Skip to comments.Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS
Posted on 11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST by SJackson
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she believes in and supports boycott movement, after calling it counterproductive during election campaign
Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
WASHINGTON A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement.
Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was counteractive and prevents dialogue.
Omars comment came in response to a website called Muslim Girl, which pressed her on her appearance during the campaign at a Minneapolis area synagogue.
During that candidates forum, she had said that BDS stops the dialogue and is counteractive to achieving a two-state outcome.
Like many other Democrats, she noted her opposition to anti-BDS legislation but framed it as a free-speech issue.
Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure peoples right to support it isnt criminalized, her campaign told Muslim Girl after the election. She does, however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution.
TC Jewfolk, a local Jewish news website which originally reported her ostensible rejection of BDS, pressed her on the issue after the Muslim Girl statement in text messages which it posted on Twitter.
Democrat Ilhan Omar speaks after winning in Minnesotas 5th Congressional District race during the election night event held by the Democratic Party on November 6, 2018, in St. Paul, Minnesota. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
Omar insisted there was no contradiction. I believe and support the BDS movement and have fought to make sure peoples right to support it isnt criminalized, she said. I do, however, have reservations on [the] effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution. Which is what I believe I said at the forum.
The TC Jewfolk reporter pressed her further, asking Omar why she didnt simply answer yes or no when asked about the issue at the synagogue forum for candidates.
It was a bigger issue and she didnt ask for a yes or no answer, Omar replied, referring to the person who posed the question. Omar said her position during the campaign was not politically expedient.
Omar had earned notoriety in the pro-Israel community for a 2012 tweets posted in which she said that Israel had hypnotized the world to ignore its evil doings. Defending that tweet earlier this year, she said on the same platform that calling attention to the Israeli Apartheid regime was not anti-Semitic.
Omar is the first Somali and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. The other Muslim woman elected last week, Rashida Tlaib of the Detroit area, also backs BDS.
Democrats lie to get elected. Nothing new. Which is why I dont care what they say anymore, watch what they do. This woman just following the playbook for the DNC.
A Democrat lied to the voters? Hard to believe. Both of our Muslim Congresswomen seem to be out of touch with their states on BDS
I want the Muslim ban and I want it made retroactive 20 years.
Evil in our midst.
Muslims gonna muslim.
Democrats lie, muslims Taqiya. Democrat muslims lie/Taqiya.
Democrats don’t flip flop, they “evolve”.
TAQIYA Islam is trained to lie to anyone who is NOT Islam.
That should be more like 30 or 40 years.
I want to know how well these two are going to be vetted, and will they be scanned, sniffed by a machine, X-Rayed, checked by a K-9 and patted down for WMD (Nuclear/Chemical/Biological/Dirty Nuclear), Firearms, Knives, Swords, Ice Picks, a Bomb, BBIED (Baby Born Improvised Explosive Device),a Drink with a Vial of xxx to pull out and be shattered on the floor ???
Well I’ve made My point I think...
And Yes, I know they’ll blow right through the Check Point with the “I’m Muzzie so You can’t touch me Badge”
What makes you think these 2 wouldn’t bring explosives into Congress and “martyr” themselves by killing Senators and Congresscritters? So long as they stuck to the dummocrap side, might actually help the U.S., though.
No surprise, she is Muslim and required to lie to infidels.
Where are you getting that from ?
I expect that to be the minimum they will try. Just think about it. these commiedemonratscumbagtowelwearing... We already know they have no limit for the competition of the raghead plan. Convert or Die. If they were able to wipe out the House in one attempt? Think back to 9/11, We had Air Traffic at a standstill for what was it ? A week. I was Born into Aviation and had never seen that happen. Not only did those SOBs do that but they Murdered 4000 Souls and brought .. !!!!!!!! Hell I have to stop because Im getting REALLY PISSED OFF !!!!!
Oh yeah and they will try to shove that Fing sharia law Crap into OUR JUDICIARY !!!!!
you need to reread My original Post.
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