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RUNNING DEFENSE: ABC, CBS, Others Ignore Ilhan Omar Comparing US to Taliban, Hamas

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.14.21

From Fox News:

ABC and CBS newscasts ignored the controversy surrounding recent comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., comparing the U.S. and Israel to terrorist organizations Hamas and the Taliban.

An analysis by the conservative Media Research Center showed the two networks, as well as NBC, ignored the controversy for days following the far-left “Squad” member’s Monday remarks, and the bipartisan backlash that led her to clarify their intent.

According to the MRC, NBC eventually reported on the controversy in its Thursday nightly news report, but seemingly downplayed the backlash by Omar’s fellow Democrats calling her out for using “false equivalences” to “give cover to terrorist groups.” ABC and CBS still had not covered the story following their Friday morning news programs.

“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. I asked [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] where people are supposed to go for justice,” Omar tweeted Monday.

Read the full report at Fox News.

DEM CIVIL WAR: Leaders Rebuke Omar, Tlaib Says ‘No Freedom of Speech for Muslim Women in Congress’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.11.21

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib scolded her own House Leadership on social media Thursday; saying they should “be ashamed” for “tone policing” their minority members.

“Drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the U.S. and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and security for all,” the group of leaders wrote.

“To be clear: the conversation was about accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC (International Criminal Court) cases, not a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel,” Omar said Thursday.

“I was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems,” she added.

 

“Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. The benefit of the doubt doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color,” claimed Tlaib shortly after Omar’s statement.

OMAR CAVES: Ilhan Releases Statement ‘Clarifying’ Anti-American, Anti-Israeli Rhetoric

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.11.21

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar released a statement Thursday “clarifying” her previous remarks that directly compared the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban.

“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” posted Omar on Twitter.

“To be clear: the conversation was accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC cases, not a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel.

“I was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems,” said Omar.

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