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Ilhan Omar Refuses to Condemn Al-Qaeda – No, Really

Ilhan Omar Refuses to Condemn Al-Qaeda – No, Really

Things are heating up in Washington as the verbal sparring between President Trump and Congress becomes increasingly vitriolic. Central to the plot of the news cycle’s most recent high profile firestorm is the ongoing back and forth commentary between the President – who has been lambasted for allegedly racially charged remarks and the four congresswomen presumed to be the targets of said remarks.

These Congresswomen: Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar, who have coined themselves ‘The Squad’ in a (somewhat cringey) appeal to millennial/young voters have been both at the center of Trump’s commentaries and the backbone of attacks against him stemming from the Democrat controlled House.

Arguably the most controversy-riddled of the four is representative Ilhan Omar who has had a shaky past in terms of anti-Semitic remarks and controversial views regarding Islamic fundamentalists. However, in a recent press conference she might have managed to hit a new low in failing to denounce Al-Qaeda when members of the press queried her about claims Trump made regarding a supposed affinity for the organization.

Now let’s be crystal clear here (as PBP is no tabloid); Ilhan Omar is not affiliated in any demonstrable way with Al-Qaeda or other violent Muslim extremists and has never openly voiced support for such organizations. That said, she has also repeatedly failed to condemn them and over the years has repeatedly given shaky answers and expressed concerning views when the general topic area has come around. Trump has been keen to jump at this claiming in tweets,

“I mean, I look at the one, I look at Omar, I don’t know her, I never met her. I hear the way she talks about al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda has killed many Americans,” Trump said. “When she talked about the World Trade Center being knocked down, some people, you remember the famous ‘some people.’ These are people that, in my opinion, hate our country.”

In the realm of realistic policy discussion considering a US Congresswoman to hold a genuine hatred for America is very likely a stretch of Trump’s hyperbolic style. But his mentions of her extremely questionable stance on Al-Qaeda has some serious merit. Merit that Omar herself reinforced when she refused to go on the record condemning the organization in her public response to Trump’s statements.

To keep as fair to Congresswoman Omar as possible – and to avoid being lumped in with the bevy of available hysterical ‘fake news’ – we’ll go ahead and provide her response in its entirety such that the readers might make their own conclusions. As per The Federalist,

“Rep. Ilhan Omar refused to answer whether she supports the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda, at a press conference Monday.

“I will not dignify it with an answer because I know that every single Islamophobe, every single person who is hateful, who is driven by an ideology of ‘othering’ as this president is, rejoices in us responding to that and us defending ourselves,” Omar said.

“I do not expect every time there is a white supremacist who attacks or there is a white man who kills in a school or in a movie theater, or in a mosque, or in a synagogue, I don’t expect my white community members to respond on whether they love that person or not. And so, I think it is beyond time, it is beyond time to ask Muslims to condemn terrorists. We are no longer going to allow the dignification of such ridiculous — ridiculous statement,” she said.

Earlier on Monday, President Trump recalled Omar’s previous comments about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Omar still refuses to answer the question of who she believes was responsible for the attacks. Multiple requests from The Federalist for a comment from Omar have gone unanswered.

In a 2013 interview, Omar complained about people who think there are differences between America and al-Qaeda.

“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class,” she said. “Every time the professor said ‘al-Qaeda,’ his shoulders went up. He’d say ‘al-Qaeda’ and ‘Hezbollah.’ You don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity. You don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity.”

 

As It Was for Trump, So It Should Be for Omar

Here’s the rub, white community members decrying white supremacy when it occurs is *exactly* what the entire left – absolutely including a vocal Omar – has constantly demanded. This demand, in fact, has often resulted in repeated abasement of President Trump.

Who can so easily forget the months-long tirade of headlines that scorched the President for his failure to outright and openly condemn white supremacists to the left’s satisfaction following the Charleston clashes?

Well, Omar has engaged in the exact same game of verbal evasiveness that detractors accused Trump of then; so, where’s the outrage from the left this time around? Violent religious fundamentalism isn’t exactly ‘progressive’…

You might have noticed in the above response by Rep Omar that she completely and deliberately failed to condemn Al-Qaeda when *directly asked* about her views on the organization. Her answer was well prepared and in many ways fair – much like Trump’s in Charleston. But just like the left was all too eager to point out following that Trump affair, she refused to directly denounce them whatsoever; cleverly, but all the same, refused. That’s completely factual observation.

If the left was so ‘morally right’ in endlessly calling Trump out for a perceived failure to condemn white supremacy, bringing Omar to account for pulling a similar maneuver with Al-Qaeda and radical Islam – which causes much more death and destruction globally on an annual basis – should currently be invoking a crusade of righteous condemnation.

Instead, we’re met with crickets, save a few outlets like The Federalist and here at PBP. The hypocrisy is blatant to the point of absurdity.

Thus, this reporter asks with completely validated curiosity; Representative Omar why do you refuse to denounce Al-Qaeda? And why should we not be holding you accountable for that?

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11 Comments

  1. william couch

    She would be soooooooooooooooooo arrested for sedition,,,,,,, and a favorable judge found that would set a *HIGH* bail….

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    • BRENDA N TEXAS

      It’s hard to pinpoint when Talib became radicalized. It is clear George Soros is deeply invested in Tlaib going back to 2016 when she was making her big run to become a U.S. Congresswoman. Tlaib was paid $139,873 by Soros’s group in 2016, tax forms show. Between 2016 and 2017, Tlaib received a total of $225,180 directly from Soros.

      One of Tlaib’s close friends is CAIR leader Zahra Billoo who has supported Palestinian terrorists attacking Israelis and openly called for the destruction of the Jewish state, in a not-so-veiled threat: “From the river to the sea, #Palestine will be free.”

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  2. DRLJR

    She is a citizen of Islam so she is not going to criticize an Islam militia doing what Islam requires its citizens to do – wage war and work to impose Islam on the world. Remember, Islam is NOT a religion. It is a theocracy – a government with a religious component. A citizen of Islam has fealty to Islam and only Islam. People need to learn Islam real history and what it has been doing for 1400 years since Mohammad created Islam to force people to worship Hubal the moon god. The word “allah” means “the god” and was used to refer to Hubal.

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  3. Connie

    She won’t dignify that with an answer…..then she answers! I don’t understand why she doesn’t just condemn them to shut us up. It is an honor for a Muslim to lie to an infidel so you would think she would gladly do it. Unless…….is she afraid that some who blindly follow her would believe she is actually telling the truth (HA) and stop following? I do not trust anything that comes out of her mouth.

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  4. Mike W

    Ilhan Omar married her brother. The Quran forbids this – but – a cleric in Syria issued a fatwa saying it was ok for jihadist to do so. Omar also has children out of wedlock with another man punishable in the Quran by stoning to death. She is not the good faithful Muslim woman the left tries to portray her as. Ilhan Omar’s Father Was Top Propaganda Official In Genocidal Barre Regime. I wonder how many “people of color” were murdered by that regime?

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  5. chico

    The public gets it… shes a muslim pig.

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    • Joe Gilbertson

      Muslim anti-pig?

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  6. Tex

    Go back where you came from!

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  7. Nancy

    I cannot believe that our AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ALLOWS these women to work for them, while they represent our government through hatred, condemnation of our people and on and on! WHY IS THIS PERMITTED??????? They would be terminated by any other company or government , but they can tear down America with no fear of losing their jobs!!!!, something is definitely WRONG HERE!

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    • Dave

      Simply, she was elected. Given that under the 1952 Law that forbid the immigration of Islamic members for the reason that they do not mix with the Western Christian Beliefs if they follow the Koran they stayed in the area they deemed their lands. Then under the Obama Administration and earlier the barriers were removed so that immigration into western Europe was as easy as walking or driving across the borders and not being checked. This opened up the Islamic desire to take over the west, and massive immigration started into Europe. Now that they have been there they have proven over and over again that they cannot and will not assimilate in the countries they settle in. Instead they set up their own communities, set up their own law system based on the Koran, and carry the traditions, beliefs, and desires of their former lands into Europe even though they are not consistent with their new homes. They overwhelm the generous welfare systems and take advantage of every opportunity to build larger stronger Islamic communities that they use a a breeding ground to harass, oppress, and eliminate barriers to let them expand. The communities in which they settle become intolerant of any national or state control, to include police or rescue operations and threaten any intervention. Now they have over taken the European population and have entered the political arena and will push out the original hosts as they set up 100% Islamic control of a former host country. That country will soon disappear. Their goals are world wide and their tentacles are now reaching across the Atlantic and have entered North America. The United States, which at one time forbid this from happening has been changed by the Liberals and Democratic Party, and now is falling for the same process the Islamic Horde has used successfully in Europe. Unless this is stopped, as was done with the last Islamic push to the west in the 1400’s we are doomed to be servants of Islam, if not all killed off in the process. Is this what you want for your children and your grandchildren because your actions today will determine their futures.

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  8. NavVet

    People you really don’t believe ” IT ” will condemn the very people she is part of Do you?? She is a traitor to this country as is her support Georgi boy.

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