A well-known story played on Monday night as a representative of D-Minn. He condemned one of President Trump's most trusted advisers only to be accused of anti-Semitism.
"Stephen Miller is a white nationalist," she wrote on Monday afternoon. "The fact that he still has an impact on politics and political appointments is outrage." But since Miller, Trump's senior policy adviser, is a Jew, Omar's hot offenders on the right saw his comments not as a fervent criticism of Miller's hard line in immigration policy. but instead as part of the Jews targeting model.
"During my stay in Congress, before @IlhanOmar came here, I have not witnessed another member who has been targeting Jewish people like that with names and other personal attacks," Lee Zeldin (RN .Y.), Perhaps the most implacable critic of Omar, writes on Twitter. "In 2019, however, for @IlhanOmar, this is called Monday."
The latest spatter comes only days after a New York man was arrested on charges of threatening Omar by vowing to "put bullet in her [expletive] skull. , "The rhetoric that the supporters of the first congressional congressman say is encouraged by the heated accusations of Jewish bias, combined with Islamophobia. Omar, a Somali refugee, is a Muslim.
The allegations of anti-Semitism have fed Omar since she took office this year after she suggested the AIPAC, an influential Jewish lobbyist group, to exercise power over Congress members through money. But for Omar's supporters, all-right attacks since then have been the result of a politically meaningful campaign that trivializes the meaning of true anti-Semitism. For others, this is part of a greater effort to mute women in Congress, fueling furious attacks, and threats to death. to withdraw Ronald Vietuello's nomination. Miller is an architect behind numerous immigration policies, such as family separation, and advocates closing the entire US-Mexico border.
Critics from Donald Trump Jr. to experts from various conservative news immediately rushed into Omar, questioning how a Jewish man could be accused of being a white nationalist.
"I see that Farrakhan Fan-club head, @IlhanMN, has fled his usual anti-Semitic fanaticism today to blame a Jewish Jew for being a" white nationalist "because he obviously has no shame," writes Trump Jr., referring to Lewis Farahhan, the leader of the nation of Islam.
Matt Wolking, deputy director of communications for the presidential election campaign, proposed this direct view of Twitter : "He is a Jew and Ilhan Omar is a racist anti-Semite. "
The feedback reflects the apparent effort of some members of the PP to use Omar's com is to split the split into the Democratic Party and among the Jewish Democrats, and get Christian Ziegler, Deputy Chairman of the Florida Party, who uses the feedback to summon "my Jewish friends" to join to the "#jexodus" movement, encouraging the masses of Jews to leave the Democratic Party 19659012] Some criticized the critics for emerging as extrapolating anti-Jewish bias from Omar's remarks while others attacked Zeldin, the Republican congressman from New York.
"Rep. Zeldin uses his Jewry to provide cover for a white nationalist regime that flames hatred and terror for the Jews (and many other peoples) in the US, while President Trump does not feel so sure and sure about us, "writes economist David Rothschild. A Democratic businessman who lost to Zeldin in 2018 and plans to challenge him for his place in the next election cycle, writes in Twitter, associating with Zeldin's comments.
Omar has long argued that her condemnation of the Israeli government's attitude towards the Palestinian people is wrongly linked to the condemnation of the Jewish people. In February, she apologized for using what was criticized as an anti-Semitic troop when proposing AIPAC to buy support from members of Congress. "It's about the baby's baby," she said at the time, referring to the $ 100 bills. Last month, she was accused of supposing that the Jews had "double loyalty" to the United States and Israel after they condemned the "political influence in the country that said it was good for people to insist on allegiance to a foreign country."
apologizing, Omar said he either does not intend to insult the Jews or does not know about using anti-Semitic tropics. Parliament adopted a joint resolution condemning fanaticism in response.
But the attacks against Omar did not delay their work. On Saturday, one day after federal prosecutors accused the person who allegedly threatened to kill Omar, Trump had mocked her during a speech to members of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas.
"Special thanks to Representative Omar of Minnesota" Trump said to the attending members, including the magnet of the casino and the prominent republican donor Sheldon Adelson. – Oh, I forgot. She does not like Israel. I forgot. So sorry. "
Trump was also accused of expressing the same" double loyalty "that critics say Omar has used. Speaking to the group of Republican Jews on Saturday, Trump described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "your prime minister," and asked the audience to explain to some of his people why they should not oppose his tariffs for imported goods. 19659023] "Mr President, the prime minister of Israel is the leader of his (or her) country, not of ours," said the American Jewish Committee . "The allegations of the opposing, unwavering friends or brutal critics, feeding fanaticism. "
A spokesman for Omar can not be reached for comment earlier Tuesday on the latest allegations of anti-Semitism