Speaking at a ‘Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar’ event, Rep. Ilhan Omar blamed President Trump for a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism and declared “this is not going to be the country of white people.”
Soak that all in for a second. Aside from the fact that Omar herself is personally responsible for bigoted rhetoric in America, imagine if you will, a Republican attending a rally called ‘White Men in Defense of Donald Trump’ and telling the crowd that ‘this is not going to be the country of [insert race here] people.’
The outrage, rightfully so, would be a 24/7 news cycle. Omar’s comments have widely slipped under the radar.
“When we talk about anti-Semitism, we must also talk about Islamophobia. It is two sides of the same coin of bigotry,” she told the crowd.
“This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics. This is not going to be the country of white people. This is not going to be the country of the few. This is going to be the country of the many.”
@ttuckerwwl Forefathers would be so proud:
Asserting that America “was founded on the history of Native American genocide, on the backs of black slaves,” she went on to brazenly state, “This is not going to be the country of white people.”https://t.co/aOXOYb0BGP
— Don Refuter (@DRefuter) May 1, 2019
Silver-lining here: It appears Omar is at least no longer hiding the fact that she is part of a ‘coin of bigotry.’
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Because on that one side – the anti-Semitic side – you have Omar, whose legacy includes references to Israel as “evil,” comparisons of Israel to Iran, repeated anti-Semitic tropes, support of the BDS movement and the public badgering of a Jewish diplomat.
The rally was held in defense of Omar after being called out by President Trump for minimizing the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Just Getting Warmed Up
Omar’s assinine comments didn’t stop at one clearly racist comment. No, she was just getting warmed up.
“The thing that upsets the occupant in the White House, his goons in the Republican Party, many of our colleagues in the Democratic Party is that they can’t stand … that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant, a Muslim shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them,” Omar claimed.
Perhaps they’re more concerned with the one adjective she left out – ‘ignorant.’
While she was busy denouncing half of America as xenophobes and blasting white people, Omar took a stand to defend her home of Somalia.
“I also happen to be a refugee and immigrant from what they call one of the s***hole countries,” she said in reference to President Trump’s infamous comments. “The reality is that s***hole country raised a very proud, dignified person.”
Then there was this little moment when she praised a Communist, fellow anti-Semite, once proud honoree of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List, and a clear accessory to murder in a case involving the kidnapping and killing of a judge, Angela Davis.
.@IlhanMN addresses Angela Davis at #InDefenseofIlhan rally: “To one of my idols, Angela Davis — I just, I can’t tell you how enormously inspiring you have been to me throughout my life.” https://t.co/HeLGThK6c2 pic.twitter.com/7KVYCh83Ir
— The Hill (@thehill) April 30, 2019
Aside from that, it was a pretty good speech.
Why She Gets Away With It
The Democrat party is directly to blame for Omar feeling emboldened to make continuous racist and anti-Semitic remarks.
Co-congressional ignoramus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has classified criticism of Omar as stoking Islamophobia even railing against her “white or male” colleagues.
When the Democrats aren’t echoing her bigotry, they’re actively defending it by issuing watered-down resolutions denouncing different forms of generic ‘hate.’
She even gets away with criticizing John McCain, which the liberal media has made clear is strictly verboten.
Why is it okay for Omar to spread her bigotry? Because racist groups, the Democrat party, and the mainstream media is perfectly content with it.
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