You would think that with Jew-haters Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandra Octavio-Cortez already so prominent in the liberal media the Democrat party—but I repeat myself—would, y’know, tread lightly with their obvious tolerance for the world’s oldest hate.
But you would be wrong.
The Democrats invited a well known Jew-hater, Omar Suleiman, to give the Ramadan invocation at the House of Representatives.
In short, the Democrats have doubled down on their legitimization of Jew-hatred.
Anti-Semitism, the late historian Robert Wistrich observed, “is a highly mutable mental virus that infects cultures, movements, ideologies and religions.” Increasingly normalized, anti-Semitism is spreading into the bloodstream of mainstream America. And most damningly, key American institutions are not only failing to inoculate against it — they’re actually helping to transmit the virus.
Regrettably, one only needs to look at Congress for proof.
On May 9, 2019, Omar Suleiman gave the Ramadan invocation at the opening of the House of Representatives session. Suleiman is the founder and president of the Texas-based Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He’s also an apologist for Hamas, the Gaza Strip-based terrorist group that calls for Israel’s destruction.
In numerous tweets, documented by the Washington Examiner’sJohn Gage, among others, Suleiman has compared the world’s sole Jewish state to the Ku Klux Klan. He’s also compared Israelis to Nazis and denied that Hamas uses human shields or missiles when carrying out attacks. In 2014, Suleiman called for another “intifada,” or violent uprising, against Israel.
Suleiman has also called Israel the “51st state” — an allusion, the Jerusalem Post’s Ilanit Chernik pointed out, “to the anti-Semitic idea that Israel controls American foreign policy.”
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