House Democrats condemn anti-Semitism because of anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar, but don’t name her

This is just weak and mealy-mouthed virtue-signaling, designed to cover for their endorsement of Omar and refusal to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Omar can even vote for this resolution as it stands, and probably will. “War is deceit,” said Muhammad.

“Democratic rebuke of Ilhan Omar won’t name her,” by Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, March 5, 2019:

House Democrats will vote on a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism, but the measure will not name Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., whose comments prompted the rare condemnation from her fellow lawmakers.

The four-page resolution is sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

The measure outlines the history of anti-Semitic attacks against Jews and addresses “the myth of dual loyalty, including allegations that Jews should be suspected of being disloyal neighbors or citizens.” Omar in a series of tweets raised the idea that Jewish members of Congress shouldn’t be loyal to Israel over America.

“[A]ccusing Jews of dual loyalty because they support Israel, whether out of a religious connection, a commitment to Jewish self-determination after millennia of persecution, or an appreciation for shared values and interests, suggests that Jews cannot be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors, when Jews have served our Nation since its founding, whether in public life or military service,” the resolution said in rebuttal.

“Jewish people are subject to numerous other dangerous anti-Semitic myths as well, including that Jews control the banks, media, and the United States Government or seek world domination and that Jews are obsessed with money,” it added.

It concluded by saying the House “acknowledges the dangerous consequences of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes,” and also “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”…

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