March 4, 2019
It is absolutely disgusting to watch the amount of incendiary anti-Muslim rhetoric being tossed at Rep. Ilhan Omar for stating some obvious truths about what’s acceptable in the American relationship with the State of Israel.
I am Jewish.
I take absolutely no offense
at Ms. Omar’s pointed comments about some of her fellow congress people and their affinity for Israel.
It’s true. Admit it and move on.
America is an openly racist country with a pervasive anti-Muslim bias. The presence of so many Neo-Nazi, fascist and anti-immigrant groups is a historical vein weaving through America’s history. It has been directed towards Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Muslims, Gays and the LGBT community
The vicious mainstream media attacks on Ms. Omar are disgusting and depressing.
There needs to be some nuanced, dispassionate and fair minded analysis.
Regrettably, it’s not happening.
Following comments are those of the Congresswoman which get to the core of the issue.
“Our democracy is built on debate……I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”
“I have not mischaracterized our relationship with Israel, I have questioned it and that has been clear from my end,” Omar added. “I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel. I find that to be problematic and I am not alone. I just happen to be willing to speak up on it and open myself to attacks.”