Democrats in defense of Omar Ilhan, Islamic extremism, and Jew hatred
WASHINGTON. Rank anti-Semite, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), created yet another firestorm of controversy when a video surfaced of her remarks before the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
According to Omar:
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Of course, Muslim Americans have suffered no diminishment of their civil liberties before or after 9/11. This despite the evil perpetrated by “some people” on 9/11. Evil that saw the wanton slaughter of 3,000 Americans.
Blame the victim
And despite all the media’s recent talk of a dramatic rise in “white-supremacy,” “right-wing extremism,” and violence against Muslim Americans, the FBI reports that hate crimes against Jewish Americans stand at 58.1 percent compared to 18.1 percent for Muslims. A statistic that should gladden Ilhan Omar’s dark heart.
But, let’s get back to Omar’s friends at CAIR for a moment.
A fateful meeting in the City of Brotherly Love
Contrary to Omar’s contention, CAIR was established in 1994. That’s one year after founder Omar Ahmad met with Muslim Brotherhood organizations in Philadelphia.
You may recall that the US government dubbed CAIR an unindicted co-conspirator in 2008. They were associated with the convicted criminal conspirators of the Holy Land Foundation, a so-called Islamic charity that illegally collected funds on behalf of the terrorist organization Hamas.
As US District Judge Jorge Solis, who presided over the Holy Land Foundation trial, noted in his summary of the evidence, CAIR founder Omar Ahmad attended a meeting in Philadelphia in 1993…
“… where leaders of the organizations under the Muslim Brotherhood umbrella met to discuss the future of the Brotherhood in the United States… which supported and collected money for Hamas.”
An important goal among the attendees was to develop strategies to alter…
“… American perception of the Muslim Brotherhood… Topics discussed included redefining the perception of the sub-organizations due to their work for the Palestinian cause, and the legal hurdles the Brotherhood faced when raising funds for Hamas and other Palestinian causes or when taking orders from overseas leaders.”
CAIR’s new America
A quarter-century later, the Muslim Brotherhood has made dramatic progress in altering the perception of some Americans in regard to terrorist-supporting front organizations in the United States and their fellow travelers. One such fellow traveler was recently elected to the House of Representatives in the form of a rabid anti-Semite and Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.
And under the rubric of “diversity,” Democrats have rallied around their party’s radical new ideology of socialism, tolerance of Islamic extremism, and Jew hatred.
Defending the indefensible
When President Trump released a video juxtaposing Omar’s 9/11 remarks with images of the attack, Democrats accused him of – wait for it – inciting violence.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said:
“The president’s word weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger.”
Democratic Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker told CNN:
“Nothing she [Omar] said is deserving of what’s happening to her and what the president is doing to her. This is a reprehensible attack on her… and we all should rally to a fellow American congresswoman’s defense right now.”
While on a campaign stop in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rouke said of Trump’s video:
“This is an incitement to violence against Congresswoman Omar, against our fellow Americans who happen to be Muslim. This is part and parcel of what we’ve seen from an administration that has described Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals.”
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren told radio talk show host Dean Obeidallah:
“He’s [Trump’s] trying to incite violence. He’s trying to divide us as a country. That’s a dangerous, dangerous path to go down. And not who we want to be as a nation.”
And in a familiar pitch that works all too often on soft-headed Republicans, Warren urged GOP lawmakers to rally in defense of the new, radical Democratic Party:
“I think here, there’s a real responsibility on the part of other political leaders – on the part of the Republicans – to stand up and call him out. When they don’t do that, they are complicit.”
Hatred undoes them
Democrats have it tough. Their hatred of Trump, of country, of capitalism, of constitutional normalcy, and now of Jews, has painted their party into a corner. One that requires defending the indefensible.
And the only way to shield the insanity born of their hatred is to demand that the rest of us act as though we live in an Islamic autocracy. One that requires us to refrain from criticizing the mullahs of Democratic Party derangement.
If you should, like Trump, call them out on their anti-Semitism and their downplaying the mass slaughter of Americans at the hands of jihadists, then it is you who has engaged in “violence.”
But Trump, ever the apostate to political correctness, refuses to submit to their will. And dyspeptic Democrats, like Rep. Ilhan Omar, have given him an issue to take on the campaign trail in 2020. A move sure to reverse the dramatic gains made in America and the Democratic Party by the America-hating Muslim Brotherhood.
Top image: Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks before the
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Fox News screen capture.