Oh, So This Is Why Ilhan Omar Fears Her Jewish Colleagues

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 2:55 PM
Oh, So This Is Why Ilhan Omar Fears Her Jewish Colleagues

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The 2018 elections are over and crazy has been cranked up to 11 with the newest class of House Democrats. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has called on impeaching Trump, who she referred to as the “motherf**ker,” and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who went off the rails against Elliot Abrams, Special Envoy to Venezuela, while also peddling anti-Semitic for years. 

She also went off half-cocked with her conspiracy theory that the Trump White House is blackmailing Sen. Lindsey Graham(R-SC). Both women support the Boycott, Disinvestment, and Sanctions movement, which have long been accused of being anti-Semitic. And Omar has doled out anti-Semitism in her tweets, like saying Israel has hypnotized the world. And yet, she fears her Jewish colleagues of her criticism of Israel, being labeled ant-Semitic because she’s a Muslim. It's not because you’re black or a Muslim, dear. It’s because you’re anti-Israel trash.

And please, everyone knows you’re silently deleting your anti-Semitic tweets, congresswoman:

In early February, Omar made a series of ill-advised tweets concerning Jewish Americans, the state of Israel, and the United States government.

Omar peddled in anti-Semitic stereotypes, mischaracterized a pro-Israel lobbying group, and garnered praise from the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. She shared a tweet from far-left journalist Glenn Greenwald, who claimed Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) was "defending a foreign nation" and "attacking free speech rights of Americans."

In reply, Omar claimed elected officials acted for Israel out of financial interest. "It's all about the Benjamins baby," she said. The reference is to $100 bills, which have Benjamin Franklin's face on each.

Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinion editor of the liberal publication The Forward, has staunchly defended Omar's comments in the past but criticized her in this case. Ungar-Sargon called it "the second anti-Semitic trope you've tweeted" and asked who would be "paying American politicians to be pro-Israel."

Omar replied, "AIPAC!" That tweet is now gone.

In another 2012 tweet, Omar accused Israel of having "hypnotized" the world. It has also been deleted.

That’s why you’re being trashed, Omar—and rightfully so. Even Jewish leaders back in Minnesota are tired of her nonsense