CHUTZPA: Ilhan Omar: “Islamophobic AIPAC Ads Put My Life At Risk”

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File); Terrorists from Hamas' Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades. (AP Photo)

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In an incredibly hypocritical claim, a spokesperson for US Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday accused the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) of endangering Omar’s life with their ads on social media.

“The language AIPAC uses in paid ads to smear and vilify Ilhan Omar is virtually identical to the language used in death threats she gets,” Senior Communications Strategist for Omar wrote on Twitter.

“Make no mistake: AIPAC is putting Rep. Omar’s life at risk with repeated Islamophobic attack ads.”

In another tweet, he wrote: “It shouldn’t have to be stated, but baselessly linking Muslim-Americans to terrorism is *the* textbook example of Islamophobia and is routinely used to silence advocacy for Palestinian human rights.”

The Facebook ad Slevin was referring to featured a picture of Omar and text stating: “For Ilhan Omar, there is no difference between America and the Taliban. Between Israel and Hamas. Between Democracies and terrorists. Tell Rep. Omar: Condemn terrorists, not America.”

AIPAC retorted to Slevin’s claim by stating: “Your baseless attack on us can’t deflect from Omar’s attack on America and Israel. It is outrageous for Rep. Omar to put the US and Israel on the same level as the Taliban and Hamas. There is no moral equivalence between democratic allies and the terrorists who target them.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib chimed in to defend her good friend Omar with an intelligent statement, saying: “I’m so sick of this ****.”

AIPAC responded to Tlaib: “So are we, Congresswoman. Inciting hate by demonizing Israel and spreading vicious, dangerous lies about our democratic ally Israel doesn’t advance the prospects for peace.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

3 COMMENTS

  1. I was 11 years old when 9/11 happened. The country was so different then; people rightfully were wary of islam (in all of its incarnations). The common reaction was not to villify individual muslims, but the ideology and radical factions that exist among millions of extremists. The fact that terrorism exists among a “small minority” is misleading when even a million people would be .1% of the billion people who are muslim. The real numbers are anyone’s guess.

    There were calls back then to monitor mosques, root out hate speech and find the radicals. People were afraid of muslims who dressed religiously, but they wouldn’t attack them personally. That’s a natural reaction, that’s not “islamophobia”, because a phobia is an irrational fear of something. There was and is plenty to be wary of.

    That was then, 20 years later we have terror supporting congressmen.

  2. Let’s say the ads do put her life in danger. So what? How is that anyone’s problem but hers? The same first amendment that allows her to spew her antisemitic filth allows us to tell the truth about her, and if that gets her killed, great.