It was one more outrageous statement by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who referred to the 9\11 al-Qaeda’s terror attack on the US as a trifling “something” made happen by some Muslims. This statement unmasked Omar’s mindset with respect to where her loyalty was dwelling. Her minimization of the 9\11 calamity, and her implied tolerance of Islamic terrorism clearly placed her allegiance with the Islamic fundamentalists who view the US as their chief nemesis.
She did not see herself as an American first. She deemed herself as a poor, ill-treated Muslim who happened to reside in America.
But if this portrait were not instructive enough or not contemptable enough, the rest of her statement was even more alarming. She was seeking power to commit atrocities with impunity by her and her comrades, Muslim members of antisemitic CAIR, a terrorist organization masquerading as a civil-rights movement. She claimed to be a victim of Islamophobia— “Someone did something, then all of us (meaning Muslims) started to lose our access to civil liberties.”
Her statement clearly implied that criticism and enraged expressions directed at her were an unswerving upshot of racism borne out of Islamophobic predispositions rather than a reaction to her own stir-frying. “Some people did something” and now all these racists blame her and all Muslims for that “something”. Only that her description of the 9\11 atrocities were highly offensive to non-Muslim Americans.
When President Trump and others criticized and condemned Omar for her impertinent stance, some left-minded, useful idiots, including some highly-positioned Democrats, reacted to these condemnations by coming out in Omar’s defense, attacking those who had decried her statements and disrespectful insolence, blaming them for racism and islamophobia. Many of these Democrats encourage Omar to keep on pursuing her outrageous scandalous activities, her anti-patriotic attacks on America, her antisemitic attacks on Jews, by painting her as a victim. They let her use her Muslim, black female status as a shield; They told her that she could go on spreading venom with impunity since any condemnation, any criticism, would be pushed back by framing them as racism against her race, religion and gender.
Unlike antisemitism, Islamophobia is not entrenched in bigotry but rather in fear, anxiety and suspicion of Muslims and their potential acceptance of Islamic Terrorism—Terrorism committed in the name of their religion. Unfortunately, these Islamic terrorists illuminate Jihad and the Dhimmi culture comprising the worst part of Islam. They bring it out to the fore, persuading the rest of the world that they are the true representatives of that religion. They are the reason for; they are the ones who have been breeding and promoting Islamophobia. And although they may be a small percentage within the billion plus Muslims out there, they still account for many millions.
Problem is that Ilhan and many of her friends do not come out condemning these radical acts, neither do they distance themselves from the sick brutes who perform them.
Take the recent slaughters in Sri-Lanka. Where are these Israel-bashing Muslims now? Don’t they have “something” to say?
Some of these Muslims justify or even support the terrorists’ actions; some of them minimize the magnitude of the atrocities, dismissing them as “something”, and many of them keep silent in light of these acts of violence. Many including Omar, view these terrorists as family members who have gone astray. Still, they are family members; “Don’t they deserve our love and understanding?”
And there is a worrisome phenomenon among Democrat Jewish leaders in Congress. They were supposed to stand up and fight antisemitism regardless of whether it stemmed from their hometown, their district, their state, their Democratic Party or Ilhan Omar. These prominent politicians have been keeping silent, and some, like Chuck Schumer, the Jewish senator and minority leader, even joined those useful idiots (those who came out to uphold Omar’s remarks on 9\11) in condemning President Trump’s justified denunciation of Omar.
Jewish leaders, especially those who used to have Israel’s back, should not come to the defense of this anti-Semite, loud-mouth even if they feel that it serves them politically for the moment. Their approval of her conduct enhances her credibility; it provides her with assurances that her reasonings are sound. Next time she spews her antisemitic tropes, she will do so because she has been emboldened by her fellow Jewish comrades’ approval and support and their politically-motivated bolstering arguments in her favor. She will do so because these same Jewish leaders upgraded her victimhood status by fashioning an impunity-filled domain for her to play and propagate her antisemitic indoctrination.
Ilhan Omar is not a victim. She is a privileged freeloader. She makes use of her minority status to establish impunity for her antisemitic and anti-American campaign. And she has been successful. Democratic Jewish leaders have come out for her support.
Where are you Chuck Schumer? Where are you Elissa Slotkin, Kim Schrier, Max Rose, Dean Phillips, Elain Luria, Andy Levin, Susan Wild, Jaimy Raskin, David Kustoff, Josh Gottheimer, Alan Lowenthal, Lois Frankel, Suzanne Bonamic, David Cicilline, Ted Deutch, John Yarmuth, Steve Cohen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Adam Schiff, Susan Davis, Jan Schakowsky, Brad Sherman, Jerry Nadler, Bernie Sanders, Nita Lowey, Eliot Engel, Jacky Rosen, Brian Schatz, Richard Blumenthal, Ben Cardin, Ron Wyden?
Have you all gone to sleep? Has politics clouded your senses? Are you all going to stand silent or even sponsor the onslaught when American Jews are being stricken, while your Jewish Family members in Israel are threatened with demolition, while American values are being dismissed?
Don’t let this shameful victimhood-disguised impunity develop or you’ll be signing yours and your loved-ones’ downfall. Get up and fight back, just like the Black Caucus, CAIR, and many others who do so - justifiably or unjustifiably - whenever they feel threatened.