LOS ANGELES: Ilhan Omar screws things up. The Sunday between the Super Bowl and the Daytona 500 is traditionally quiet. A time day where nothing happens. A few Americans watched the Grammy Awards. A few more Americans took notice of a new football league called the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
A presidential contender tried to prove her toughness by launching her presidential campaign in the middle of a 15 degree Minnesota snowstorm. While Senator Amy Klobuchar was attempting to play the normal Midwesterner card, her fellow Democrat was playing anything but Minnesota nice.
Minneapolis Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has done it again.
There are plenty of decent Muslims in America who are not Islamists. These decent Muslims like and respect their fellow Americans, including Jews. Omar is not one of them. She has on more than one occasion crossed the line from legitimate criticism of Israel to outright Jew-hatred.
On Sunday afternoon, she was asked on Twitter who she thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel. She replied, “AIPAC!”
Her comment is as ignorant as it is bigoted.
The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee is not a PAC in the traditional political sense. It is, as its name clearly states, a public affairs committee and not a political action committee. The latter can legally raise large sums of money to give to politicians.
But there are bigger problems
Getting beyond her total ignorance to what AIPAC actually does leads to a bigger problem. Omar loves trafficking in anti-Jew blood libel conspiracies. This notion that Jews control the world is as disgusting as it is false.
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford were all billionaires who revolutionized the world in their own way. None of them are Jewish. The Saudi Royal family is certainly not Jewish. Neither is the Sultan of Brunei.
However, those who spend their lives worrying about the Illuminati, Tri-Lateral Commission, Rothschilds, and Bilderbergs are all based on anti-Jew conspiracy theories.
Omar wants people to believe that the world’s 14 million Jews are a threat to the over one billion Muslims.
Forget all 14 million of them. The real threat comes from one Jewish organization that supposedly bribes American politicians into negative policy positions.
Earth to Omar
The moon landing was real, the bogeyman is fake, and AIPAC makes a terrible bogeyman. Powerful? AIPAC could not even stop the Iran deal. There are many American Jews do not even like AIPAC.
And Many leftist Jews object to any display of Jewish power. Many conservative Republican Jews see AIPAC as weak and ineffective.
The coming days and weeks will determine if the Democrat Party truly believes that Jewish lives matter. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her freshmen Democrat friends talk about intersectionality, they neglect to mention Jews.
Blacks, Muslims women, and transgendered people are all considered marginalized, but Jews are never mentioned. The current Democrat Party has people like Senator Cory Booker, who compares climate change to the Holocaust.
The Islamists among us
The reason Islamists like Ilhan Omar continue to peddle their filth is because Jewish liberals refuse to publicly stand up and demand she cease and desist. Democrats from Senator Chuck Schumer to Congressman Elliott Engel have not stood up.
Every presidential contender needs to condemn Omar’s remarks. Klobuchar in particular was instrumental in getting former Minnesota Senator Al Franken resign. Klobuchar insisted that women must be treated with respect. It is long past time for Jews to be treated with respect.
And it is long past time for Democrats to stop bleating about a non-existent Islamophobia. It is not a phobia when the fear is real and rational. Islamists who hate Jews have entered the mainstream of the Democrat Party. They are now in Congress. Ilhan Omar is the poster child for this anti-Semitic bigotry.
If other Democrats do not wish to be painted with a broad brush, then they need to stand up and loudly condemn Omar.
She should be censured and stripped of her committee assignments. Impeachment should be on the table.
The days when liberal Democrats demand political correctness of everyone else while giving Islamists a free pass out of fear need to end right now.
It is long past time to call Ilhan Omar exactly what she has always been. She is a Jew-hater.
The size and scope of the reaction will tell Americans whether her vile views represent those of the entire Democrat Party.