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.
LIBERAL RAGE: Women’s March Leader Says Anti-Semite FARRAKHAN Part of ‘COALITION’
The co-chair of the hyper-liberal Women’s March organization doubled-down on her relationship with prominent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan Wednesday; defending her decision to attend his hate-filled rally and saying the Nation of Islam Leader was part of her “coalition.”
Activist Tamika Mallory found herself in hot-water this week after CNN’s Jake Tapper called-out the left-wing organizer over her role in attending the Nation of Islam’s Saviour’s Day rally; listening as Farrakhan railed against the “Satanic Jew” for nearly three hours.
Mallory wrote a wide-ranging explanation Wednesday night defending her decision, saying she had been attending the event for “over 30 years” and that “coalition work is not easy.”
“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,” writes Mallory.
“I am the same person today that I was before Saviour’s Day, which begs the question – why are my beliefs being questioned now?” she asks.
“Coalition work is not easy, and these women have operated from a place of authentic love for all people. My work requires an operational unity that is sometimes extremely painful and uncomfortable, even for me. But I push forward even when I am personally conflicted because our people are more important,” deflects the Women’s March co-chair.
Read her full comments here.