First Muslim Female Congresswoman Omar Being Crucified by Fascist Duopoly.
Apologies for the hit and run. Have been perusing Twitter throughout the day and this story is developing and is now the top trending item there. Haven't read the "official" report from the lame-o Politico or the alleged savage takedown in the Wapo. But thought I'd take a quick sampling of some of the tweets to let the C99 community see for ourselves what's going on and to discuss it if it's of interest.
This DEMOCRAT resolution against Ilhan Omar is not only mindboggling, but reeks of the type of totalitarianism that Dems accuse Donald Trump of every day. This is SHAMEFUL, Islamophobic, and further proof that many Dems are AIPAC puppeteers. #IStandWithIlhan https://t.co/da1stXZwPw
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) March 4, 2019
This is such an offensive fail by the @washingtonpost. As @ashleyfeinberg tweeted, this is 1000 times more offensive than anything Ilhan has said. And yes. People shouldn't link to it. #IStandWithIlhan https://t.co/BcVamSA6Z3
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) March 4, 2019
— Democracy for America (@DFAaction) March 4, 2019
— Your Favorite Polack (@konradstrzalka) March 4, 2019
I want to be very clear, with absolutely no equivocation. Rep. Ilhan Omar is asking questions about American policy in the Middle East and elsewhere that should have been asked decades ago. They're terrified, and they're trying to take her down. #IStandWithIlhan
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) March 4, 2019
Stop saying @IlhanMN is getting attacked by the right. She is getting attacked from politicians across the spectrum, especially the democratic leadership & liberal Zionists who fueled this smear war against her in the 1st place: @bungarsargon & @ChelseaClinton.#IStandWithIlhan
— Tamara Nassar (@TamaraINassar) March 4, 2019
A whole lot of so-called-Progressive Congresspeople are going to lose a whole lot of actual-Progressive support if they don't tweet #IStandWithIlhan from their accounts before roll call tomorrow & crush this notion that a CONGRESSWOMAN questioning a FOREIGN lobby is bad.
— Michael Salamone (@MichaelSalamone) March 5, 2019
Israel Lobby Rebuts Omar’s Claims About Its Immense Influence By Exerting Its Immense Influence
— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz) March 5, 2019
i literally can’t tell what is more shocking. the editorial oversight of this piece that plays directly into islamophobia or how quickly it took the dem party to abandon the only black muslim woman in congress.#IStandWithIlhan bc you are all some goddamn idiots and that’s that. pic.twitter.com/gC9tsIAsq4
— Angela Vang (@angvaj) March 5, 2019
My litmus test for 2020 and 2022 and 2024 and 2026 for Democrats is whether they defend the first black female Muslim congresswoman for TELLING THE TRUTH about Israel. Those that sit this one out or join the attack will never *ever* get my vote. #IStandWithIlhan pic.twitter.com/jEhOou5Yq7
— (@socdemnow) March 5, 2019
A few weeks ago, @Ilhan became the target of a bad-faith smear campaign after she called attention to AIPAC’s influence on American politics.
In response, hundreds of people contributed to #IStandWithIlhan, JVP’s public campaign in support of her.
— JewishVoiceForPeace (@jvplive) March 1, 2019
Protect Ilhan Omar. https://t.co/WIm9lhjjZz
— Joshua Collins 4 Congress (@Joshua4Congress) March 4, 2019
— Bern It Down (@BernPress) March 4, 2019
The political establishment’s attempt to discredit/destroy @IlhanMN has little to do with fighting antisemitism. The attacks on her are intended to silence those who critique U.S. imperialism & unconditional support for Israeli policy. #IStandWithIlhan
— LeftOfTheDial (@EricShapiro3) March 4, 2019
Nothing @Ilhan did or said is antisemitic. Stop repeating that lie. You and others are using it for other political gains. Face the facts: @AIPAC raises and spends $100 million per year in order to influence Congress and U.S. policy for Israel. #IStandWithIlhan https://t.co/sbgRy5TaDG
— Rabbi David Mivasair (@Mivasair) March 3, 2019
I am so disgusted by my fellow Jews for these attacks on Rep. Omar. That our government is spending time condemning her for speaking truth while Black people are being systemically killed by police and white nationalism is on the rise is beyond disgraceful. #IStandWithIlhan
— Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) March 5, 2019