Newly elected MN Democrat rep pulls a 180: Affirms support for boycotting Israel

· November 14, 2018  
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Newly elected Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has announced that she supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks the destruction of the world’s lone Jewish state. 

In an interview with the “Muslim Girl” website, the congresswoman’s campaign said that Omar “believes in and supports the BDS movement.”

The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election, Omar told Minnesota Jews that she was opposed to the boycott movement. During a debate that took place in a synagogue, Omar stated that BDS is “not helpful in getting that two-state solution” between Israel and the Palestinians. She added that “in order for us to have a process of getting to a two-state solution, people have to be willing to come to the table and have a conversation about how that is going to be possible and I think that [BDS] stops the dialogue.”

Her bald-faced deception should not come as a surprise to folks who have been monitoring Omar’s rise. The incoming Somali-born congresswoman has made grossly anti-Semitic statements in recent past. She has slandered Israel as an “apartheid regime” and has called on “Allah” to “awaken the people” to see the “evil doings of Israel.”

And no media outlets seem interested in reporting on the mounting evidence that she may have married her brother in an effort to commit massive immigration fraud, according to PJ Media.

“Omar faced allegations — soon backed by a remarkable amount of evidence — that she had married her own brother in 2009, and was still legally his wife. They officially divorced in December 2017,” journalist David Steinberg wrote.

Rep. Omar’s successful election campaign drew almost unanimous positive coverage from the legacy media. There was a total blackout of her anti-Semitic rhetoric and her potential criminal immigration activity. 

To date, zero elected congressional Democrats have taken the opportunity to distance themselves from Rep. Omar’s radicalism.


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Author: Jordan Schachtel

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