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Ilhan Omar Refuses to Condemn Palestinian LGBT Ban, Trashes Israel Instead

Anti-Semitic Democrat responds to critics by attacking Jewish state

 on 21st August 2019 @ 12.00am
ilhan omar was asked to condemn reports of the palestinian authority ban on lgbt activities © press
Ilhan Omar was asked to condemn reports of the Palestinian Authority ban on LGBT activities

Anti-Semitic Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has come under pressure to condemn the Palestinian Authority for reportedly banning LGBT activities, which she has so far refused to do.

When asked to condemn the ban by critics, Omar instead took the opportunity to trash Israel, again.

The Minnesota lawmaker responded on Twitter with a post seemingly dismissive about the silencing of the LGBT group.

The ban is aimed at the group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, which recently held an event in the city of Nablus and was planning another for later this month in the same location.

A spokesman for Palestinian Authority Police said the LGBTQ group's activities were "harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society" and "unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus."

reps ilhan omar and rashida tlaib have come under fire for their anti semitic attacks against israel © press
Reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have come under fire for their anti-Semitic attacks against Israel

Pro-Palestine Democrats are coming under fire for not speaking out against the ban, specifically Omar and her fellow "AOC Squad" member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

"Pretending that this act somehow balances or mitigates Israel violating the dignity & rights of Palestinians - or undermines case for defending Palestinian rights - is deplorable!" Omar tweeted in response to a call from a critic for condemnation.

In a follow-up tweet, Omar referred to the criticism as a mere "distraction."

"LGBTQ rights are human rights and we should condemn any effort to infringe upon them," she said.

"But we should also condemn any effort to equate this with the occupation or use this as a distraction," Omar concluded.

ilhan omar has refused to condemn the lgbtq ban by the palestinian authority  despite supposedly being advocate for lgbtq causes © Press
Ilhan Omar has refused to condemn the LGBTQ ban by the Palestinian Authority, despite supposedly being advocate for LGBTQ causes

The Palestinian Authority announced that they would not allow an LGBTQ group to hold a demonstration, calling their activities "harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society."

Omar and her fellow Squad Democrats are among the most vocal members of Congress against Israel and in favor of the Palestinian cause.

She has also been an advocate for LGBTQ causes, but apparently, that takes a back seat to her animosity against Israel.

She has also been widely criticized for employing anti-Semitic tropes while decrying Israel, even by some voices on the left.

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