Dems postpone anti-Semitism resolution after complaints from … anti-Semites

· March 6, 2019  
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House Democrats reportedly have postponed, perhaps indefinitely, a vote on a second resolution condemning anti-Semitism in the last two months, following complaints from high-profile anti-Semites that it unfairly maligned anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., even though the resolution did not even mention her by name.

The resolution condemning anti-Semitism was drafted after Rep. Omar engaged in another series of anti-Semitic tweets targeting Israel and Jews. This isn’t a particularly new phenomenon. The Somali refugee has a long history of espousing anti-Semitism.

When asked about her comments Tuesday, Rep. Omar appeared to pretend to be on the phone in order to dodge questions from reporters.

Although Rep. Omar has been unwilling to defend her anti-Jewish rhetoric, a number of anti-Semitic individuals and groups in Congress and elsewhere have come to the forefront to defend her.

Islamic supremacist and anti-Semitic activist Linda Sarsour, a leader of the Women’s March, took to social media this week bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “white feminist upholding the patriarchy.” Sarsour lashed out at critics of Ilhan Omar. “We stand with Representative Ilhan Omar,” Sarsour wrote as part of a lengthy Facebook post.

Sarsour was joined by some in Congress, such as anti-Semitic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and high-profile socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., who tweeted support for their embattled colleague.

The terror-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), other Islamist outfits, and anti-Israel extremist groups held rallies calling on supporters to step up and defend Rep. Omar.

Earlier Wednesday, Conservative Review’s Nate Madden pointed out that the anti-Semitism resolution was already being watered down to the point that it was completely unattached to Rep. Omar and no longer exclusive to anti-Semitism.

“The reprimand aimed at Omar doesn’t even mention the freshman congresswoman by name,” Madden writes. “[Rep. Steve] King’s did. But even that version wasn’t watered down enough for many Democrats, who also wanted the resolution changed to include other kids of religious bigotry, resulting in a big intraparty disagreement on Tuesday.”

For now, the prominent Islamist and anti-Semitic activists appear to have succeeded in putting off the congressional resolution.


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.