage” that some Minnesota TSA workers still had not received their back pay. (RELATED: Rep. Omar Ignores Reporter’s Question About Why She Supports The BDS Movement)

Ilhan Omar angry and complaining TSA agents haven’t received back pay, then an hour later calls to defund DHS… which would end TSA pic.twitter.com/OaDTqV3Cbi

— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) February 9, 2019

Here’s the tweet, which directly preceded Omar’s call to defund DHS:

This is an outrage. I’m hearing from TSA workers back in Minnesota who STILL haven’t received backpay after the shutdown.

All workers affected by the shutdown—including contractors—deserve backpay!https://t.co/x7jE0yJpan

— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019

Fox News reported that, while many Democrats have called to abolish ICE, “there hasn’t been a strong demand to defund the entire Department of Homeland Security, which also includes the Transportation Safety Administration, Secret Service, Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

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gellerreport

Published  1 week ago

The three Muslim Representatives Mr. Wisniewski was referring to are obvious Jew-haters and jihad adherents. Who actually does think it would be a good idea that they be given access to top secret government documents? Many people criticized Nancy Pelosi for placing one of them, Ilhan Omar, on the Foreign Affairs Committee. So what exactly did Brian Wisniewski say that was hateful or bigoted? There are obvious contradictions between sharia and American principles, but public discussion of them has been foreclosed. This sharia-adherent systematic removal of those who do not submit to sharia speech laws is transforming the United States into a sharia-like state.

“Plum school board member who published anti-Muslim Facebook post to resign,” by Matt McKinney, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 8, 2019 (thanks to Dale):

The Plum Borough School Board will hold a special meeting Saturday morning to accept the resignation of a board member who posted an anti-Muslim message to his Facebook page.

Board member Brian Wisniewski had faced calls to resign since he published a post that said, “Does it worry anybody that we have three devout Muslims in Congress that have unlimited access to our top secret government documents?” He has since removed the post.

School district officials denounced the post in an emailed statement this week.

“This District is not affiliated with this posting in any way,” the statement said. “We vigorously disagree with and condemn the content of the post, and we do so in the strongest possible terms.”

Mr. Wisniewski’s resignation letter included an apology and acknowledged that “freedom of speech does not equal freedom from consequences.

“I want to sincerely apologize for the post that I reposted on my personal Facebook account in a moment of frivolity,” the letter read. “It was not my intention as a school board member to detract from the educational direction and mission of the school district. I accept responsibility for what I reposted and I have come to understand that it was wrong to do so.”

The letter also said that all forms of xenophobia were inconsistent with the values he held during his 31 years as a member of the Air Force and Air National Guard.

The board plans to advertise the vacant seat.

The special meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the high school library.

The Facebook share drew criticism from the NAACP Allegheny East Branch and, on Thursday, from the Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“Anyone associated with such bigoted views should not be in a policy-making position impacting a diverse student population,” said CAIR-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania, in a press release….

Katrina Pierson

Published  2 weeks ago

As reported by Daily Caller

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Thursday that Latinos have a right to migrate into the United States because they descend from Native Americans.

“We have to have respect for children, respect for families, respect for human rights and respect for the right to human mobility because it is a right,” Ocasio-Cortez told a crowd while speaking out against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“It is a right because we are standing on native land, and Latino people are descendants of native people,” she continued. “And we cannot be told and criminalized simply for our identity or our status.”

The self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist joined three of her fellow progressive congresswomen in calling for Democrats to reject any measure that funds additional appropriations to immigration enforcement.

Ocasio-Cortez, along with Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Aryanna Pressley of Massachusetts have been promoting an anti-ICE/CBP petition which was first circulated by left-wing activist groups including Move On, United We Dream and the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), reported The Hill. The petition has over 200,000 signatures.

The New York congresswoman notably brought a CPD executive director, Ana Maria Archila, to the State of the Union address as her guest. The Open Society Foundation, which was founded and funded by George Soros, is one of CPD’s largest donors, giving millions to the organization over the past few years.

“Until they can make a good faith effort to expand and embrace immigrants in this nation that have always been a core element of American democracy, until they can prove good faith to an America ideal, they do not deserve any resources for their radical agenda,” Ocasio-Cortez told the crowd.

David Harris Jr

Published  2 weeks ago

Now why do you suppose a Muslim Member of the House wants to eliminate the DHS? Maybe she doesn’t want them arresting anyone she has on her speed dial. If we were to do away with the DHS, there are parts of the DHS that would also go bye bye like the Transportation Safety Administration, Secret Service, Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency. The DHS was developed to concentrate on stopping terrorist attacks by radical Muslims. You don’t suppose there might be a connection there do you? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of interest in shutting them down, like there is for ICE.

Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Friday called for the Department of Homeland Security to be completely defunded.

In a Friday evening tweet, the Somalia-born Minnesota lawmaker also called President Trump “Individual 1” and his proposed border barrier “hateful.”

“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress,” Omar tweeted. “Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”

When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.

Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.

Ilhan Omar angry and complaining TSA agents haven’t received back pay, then an hour later calls to defund DHS… which would end TSA pic.twitter.com/OaDTqV3Cbi

— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) February 9, 2019

This is an outrage. I’m hearing from TSA workers back in Minnesota who STILL haven’t received backpay after the shutdown.

All workers affected by the shutdown—including contractors—deserve backpay!https://t.co/x7jE0yJpan

Fox News reported that, while many Democrats have called to abolish ICE, “there hasn’t been a strong demand to defund the entire Department of Homeland Security, which also includes the Transportation Safety Administration, Secret Service, Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., continues her streak of controversial tweets, this time taking aim at the Department of Homeland Security.

In a tweet Friday night, the freshman congresswoman refers to President Trump as "Individual 1," and insists he doesn’t have “public support” to “ram his hateful wall through Congress.”

“Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar to DHS,” Omar then urges fellow Democrats.

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While there have been growing calls from Democrats to abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), there hasn’t been a strong demand to defund the entire Department of Homeland Security, which also includes the Transportation Safety Administration, Secret Service, Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

But just an hour before calling for DHS to be defunded, as Fox News anchor Rob Schmidt points out, Omar tweeted her outrage on behalf of TSA workers in Minnesota who haven’t received back pay due to the recent partial government shutdown.

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"Ilhan Omar angry and complaining TSA agents haven’t received back pay," Schmitt writes, "then an hour later calls to defund DHS... which would end TSA."

Omar has posted several controversial tweets since being elected to Congress, including when she accused President Trump of wanting a “coup” against Venezuela and insisted that Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was “compromised." She has also posted several tweets attacking Israel, including one in which she agreed with a libera