Omar’s Latest Twitter Message Revives Charges of Anti-Semitism

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A Twitter message posted on Saturday by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) (shown above right) has revived accusations of anti-Semitism against the freshman congresswoman and member of the far-left “squad.”

The remark, posted ahead of Omar’s scheduled appearance at a CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) event in Washington, also drew a response from tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who accused Omar of “assigning labels.”

Omar’s defenders, however, claimed that charges of anti-Semitism against her were overblown — and that Omar’s critics were “obsessed with every word Ilhan says or tweets.”

Early Saturday afternoon, Omar reacted to a news report that said businessman Leon Cooperman had decided to back billionaire Michael Bloomberg for president.

Both men are billionaires and Jewish.

“I wonder why?” came Omar’s response, which included a “thinking” emoji.

I wonder why? https://t.co/fc2wx26oTA

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 9, 2019

Soon, critics were reacting to Omar’s message.

“I suppose you think it’s all about the Benjamins,” wrote Michael Dickson, executive director of Stand with Us, a group that fights anti-Semitism. “We get your insinuation. True to form.”

I suppose you think it’s all about the Benjamins? We get your insinuation. True to form. https://t.co/dynXq6HqXN

— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) November 9, 2019

“Omar very carefully making an anti-Semitic tweet with just enough vagueness to claim that ackshually [sic] she meant it was about the benjamins and not about religion,” Twitter user Josh Jordan wrote. “But everyone knows what she meant, which is why she continues to do it.”

Omar very carefully making an anti-Semitic tweet with just enough vagueness to claim that ackshually she meant it was about the benjamins and not about religion.

But everyone knows what she meant, which is why she continues to do it. https://t.co/tBuU3eNxX5

— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 9, 2019

“Ilhan Omar doesn’t tweet alone,” observed Hen Mazzig, an Israeli-Jewish activist. “She has a media team who’s [sic] job is to prevent her from saying offensive things. Either she can’t find anyone that is knowledgable about Antisemitic dogwhistles, despite Jews begging her to educate herself, or that they know what she says hurts us.”

Ilhan Omar doesn’t tweet alone. She has a media team who’s job is to prevent her from saying offensive things.

Either she can’t find anyone that is knowledgeable about Antisemitic dogwhistles, despite Jews begging her to educate herself, or that they know what she says hurts us.

— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig)

Source:: LifeZette

      

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