Ilhan Omar Attacks Jewish Democrats: Jews Are NOT 'Partners in Justice'
Radical congresswoman says she doesn't regret comparing America to terrorists
Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has attacked her Jewish Democrat colleagues, accusing congressional Jews of not being "partners in justice."
According to Omar, Jews are not "equally engaging in seeking justice around the world."
Omar insisted during an interview with CNN that allegations about her own anti-Semitism stem from Jewish lawmakers' refusal to "learn from me."
She told host Jake Tapper that "it's really important for these members to realize" that they must accept "accountability" for human rights abuses around the world.
Rep. Omar said she does not regret comments she made on June 7 comparing the actions of the U.S. and Israel to terror attacks committed by Hamas and the Taliban.
Omar asserted that her comments should, instead, be viewed in the context of the “point” she was “trying to make.”
Tapper stated: “Ultimately, Democratic leaders said that equating the U.S. and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban ‘foments prejudice,’ and, as you know, a group of Jewish House Democrats wrote a letter to President [Joe] Biden saying that accusing Israel of acts of terror—as you and other members of the squad have done – is anti-semitic.
"Do you regret these comments?”
“I don’t,” Omar replied.
“I think it’s really important to think back to the point that I was trying to make.
"Obviously, I was addressing Secretary of State [Antony] Blinken."
She then cited cases sitting in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The ICC is investigating both the U.S. and Israel for allegedly committing war crimes in Afghanistan and the Gaza Strip, respectively.
"The cases are put together in front of the ICC,” Omar said.
"The ICC has been investigating."
“I know that, you know, some of my colleagues don’t lend legitimacy to the ICC but I tend to think that people around the world who have experienced injustice need to be able to have a place where they can go, and as a country that helped found the ICC and supported it, I think that it is really important for us to continue to find ways in which people can find justice around the world.”
Representative Ilhan Omar says that she does not regret her comments comparing the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban: pic.twitter.com/wVV96tNGVY— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 29, 2021
Omar was also pressed during the interview about comments she made about Jews that many called anti-Semitic, and she blamed Jewish Democrats for not being aligned to her political agenda.
"Do you understand why some of your fellow House Democrats especially the Jews find that language anti-Semitic?" asked Tapper after listing examples of Omar's controversial speech.
"I have welcomed any time, you know, my colleagues have asked to have a conversation, to learn from them, for them to learn from me," Omar responded.
"I think it's really important for these members to realize that they haven't been partners in justice, they haven't been, you know, equally engaging in seeking justice around the world," she added.
"And I think I will continue to do that.
"It is important for me as someone who knows what it feels like to experience injustice in ways that my colleagues don't to be a voice in finding accountability."
Omar's comments garnered renewed ire from groups opposing anti-Semitism.
"Shocking - Ilhan Omar refusing to take ANY accountability for her obscene antisemitism," tweeted Stop Antisemitism.
"Instead she has the audacity to blame Jewish members of Congress," they added.
"When will this vile bigot finally be censured and properly reprimanded by her party?
"Enough is enough!"