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WATCH: Democrat Rep Defends Past Anti-Semitic Statement On Exposing ‘Evil Doings’ Of Israel

Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) defended a past anti-Semitic remark she made on Twitter in an interview with PBS on Tuesday, saying those were “the only words I could think about expressing at that moment.”

“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,” Omar tweeted in 2012.

“Can I just move on to something that’s generally a rite of passage for politicians in the United States, and that is to sort of profess a sort of fealty or at least pay homage to AIPAC, the pro-Israel PAC that is very, very prominent,” PBS’s Christiane Amanpour said. “Should Jewish Americans be worried about congresswoman Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib because of the BDS movement, because of one of the tweets you made a long time ago, you were part of a new wave of Democrats not afraid to be critical of the government of Israel.”

“During the 2012 military offensive in Gaza, you tweeted, ‘Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,” Amanpour continued. “How do you put that into context now and what do you say to American Jews?”

“I remember when that was happening, watching tv and really feeling as if no other life was being impacted in this war and that really, those unfortunate words were the only words I could think about expressing at that moment,” Omar replied. “What is really important to me is that people recognize that there is a difference between criticizing a military action by a government that has exercised really oppressive policies and being offensive or attacky [sic] to particular people of faith.”

Omar then tried to justify her criticism of Israel by attacking another U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia, saying that she also calls for action against them.

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On her first day in office this year, Omar and fellow far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were photographed embracing “anti-Semite and alleged Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer Linda Sarsour” after they were sworn in.

Omar has had to deal with a significant amount of controversy over her short political career as she has faced serious allegations that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud.

Tlaib has not shied away from her anti-Semitic beliefs, as she recently promoted an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jewish members of Congress have a dual loyalty problem.

“They forgot what country they represent,” Tlaib tweeted. “This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away.”

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6 Comments
  • Kathy says:

    Hey Bernie your Jewish and you would be one of the first they would go after. Remember Hitler, remember that “history repeats itself”. This is America and to be sworn in on the Koran was the 1st mistake. Islam doesn’t assimilate, it is a religion of bigotry, bias and horrendous acts. You as a Jew should be scared by their beliefs and ideology.

  • Diana says:

    No way I will take Israel over any Arab country they only defend themselves good for them and anyone that can’t swear alliance to America on the BIBLE than they can’t hold office here in America Islam is outlawed here in America so throw them out Deport with their families and Islam is not just a vile religion but a government as well not allowed here and it is to stay that way you Traitors need to be shot if you even try and need to be removed from Our gov. And no dam scarf never allowed and it is to stay that way you vile garbage

  • C. L. Cake says:

    The morons who elected this traitorous pig should be rounded up and exiled to a Muslim country!

  • fred says:

    somebody needs to explain to her that ALLAH is not a part of American Government
    read the Constitution

  • kat says:

    Ilhan Omar has been hypnotized by Satan. She is the evil one, not Israel. God gave them that land and the Islamic people have NO right to it. You are worshipping the devil.

  • Curtis Bartley says:

    I would kill muslims to protect Israel any dam day of the week.

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