Radical Dem Ilhan Omar Hit With Major Karma!

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The far-left Representative Ilhan Omar is up against a tough primary challenger and is receiving yet another reprimand in the House of Representatives for her overtly anti-Semitic utterances, all while Jewish constituents in her Minnesota district are growing uncomfortable with her.

According to The Epoch Times, it can be difficult for any person to represent a diverse constituency with a sizable Muslim community and a large proportion of Jewish votes. The 5th Congressional District, which Omar has served since 2019, is home to 19 mosques and 11 synagogues.

19% of Democratic voters in Minnesota cast “uncommitted” ballots in the March presidential primary, expressing disapproval at President Joe Biden’s refusal to demand a truce in the Israel-Hamas conflict. This percentage was noticeably higher in Omar’s area, where roughly 32% of Democratic voters chose “uncommitted,” according to the publication.

One of the first Muslims elected to Congress, Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) presented the motion of censure against Omar. He justified the criticism by pointing to comments she made on April 25 at Columbia University, in which she called some Jewish students “pro-genocide.”

The United States considers Hamas to be a terrorist organization. On October 7, its fighters invaded Israel, killing around 1,300 people and kidnapping over 250 more, including some Americans. When Israeli troops presented media with video footage from the attacks, many of them called the crimes against defenseless Israeli citizens and children savage and brutal.

In addition, Omar recently gave a speech akin to the one she gave at Columbia University at a protest encampment at the University of Minnesota, which is in her district. Her daughter, a student at Columbia, was one of the pro-Palestinian demonstrators Omar addressed, and she was there to support her.

“I think it is really unfortunate that people don’t care about the fact that all Jewish kids should be kept safe,”  Omar told the protesters. “We should not have to tolerate anti-Semitism or bigotry for all Jewish students, whether they’re pro-genocide or anti-genocide.”

Numerous media outlets have been informed by her spokesperson that Omar has categorically denounced anti-Semitism and prejudice directed towards any Jewish student. However, Republicans’ most recent censure move was sparked by her use of the word “pro-genocide.” But Omar’s Democratic opponents also used the move to reprimand Omar as political fodder.

“Once again, we’re in an unfortunate and familiar cycle,“ Democrat congressional candidate Don Samuels told the Epoch Times in an email. ”Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says something inflammatory and offensive. Republicans, with repeat offenders in their ranks, weaponize it. Rinse and repeat.”

In the 2022 primary, Omar defeated Samuels, a former member of the Minneapolis City Council, by a margin of two percentage points.

In the year 2019, Rep. Greg Steube, a Republican from Florida, proposed a resolution that condemned Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks.

The resolution repeated some of her remarks. For example, Omar tweeted in 2012, saying, “May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. Israel has hypnotized the world.”

“Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews,” Omar wrote in a post from 2018.

The remarks were criticized at the time by then-House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who said, “We condemn these remarks and call upon Congresswoman Omar to apologize immediately.” That was in February 2019, Omar.

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me of the painful history of Anti-Semitic tropes,” she posted. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

 

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