OMAR AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS’ ANTI-SEMITISM PROBLEM
Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism (even though her allies are denying that it is anti-Semitism) is old news. So is the Democrats' half-hearted attempt to pass a resolution condemning Omar's anti-Semitism. House Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi was steamrolled and overruled by Omar allies Rashida Tlaib, Linda Sarsour, high-ranking CAIR officials, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who created a generic resolution condemning "hate." The Islamists won this one. (The fact that CAIR officials are welcome to help craft Congressional resolutions is a clue as to how deeply our Congress has sunk.)
This was not the Democrats finest moment. But as bad as this episode was for Democrats, Jews, and our country, Daniel Greenfield points out why it's even worse than mainstream media sources are willing to admit.
The defense of Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism was led by Rep. Karen Bass: the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Last year, Tony Muhammad, Farrakhan’s Western Regional Representative, singled out Bass and Rep. Maxine Waters for their positive relationship with Farrakhan, in contrast to some other CBC members.
“I thank God for Maxine Waters and Congresswoman Karen Bass,” Muhammad said. “I think our Black politicians should stand down. Minister Farrakhan will take a call from a Maxine Waters or Karen Bass.”
Defending Rep. Omar, Bass had warned that she “absolutely would have a problem” if the resolution were to call her out for hate. “I think it's inappropriate to just focus on one person. I absolutely do.”
Was that really true?
Back in January, Bass had demanded that Republicans take away Rep. King’s committee assignments and kick him out of the party. “If Republicans really believe these racist statements have no place in our government, then their party must offer more than shallow temporary statements of condemnation.”
She insisted that, “Republicans should make clear Mr. King is no longer welcomed in their party or Congress. Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party.”
Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, of course, have a long history of Jew-hatred. Even though it's played down in the press, it's part of who they are.
But wait! It gets worse.
As the controversy burned, Omar joined Bass and another CBC member on what she described as, “the first American delegation to Eritrea in decades.”
There’s a good reason for that.
Eritrea was sanctioned until last year for supplying weapons to the al-Shabab jihadists in Somalia. Al-Shabab is an occasional Al Qaeda ally and was responsible for many brutal terrorist attacks, including the massacre of shoppers in a Nairobi mall in which the terrorists killed anyone who couldn’t name Mohammed’s mother, using that technique to single out non-Muslim targets from Muslim comrades.
One theory has been that the Nairobi mall was targeted because of the presence of Israelis.
Eritrea’s regime has also been accused of hosting an Iranian presence that supplies weapons to Hamas in Israel and to the Houthi jihadis in Yemen whose motto is, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory to Islam."
Bass and Omar’s surreal visit to Eritrea, a place described as the North Korea of Africa, took place even as its totalitarian regime continued holding American embassy employees and citizens in captivity.
With that in mind, it fair to ask whether Omar and the CBC are working in the best interests of the United States.
Thanks to Mr. Greenfield, who also blogs as Sultan Knish, for bringing this dereliction of Congressional duty to our attention.
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