Links for You
Let's start with the Clarion Project and their report on Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, who seems to have a soft spot in her heart for terrorists.
Congresswomen Ilhan Omar called for the protection of a Somali company with clear and known terror connections. The company, Hormuud Telecommunications, was founded and is run by Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale, a chief financier of the al-Shbaab terror organization, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Somalia.
Writing in The Times of Israel, popular anti-Islamist activist Mohammad Tawhidi noted a recent tweet by Omar that has gone unnoticed:
Recall that Omar along with Michigan's own Rashida Tlaib (whom Andy Levin insists is not anti-Semitic) wanted to take a tour of "Palestine" led by the terror supporters of MIFTAH.
Speaking of Rashida Tlaib and supporting terrorists, from Adam Kredo at The Washington Free Beacon:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) recently met with a controversial pro-Palestinian organization that has encouraged violence against Israel, justified the use of terrorism against the Jewish state, and has called for the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, according to online postings on social media.
PYM has a history of anti-Israel activity that has spilled into outright hostility toward the Jewish state. This includes a 2018 event held in San Francisco in which attendees called for Israeli soldiers to be kidnapped, according to a video of that event captured by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, or CAMERA.
This, of course, is every bit as surprising as Ilhan Omar's love of terrorists.
Joining Omar and Tlaib in their promotion of Jew hating terrorists (forgive me for repeating myself) is the taxpayer-supported PBS. From Daniel Greenfield:
Two years later, Dying to be a Martyr is still providing its one-sided view of Islamic terrorism.
Teachers are encouraged to play a video of Mohanned Abu Tayyoun, a failed suicide bomber, and to, "ask your students why Mohanned may feel that way (Answers may include: Palestinians have less land, fewer privileges, cannot come and go as they please.)"
Teaching children to identify with Islamic terrorists is the very definition of radicalization. And it doesn't just happen covertly, as a result of ISIS brainwashing, but through taxpayer-funded lesson plans.
Follow-up questions include, "Summarize the reasons Mohanned gave for deciding to conduct a martyr operation" and "to what extent is Mohanned's reasoning rooted in the inability to make choices?"
As CAMERA, a pro-Israel fact checking organization, noted, "They are not instructed to ask students to identify how a survivor of a terror attack feels nor the feelings of family members whose loved one was killed in a terror attack." Instead the lesson plans encourage identifying with the grievances of the terrorists, even while occasionally decrying the extremity of the methods that they choose to use.
PBS and PBS Learning Media often serve as repositories of pro-terrorist propaganda.
After three Jewish teenagers (two of them United States citizens) were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas, PBS Learning Media featured a Voices from Gaza segment of teens from the Hamas territory complaining of Israeli bombings and justifying violence against Israel. "I want everyone in the world to know that we are not terrorists. We defend our country. We, here in Gaza," one of these read.
Besides being forced to pay for pro-terrorist propaganda from PBS, taxpayers are also being milked in the name of advancing Islam:
New documents unearthed by the Thomas More Law Center show how a Muslim instructor pushed "Islamic propaganda" on teachers in Novi, Mich., in 2017. According to the Law Center, the instructor also denigrated Christianity and America in her "diversity" training.
"We found that the teachers were subjected to two days of Islamic propaganda, where Islam was glorified, Christianity disparaged, and America bashed—all funded by Novi taxpayers," Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Law Center, said in a statement. "This type of infiltration amounts to an Islamic Trojan horse within our public-school systems. No other religion gets this kind of special treatment in our schools."
Huda Essa, a Muslim from the Dearborn area and founder of Culture Links, L.L.C., appeared before Novi teachers in a hijab, billing herself as an expert in "cultural competency" and "culturally responsive teaching." She led a training on August 28 and 29, 2017. TMLC heard about the training roughly one year later and filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in the fall of 2018.
Finally, New York Times editor and writer Bari Weiss (who sometimes gets it) has written a new book called "How to Fight Anti-Semitism." She wrote a column based on her book. Judging from the column, she gets it right in her book.
How dare I use my platform, some say, on a phenomenon so much less urgent, a phenomenon that is certainly far less lethal? It leaves me wondering: When can we speak out about it?
It is, of course, true that left-wing professors, activists, tech workers, artists, lawyers and doctors aren’t the kind of people who tend to own automatic weapons. Nor will these people ever come out and say something so blunt as “Kill the Jews.” No, anti-Semitism that originates on the left is a far more subtle and sophisticated enterprise. It’s typically camouflaged in language familiar to Jewish tongues and ears: the language of social justice and anti-racism, of equality and liberation.
This anti-Semitism cloaks itself in the false guise of political difference – it claims to be “criticism of Israel” or “just anti-Zionism” – and demands that it be lauded for its noble goals: fighting racism, fighting nationalism, championing the downtrodden. This is how it successfully inoculates itself from criticism. Because in this perverse equation, anyone who points out that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitic, in effect if not in intent, is defending racism and nationalism. It puts me in mind of Susan Sontag’s famous observation that communism is fascism with a human face.
And yet it remains hard for many to see it as threatening because it attempts, at least at first, only to marginalize Jews rather than murder us.
And judging from one of the negative reviews her book has received, she REALLY gets it right, right enough to threaten some of the people she's talking about.