Democrat Ilhan Omar: America Is Not Going to Be the ‘Country of White People’
There are big problems with the progressive lawmaker's rhetoric, as this opinion piece explains
Speaking at a “Black Women in Defense of Ilhan Omar” event on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) blamed President Donald Trump for a rise in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in America. She also declared, “This is not going to be the country of white people.”
Soak that in for a second.
Aside from the fact that Omar herself is personally responsible for bigoted rhetoric in America, imagine, if you will, a Republican attending a rally called “White Men in Defense of Donald Trump” — and then telling the crowd, “This is not going to be the country of [insert race here] people.”
The outrage, rightfully so, would consume a 24/7 news cycle. Yet Omar’s comments have very nearly slipped under the radar.
“When we talk about anti-Semitism, we must also talk about Islamophobia. It is two sides of the same coin of bigotry,” she told the crowd on the grounds of the Capitol.
“This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics. This is not going to be the country of white people. This is not going to be the country of the few. This is going to be the country of the many.”
@ttuckerwwl Forefathers would be so proud:
Asserting that America “was founded on the history of Native-American genocide, on the backs of black slaves,” she went on to brazenly state, “This is not going to be the country of white people.”https://t.co/aOXOYb0BGP
— Don Refuter (@DRefuter) May 1, 2019
Silver lining here: It appears Omar is at least no longer hiding the fact that she is part of a “coin of bigotry.”
Because on that one side — the anti-Semitic side — there is Omar, whose legacy includes references to Israel as “evil,” comparisons of Israel to Iran, repeated anti-Semitic tropes, support of the BDS movement, and the public badgering of a Jewish diplomat.
The rally was held in defense of Omar after President Trump called her out for minimizing the terrorist attacks.
Just getting warmed up. Omar didn’t stop at one clearly racist comment. No, she was just getting warmed up.
“The thing that upsets the occupant in the White House, his goons in the Republican Party, many of our colleagues in the Democratic Party, is that they can’t stand … that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant, a Muslim shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them,” Omar claimed.
Perhaps they’re more concerned with the one adjective she left out: “ignorant.”
While she was busy denouncing half of America as xenophobes and blasting white people, Omar took a stand to defend her home of Somalia.
“I also happen to be a refugee and immigrant from what they call one of the s***hole countries,” she said in reference to Trump’s infamous comments. “The reality is that s***hole country raised a very proud, dignified person.”
Then there was this little moment when she praised Angela Davis — a Communist, a fellow anti-Semite, a once-proud honoree of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive List, and a clear accessory to murder in a case involving the kidnapping and killing of a judge.
.@IlhanMN addresses Angela Davis at #InDefenseofIlhan rally: “To one of my idols, Angela Davis — I just, I can’t tell you how enormously inspiring you have been to me throughout my life.” https://t.co/HeLGThK6c2 pic.twitter.com/7KVYCh83Ir
— The Hill (@thehill) April 30, 2019
Aside from that, it was a pretty good speech.
Why she gets away with it. The Democrat Party is directly to blame for Omar’s feeling emboldened to make continuous racist and anti-Semitic remarks.
Her colleague in Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), has classified criticism of Omar as stoking Islamophobia, even railing against her “white or male” colleagues.
When the Democrats aren’t echoing her bigotry, they’re actively defending it by issuing watered-down resolutions denouncing different forms of generic “hate.”
She even gets away with criticizing John McCain, which the liberal media has made clear is strictly verboten.
Why is it OK for Omar to spread her bigotry? Because racist groups, the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media are all perfectly content with it.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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