Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

In Condemning Ilhan Omar, Democrats Have Proved Her Right

By Tom Williams


At a time of heightened anti-Muslim discrimination and hatred, the Democratic establishment has taken unprecedented steps to single out a Muslim representative for her criticisms of AIPAC and the U.S.’s relationship with Israel. After first publicly rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Democratic establishment, led by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, began drafting a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, amounting to an indirect censure.

The move has spectacularly backfired, threatening deep fissures in the Democratic Party as accusations of anti-Semitism tear apart the Labour Party in the U.K. The rush to heed calls for a resolution has only further exposed the Democrats’ close ties to pro-Israel groups and, more alarmingly, has given a tacit green light to the racism and Islamophobia that fuels the Trump administration and its supporters.

Rep. Ilhan Omar listens during Congressional meeting


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  1. The projection of sadism into the populist mind is telling. The diaspora wants to go full Gaza on the rabble of the US as soon as possible. I suspect BDS will be punished as a capital crime within a decade or two.

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