Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has made some incredibly disturbing comments about Israel for a long while.
Now, she’s coming after America by saying refugees at the southern border are “detained and tortured.”
From Free Beacon:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) claimed during a rally on Thursday that refugees who come to the United States are “detained and tortured.”
Omar told the crowd of activists, joined in their goal of defunding Immigration and Customs Enforcement, about the story of how her family risked their lives to flee Somalia into Kenya, before eventually coming to the United States. She said that because of her experience, she will “cry” every time she sees a picture of a little girl “standing in the desert waiting to get processed in the country.”
Omar: “The difference between what is happening to some of those little girls and me is that I didn’t have a cage waiting for me. I had an open-armed people with moral clarity, awaiting us and saying ‘you’ve been through a lot, here’s your new home, you’re our new neighbor, you need water and you need food.’”
In a recent interview, Omar goes as far as to suggest that Israel is not a democracy.
She also compares the Jewish state to Iran.
In 2016, Omar was elected to Congress. That year, nine Minnesota men were charged with plotting to join ISIS.
Omar, who has blasted Israel for a good long while and has been photographed with some questionable personalities, asked the judge to show “compassion.”
You read that correctly.
From Fox 9:
The 9 Minnesota men charged with planning to join ISIS are scheduled to be sentenced next week. Ahead of those court dates, 13 letters were sent to Judge Michael Davis in the case of defendant Abdirahman Yasin Daud, including a letter from state Rep. Ilhan Omar, who on Election Night became with first elected Somali-American lawmaker in the nation.
Rep. Omar asked Judge Davis for “compassion” and a “restorative approach to justice,” concluding that “this ruling can set a precedent and has the potential to be a landmark case in addressing extremism.”
In 2012, Ilhan Omar tweeted about the “evil doings of Israel.”
She may not have imagined she’d one day be elected to Congress, forced to answer for her words.
The original tweet:
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012
Omar defended her tweet during an interview with PBS’ Christine Amanpour.
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.”
Amanpour: “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. 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.”
Amanpour, continued: “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. How do you put that into context now and what do you say to American Jews?”
Omar: “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. 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.”
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