Monday, February 11 2019

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke Backs Democrat Ilhan Omar Featured

Written by Robert Kraychik
Former KKK leader David Duke backed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s antisemitic statement Sunday that the U.S. Congress supports Israel because its members had been paid to do so.

He tweeted on Monday: 

So, let us get this straight. It is “Anti-Semitism” to point out that the most powerful political moneybags in American politics are Zionists who put another nation’s interest (israel’s) over that of America ??????

On Sunday, Omar cast the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the purchaser of U.S. foreign policy. 

In 2012, Omar tweeted: “Israel has hypnotized the world.”

Omar is openly anti-Zionist, opposing Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.

Duke regularly frames American politics — particularly its foreign policy towards Israel and the broader Middle East and North Africa — as procured by Jewish interests at the expense of America’s national interest.

Duke broadly aligns himself with the “Palestinian” national movement, framing Israel as a state born in sin that “commits ethnic cleansing” against Levantine Arabs.

Despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling on Omar to apologize for “deeply offensive” and “hurtful comments,” she made no mention of removing the Minnesota congresswoman from committee assignments.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) — chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs where Omar holds a seat — linked Omar’s comments to antisemitism via a statement on Monday:


Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) described Omar’s tweets as “deeply disturbing” via a Monday-published statement:

In 2016, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly condemned David Duke despite attempts by CNN’s Jake Tapper to link him with the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard.


Omar subsequently offered an apology for her tweets, while still describing AIPAC as “problematic.”

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CAIR Backs Ilhan Omar's 'Legitimate Criticism' of Israel

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) backed Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) tweets alleging the purchase of American foreign policy by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), despite Democrat leaders’ descriptions of Omar’s comments as antisemitic.

According to CAIR, descriptions of Omar’s tweets — in which she cast AIPAC as a purchaser of American foreign policy against the national interest on behalf of Israel — as antisemitic amount to disingenuous attempts to silence criticism of Israel.

CAIR stated on Monday:

Anti-Semitism is real. It should not be used disingenuously as a tool to silence legitimate criticism of a foreign nation’s discriminatory policies. CAIR applauds Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for their courage in speaking the truth about Israel’s racial, religious and ethnic segregation. Agenda-driven groups — like AIPAC — have for decades enabled that segregation and the resulting denial of human rights for Christian and Muslim Palestinians.


On Sunday, Omar cast the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the purchaser of U.S. foreign policy.


In 2012, Omar claimed, “Israel has hypnotized the world.”

David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) grand wizard, joined Omar’s narrative via Twitter on Monday.

Duke tweeted: “Every Zio and every Goy knows that Zionist $ rules American politics. 9 ot10 top Demo funders, biggest corp. cont. Goldman Sachs, Repub giant $bags – S. Adelson. It’s a disgrace that not one white christian man in Congress has the balls to stand up to them.!”


In 2007-8, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. That case, in turn, led the FBI to discontinue its work with the organization. In 2009, a federal judge ruled that the government “produced ample evidence to establish” the ties of CAIR with Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization. The United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR a terrorist organization in 2014 (a decision that the Obama administration opposed).

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Calls For Democratic Leadership to Remove Rep. Ilhan Omar From House Foreign Affairs Committee

(CNSNews.com) – The Democratic leadership should go further than condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for comments widely viewed as anti-Semitic and should remove her from her recently-announced House Foreign Affairs Committee assignment, some critics argued on Monday.

The Republican Jewish Coalition launched a petition calling on Democratic House leaders to strip the freshman lawmaker of her seat on “the prestigious and crucially important” committee, arguing that her “language and anti-Semitic hatred have no place in the halls of the U.S. Congress.”


Another petition calling for her removal from the committee – for remarks insinuating that the pro-Israel lobby pays members of Congress to support Israel – had attracted more than 23,000 signatures by early evening.

Similar calls came from some Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), who tweeted, “And she’ll be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee exactly when?”

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to “remove anti-Semitism” from the HFAC.

After Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and four other House Democratic leaders issued a statement Monday condemning Omar’s comments, she issued an apology.

Omar said she never intended to offend her constituents or Jewish Americans, but said she stood by her opposition to lobbying efforts of groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).


Zeldin then tweeted that he was “[g]lad the Speaker broke her silence, but that apology won’t do. Rep. Omar should be stripped of her committee assignments, including [HFAC].”

The Democratic caucus decision last month to give Omar a seat on the HFAC raised eyebrows, not least because her views on Israel and public support for the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement puts her at odds with the committee’s new chair, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), a strong supporter of Israel.

Among those criticizing the appointment were Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

“Crazy to watch what House Dems are empowering/elevating,” Zeldin tweeted of the decision, in turn drawing a sharp response from Arsalan Iftikhar, the former legal director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), who tweeted, “The Islamophobic dog whistles continue from the Republican Party...”

Omar herself then weighed in, tweeting that Zeldin was “just waking up to the reality of having Muslim women as colleagues who know how to stand up to bullies! It’s gonna be fun watching him lose his marbles.”


Defenders of Omar – a Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to the U.S. Congress – characterized criticism of her committee appointment as bigotry.

Engel on Monday issued a statement calling Omar’s comments “shocking,” but silent on whether he thinks her appointment to the committee is appropriate.

“I fully expect that when we disagree on the Foreign Affairs Committee, we will debate policy on the merits and never question members’ motives or resort to personal attacks,” he said. “Criticism of American policy toward any country is fair game, but this must be done on policy grounds.”

Engel added that as chairman he “will ensure support for Israel remains strong and bipartisan and I will shine a light on the evil of anti-Semitism and the danger it poses.”

“I will make the case to members on both side of the aisle that our alliance and friendship with Israel are important to our countries’ shared interests, security, and values. This has always been the basis of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and it’s the reason why members on both sides have been strong supporters of that relationship.”

 

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