Do anti-Semitic tropesmerit Omar’s resignation?
In the Feb. 12th article about Ilhan Omar, titled “Rep. Omar apologizes after house Dems condemn her comments” (Page A4), it is mentioned that representative Omar has recently entered the spotlight after three weeks when Omar faced “multiple accusations of anti-Semitism.”
I felt that the author’s failure to mention Rep. Omar’s seat on the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs minimizes the impacts of her use of anti-Semitic tropes, demonstrated directly in her 2012 tweet: “Israel has hypnotized the world may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
It is important for readers to know that her repeated insults toward the Jews of Israel reach much further than the House floor, that they may also adversely affect international relations.
At what point does repetition of anti-Semitic tropes become grounds for calling for Omar’s resignation and expulsion from the HCFA?
We have a duty to keep anti-Semitism out of our halls of government.
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