The ongoing horror over the rhetoric of America’s new Muslim congresswomen has turned to questions over whether Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, along with other prominent Islamists, have contributed to the acceptance of the rampant anti-Semitism being displayed in the U.S. today.
In addition, did the failure by Democrats in the House to censure Omar help to create a breeding ground for extremists on both sides of the political spectrum to take it to the next step — physical violence, which is what we are seeing now?
2019 has seen shocking upticks in attacks against Jews that are increasing daily in frequency and intensity. Here are the “contributions” to today’s rampant anti-Semitism that some of the most prominent and vocal Islamists on the U.S. scene today made in 2019:
Omar’s rampant anti-Semitism was in full force as soon as she was elected. While she was campaigning, she said she didn’t support the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. But just days after her election, she changed her tune, saying that she did, in fact, believe in and support the BDS movement.
It was a stunning display of duplicity.
According to the definition of anti-Semitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and officially adopted by the U.S. (and 31 other nations, including many in the European Union), the BDS movement has been deemed at its core an anti-Semitic movement.
This is fundamentally because the movement “[applies] double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of by any other democratic nation.” For example, there are at least 100 land disputes across the globe that are not subject to “BDS” movements.
Omar’s outbursts of shocking anti-Semitism dominated the conversation in 2019, as the headlines of Clarion’s articles show:….