Despite calling herself “America’s hope,” Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has made some questionable decisions regarding America’s enemies.
In 2016 she sought leniency for one of nine men who attempted join to ISIS, asking that he be treated with “compassion” since “systematic alienation” and “perceived injustice” caused him to embrace ISIS's “radical approach to change-making.” This "radical approach" included throwing gays off buildings, drowning people in cages, and using children as sex slaves.
Omar also has ties to the Council on American Islamic Relations, a group that the US government has identified as an unidicted co-conspirator amid allegations it helped funnel money to the terror group Hamas.
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She chuckled when recalling how a college professor would pronounce “Al-Qaeda” with a fearful tone that he wouldn’t use when saying “England” or "the Army"---as if these were comparable entities. When asked this week whether she supported Al-Qaeda, Omar refused to answer.
What's more, Omar, AOC, and Ayanna Pressley all refused to condemn an Antifa terrorist attack on an ICE detention facility:
In light of decisions like these, President Trump had a simple suggestion for Omar and her Congressional allies: "If they don't like it here, they can leave." The offer struck a chord, as the audience at Trump's Wednesday rally began chanting, "Send her back!" This left Black Lives Matter leader Shaun King feeling troubled.
This is one of the single most racist moments in modern American political history. As Trump began attacking my friend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the crowd began chanting “SEND HER BACK, SEND HER BACK.” It’s utterly despicable and dangerous. We are here. We are in THAT time. UGLY. pic.twitter.com/6M0PBXe4Lr— Shaun King (@shaunking) July 17, 2019
It's not obvious what "time" King is referring to. Something else that isn't clear? How he could think this was among "the most racist" happenings in modern times. After all, not only does it not compare with the internment of Japanese Americans, it doesn't even compare to what King's friends say.
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That includes things said by Omar herself. In a speech this year, she declared, “This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics. This is not going to be the country of white people,” as if there were some natural connection between having light skin and being a bad person.
Omar is also fond of making anti-Semitic comments, something that has won her praise from both David Duke and Louis Farrakhan. Duke is a former KKK leader, while Farrakhan has called Jews “wicked,” “Satanic,” “termites,” and “my enemy.” But she's hardly unique when it comes to anti-Semitism; fellow "Squad" member Rashida Tlaib can give her a run for her money.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ayanna Pressley has called Kellyanne Conway "Distraction Becky" ("Becky" being a slur for white women) and told minorities that don't follow a leftist agenda to not "even show up."
If you’re not prepared to come to that table and represent that voice, don’t come, because we don't need any more brown faces that don't want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don't want to be a black voice. We don't need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don't want to be a queer voice. If you’re worried about being marginalized and stereotyped, please don't even show up because we need you to represent that voice."
Not that left-wing racism is limited to politicians; you can it among plenty of others, including media figures. New York Times editor Sarah Jeong put out hundreds of racist tweets targeting white people; instead of removing her account, Twitter gave her a blue check mark.
The morning after his rally, Trump disavowed the chant, saying he was "not happy" and that he "disagreed with it." You can certainly object to the idea of deporting an American citizen, but nothing said by either the President or his audience referred to Omar's race. If Shaun King is looking for "the most racist" moment, then there are plenty of stronger contenders. And the good news?
He won't have to look far.
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