Democratic members of the House have missed an opportunity to stand tall against bigotry and its public perpetrator – anti-Semitism and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Beginning with the correct intention to swiftly pass a resolution against Omar’s recent spewing of vile anti-Semitic tropes, they have now stalled – and instead shown their true colors. Resolution 2.0 will now be watered down. It will not call out Omar by name and most likely contain condemnations of anti-Muslim sentiment, among other possible modern-day crimes.
The new resolution will be proposed at some undisclosed time in the future, thus rendering virtually meaningless (if it even happens). If our politically correct world won’t allow a condemnation of the oldest bigotry in the book as a stand alone, then whatever does end up being passed will be disingenuous.)
As President Trump rightly pointed out:
It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference. Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2019
The stall on the resolution was just the opening the Islamist front in America needed to jump into the fray, distorting the conversation and making it all about Islamophobia.
(As if there is some balance – or a push-pull between Judaism and Islam. Yet for Islamists there is.)
It is now “anti-Muslim sentiment that is driving the attacks on her.”
Never to miss an opportunity to bring in as many victim groups as possible to lap up the sympathy, sharia-apologist Linda Sarsour stated about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (perceived to be one of the driving forces behind the condemnation), “Nancy is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men. God forbid the men are upset – no worries, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos.”
Nihad Awad, founder and executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), whines about Israel and the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC having “undue influence in our Congress and on our foreign policy,” playing the victim card again.
(Ironically, if Israel and AIPAC had that kind of influence, you would think it wouldn’t be so difficult to get a resolution passed against anti-Semitism.)
Notably, Awad’s organization, CAIR, is the same organization that allegedly devised a “thinly disguised money-laundering scheme” to hide millions of dollars of donations from foreign entities.
Last time I checked, lobbying was legal in America, thus making it acceptable. Yet in the words of founding father George Washington, writing to the first Jewish congregation in the New World, “happily the Government of the United States gives to bigotry no sanction.”
Unfortunately, the Democrats in the House have missed an opportunity to prove that to be true.