Monday, March 25, 2019

The Fake Apologies of Rep. Ilhan Omar

Speaking of dumb and dishonest, leading contenders for the award are the Democratic politicians who have been pretending that Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for her anti-Semitic statements.

Singularly lacking in character, Omar has happily offered fake apologies, the better to allow the Democratic Congressional leadership to pretend not to be the epicenter of American anti-Semitism. As of now, the Democrats refused to pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and have kept Omar on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives.

Anyway, her newfound enhanced public profile in hand, Rep. Omar has been raising money for organizations that promote or condone or countenance Islamist terrorism.

Omar recently spoke in Florida at a private event hosted by Islamic Relief, a charity organization long said to have deep ties to groups that advocate terrorism against Israel. Over the weekend, she will appear at another private event in California that is hosted by CAIR-CA PAC, a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR a group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive terror-funding incident.

Omar's appearance at these closed-door forums is raising eyebrows in the pro-Israel world due to her repeated and unapologetic public use of anti-Semitic stereotypes accusing Jewish people of controlling foreign policy and politics. With Omar's popularity skyrocketing on the anti-Israel left, it appears her rhetoric is translating into fundraising prowess.

If the best you can do is raise an eyebrow you are morally deficient. It does not take too much education to recognize a fake apology for what it is: a lie.

What do we know about Islamic Relief:

Islamic Relief has come under congressional investigation for what lawmakers have described as its efforts to provide assistance to terrorist group such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The charity has been banned by some countries as a result of these ties.

In 2017, Congress sought to ban taxpayer funds from reaching the charity due to these terror links.

Gosh, no problem there.

And then there is CAIR. Yesterday Omar attended a meet and greet at a California branch of CAIR, a Hamas front:

On Sunday, Omar will hold another meet and greet in Irvine, Calif., for CAIR-CA PAC. Those wishing to hear Omar speak are being asked to donate anywhere from $50 to $250 dollars, according to a flyer for the event….

CAIR, a Muslim advocacy group known for its anti-Israel positions, was named by the U.S. government as part of a large network of groups known to be supporting Hamas.

CAIR has been cited by the Anti-Defamation League, or ADL, for using its network of supporters to promote an "anti-Israel agenda."

"CAIR’s anti-Israel agenda dates back to its founding by leaders of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a Hamas affiliated anti-Semitic propaganda organization," according to the ADL. "While CAIR has denounced specific acts of terrorism in the U.S. and abroad, for many years it refused to unequivocally condemn Palestinian terror organizations and Hezbollah by name, which the U.S. and international community have condemned and isolated."

As I said, no problem there, either.

The only problem is the sanctimonious dupes in the Democratic Party who continue to insist that Omar has apologized for her anti-Semitism.


trigger warning said...

"Rocket Attack Injures Seven in Israel"

Today's WSJ.

Sam L. said...

Why I distrust the Dems, reason # 29862417925156854258.

UbuMaccabee said...

I sense a disturbance in the force. The sleeping populace may be coming awake. I think the game is on. This entire edifice of lies, and about 300 behind it, is built on the media refusing to report the truth. Now they are naked and being openly mocked. The people are beginning to throw fruit at them. This might be the shift.