Friday, March 08, 2019

Rep. Omar: From Victim to Victor

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Late yesterday afternoon the House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning various forms of hate in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MD) latest anti-Jewish remarks, which sparked turmoil within the secular Left Democrat Party.

The vote was delayed so the "progressives" could expand the list of victims who experience hate in America.

Noticeably, one group of people who often experience hate was not included in the legally protected class of victims.

Be informed.

Why the hate resolution was needed.

The Democrat's need to address the issue of "hate" was actually birthed out of the need to give cover to Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women elected to the House of Representatives in November.

She has repeatedly and openly criticized Israel and Jewish people since becoming a member of the House of Representatives.

The latest remarks that brought this to a head was "about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country," referring to Israel and the close relationship America has always had with the Jewish people.

Last week Rep. Omar, appearing with the other Muslim Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), claimed the Jewish states allies pressure lawmakers to pledge "allegiance" to a foreign country.

This was clearly a stab at the important role Israel plays in our national and Christian heritage, and to evangelical eschatology.

These remarks followed by earlier remarks by Omar in which she said Israel had "hypnotized" America---and later said American politicians were "paid" to support Israel.

Speaker of the House Pelosi had initially tried to ignore Omar's latest hateful remarks about Israel, but as pressure built, Speaker Nancy realized she had a political problem that wasn't going away.

The Democrats quickly crafted a bill that they believed would suffice---it noted that "white Supremacists have targeted traditionally persecuted peoples, including African Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants," etc.

Progressives were not happy. More victim groups needed to be added to the list of people that are victims of hate.

So yesterday's vote in the House was delayed so more groups could be added. The revised, updated version of the anti-hate resolution included Latinos, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and ---wouldn't you know it, the LGBTQ people.

The additions to the resolution led to it passing late yesterday afternoon by a vote of 407-23.

Nancy now hopes she can put all this hate stuff behind her and move forward, even though Omar was not mentioned in the resolution as some were demanding.

How haters become victims.

The art of hate perfects the ability to express one's own hate toward someone in such a way that the hater, not the hated becomes the victim.

Nancy Pelosi immediately told the press, "I do not believe she understood the full weight of her words. These words have a history and a cultural impact."

Pelosi continued, explaining "that the freshman congressman didn't realize her controversial statements about Israel would be received as antisemitic."

I don't believe Nancy.

Much can be said of Islam, but one thing they are not is negligent in teaching their beliefs to their followers.

They believe the United States is the great Satan and Israel is the little Satan, and Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth.

Omar knew exactly what she was saying. Following this public little wrist slapping performance, Omar will continue to be who she is and say what she believes.

From victim to victor

Last night the pivot began. Hater Omar had become the victim---now she would become the victor.

Omar, whose anti-Semitic remarks had triggered the resolution and the vote, took a victory lap last night, explaining how the resolution was not really about her hate, it was historic because it made progress.

She and her Muslim colleagues in Congress said:
"Today is historic on many fronts. It's the first time we have ever voted on a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation's history....Our nation is having a difficult conversation and we believe this is great progress."

Omar neither retracted nor apologized for her own hateful, anti-Semitic comments. Nor was she asked to do so by her political party leadership.

Yet the US Representative who spoke hatred toward Israel, triggering a none-hate resolution had not only become the victim rather than the perpetrator, now, as she awakens to continue her public service to our country, she does so as a victor.

Pray for our country. Pray for our President.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.