Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, along with Islamist-activist Linda Sarsour, joined a virtual event in Georgia December 13, 2020 sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) intended to get out the Muslim vote in Georgia’s January 5 Senate runoff election between Reverend Raphael Warnock and incumbent Kelly Loeffler.
Although CAIR-Georgia’s legal and policy director Murtaza Khwaja said the event was aimed at getting out the vote and not an endorsement of any political candidate, the political ideologies of the high-profile “Vote-A-Thon” participants match those of Warnock.
President-Elect Joe Biden also threw his support behind Warnock, campaigning for him in Georgia.
Warnock has also praised the Nation of Islam, a Black Muslim group led by hate preacher and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
In a 2013 speech, Warnock said, “Its [the Nation of Islam’s] voice has been important for the development of Black theology.”
“It was the Black Muslims who challenged Black preachers and said, ‘You’re promulgating … the White man’s religion. That’s a slave religion. You’re telling people to focus on heaven, meanwhile, they’re catching hell,’” he added.
Warnock said the Nation of Islam was necessary to “put a fire” under Black preachers and keep them “honest” about the messages they were delivering to their congregants.
The Nation of Islam and its leader Farrakhan consider Jews to be “satanic.” Farrakhan has compared them to “termites.”
Omar, Tlaib, Sarsour and CAIR each have histories of their own antisemitic statements as well as their support of the antisemitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. Each has made heinous anti-Israel statements in the past as well.
Sarsour has been a fan of Louis Farrakhan for years and has yet to condemn his continual antisemitism and other hatred. Sarsour also considers radical Islamist preacher Siraj Wahhaj her “mentor, motivator and encourager.” She has compared Jews to white supremacists.
CAIR, which also supports the BDS movement, was named an indicted co-conspirator in the largest terror funding case in U.S. history, which saw the Holy Land Foundation funnel $12 million dollars to the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
Tlaib most recently came under fire for retweeting the well-known genocidal phrase against Israel, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” known as code words for the complete destruction of the state of Israel along with all of its Jewish inhabitants.
In 2019, following her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit, Tlaib hosted a private dinner for close friends and family. One of her guests was Abbas Hamideh, an anti-Semite and supporter of Hezbollah, one of the world’s most powerful and antisemitic terrorist organizations.
Omar began tweeting out antisemitic screeds soon after being inaugurated into Congress, which she has yet to be properly censured for by her own party. While campaigning she claimed she opposed the BDS movement, but just days after her win came out in support of it.
Most recently, Omar was accused of using antisemitic tropes in one of her campaign mailers.
Last month, Omar and Tlaib participated in a conference with several figures connected to Islamist terrorism.
It is doubtful that by inviting the triad of Omar, Tlaib and Sarsour, CAIR intended the event as anything but a show of support for Warnock and his extremist ideologies.
Let us hope that a 2011 Gallup poll of Muslims that showed that CAIR only represented the interests of 12 percent of Muslim males and 11 percent of Muslim females is even less today.