Friday, February 22, 2019

Farrakhan To Rep. Omar: "Sweetheart Don't Do That."

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Last week newly elected Muslim US Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., implied on Twitter that Jews pay off US lawmakers in exchange for their support of Israel.

She used a line from a 1997 rap song by Puff Daddy: "It's all about the Benjamins baby" to make her point.

Lawmakers from both parties demanded she apologize. President Trump said she should resign.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told her not to apologize or resign saying, "Sweetheart, don't do it."

Rep. Omar is much more than a mere dissenting voice in the US Congress.

Be informed.

Farrakhan made his remarks at Sunday's annual Nation of Islam "Saviour's Day" celebration at United Center in Chicago.

Picking up on her allegations, Farrakhan said:
"Omar is right. The Jews do in fact pay off US politicians, and they do so through AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)." He said, "Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so [Omar] is not lying. So if you're not lying, stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt house. Shake it up!"

Regarding an apology: "Sweetheart, don't do that," Farrakhan said addressing Omar. "Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for."

A closer look.

Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan has a history of damning America and Israel. Books have been written about his tirades against our country and Israel. In fact last year he lost his verified status on Twitter after posting a video in which he asked:
"I wonder, will you see the Satanic Jew and the Synagogue of Satan, which has many races in it because Satan has deceived the whole world."

He has also said he is not anti-Semite, he is "anti-termite" and while in Iran last November, led a public "Death to Israel" chant while there.

Last month, Farrakhan went to social media calling for a separate nation-state for black Americans, saying, "Most of our people don't want it here...God has something else for us."

Yes, he has influence. And yes, he is rabidly anti-American and anti-Israel.

But Ilhan Omar is a duly elected lawmaker in the Congress of the United States.

Rep. Ilhan Omar.

And yes, she is close to Farrakhan.

But she's also close to another crowd.

And this week she was again inviting questions over the political company she is keeping.

The Daily Caller published an article yesterday---part of which was also reported by the Washington Free Beacon---that confirms Omar traveled as a delegate with the Left-wing Witness for Peace group in November of 2017.

Witness for Peace was originally formed to oppose President Reagan's anti-communist policies in Central America.

Since then it has built relations with Cuba's communists and stood in solidarity with Venezuela's economic chaos, stating that "Venezuela is not alone" and pledging allegiance to defend the country's "legitimate" president.

The group also seeks to remove the US from Guantanamo Bay while one of its board members has called for the "eradication of Israel."

Other members of the board activists who have called for efforts to "dismantle US militarism," accused Israel of inflicting "institutionalized racism that equates to modern day apartheid" and pro-Maduro activists who write "Dear Comrade" letters calling for war against capitalism.

She is also scheduled to head up a fundraiser for the pro-Hamas group Council for America-Islamic Relations in March.

Some are suggesting these new revelations might affect Omar's membership on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Pelosi shouldn't allow her anywhere near that committee. We'll see.

Upon her election to Congress, Omar received a wave of glowing media coverage as the first Somali-American Muslim legislator. And one of 2 first Muslim women elected to Congress.

Since then she has come out in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, and has called Israel "evil" and accused Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, of "hypnotizing the world."

But who is hypnotizing whom?

While the news media worships the idea of, for the first time, having 2 Muslim women in Congress as an affirmation of our "diversity"---"diversity is our strength," the progressives tell us----and inclusiveness, there is a very different story playing out backstage.

FBI statistics reveal that Minnesota's 5th congressional district, which is the district that elected Ilhan Omar to the US Congress, is the jurisdiction with the highest rate of terrorist recruitment in the United States.

Minnesota has the highest Somali population in the United States, with current population estimates over 100,000.

Fox News has reported:
"More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined---or attempted to join---a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

Locally, KMSP TV reported in 2016 that a group of 9 Somalis who had attempted to cross the border into Mexico in a plan to reach Syria where they were going to join ISIS, was foiled by authorities. Omar, a state representative at the time, wrote a letter to the judge who oversaw the case asking him to have "compassion" for the wanna-be terrorists and to take a "restorative approach to justice."

She said we must refocus our attention on efforts of "inclusion."

Theodore Roosevelt actually addressed the idea of "inclusion":

“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
George Washington said: "Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."