The internecine Democrat war over Israel continues, as the hard left draws up in support of vicious bigot Ilhan Omar and other Democrats defend Israel and criticize Omar, AOC, Tlaib, and the Squad.
FNC: “Reps. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., rushed to the defense of Squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., as her comments about Israel and the U.S. create division among House Democrats. Democrats, including Reps. Brad Schneider of Illinois, Brad Sherman of California, Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Jake Auchincloss of Massachusetts and Ted Deutch of Florida, asked Omar to ‘clarify her words’ in a recent statement.”
“Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,” the group of Democrats said in a statement. “Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice. The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the US and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.”
“It’s not news that Ilhan Omar would make outrageous and clearly false statements about America and Israel,” Braf Sherman said. “What’s newsworthy is that she admits Hamas is guilty of ‘unthinkable atrocities.’ It’s time for all of Israel’s detractors to condemn Hamas. And it’s time for all those of good will to reject any moral equivalency between the U.S. and Israel on one hand, and Hamas and the Taliban on the other.”
Marxist virago Cori Bush disagrees. “Stop attacking @IlhanMN. Stop attacking us. I’m not surprised when Republicans attack Black women for standing up for human rights. But when it’s Democrats, it’s especially hurtful. We’re your colleagues. Talk to us directly. Enough with the anti-Blackness and Islamophobia,” Bush wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Ah yes, attacking any black politician is “hurtful.” How much hurt would Hamas have done to Israel if not for the Iron Dome? Human rights? Hardly. Terrorist tyranny is more like it.
Stop attacking @IlhanMN. Stop attacking us.
I'm not surprised when Republicans attack Black women for standing up for human rights. But when it’s Democrats, it’s especially hurtful. We’re your colleagues. Talk to us directly.
Enough with the anti-Blackness and Islamophobia.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) June 10, 2021
Omar responded. “It’s shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for ‘clarification’ and not just call. The islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive. The constant harassment [and] silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable.”
Rashida Tlaib joined in. “Once again disappointed in my colleagues quicker to condemn @Ilhan than they are to condemn the human rights abuses of the apartheid state of Israel. This statement purposefully distorts her words, stokes anti-Muslim hate toward my sister in service, and is unacceptable,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter. There it is. Apartheid state. Sister in service. Yes, in service to hard left Islamist terrorist organizations. As for apartheid? What kind of rights do Jews enjoy in Syria or Iran? Yeah. Uh huh.