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Of Course: Ilhan Omar Plays the Victim After Israel Ban, Gaslights and Cries Racism

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Anti-semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was banned from entering Israel Thursday ahead of a planned trip to the country tomorrow. She's an avid supported of the BDS-movement, which aims to destroy the country through boycotts, sanctions and divestment. 

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In typical fashion, Omar reacted to the news by accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Islamophobia and questioned the country's status as a democracy. 

“It is an affront that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, under pressure from President Trump, would deny entry to representatives of the U.S. government. Trump’s Muslim ban is what Israel is implementing, this time against two duly elected Members of Congress.  Denying entry into Israel not only limits our ability to learn from Israelis, but also to enter the Palestinian territories.  Sadly, this is not a surprise given the public positions of Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has consistently resisted peace efforts, restricted the freedom of movement of Palestinians, limited public knowledge of the brutal realities of the occupation and aligned himself with Islamophobes like Donald Trump," Omar released in a statement.
“As a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, it is my job to conduct oversight of foreign aid from the United States of America and to legislate on human rights practices around the world. The irony of the ‘only democracy’ in the Middle East making such a decision is that it is both an insult to democratic values and a chilling response to a visit by government officials from an allied nation," she continued. 

How rich and ironic.

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