‘NO REGRETS’ Ilhan Omar Defends Comparing US and Israel with Taliban and Hamas Terrorists
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) doubled down on her recent comments equating the United States and Israel to terrorist organizations.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper Tuesday, Omar was asked if she regretted her controversial comments comparing the U.S and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, a statement that Democratic leaders said, “foments prejudice,” according to Fox News.
The Minnesota democrat tweeted earlier this month: “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”
“Do you regret these comments?” Tapper asked.
“I don’t,” the ‘Squad’ member 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 Blinken.”
The left-wing congresswoman then went after Jewish lawmakers who have condemned her anti-Israel statements, accusing them of not being “partners in justice.”
“I think it really important for [Jewish lawmakers] to realize they haven’t been partners in justice,” Omar told Tapper. “It is important for me as someone who knows what it feels like to experience injustice in ways that many of my colleagues don’t to be a voice in finding accountability.”
The interview drew quick backlash on social media.
“So Jews should learn from @IllanMN what it’s like to experience injustice?” said one person. “No one can ever say Ilhan Omar didn’t show the world exactly who she is.”
Asra Nomani tweeted: “This is what modern day Muslim Supremacist looks like.”