On Monday, hundreds of Jews held a rally in Times Square in New York City to protest Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism, where they shouted in unison, “Omar must go!”
The Jerusalem Post reported, “Following the highly-publicized allegations of the Minnesotan congresswoman’s antisemitism and her statement downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York native and activist Joe Diamond organized a rally and billboard launch calling for her removal.”
Speakers included former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind and “award-winning advocate of Christian Zionism Laurie Cardoza-Moore.”
Organizer Diamond told the Jerusalem Post:
“In my lifetime, I cannot think of any other politician who presents a bigger threat to the alliance between the U.S. and Israel and to America’s Jews. This woman is an ardent antisemite, and she doesn’t even try to hide it.”
“Ilhan and her clique are well aware of what we are doing,” he added. “And we’re not done. Everyone left really energized – ready to do whatever must be done next.”
If she isn’t removed, & Jewish Reps remain silent their seats won’t be safe in 2020. Silence is complicity & the Dems seem to have placed their bet on the antisemitic horses! pic.twitter.com/KbdarvT3Bs
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 21, 2019
Omar’s controversial comments are something she hasn’t backed down from and many Democrats including leadership have defended her.
“We have to utilize every mechanism of media to wake up Americans about the vile hatred of this woman,” Cardoza-Moore said. “Christians should also be alarmed. Ilhan Omar is a huge threat to our national security.”
How Long Will This Continue?
Obviously, this is nothing new for Omar.
The View’s Meghan McCain criticized Omar’s anti-Semitism last month, “I do think when we are having conversations about anti-Semitism we should be looking at the most extreme on both sides, and I would bring up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and some of her comments that got so much attention,” McCain said.
Omar mocked McCain by tweeting, “Oh, Bless her heart.”
Oh, bless her heart! https://t.co/ynlQEes8d4
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 29, 2019
How long will Democrats continue to put up with such open racism and bigotry in their party? How long will Ilhan Omar’s Minnesota constituents put up with up?
For now, at least a good number of Jewish leaders have already had enough.