in the vicinityVideoRep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for tweets after facing accusations of anti-Semitism
Democratic members of Congress, an apology came after a barrage of bipartisan criticism; Doug McKelway reports from Washington.
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar faced a bipartisan wave of criticism this week, including a remarkable rebuke from house democratic leadership, for weekend tweets as anti-Semitic – but this is hardly the first time she’s made controversial comments about Israel.
The turmoil that gripped Capitol Hill Monday began after she suggested that pro-Israel members of Congress are motivated by money from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders called on Omar to apologize for an “anti-Semitic set pieces and damaging allegations about Israel supporters.” Omar apologized finally, but reiterated, “the problematic role of lobbyists in our policy.”
THE REP. OMAR APOLOGIZES FOR ISRAEL COMMENTS, CALLING THE “PROBLEMATIC” ROLE OF AIPAC, THE “OTHER LOBBYISTS’
But during the AIPAC-generated comments, the most of the headlines, Omar has made numerous controversial comments committed since you are in activism and politics.
Criticism Of Israel
Before Congressman Omar, a local Somali-American activists in Minnesota. Uninhibited by the establishment of any office that you use before blow against Israel, what is considered by many as an anti-Semitic trope.
“Israel has the world hypnotized may Allah awaken the people and help them, the evil deeds of Israel,” she tweeted in 2012.
Only in the last month, seven years after they wrote the tweet, Omar addressed the comment that says, “Those unfortunate words were the only words I could think of is, the expression in this moment,” in reference to Israel in the November 2012 operation against Hamas in Gaza.
Omar came under fire last year for a flip-flop after your electoral victory, if you support the BDS (Boycott, divestment, sanctions) movement against the Jewish state.
REP. ILHAN OMAR SLAMMED, YOU SAY, ‘LAUGH’, WHEN ISRAEL IS CALLED A DEMOCRACY, AND COMPARES IT WITH IRAN
During the campaign, she told a group of Jewish voters in their home state that the boycott of Israel was “counter-measures” and “not helpful that the two-state solution” – is an indication that you are against the BDS movement at the time.
Shortly after her election victory, she came out clearly in support of the boycott movement. “Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to ensure that the right of the people, it is not criminalized,” your campaign is a Muslim girl publication told.
More recently, the Jewish state is described to Israel to Iran, and said that she “laugh[s]” if it is as a democracy.
“I mean, our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see the Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state, and recognizes the other religions that live in it,” she said in an interview, when asked to explain your comments to demand that the Israelis are prioritized by the United States
“And we still have to maintain it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost smile, because I know that, if we see that any other company, we would criticize you, call you it,” the legislator continued. “We do that to Iran, that’s what we do at any other place, the type of his religion. And I see that happening now, with Saudi Arabia, and thus, I’m aggravated, really, in these contradictions.”
After the backlash to her comments, she doubled down on her comments and retweeted have a different commentator, wrote online that today’s Israel is similar to the US-South during the separation.
Debt “our commitment” for the brutal al-Shabab attack
In 2013, Omar described acts of terrorism as a response to “our involvement in the Affairs of other people,” in the Wake of the brutal al-Shabab attack on a Kenyan shopping Mall that killed nearly 70 people and injured a further 200.
“When we decide to gonna or to recognize that terrorism is a reaction? It is an ideology, it is not a means of things, it is not a unit, it is a place, the people. It is a reaction to a situation,” the host Tharwat Ahmed is asked then-activist Omar on the map “Belahdan” Twin Cities PBS, during a discussion about the experiences of the Somali community in the United States after the attacks in Kenya.
ILHAN UMAR ONCE OUR INVOLVEMENT IN OTHER PEOPLE’S “AFFAIRS’ AFTER AL-SHABAB ATTACK ON KENYAN SHOPPING CENTRE
“Yes,” agreed she. “What you are, he is what nobody-to-face wants. No one wants to face, as the actions of the other people who are involved in all over the world have contributed to the rise in radicalisation and the increase of terrorist attacks.”
She added: “in General, most people do not want to see internal and see what [about] their actions that makes a different to react. For us, the must it is always, ” I have done nothing. Why is this happening to me?’ Nobody wants to have the accountability to take, how these by-products of the actions of our involvement in the Affairs of other people.”
Indulgence for ISIS
Fast Omar fast forward to 2016, then a Minnesota state representative is in a judge went on to ask the same leniency to a group of Minnesota men accused tried to connect the Islamic state terror group.
“The best deterrent against fanaticism is a system of compassion,” she wrote at the time. “We have to change ourselves, our attitude and approach; if we really want to effect change, we should focus our efforts on the Integration and rehabilitation.”
REP. ILHAN OMAR IS ACCUSED EFFORT WITH NEW CONTROL OVER THE PAST, IN ORDER TO WIN LENIENCY FOR 9 MEN, TRYING TO JOIN ISIS
The nine Minnesota men were in front of decades in prison after he was charged in the year of 2015 to make plans, including the purchase of fake passports in an effort to travel to Syria and fight for ISIS, which at its peak was level of activity and held territory in Syria and Iraq.
“Locked up 20-year-old men for 30 or 40 years, essentially a life sentence. The company had no expectations of a 50 – or 60-year-old dismissed prisoners; it will provide you with distrust and disgust,” read Omar’s letter to the judge, as the FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul.
“Locked up 20-year-old men for 30 or 40 years, essentially a life sentence. The company had no expectations of a 50 – or 60-year-old dismissed prisoners; it will give you with distrust and contempt.”
— Ilhan Omar
One of the accused men, Abdirahman aw Yasin Daud, has been in business over 30 years in prison for the attempt to the Terror group. He confessed in court that he tried to Syria for humanitarian reasons, but to participate in the activities of the ISIS.
“I had not to pass out ” medical kits or food. I was strictly to fight and kill in the name of the Islamic state,” he said.
Daud was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of trying to provide material support to the ISIS and conspiracy to commit murder overseas.
Graham ‘at risk’?
Last month, Omar was criticized for repeating baseless allegations of MSNBC and liberal activists, the Republican sen. Lindsey Graham is being blackmailed is sort of pushed in the support of President Trump.
The conviction came after she tweeted that Graham was “at risk.” Omar was proposed in response to a video that Graham swung a trump card to the critics to be one of the presidents of the biggest supporters in the Senate.
Harmeet K. Dhillon, a national Committee woman for the Republican National Committee, suggested Omar comment: “Stunning bigotry, homophobia from a member of Congress. It is not funny, and a mystery why Dems get away with outdated stereotypes and stupid conspiracy theories like this.”
Covington Catholic High School Comments
Less than a week later, Omar came under fire again – this time, for the piling on of Covington Catholic High School students, as well as the video footage already allegations challenged, and that the student harassed a Native American elder.
REP. ILHAN OMAR DELETES TWEET ATTACKING COVINGTON STUDENTS, ACCORDING TO BACKLASH
“The young protested against the right of a woman to choose & shouted ‘it’s not rape if you enjoy it’ … they were jeered at by 5 Black men before they surrounded Phillips and led racist chants … Sandman, the family hired a right-wing-PR-to write the company, his non-apology,” wrote Omar, before deleting the tweet after the uproar.
Many other social media users to the fact that the “5 Black men,” Omar claims to have been ridiculed by the students, members of the notorious Black Hebrew Israelites group, the LGBT consists of several anti-white and anti-comments to the students were pointed out to actually.
While the Republicans their seat in the House Foreign Affairs Committee due to the anti-Israel remarks, Omar’s call to strip Omar eyebrows after comments get over the socialist regime in Venezuela.
You are accused to secure President Trump, a “coup” in the socialist country, in Venezuela even as Nicolas Maduro’s government has lost legitimacy in the eyes of the international community.
“A U.S.-supported coup in Venezuela is not tweeted a solution to the catastrophic problems they face,” Omar. “Trump efforts to the Installation of a right-wing opposition will only incite violence and further destabilization of the region. We Need to support Mexico, Uruguay, and the Vatican’s efforts to promote a peaceful dialogue.”
Their comments came as the United States and other countries, Juan Guaido, the opposition recognized the head of the national Assembly, as interim President of Venezuela. Maduro, widely considered as fraudulent, was elected last year in a vote.
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.