Omar is an antisemite and a dangerous one at that. The Minnesota congresswoman makes every merited charge and accusation against her about her ethnic background. She disarms would-be liberals with lamentations of oppression. Those lamentations do not, in turn, dissuade her followers from believing awful things about Jews.
The result? The center-left stays fixated on the far right as the only source of antisemitism, which enables ever-increasing Jew-hatred on the far left.
Prior to Thursday’s House resolution booting Omar off the committee, the Minnesota congresswoman feigned remorse, ignorance, and victimization on CNN’s Sunday show “State of the Union.”
She claimed not being “aware” that “hypnotize was a trope” of Jews in response to past accusations of her antisemitism.
“I wasn’t aware of the fact that there are tropes about Jews and money,” she continued.
In October, Omar’s communications staffer, Isaiah Baeher-Breen, tweeted that Kanye West’s delivery in a video “is so classically Jewish that you almost wanna let it slide.”
She didn’t pick up any tropes from Baeher-Breen? Really?
Omar, a Democrat, was first elected to the House in 2018. Since 2019, she has co-sponsored seven anti-Israel resolutions.
No one spends four years pursuing Middle Eastern policy goals without learning how both Jews and Arabs face widespread discrimination and prejudice. No one, at least, who studies the history of the region and its people can honestly claim ignorance of Jewish stereotypes involving money and world control.
Omar has a degree in international studies from North Dakota University. She was also a fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs before entering Congress.
Those in liberal media must think “gullible” is not in the dictionary if they believe a bright person with that background never had passing, casual, or formal engagements with ethnic stereotypes and tropes involving Middle Eastern peoples.
Omar also suggested on CNN that Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s motivation to remove her committee assignment was rooted in racism and Islamophobia.
Please. McCarthy also kept white Congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell off the Intelligence Committee.
Regardless of the merits of McCarthy’s motivations, the Republican based his rationale on the Democrats’ positions and past behaviors. Good or bad, everyone is accountable for their behavior and statements.
In 2019, Florida Congressman Gregory Steube (R) introduced a resolution condemning Omar’s antisemitic comments.
The offending remarks below were part of the accusations that Omar addressed on Sunday:
- “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
- “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”
Omar is not a stupid person. Her verbal and written comments are articulate and structured well grammatically.
When Omar feigns ignorance and then deflects to the color of her skin, she is engaging the tyranny of lower expectations: the racist assumption that non-Caucasians should not be held to the same standards as white people because they are less capable intellectual or moral achievement.
Omar has always known what she is saying and what she is doing. That is why McCarthy did the right thing in kicking her off the committee.