Leave it to the freshman Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to keep the flames of outrage going. The proven anti-Semitic Democrat quickly changed tones during a speech she gave to a room full of California Muslims in an attempt to incite anger. Omar demanded that they ‘raise hell’ and make people ‘uncomfortable’.
“I say raise hell, make people uncomfortable,” she said to a cheering audience. “Because here’s the truth. For far too long, we have lived with the discomfort of living as second class citizens and I’m tired of it.”
“Muslims are told that we should not bother anyone, not make any kind of noise, be a good Muslim,” she said.
“But no matter how much we have tried to be the best neighbor, people have always worked on finding a way to not allow for every single civil liberty to be extended to us,” Omar said.
“People say ‘Ilhan, why are you always talking about this particular country and not that particular country?’” she said in reference to her anti-Israel comments.
“My choice of country to talk about is not based on my preference of country. It is based on what country is violating basic human rights,” she said.
“So it doesn’t matter, if that country is being run by my father, my brother my sister, I will still criticize that country … we must also hold those that we love, that have shared values with, accountable,” she said.
According to Fox News, Omar’s inflammatory comments about Israel have fueled a new push for the formal establishment of a bipartisan Jewish Caucus for lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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No such caucus in Congress currently exists. But Jack Rosen, the president of the American Jewish Congress, said a formalized group of Jewish lawmakers is needed to push back against a rise in anti-Semitism. He is leading efforts to convince lawmakers to form such a caucus.
“I was alarmed that the House couldn’t pass a resolution that directly pinpointed where the problem was — which was Omar’s anti-Semitic tropes,” Rosen said in an interview with Fox News. “That’s what got me to think about this a little more.”