Ilhan Omar criticized by Democrats for claiming US committed ‘unthinkable atrocities like the Taliban’
Democrats have criticized Ilhan Omar for comparing the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban in claiming they have all committed “unthinkable atrocities.”
An unofficial caucus of 25 Jewish Democrats gathered on Wednesday to discuss anti-Semitism after the provocative tweet was posted Monday.
Omar had said: ‘We must have the same level of responsibility and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.
“We have seen unimaginable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban.”
Brad Sherman, a senior Democrat from California who has been employed since 1997, denounced the comments in a furious press release.
Democrats have criticized Ilhan Omar for comparing the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban in claiming they have all committed ‘unthinkable atrocities’
Representative Ilhan Omar compared the actions of the US and Israel to the ‘unthinkable atrocities’ of terrorist groups such as Hamas and the Taliban
He said: “It is not news that Ilhan Omar would make outrageous and clearly false statements about America and Israel. What is newsworthy is that she admits that Hamas has engaged in “unthinkable atrocities”.
“It is time for all of Israel’s opponents to condemn Hamas. And it is time for all those of good will to reject any moral equivalence between the US and Israel on the one hand and Hamas and the Taliban on the other.”
A number of lawmakers at the Jewish Democrats’ meeting sought to discredit Omar in a joint statement saying she had “discredited the party,” the report said. The times of Israel.
In addition to Sherman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Brad Schneider were among those who pushed for Omar to be sentenced, although no one on the call said they believed the tweet was anti-Semitic.
Other attendees included Jamie Raskin, who was hesitant to expose Omar, Jerry Nadler, Ted Deutch, Jan Schakowsky, Elissa Slotkin, and Elaine Luria.
In her tweet, the Minnesota congresswoman included a clip of her interrogation with Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a hearing Monday. The interrogation did not include lumping together in the US with terrorist organizations
Schakowsky previously joined Omar in a campaign against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.
Omar’s office did not respond to a previous request from DailyMail.com about the specific “atrocities” she referred to in her tweet for which the US is responsible.
Jeremy Slevin, a spokesman for Omar, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: “As usual, the far right is fueling hatred for Rep. Omar because of a technical question about an ongoing investigation.
“It is the congresswoman’s role as a congresswoman who oversees federal oversight to track the facts, ask questions of the government, and make sure the public understands that our government cannot refuse anyone to seek justice.”
David Harris, the CEO of the American Jewish Committee, said, “More than shocking. More than objectionable.
Brad Sherman, a senior Democrat serving since 1997, denounced the comments in a furious press release
“Will members of her own party speak out?”
A number of Republican lawmakers have reprimanded for accusing Omar of the “hateful attack.”
“This shouldn’t be controversial at all: America is not a terrorist organization,” South Carolina’s newly elected Representative Nancy Mace tweeted Tuesday. ‘Point.’
“It is absolutely mind-boggling that Rep. [Ilhan Omar] continues its vicious, hateful attack on America and compares our country to terrorists,” she added.
Florida Representative Brian Mast tweeted: “This is absolutely disgusting from a member of Congress. I lost two legs and a finger defending the US and fighting the radical Islamic terrorists who… [Ilhan] Omar is now defending. She is totally unfit to serve our country.’
The ‘Squad’ member included a clip in her tweet in which she questioned Foreign Minister Antony Blinken as part of a Monday Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Foreign Office’s budget request and foreign policy strategy. Affairs.
Her way of asking questions, contrary to her tweet, did not include her grouping of America with terrorist organizations.
Instead, she asked Blinken how the US plans to help people in areas where war crimes are committed by Hamas and the Taliban, including places like Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Afghanistan.
‘I asked [Secretary Antony Blinken] where people should go for justice,” Omar tweeted about her questioning.
South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace said it “shouldn’t be controversial at all” to say America is “not a terrorist organization.” She called on Omar to resign
The US-Somali congresswoman’s comments come shortly after a ceasefire was declared between Israel and Hamas, operating in Gaza, after an 11-day deadly conflict.
More than 250 people were killed and thousands more injured in the conflict.
Omar saw some backlash to her tweet, including questions about why she’s serving in Congress if she “hates America.”
“If Ilhan Omar hates America so much to say that the US has committed atrocities equivalent to #Hamas and #Taliban, then why is she a member of the US Congress?” TV reporter Trish Regan tweeted. “She has to resign!!”
Former CIA Operations Officer Bryan Dean Wright tweeted: “Ilhan Omar claims – without evidence – that America is a war criminal and shares credit with Hamas, the Taliban and its favorite of all villains – the Jewish State.”
Democrats criticized President Joe Biden’s administration for not being tougher on Israel and sending more humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.
After working behind the scenes on a ceasefire between the two entities, Biden assured that he is focused on the two-state solution so that Israel and the Palestinians both have their own land.
Republicans, however, were critical of the president’s failure to redouble US commitment to Israel’s defense.
Omar and other squad members, representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, have expressed support for the Palestinians and been critical of Israel.
Tlaib is the first woman of Palestinian descent elected to the United States Congress.
Conservative television journalist Trish Regan criticized Omar for hating America and told her to resign
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Omar’s comments come after an 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in which more than 250 people were killed, thousands more injured and millions damaged.
Last month, Omar accused Israel of committing “war crimes” in the conflict between the Jewish state and Hamas, which operates in the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
“We should all be thankful that a ceasefire will prevent more civilians and children from being killed,” Omar tweeted in May. ‘But what now? We must be held accountable for every war crime committed.’
“And we must stop accepting crimes against humanity while doing nothing to end the occupation,” she added.
During the 11-day conflict last month, thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – along with other areas in Israel.
Israel’s Iron Dome defense system sprang into action and the country retaliated with its own rockets aimed at areas where it believed Hamas was operating — such as a media building.