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Ilhan Omar Promotes Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories, Retweets ‘Hook-Nosed’ Tweet

Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Sunday and retweeted a tweet that said “[Omar] might as well call [Jews] hook-nosed.”

Omar’s vile remarks came in response to a Haaretz report that stated that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was going to take action against anti-Semitic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Omar.

“If [Democrats] do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” McCarthy said. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.”

Omar, who has promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that were used by Nazi Germany, said that the GOP’s support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby.”

https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1094747501578633216

An hour later, Omar promoted another anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, falsely stating that The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is paying American politicians “to be pro-Israel.”

Omar then retweeted the following tweet that stated she “might as well call [American Jews] hook-nosed.”

“I’m one of those American Jews who opposes the occupation, laments Israel’s anti-democratic drift, and doesn’t regard the country as especially central to my Jewish identity,” Politico magazine editor Joshua Zeitz tweeted. “And I know exactly what the congresswoman meant. She might as well call us hook-nosed.”

Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) slammed Omar in a statement on Sunday night over her anti-Semitism:

When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of any faith, I will not be silent. Congresswoman Omar’s statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But to go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is simply unacceptable.

At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel. In the Democratic Party – and in the United States of America – we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The Congresswoman’s statements do not live up to that cherished ideal.

Democrat Chelsea Clinton responded to Omar’s anti-Semitism by saying that she was going to talk to Omar about her “anti-Semitic language and tropes.”

“We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism,” Clinton tweeted.

Omar responded by suggesting that she was the victim of criticism over her blatant anti-Semitism.

“Chelsea – I would be happy to talk,” Omar tweeted. “We must call out smears from the GOP and their allies. And I believe we can do that without criticizing people for their faith. I look forward to building an inclusive movement for justice with you.”

In an interview with CNN last week, Omar said it was “exciting” that her anti-Semitic views were sparking debate “finally able to have conversations that we weren’t really willing to.”

When Omar was pressed about her support for anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel she ran and refused to answer the question.

AIPAC responded to Omar’s anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, tweeting: “We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the US-Israel relationship. Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work.”

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Helga Renfro

    February 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Why would anybody vote for this type of person into our already so corrupt politic is beyond me. Maybe the voters of that state need to be locked up.

  2. Annabel

    February 12, 2019 at 12:25 am

    PLEASE CALL HER AT 202-225-4755 and just say “RESIGN…anyone from any other political party
    would have to step down for such racist remarks.” Why should she be any different?
    If we do not step on this evil now we will lose our country very quickly. Just look at Virginia.
    They are being told to resign and as far as the Lt. Gov. is concerned he has not even had a chance
    to defend himself. So OMAR MUST RESIGN. Please post of FB too.

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