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“Now, it isn’t inherently anti-Semitic to be critical of Israeli political leadership or policies. The Democratic Party antagonism toward the Jewish state has been well-established over the past decade. But [Ilhan] Omar used a well-worn anti-Semitic trope about the preternatural ability of a nefarious Jewish cabal to deceive the world.
“It’s something you would expect to read in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or hear from a professor of comparative literature at Columbia University, not a US congresswoman.
“Omar had a chance to retract, or at least refine, her statement. Instead, she doubled down. ‘These accusations are without merit,’ she claimed, blaming Jewish Islamophobia for the backlash. ‘They are rooted in bigotry toward a belief about what Muslims are stereotyped to believe.’” — David Harsanyi, The New York Post
One of two Muslim women who were elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar, is showing her true colors. Although she originally presented herself as a moderate Muslim, her positions are becoming clear. She now calls Israel an apartheid state. She once had reservations about the BDS (Boycott/Divest/Sanction) movement, which targets Israel; she now supports it. And she has shown disdain for Israel and the Jewish people.
Most American Jews will probably shrug at her positions, since many are highly critical of Israel themselves. After all, how much damage can one Islamist do? Not a whole lot, on her own. Unfortunately, there has been evidence for years that many Muslims are employed by the US government; it’s impossible to know whether they love this country or have allegiances elsewhere.
I wonder if Ilhan Omar would have been elected if she’d been honest with the electorate.