(Tea Party PAC) – Freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been doubling-down on her anti-Semitic tweets this week in light of gentle rebuke from within her own party.
Omar has a history of making radical statements and taking equally radical positions.
In 2016, Omar called for a Minnesota ISIS supporter to be given a light sentence.
She also blamed the US for the al-Shabab attack at a Kenyan mall which killed nearly 70 people.
Over the weekend and on Monday, Omar tweeted anti-Semitic statements (without being banned on Twitter, of course.)
While many in her own party denounce her comments, however, one of the most high-profile anti-Semitic progressive darlings, Linda Sarsour, defended her Monday.
Pro-Palestine activist and Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour weighed in on the controversy over comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, in which the Minnesota Democrat mocked the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in tweets described by many as blatantly anti-Semitic.
Sarsour has herself been the subject of similar accusations over her activism and, along with other members of the Women’s March leadership, the association with and support for anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
“I will not be silent in the face of attacks, harassment and targeted policing of speech from a Black Muslim woman elected official, our sister Ilhan Omar in the name of combatting antisemitism,” Sarsour wrote in her closing on Facebook.