Ilhan Omar Compares US & Israel to Hamas. Then Things Get Really Surreal.

Last week, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted the following, equating the US and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban:

A group of only 12 (Jewish) Democratic lawmakers released a statement calling it “offensive” and demanding she “clarify” her words.

That’s when things got really surreal.

Omar tweeted this response to the statement:

Ilhan Omar tweet

Make no mistake about it, this is Gaslighting 101.

The Jew-haters of the world are constantly claiming that accusations of antisemitism are merely a tool to silence “legitimate criticism” of Israel. They claim this while spreading actual antisemitic tropes, the likes of which Omar has been guilty of spreading. In the meantime, trying to silence her critics’ legitimate criticism of her vile, inflammatory words with the Islamophobia accusation is exactly what Omar is doing. There was absolutely nothing in their statement that even hinted of Islamophobia.

But as surreal as Omar’s response was, it was eclipsed by that of Hamas:

I wonder if she will apologize to them.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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