New Congresswoman Omar sides with black hate group that sparked the Covington controversy

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A fringe religious zealot who calls himself “Chief Ephraim Israel” of the House of Israel, is claiming he was the person most responsible for the controversial incident between a group of Catholic high school boys and a Native American activist.

“The word of God — it sparked it all,” the man told the New York Post.

With the media whipping the nation into a frenzy over the alleged disrespectful and racist actions of the students, never mind that most got the story completely wrong, a separate incident involving a group of black men, who identify as Hebrew Israelites, got little attention.

Video would slowly surface of the religious fanatics taunting both the students from Covington Catholic High School and the participants of a nearby Indigenous Peoples Rally with disparaging and vulgar language.

“They seen what they’ve done. They’ve been told. I believe they are from Kentucky,” Israel said of the high school kids. “They’ve never been spoken like that to by a black or Hispanic guy in their lives. The words of God.”

“It was piercing,” he added. “Their souls was getting ripped. They were catching darts and ninja stars all into their soul.”

The House of Israel is one of a number of black-nationalist hate groups in America.

Here’s a video of the religious nuts in action, attacking the Native Americans for being “savages.”

Sandmann mentioned the nearby group of Black Hebrew Israelites in a statement he released Sunday night.

“The protestors[sic] said hateful things. They called us ‘racists,’ ‘bigots,’ ‘white crackers,’ ‘faggots,’ and ‘incest kids.’ They also taunted an African-American student from my school by telling him that they would ‘harvest his organs,’” he said.

A school chaperone also mentioned the group in an interview with “Fox & Friends.”

“We were all just gathered on the steps. You know, we had obviously heard the horrific insults that were thrown at our children by the Black Hebrew Israelites and the boys were gathered on the steps,” school chaperone Jill Hamlin said. “I don’t know why Nathan Phillips chose Nick Sandmann. I think he would have targeted anyone but maybe it was because Nick Sandmann had the courage to look this man in the face and he tried to defuse the situation by not reacting. And by standing there respectfully.”

Israel’s inane ramblings to The Post confirm what Sandmann has said, that they were responding to the insults with “school spirit chants” when Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist, approached them.

The religious zealot said the students were trying to drown them out and the Native American activists “were trying to stop everything” and “de-escalate the situation.”

“They started doing their chants, so I was cutting into them. I called them dogs. They sounded like dogs,” he said.

“They actually interrupted what we was teaching,” Israel said of Phillips and the other Native Americans, which is an odd way to describe vulgar, racist insults being thrown at young teenage boys.

“At the time, the kids took a position. They was all on one knee like the offensive line and the defensive line. And it looked like they was going to rush us and that’s when [Phillips] came.”

“I wish he didn’t. We was still teaching. We had so much more to go,” Israel said.

In what should be no surprise, anti-Semitic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., took to Twitter to defend the Black Hebrew Israelites.

***Update: Omar has since deleted her tweet.

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