Tweets By Jew-Hating Rep. Ilhan Omar Spark Widespread Condemnation – Schumer FINALLY Responds

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) sparked backlash Sunday evening from members of both parties — including former first daughter Chelsea Clinton — after she accused a prominent lobbying group of paying members of Congress to support Israel.

Yet Sen. Chuck Schumer, the man who attends one Jewish event after the next and brags about being the “(Schumer) Shomer Yisroel” [SEE VIDEO BELOW], remained totally silent for a really long time. Not only is he the highest ranking Democrat in the country, but he a JEWISH Democrat from our community. Schumer issued his half-baked statement only after Nancy Pelosi and many other Democrats issued a condemnation.

His short statement (released on Twitter) does not demand that Omar apologize, nor call for her to be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Omar, a Somali-American who became one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress in November, responded to a Twitter post by journalist Glenn Greenwald criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) for threatening to take action against Omar and another freshman Muslim lawmaker, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.

“There’s situations in our conference where a member does something that is wrong — I think you’ve seen from my own actions that I take action about it,” McCarthy told reporters Friday, making an apparent reference to Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa. “I think when they stay silent, they are just as guilty … I think this will not be the end of this, and if they do not take action then I think you will see action from myself. It’s unacceptable in this country, especially when you sit back and think about and listen to what this country went through in World War II.”

[UPDATE – WATCH THIS: Jew-Hater Rep. Omar Apologizes After Being Slammed; Some Dems DEFEND Anti-Semitic Remarks!]

Greenwald accused McCarthy of targeting Omar and Tlaib for their numerous criticisms of Israel, to which Omar chimed in “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” quoting a 1997 rap song by Puff Daddy, and invoking slang about $100 bills.

She then doubled down when challenged by Batya Ungar-Sargon, the opinion editor of The Forward newspaper.

“Would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can guess,” Ungar-Sargon tweeted. “Bad form, Congresswoman. That’s the second anti-Semitic trope you’ve tweeted.”

In response, Omar tweeted “AIPAC!” referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which advocates for the close relationship between the US and Israeli governments.

The tweets touch on a long-running anti-Semitic stereotype that “rich Jews” control politics, and that is the basis for politician’s support of Israel.

“We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the US-Israel relationship,” AIPAC tweeted Sunday evening. “Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work.”

McCarthy responded to Omar’s tweets:

Another freshman Democrat, Max Rose of New York, tweeted that Omar’s statements “are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself.”

“When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of my faith, I will not be silent,” Rose said in a statement. “… At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel. In the Democratic Party – and in the United States of America – we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The congresswoman’s statements do not live up to that cherished ideal.”

House GOP conference chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., slammed Omar’s remarks and called for House Democrat leaders to remove Omar from the Housed Foreign Affairs Committee.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who repeatedly accused the global body of anti-Israel bias during her tenure, tweeted that Omar’s statements “CANNOT be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party. In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account. No excuses.”

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton tweeted: “We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.”

Senator Ted Cruz:

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman:

Obama’s Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro:

Zudhi Jasser, a physician and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, took Cheney’s call a step further, arguing that removing Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee would be a “good first step, followed by a swift sanction against @IlhanMN for bigotry unfit for the US Congress with removal from all committees. Ignoring this would bring the “bigotry of low expectations” to a new low for Muslims.”

In a 2012 tweet, Omar accused Israel of “evil doings” and said that Israel had “hypnotized the world.” Defending that tweet this past year, she said on the same platform that calling attention to the “Israeli Apartheid regime” was not anti-Semitic.

Just last month, she defended the tweets, saying: “I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans”.

(AP / YWN World Headquarters – NYC)




36 COMMENTS

  1. This is an existential moment for the Dems….if they don’t come out strongly against this kind of antisemitism and make it clear there is no room in the Democratic party for these left-wing loonies, than they will once again have ceded the high ground to the Trumpkopf. Its not even a close call and these assertions of ‘first amendment rights” are a joke. We can disagree on marginal tax rates for billionaires but NOT on these kind of fundamental issues.

  2. Talmid1…..I’m not a big fan of Bibi or EY’s settlement policy, but these Dems have decided to make Israel bashing a test of how far left they can push the Democratic party. They’ve never offered any constructive dialogue on settlement policy nor do they openly criticize Palestinian terrorism but always are quick to condemn Israeli responses.

  3. No orthodox leader will criticize Schumer so long as he brings in the bacon to the mosdos. Leaders dont care about anti semitism until it hits their pocket.

  4. Gadolhadorah, wants Democrats to denounce this radical Muslim Somali only because it gives Trump “high ground” and makes her fellow leftists look bad. So typical of liberals.

  5. Ilhan Omar should be deported back to Somalia, where she and most of Somali “refugees” in US belong. Pelosi, who appointed Omar to the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee last month, should also be condemned.

  6. @Talmid1 “Israel is above any reproach. Why?” she didn’t mention Israel. She said AIPAC.
    See German newspaper articles/cartoons circa 1930s if you are not sure how bad this is. they say be open minded but not so open minded your brain falls out. how is this not slander? it is a venomous comment which will only sow hate. it speaks to motive of congress for support of Israel, It is not the same as saying the NRA has congress in its pockets – this is dangerous and reckless

  7. Sorry Talmid1, but calling Israel an apartheid state is such blatant antisemitism because it is so obviously not, that the only motivation that could cause such an inaccurate accusation is antisemitic sentiments.

  8. Moishele….reading comprehension is obviously a challenge so I’ll say it in a slightly different way that has nothing to do with Trump’s long track record of racist and xenophobic rants. Their comments should be denounced because they are per se anti-Semitic….Trump is a league of his own, with or without the help of the lefty extremists and it is an oxymoron to use the term “high ground” in relation to the current resident of the swamp at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave (which actually was a swamp before the land was filled in back in the 1700s

  9. “Talmid1”, I do not believe you are even Jewish. What “human rights violations”? The only human rights Israel violates are those of Jews, especially those who choose to live in Judaea. And nobody claims any particular government or policy is above reproach, but to “reproach” Israel’s existence, to support its replacement with a “Palestinian” state, is pure antisemitism. And accusing AIPAC of bribing congressmen is absolutely pure 192 proof antisemitism, not even pretending to be merely anti-zionism

  10. She could care less what we think or say she has a mission and she is going after that mission. The way to change this decree is through prayer and more prayer that she goes away or loses the ability to speak, etc.

  11. Moisheingolus, you cannot complain about anti-semitism at the same time that you publicize your racist views.
    “Ilhan Omar should be deported back to Somalia, where she and most of Somali “refugees” in US belong”
    If it is wrong against the Jews than it is wrong against everyone.
    This website that publishes this racist drivel also cannot complain about anti-semitism until they clean up the racist posts on this website,
    This is complete hypocrisy.
    TalmidCochom’s post about why nobody will criticize Schumer is the same hypocrisy. If Omar would have said it , it would be ant-semitism.

    Dov Hikind’s criticism of her has no weight since he has already compared her to Goebbels .

  12. jackk, educate yourself before virtue signaling. lhan Omar and most Somalis are bogus “refugees” who came to this country only to collect welfare and spread their Jihad ideology. If they were genuine refugees they would not fly back to Mogadishu next day after getting US passports. And genuine refugees usually escape from the countries practicing oppressive ideologies, not bringing and spreading these ideologies here. lhan Omar is a typical fraud who fraudulently married her own brother in order to get him US visa and in the past petitioned Courts for leniency for convicted ISIS Somali terrorists from Minnesota.

  13. MoisheinGolus ,
    Since you are so educated, please enlighten all of us with the source of your fountain of wisdom ?
    I will not accept anything from fox news.

  14. jackk, i am not going to waste my time providing lazy people with sources that are readily available on the web for everyone to see. Why should i trigger snowflakes like you with facts? Continue your self-censoring by getting doze of reliable Fake news from CNN, MSNBC WAPO, NYT and the rest of them.

  15. jackk, you are probably one of these individuals that still believes that Benghazi happened due to of YouTube Video. Whys? Because CNN, Hillary and Obama claimed so. right?

  16. MoisheinGolus,

    Let me educate you about basic facts of Somalia and Omar,
    Somalia has an ongoing civil war started in 1991.In 1990–92 customary law temporarily collapsed due to the fighting. This precipitated the arrival of UNOSOM – UN military observers in July 1992, followed by larger peacekeeping forces.
    In the absence of a central government, Somalia became a “failed state”.The UN withdrew in 1995, having incurred significant casualties, but no central authority had yet been reestablished.

    Now , go find out when her family became refugees and when they were allowed to come to America.

  17. it is a sad day for Jews when so many of the commentator on this website exhibit racism, xenophobia and ignore their own past. Where did your parents and grandparents come from? How can you all be anti-immigrants and exhibit such hatred and disdain for people who followed the same path that your parents did. we-the Jewish people have suffered most from the anti-immigrant drivel that dominates thi blog. Millions of Jews might have been saved if the US would have more sympathy for our parents and grandparents. And you want to deny this to other oppressed people! Shame on you all.

  18. rabbiofberlin, we do not need type of “Immigrant” likes of “Ilhan Omar” here in this country. We do not want to turn our cities into Sharia no-go zone like in so many European cities including Berlin.

  19. 1. I’m Jewish just to put that out there after it was questioned above, I try to keep all taryag mitzvos too if ur curious not that any of that has any bearing on the conversation here.
    2. Israel has and still does commit crimes against humanity, review there record of how they treat people as if they are not Israel and let me know what conclusion you come to.
    3. If you review Israel’s laws many laws are written in a way that allows for the treatment of Israeli Arabs as second class citizens which is why some will argue its a apartheid state
    4. Being anti Israel does not make one antisemitic, the same you being Jewish and seeing this conflict from a Jewish standpoint does not necessarily make you inherently racist although some of the commenters above are racist. She sees a conflict from her standpoint where her people have been killed by the thousands. At the same time ywn is outraged by the death of a Israeli women at the hands of a terrorist. She can be outraged by the death of two teenagers protesting on the border.
    5. Claiming aipac has more say cause of money isn’t anti-Semitic and is actually factually true. The reason nra has power is the same. And the reason all the Democratic leaders including Schumer spoke up is cause there afraid to lost there money from Jewish big money supporters.
    6. The reason most politicians see the conflict from Israel viewpoint is money, why are you all so afraid of them hearing it from another viewpoint.
    7. If someone would say let all the Jews go back to where they came from etc. Back on the boats. Etc. Would that be racist? Anti-Semitic? Why out of all the people in the world do frum yidden think they should express themselves this way?!.
    8. Some empathy wouldn’t hurt anyone. Do you think most Arabs want to kill Jews do you think most palistainian laymen want anything but peace?.

  20. Rabbiofberlin, what an insult, demeaning, and insensitive comment from you! How about millions of Jews might have been saved if Democrat FDR wasn’t in the White House. Millions of Jews wouldn’t be killed if antisemites simply didn’t hate us for who we are and the way we were born. Shame on you!

  21. To Berlinerrebbe…..Moishelah has already advised us that his Ancestry.com DNA tests prove conclusively that he can trace his lineage to several regions of the Alte Heim where no intelligent yiddeshe life was known to exist. He can be relied upon to provide entertainig commentary devoid of facts but replete with the racist tropes that we have come to expect from the Trumpkopfs.

  22. TGISHABBos-your comments are totally irrelevant. The doors of the US were shut to our people in that awful time-and we perished in the millions- I don’t want to have on my conscience that same fate of other people. you may not care but I do.
    moisheingolus- you are truly in golus . and the sad part is that your remarks about sharia law and the like is exactly what the anti-Semites said about our parents and grandparents not o long ago-and we lost six million jews!

  23. rabbiofberlin- and who was the president at the time? Say it!!! Democrat President FDR.
    “same fate of other people”- Apples to Oranges. I really don’t think what the Jews endured in Nazi Germany can be compared to illegal immigration from Latin America of today. Please recall that Mexico offered residency to the caravan (the caravan refused), no such offers for Jews in the 1940s.
    “sharia law”- I don’t believe I mentioned anything about Sharia law in my above postings, but I will respond. Our Torah is NOTHING like Sharia Law and the Quran. Sharia law explicitly dictates rules and regulations for everyday Muslim life. Nazis didn’t hate us because of our halachos written in the Torah, but simply because we were Jews. I can’t even believe it’s an argument with you.

  24. MoisheInGolus, no amount of medicine in the world with help GadolHadorah. I quit bothering with her. She’ll forever call President Trump “Trumpkoph”, but we see no derogatory nicknames for many nasty Democratic politicians of late. She will always first and foremost be a liberal Democrat, followed secondly by a Jew.

  25. TGIShabbos- I responded to your slightly more moderate comments on the other thread. No one is comparing the Nazi atrocities and the Holocaust to immigration from Mexico. But the Somalis fled a country that was rife with violence and killing, the Cambodians endured a brutal dictatorship that killed tow million Cambodians and many other people fled to the US because of death and violence. My point is that we, as Jews suffered grievously from the xenophobic currents that pervaded the US un the late thirties and forties- and millions of Jews perishes because they had nowhere to go. So, for us Jews, to deny shelter to other people who are fleeing death is wrong, plain wrong.