Recently sworn-in Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been appointed to the House Foreign Affairs Committee; sparking outrage from those familiar with her previous remarks surrounding the State of Israel.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hit with a backlash over her decision to assign freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite the Minnesota Democrat’s record of anti-Israel advocacy,” writes the Washington Times.
“It is disgraceful that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority gave a coveted seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee to a member who has a documented history of making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks,” Rep. Steve Scalise said Thursday.
Omar recently defended her scathing critique of Israel; writing back in 2012 “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
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WATCH: Dem. Rep. DEFENDS Anti-Israel Tweet Saying Jewish State Has ‘Hypnotized’ the World
Recently sworn-in Congresswoman Ilhan Omar refused to condemn her previous comments that accused Israel of “hypnotizing the world” Thursday; saying she was unsure why “Jewish-Americans” would find her statement “offensive.”
Omar was speaking with CNN when she defended her vicious rhetoric against the Jewish State back in 2012 when she posted “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar asked directly by CNN about her anti-Semitic remark that "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel"
"I don't know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish-Americans"
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 17, 2019
“I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans. My comments are precisely addressing what was happening during the Gaza War. I’m clearly speaking about the way the Israeli regime was conducting itself in that war,” said Omar.
FARRAKHAN BLUES: Top DEMS UNDER FIRE Over History with Prominent ANTI-SEMITE
Ranking Democrats in the House of Representatives and liberal activists found themselves in hot-water this week; flat-out refusing to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan after his three-hour long rant against the “Satanic Jew.”
Members of the Republican Jewish Coalition called on seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus to resign Tuesday after the legislator’s connections to the prominent anti-Semite became more evident.
“There’s clearly a double standard,” said the group’s leader. “No, there’s a double double-standard. Not only do you get the progressive left wing and more centrist Democrats who aren’t shy about criticizing President Trump or branding the Republican Party as white nationalists or neo-Nazis, but when it comes to condemning Louis Farrakhan, they’re silent.”
The announcement comes as Rep. James Clyburn -the third highest ranking Democrat in the House- was under fire for “sharing a stage” with the Nation of Islam leader back in 2011.
Left-wing legislators aren’t alone. The Women’s March organization found itself in the spotlight after one of its co-chairs attended Farrakhan’s event, sitting silently as he screamed “the Jews are my enemy.”
“I proudly serve as a leader for one of the largest women’s advocacy organizations in the world. For that reason, my recent presence at the Nation of Islam’s Saviour’s Day convocation troubled some of the very people who I have fought for and worked alongside for most of my life,” wrote the co-chair after refusing to condemn Farrakhan’s remarks.