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Ilhan Omar and The Congressional Black Caucus' Anti-Semitism Problem
Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/15/2019 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 03/15/2019 10:17:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

"I want to thank Minister Farrakhan for offering up a number of precepts that we ought to adhere to,” Rep. James Clyburn said, at an event featuring the anti-Semitic hate group leader.

Eight years later, to the month, Clyburn, now the House Majority Whip, defended Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism. “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her," he argued, dismissing the concerns of Jewish legislators.

Rep. Clyburn is one of the most powerful figures in the House. He’s also one of Farrakhan’s allies in the House who had once rejected a call from Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center to withdraw from an appearance with Farrakhan and declared that he was “not bothered in the least bit.”

After protests against Omar’s anti-Semitism, Clyburn stayed the course by working to ensure that the resolution would not focus on anti-Semitism and would not name Omar.

Before the House resolution, which failed to condemn Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks, Clyburn and the CBC’s newest bigot hugged.

“I am trying to do everything I can to make her journey here a comfortable one,” Clyburn said.

It wasn’t just Clyburn.

The defense of Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism was led by Rep. Karen Bass: the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Last year, Tony Muhammad, Farrakhan’s Western Regional Representative, singled out Bass and Rep. Maxine Waters for their positive relationship with Farrakhan, in contrast to some other CBC members.

“I thank God for Maxine Waters and Congresswoman Karen Bass,” Muhammad said. “I think our Black politicians should stand down. Minister Farrakhan will take a call from a Maxine Waters or Karen Bass.”

Defending Rep. Omar, Bass had warned that she “absolutely would have a problem” if the resolution were to call her out for hate. “I think it's inappropriate to just focus on one person. I absolutely do.”

Was that really true?

Back in January, Bass had demanded that Republicans take away Rep. King’s committee assignments and kick him out of the party. “If Republicans really believe these racist statements have no place in our government, then their party must offer more than shallow temporary statements of condemnation.”

She insisted that, “Republicans should make clear Mr. King is no longer welcomed in their party or Congress. Anything less than these substantive actions is another tacit acceptance of racism from the Republican Party.”

But Bass resisted even a “shallow temporary” condemnation of Omar, let alone removing her from committee assignments, making it clear that anti-Semitism is accepted in the Democrat Party.

"In the Congressional Black Caucus, people were always against anti-Semitism," Bass claimed while defending Rep. Omar. "That is never the question with anybody in the Congressional Black Caucus."

It’s actually quite the question.

The CBC has a long history of associating with Farrakhan, of hosting him and meeting with him.

When Speaker Pelosi conferenced with CBC members on the resolution, Clyburn and Bass, along with Barbara Lee and Sheila Jackson Lee, were there to negotiate with her over how to protect Omar.

Rep. Barbara Lee had repeatedly met with and praised Farrakhan. She was caught on video hugging the anti-Semitic hate group leader who called her, “my sister”.

“The Nation of Islam has always been on the forefront of leadership without embarrassment, shyness or apology,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee had declared, while appearing at a Farrakhan event.

Farrakhan praised Jackson Lee, stating, “She knows the struggle that the Black and Brown members of Congress have to influence that process.”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has since refused to condemn Farrakhan and his anti-Semitic ideas.

When Pelosi brought these four CBC members in to negotiate over the resolution, she turned over the process to four elected officials who were themselves allied with an anti-Semitic hate group.

The outcome, a toothless resolution that failed to condemn a CBC member’s anti-Semitism, was certain.

And the ultimate responsibility for that falls to Speaker Pelosi for allowing Farrakhan’s House fan club to take control of the process and turn a condemnation of anti-Semitism into a cover-up of it.

The media, which cries for Republican accountability, participated in a cover-up for its political allies.

Key CBC members involved in watering down the resolution had participated in, what was described as, an "unpublicized strategy session" with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Can you imagine if Republican members of the House had participated in a strategy session with the KKK and then worked to shut down a resolution condemning one of their own for racist comments?

That story would have been covered very differently than the story of Rep. Omar and her CBC allies.

There is one more part of the story that the media has paid very little attention to because of what it reveals about Omar, Bass, the CBC, its relationship with Islamists and Marxists, and anti-Semitism.

As the controversy burned, Omar joined Bass and another CBC member on what she described as, “the first American delegation to Eritrea in decades.”

There’s a good reason for that.

Eritrea was sanctioned until last year for supplying weapons to the al-Shabab jihadists in Somalia. Al-Shabab is an occasional Al Qaeda ally and was responsible for many brutal terrorist attacks, including the massacre of shoppers in a Nairobi mall in which the terrorists killed anyone who couldn’t name Mohammed’s mother, using that technique to single out non-Muslim targets from Muslim comrades.

One theory has been that the Nairobi mall was targeted because of the presence of Israelis.

Eritrea’s regime has also been accused of hosting an Iranian presence that supplies weapons to Hamas in Israel and to the Houthi jihadis in Yemen whose motto is, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory to Islam."

Bass and Omar’s surreal visit to Eritrea, a place described as the North Korea of Africa, took place even as its totalitarian regime continued holding American embassy employees and citizens in captivity.

After arriving there, Rep. Bass claimed that she had no idea until then that a member of her own district had been detained.

Why visit Eritrea? It may be an obscure place to most Americans, but its dictator, Isaias Afwerki, was the leader of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, a Marxist armed group popular with black nationalists. When the EPLF took over, Israel had evacuated Ethiopians living in the area who identify as Jewish.

A short time after 9/11, media reports claimed that there was only one Jewish family left in Eritrea.

The troubling issue of Bass and Omar’s visit to a country that no longer has a Jewish population during a scandal about anti-Semitism was widely overlooked.

The problem of Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism and the CBC’s defense of it is rooted in a larger dynamic of Marxism and Islamism, of black nationalism and terrorism, that has larger implications not just for the Jews, but for Christians, and for Americans, Africans and people around the world.

Anti-Semitism has been called the canary in the coal mine. Its presence reveals a breath of bad air, a totalitarian illness that threatens not only a small minority group of millions, but billions worldwide.


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1 posted on 03/15/2019 10:17:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

American names please!!!

My memory is quite good considering the TBI over 10 years ago.

But it CANNOT remember these names!!


2 posted on 03/15/2019 10:19:55 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Everybody is crying about antisemitism by the moslems and the radicals and the CBC/NOI faction. Antisemitism actually isn't the problem here.

The problem is the end game these people have in mind for the Jews and probably the rest of us. We've seen this end game played out on every continent except North America. (I'm sure the Indians would argue with that, but they were hardly wiped out)

3 posted on 03/15/2019 10:24:29 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Trudeau never saw a gay pride parade he didn't want to join.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every country that went down the anti- semitism sewer. Went down the sewer of history.


4 posted on 03/15/2019 10:46:27 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: Former Proud Canadian

It’s not probably. look at history.
North Africa was mainly Christian until the mohammedans came.
The jew problem came when Israel was established on what the muslims deem to be their soil. They became the immediate problem.


5 posted on 03/15/2019 10:49:48 AM PDT by himno hero (had'nff)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
As the controversy burned, Omar joined Bass and another CBC member on what she described as, “the first American delegation to Eritrea in decades.”

There’s a good reason for that.

Eritrea was sanctioned until last year for supplying weapons to the al-Shabab jihadists in Somalia. Al-Shabab is an occasional Al Qaeda ally and was responsible for many brutal terrorist attacks, including the massacre of shoppers in a Nairobi mall in which the terrorists killed anyone who couldn’t name Mohammed’s mother, using that technique to single out non-Muslim targets from Muslim comrades.

One theory has been that the Nairobi mall was targeted because of the presence of Israelis.

Eritrea’s regime has also been accused of hosting an Iranian presence that supplies weapons to Hamas in Israel and to the Houthi jihadis in Yemen whose motto is, “Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse the Jews, Victory to Islam."

Bass and Omar’s surreal visit to Eritrea, a place described as the North Korea of Africa, took place even as its totalitarian regime continued holding American embassy employees and citizens in captivity.

After arriving there, Rep. Bass claimed that she had no idea until then that a member of her own district had been detained.

Why visit Eritrea? It may be an obscure place to most Americans, but its dictator, Isaias Afwerki, was the leader of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, a Marxist armed group popular with black nationalists. When the EPLF took over, Israel had evacuated Ethiopians living in the area who identify as Jewish.

A short time after 9/11, media reports claimed that there was only one Jewish family left in Eritrea.

The troubling issue of Bass and Omar’s visit to a country that no longer has a Jewish population during a scandal about anti-Semitism was widely overlooked.

6 posted on 03/15/2019 11:24:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (this tagline space is now available)
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To: SeekAndFind

The execrable cynthia mckinney was probably one of the most blatant Jew haters ever to disgrace the halls of congress. Frequently her security flunkies were caught on video hurling anti-semitic slurs at opponents. And, of course, she was a regular on the weapons shipments to Gaza via ship. The CBC never commented on her Jew hatred, and for good reason, as evidenced in the article. Omar is completely at home in the CBC and everyone knows it.


7 posted on 03/15/2019 11:27:14 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind

The execrable cynthia mckinney was probably one of the most blatant Jew haters ever to disgrace the halls of congress. Frequently her security flunkies were caught on video hurling anti-semitic slurs at opponents. And, of course, she was a regular on the weapons shipments to Gaza via ship. The CBC never commented on her Jew hatred, and for good reason, as evidenced in the article. Omar is completely at home in the CBC and everyone knows it.


8 posted on 03/15/2019 11:27:55 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind

Farrakhan’s condemnation of homosexuality is well-documented for the world to see. A storm on the Left is coming. Sides will have to be chosen


9 posted on 03/15/2019 11:33:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rep. Barbara Lee had repeatedly met with and praised Farrakhan. She was caught on video hugging the anti-Semitic hate group leader who called her, “my sister”.

Odd how the press never plays this up... it's almost like they're protecting the anti-Semitic CBC... Is that possible? /s

10 posted on 03/15/2019 12:31:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are attacking Ivanka & Jared ostensibly on security clearances - reality is antisemitism)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m starting to think that the majority of the party doesn’t actually SEE it as a “problem” anymore, if they ever did.

I daresay that more than a few even see it as a virtue.


11 posted on 03/15/2019 12:37:06 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: Former Proud Canadian
"The problem is the end game these people have in mind for the Jews and probably the rest of us."

Spot on!

12 posted on 03/15/2019 2:30:57 PM PDT by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind

Clyburn is South Carolina’s black Hitler.


13 posted on 03/15/2019 5:37:16 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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To: SeekAndFind; LucyT; faithhopecharity; Eleutheria5; Kaslin; miss marmelstein; ...
Excellent article by Daniel Greenfield, showing the sick anti-Semitic alliances between most of the congressional Congressional Black Caucus, Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam, Islamic extremists around the world, and the new Democrat congressional "star," Ilhan Omar. Then there are a lot of other congressional Democrats willing to look the other way. The Speaker of the House, Ms. Pelosi, is either incapable of dressing down and disciplining this bunch, or doesn't care about what's going down here. Truly, a witches' brew.

Hopefully there will finally be a significant exodus of Jewish voters from the 'Rat Party in next year's elections, enough to make a difference in Florida and several other competitive states.

14 posted on 03/15/2019 5:39:04 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SeekAndFind

Check out www.keywiki.org, look for “Karen Bass” page and see her extremist/Marxist record.


15 posted on 03/15/2019 11:59:54 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (with)
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I don't think Democrats consider it a problem. The new Congressional triplets are new on the scene, the CBC and fellow Farrakhan worshipers have been around a long time, the Democrat party never cared they didn't much like Hymies and diamond merchants.

16 posted on 03/18/2019 4:51:31 PM PDT by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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Hymies and diamond merchants
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These are on the face of it offensive characterizations.

Hymie is a slur made popular by Al Sharpton and is likely an anglicization of the Hebrew name Chaim which means “life”.

Diamond merchants represent only a fraction of the professions/businesses of Jews. It is simply not true that Jews deal primarily in high ticket businesses.

I don’t characterize WASPs or blacks or anyone else by denigrating names and hope you will give me and other Jews equivalent respect.


17 posted on 03/18/2019 6:26:16 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times)
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Hymie was Jessie Jackson, Democrat. Diamond merchants was Al Sharpton while starting the Crown Heights riots/pogrum. Also a prominent Democrat. I believe the or one of the most frequent visitors to the White House under the last administration.

Al Sharpton, inciting a pogrum, diamond merchants the likes of the Oppenheimer family, at the funeral of the 7 year old boy killed in an auto accident. That's not incindiary, as Al later "apologized" Extremists seized upon that to say that I was calling all Jews diamond merchants and I spent years defending the statement rather than recognizing that in hours of tension, one must be clearer than at any other time.. The Jew hater knew exactly what he said, and made a career of the volatility.

18 posted on 03/18/2019 7:04:32 PM PDT by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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Hymie was Jessie Jackson, Democrat. Diamond merchants was Al Sharpton while starting the Crown Heights riots/pogrum. Also a prominent Democrat. I believe the or one of the most frequent visitors to the White House under the last administration.

Al Sharpton, inciting a pogrum, diamond merchants the likes of the Oppenheimer family, at the funeral of the 7 year old boy killed in an auto accident. That's not incindiary, as Al later "apologized" Extremists seized upon that to say that I was calling all Jews diamond merchants and I spent years defending the statement rather than recognizing that in hours of tension, one must be clearer than at any other time.. The Jew hater knew exactly what he said, and made a career of the volatility.

19 posted on 03/18/2019 7:05:11 PM PDT by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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BTW, Jessie’s apology for his New York as Hymietown comment was that it was said in a private conversation. Imagine how that would work for a non liberal using any of many slurs about African Americans.


20 posted on 03/18/2019 7:15:06 PM PDT by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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