Anti-Semitic Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has again made it perfectly clear that the only things she’s willing to condemn are Americans, be they the nearly 63 million Americans who voted President Donald Trump into office or even her own party’s leader, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On Tuesday, about a week after she refused to condemn al-Qaeda, the Muslim congresswomen doubled down, except this time she refused to condemn al-Qaeda, female genital mutilation and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
Asked at the so-called Muslim Caucus Education Collective’s 2019 Conference to specifically condemn female genital mutilation, she replied by ranting and raving about how she and her fellow Muslim congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib, don’t have to explain themselves to anybody.
“Your second question is an appalling question, because I feel like there are bills that we vote on, bills we sponsor, many statements we put out, and then we’re in a panel like this and the question is posed, ‘Could you and Rashida do this?'” she angrily said.
“And it’s like how often … Should I make a schedule, like, does this need to be on repeat every 5 minutes? Should I be like, so, today I forgot to condemn Al-Qaeda, so here’s the Al-Qaeda one. Today I forgot to condemn FGM so here it goes. Today I forgot to condemn Hamas so here it goes.”
There appears to be no record of either her or Tlaib ever signing a bill or making a statement on the national level that overtly condemned al-Qaeda, female genital mutilation or Hamas. The duo does however have a record of pushing blatantly anti-Semitic legislation, making blatantly anti-Semitic statements and — in the case of Omar — even defending Islamic State-linked terror suspects.
“You know, I mean, it is a very frustrating question that comes up,” Omar continued Tuesday. “You can look up my record. I’ve voted for bills doing exactly what you are asking me to do. I’ve put out statements upon statements. There’s a bill in Congress — there’s a resolution that I’m an equal author of, that I voted out of the Foreign Affairs Committee.”
Her official congressional Web page shows that she’s sponsored or co-sponsored 67 bills within the Foreign Affairs Committee. Even if any one of these bills contains an overt condemnation of al-Qaeda, female genital mutilation and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas — which seems unlikely — it’s unclear why she expects every American to be aware of the precise details of each bill.
It’s also unclear why she can’t differentiate between a possible condemnation tucked away within a lengthy bill and a loud, overt condemnation made in front of the public eye.
“I am, I think, quite disgusted to be honest that as Muslim legislators we are constantly being asked to waste our time speaking to issues that other people are not asked to speak to because the assumption exists that we somehow support and are for, right?” she continued Tuesday.
“No, there is an assumption. So I want to make sure the next time someone is in an audience and is looking at me and Rashida, and Abdul and Sam, that they ask us the proper questions they will probably ask any member of Congress or any legislator.”
But again, she’s never once overtly condemned al-Qaeda, female genital mutilation and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, as noted by a slew of social media critics:
I guess my question is this…Has she EVER condemned any of those things? Ever? Perhaps if she did then folks would stop asking her to condemn them. @Ilhan
— Melodie Willis Golde (@waterspryt) July 23, 2019
I can’t listen to her for more than a few seconds. Can anyone find footage of her EVER condemning Al Quaeda? Of her EVER condemning FGM? Ever? Anyone?
— J (@Biedaboo) July 24, 2019
As far as I know Omar has never unconditionally condemned AlQ or FGM which isn’t surprising because both AlQ enjoys a lot of sympathy in Muslim communities and FGM is widely practiced.
— seanmacpac (@seanmacpac) July 24, 2019
@IlhanMN never answered the question!!! Never condemned ? As a legislator she has to answer ALL questions and not the ones she feels are “appropriate”!!! ?♂️
— Jaime Davis (@jadv123) July 24, 2019
She’s never as far as I’m aware condemned fgm, what does that say about her?
— gєσяgιєρσяgιє (@capslok) July 24, 2019
When did she condemn it? Even if she has already, condemning something as barbaric as FGM repeatedly is a good thing, surely?
— TheCrossOurHope (@our_cross) July 24, 2019
Bullshit. Every legislator everywhere should condemn FGM, and Ilhan & all others should welcome every opportunity to do so. This is the same crap 19th century US politicians used when asked by abolitionists about slavery. The ol’ Potomac Two-Step.
— Lee Bodendorfer ? in The Cheap Seats (@LeeBodendorfer) July 24, 2019
Answering a question and being a voice to help raise awareness are two very different things. Imagine the impact she could have if she tweeted about #FGM even half as much as she tweets about Israel.
— The Art Of Healing (@DavieTempie) July 24, 2019
It comes with the territory Ilham, as well as the fact that most FGM is practiced by Muslims. You might have coauthored a bill that did very little, doesn’t keep you from answering the question. Your outrage and disgust are fake. A simple no or yes takes a second in time.
— Fred Brown (@deltaisabsurd) July 24, 2019
The latter user made a valid point. It would have “wasted” far less of her time had she simply condemned FGM on Tuesday instead of ranting and raving.
- Rick Wilson gets epic warning after Laura Loomer COVID-19 ‘karma’ talk: ‘You better buckle up then’ - September 19, 2021
- Anti-vaxxer protesters converge on Times Square chanting: ‘Freedom over fear,’ ‘F**k Joe Biden!’ - September 19, 2021
- Fauci having trouble denying facts; Tapper asks the 80-yr-old if he got the booster shot - September 19, 2021