Why would Jewish Democrats in the House of Representatives even bother to meet to discuss antisemitism and Ilhan Omar now? Omar has a long record of antisemitism. From virtually the day she was sworn in as Congresswoman, Omar’s loyalties were quite clear. Now, as antisemitism has risen to a fever pitch levels, Omar continues to add fuel to the flames. Shame on the Democrats who condemned her for acting so slowly and weakly. Now that their longstanding tolerance of the absurd and evil is increasingly obvious and the pressure is on, they are trying to make a show.
Remember when Bernie Sanders jumped at the opportunity to support Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets in 2019, declaring “We will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters.” Sanders has been silent on this issue these days.
“Omar seeks to clarify comments after Jewish House Democrats accuse her of comparing US and Israel with Hamas and Taliban,” by Veronica Stracqualursi, Matthew Hoye and Kristin Wilson, CNN, June 10, 2021:
(CNN)Rep. Ilhan Omar said Thursday that she was “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries” after a group of Jewish House Democrats accused her of equating the US and Israel with the Taliban and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group designated as a terrorist organization by the US.“On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about ongoing International Criminal Court investigations,” Omar said in a statement. “To be clear: the conversation was about 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.”The clarification comes days after Omar prompted a public rift among Democrats when she tweeted Monday that “we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” she wrote, including a video of herself questioning Blinken during a House hearing Monday.On Wednesday, the group of Jewish House lawmakers, including House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, argued that “equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided.”“Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice,” the group said in a statement.They continued, “false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups.”…