Linda Sarsour rushes to defend Ilhan Omar’s comments on Israel
“Yikes” is becoming too over-used on this website. Maybe we should try something knew like “Wow, what a shocker, no really I’m actually surprised at this.”
I’m really not. This woman defended her last name literally translating to cockroach. But, that’s okay. The one thing you can give her credit for is her willingness to own what she claims. Unfortunately, talking about AIPAC in such a disparaging way for it to be considered antisemitic is uncalled for and does warrant a reason of concern for Omar to resign from either the Foreign Affairs Committee or from Congress as a whole.
Anyway, here’s how Linda Chimed in.
As reported by Daily Caller:
Activist and Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour is standing with Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, even after Omar used an apparently anti-Semitic trope to criticize Israel on Sunday Night.
In a Monday Facebook post, Sarsour decried what she and Omar believe is the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC’s) “influence” on American politics.
“AIPAC connects donors to campaigns and elected officials,” Sarsour said. “Trying to argue that critiquing the role of AIPAC which let’s be clear is not a Jewish organization, many of its leaders and members are Christian Zionists — is anti-Semitic is ludicrous.”
Sarsour and Omar have both come under fire for anti-Semitic statements made in the past, and both support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS), a movement aimed at boycotting Israeli goods and products.
A social media firestorm ensued on Sunday night, after Omar responded to a tweet from prominent Israel critic Glenn Greenwald, claiming that U.S. support for Israel is “All about the Benjamins baby.”
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