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Have Ilhan Omar & CAIR Bred Acceptance of Today’s Rampant Anti-Semitism?

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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Has she contributed to the rampant anti-Semitism in the U.S.? (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Has she contributed to the rampant anti-Semitism in the U.S.? (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)

The ongoing horror over the rhetoric of America’s new Muslim congresswomen has turned to questions over whether Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, along with other prominent Islamists, have contributed to the acceptance of the rampant anti-Semitism being displayed in the U.S. today.

In addition, did the  failure by Democrats in the House to censure Omar help to create a breeding ground for extremists on both sides of the political spectrum to take it to the next step — physical violence, which is what we are seeing now?

2019 has seen shocking upticks in attacks against Jews that are increasing daily in frequency and intensity. Here are the “contributions” to today’s rampant anti-Semitism that some of the most prominent and vocal Islamists on the U.S. scene today made in 2019:

 

Ilhan Omar

Omar’s rampant anti-Semitism was in full force as soon as she was elected. While she was campaigning, she said she didn’t support the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. But just days after her election, she changed her tune, saying that she did, in fact, believe in and support the BDS movement.

It was a stunning display of duplicity.

According to the definition of anti-Semitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and officially adopted by the U.S. (and 31 other nations, including many in the European Union), the BDS movement has been deemed at its core an anti-Semitic movement.

This is fundamentally because the movement “[applies] double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of by any other democratic nation.” For example, there are at least 100 land disputes across the globe that are not subject to “BDS” movements.

Omar’s outbursts of shocking anti-Semitism dominated the conversation in 2019, as the headlines of Clarion’s articles show:

 

Linda Sarsour & Zahra Billoo

2019 saw big names in the U.S. Islamist scene — sharia- apologist Linda Sarsour and CAIR official Zahra Billoo — were kicked out of the Women’s March for spewing anti-Semitism.

Sarsour not only promoted the anti-Semitic BDS movement, but her rhetoric was so racist at times that she managed to label Jews as white supremacists in order to remove them from a protected class and demonize them among the “intersectional” victim crowd.

Clarion’s top stories about Linda Sarsour and her anti-Semitism in 2019 included:

Anti-American Islamist Zahra Billoo was set to replace Linda Sarsour as a board member in the Women’s March movement. However, due to tremendous and immediate backlash after her appointment due to Billoo’s anti-Semitism, the Women’s March rescinded their invitation in a big win in 2019.

 

The Council on American-Islamic Relations

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spent a tremendous amount of energy and resources last year promoting the anti-Semitic BDS movement. While they spoke from one side of their mouth condemning physical attacks on Jews, they were busy suing state governments over anti-BDS legislation and opposing the adoption of the IHRA’s definition of anti-Semitism by the Department of Education.

CAIR filed lawsuits in a number of states who have laws on the books against the BDS movement. They even awarded their “Muslim of the Year Award” to a woman who CAIR helped fight for the right to be anti-Semitic while working in a public school in America.

CAIR’s Muslim of the Year Award was given to Bahia Amawi, a Texas speech pathologist who lost her job in a Texas public school because she refused to comply with the state’s anti-BDS legislation.

Here were Clarion’s top stories documenting CAIR’s overt anti-Semitism in 2019:

 

Rashida Tlaib

Rashifa Tlaib is also a vocal supporter of the anti-Semitic BDS movement. Tlaib also made waves this year for her close connections with Hezbollah supporters. Hezbollah — an Iranian-proxy Lebanese terror group — is dedicated to killing Jews and wiping out the state of Israel

Our top stories in 2019 on Talib’s anti-Semitism included:

In addition, Tlaib had the gall to request public funds to finance a Congressional delegation to the Palestinian Authority-controlled territories in Israel, essentially putting the U.S. in a situation where American tax dollars would be supporting an anti-American political body that has a history of paying terrorists – some of whom have specifically targeted and killed American citizens.

Louis Farrakhan

Louis Farrakhan wins the prize for his overt and unapologetic anti-Semitism. His hate is out there for everyone to see.

Farrakhan’s organization, the Nation of Islam, has a long history of Holocaust denial and demonizing Jews. Farrakhan regularly calls Jews “Satanic” and claims that they “control everything and mostly everybody.” He refers to Jews as the “synagogue of Satan” and “termites.”

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