(RepublicanInformer.com)- Ilhan Omar is the Democratic representative of Minnesota’s 5th District, and she’s also one of the most controversial modern politicians. Omar is a member of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “squad” and while advocating some of the most far-left and progressive policies American voters have ever been faced with, she also advocates some pretty strict interpretations of Islam.
One such example is her constant anti-Semitic attacks. Omar is known for making controversial statements about Israel which are frequently defended by her colleagues, but which seem to represent a deep-rooted anti-Semitism.
Check out her four worst anti-Semitic attacks and see what you think.
- Actively Supporting the BDS Campaign
The first and most obvious example is her support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions program. It’s a political movement that advocated the total boycotting of Israel in the hope that the country will suffer economically and succumb to the demands of terrorists and extremists in Palestine.
It’s such an extreme program that even Bahrain and the UAE don’t support it, having secured peace deals with Israel.
- Accusing Israel of Hypnotizing the World
In 2019, Omar defended a tweet from 2012 in which she claimed that Israel had “hypnotized the world. During an interview with CNN, she described the words as “unfortunate” but said that they were the only words she “could think about expressing at that moment.” So she admitted the words were unfortunate but didn’t apologize or say she no longer believes. The myth that Israel has “hypnotized” the world is a common anti-Semitic trope.
- Claiming American Jews Possess Dual Loyalty
During a speaking event, in March 2019, Omar claimed that American Jews “push for allegiance to a foreign country,” and then doubled down on her dual loyalty claims on Twitter.
“I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee,” she said.
Our democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman! I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee. The people of the 5th elected me to serve their interest. I am sure we agree on that! https://t.co/gglAS4FVJW
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 3, 2019
Heritage explains how the accusation is an “age-old slur that goes back millennia” and which was used by Haman, the vizier of ancient Persia.
- Suggesting American Jews Buy Influence
In 2019, Omar was forced to apologize for a series of anti-Semitic tweets. One of those tweets, which is now deleted, referenced the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby group and said, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”
That’s just a flat out lie @IlhanMN!
You specifically said “it’s all about the Benjamins” and that @AIPAC is “paying American politicians to be pro-Israel”.
You are not only an Antisemite, you are dishonest! pic.twitter.com/glkqmErK0O
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) March 27, 2019
Real classy, huh?