Two months ago, lawmakers called for Omar to be censured for repeatedly making anti-Semitic remarks.
Last month, Omar spoke at a CAIR event in Los Angeles, CA, where she referred to 9-11 Islamic terrorists as “some people who did something,” while telling her Muslim audience to get in the faces of their critics.
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019
Yesterday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a very controversial 2017 tweet by the Somali-Muslim immigrant turned U.S. lawmaker. In her tweet, Omar made an ugly accusation about our US troops who were sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission.
In response to a Twitter user by the name of “Joshua,” who called the Battle of Mogadishu “the worst terrorist attack in Somalia history,” Omar tweeted the following response: “In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day!
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 16, 2017
In Trump Jr’s tweet, he asked: “Is the media going to ask every Democrat if they agree with Ilhan Omar that American troops are killers?!?”
John Hinderaker of the Powerline Blog writes – Being anti-American and anti-Israel is working well for Ilhan Omar. The Star Tribune reports that she is far and away the biggest fundraiser among Minnesota’s eight House members:
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at the center of a national commotion for her remarks about Israel and the 9/11 terror attacks, raised more than $830,000 in campaign cash during her tumultuous first three months in office, far outpacing the rest of the state’s U.S. House delegation.
Donations poured in from across the country. About $400,000 of the $417,000 in itemized contributions reported by her campaign, including small-dollar donations given through the ActBlue fundraising platform, came from outside Minnesota.
Omar’s haul is around three to five times as much as other Minnesota House members have taken in. Meanwhile, Omar is being raised to heroic status in her district’s public schools. Elementary school students are apparently being taught to revere her, much as, in recent years, they have been taught to see Martin Luther King, Jr. as a kind of secular saint. Someone has distributed an Ilhan Omar card that students are instructed to color while writing a “report” on the inside. I assume those reports are paeans to the Congresswoman.
This photo came from a public elementary school in Minneapolis. I’ve been told that the same coloring project has been reported in at least one suburban school district, but I don’t have definite confirmation of that yet.
The reality is that Omar’s anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic attitudes are popular in the Democratic Party. I think that the occasion when Nancy Pelosi was unable to muster adequate support within her caucus for a resolution condemning anti-Semitism will eventually come to be seen as a watershed moment in our history. Bigotry can pay–an observation that will surprise no one who has a nodding acquaintance with human history.