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PoliticsIlhan Omar defends Rashida Tlaib, says criticism 'designed' to 'silence' Muslim voices

05:55  15 may  2019
05:55  15 may  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

House Republicans criticize Rep. Tlaib over remarks on Holocaust, Israel

House Republicans criticize Rep. Tlaib over remarks on Holocaust, Israel Talib said it gave her a “calming feeling” to think of how her Palestinian ancestors suffered to create a safe haven for Jewish people. But Republicans called her remarks anti-Semitic.

WASHINGTON — Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were hailed as symbols of diversity when they were sworn in last month as the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, Ms. Tlaib in her mother’s hand-embroidered Palestinian thobe

Omar has said she is in favor of the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency In 2018 Omar came under criticism for statements she made about Israel before she was in the is a black Muslim , noting that "the Democratic leadership did not draft a resolution condemning Donald

Ilhan Omar defends Rashida Tlaib, says criticism 'designed' to 'silence' Muslim voices© FoxNews.com Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro reacts to Tlaib's controversial comments on 'The Story.'

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, defended her colleague, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, from criticism over controversial remarks about the Holocaust, insisting that the backlash is "designed" to "silence" Muslim voices.

Appearing on MSNBC, Omar said that she and Tlaib, whom she referred to as " my sister," have the "strength to endure any of the mischaracterization or efforts to distort and vilify and mischaracterize" their message.

Ilhan Omar defends Palestinians after terrorists rain down rockets on Israel

Ilhan Omar defends Palestinians after terrorists rain down rockets on Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar appeared to take the side of Hamas and Islamic Jihad last night after terrorists fired hundreds of rockets at civilian targets in Israel by Hamas backed his weekend. “How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends? The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace,” the Minnesota Democrats said in a tweet Sunday night. Omar’s comments follow terroists firing over 600 rockets into southern Israel, killing at least four Israelis.

Rashida Tlaib , criticized Sen. Marco Rubio's effort to punish those attempting to boycott Israel with a tweet that said in part "they forgot what country they This does not mean that Israel is above criticism ; it means that opposing the existence of the Jewish state of Israel and the right to Jewish

WASHINGTON — Representative Ilhan Omar , who has been battling charges of anti-Semitism for weeks, apologized on Monday for insinuating that The two said in interviews that they were referring both to Ms. Omar and to another freshman Democrat, Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the

"I think we are seeing what happens when people really see these kind of attacks for what they are. It is designed to silence, sideline, and sort of almost eliminate [the] public voice of Muslims from the public discourse," Omar told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. "I'm really excited that we have an opportunity to build alliances and push back and fight this attempt to marginalize our community's voice."


Republicans have condemned Tlaib for comments she made last week during a Yahoo News podcast interview, in which critics accused her of saying that the Holocaust gave her a "calming feeling." Tlaib's detractors also accused her of revisionist history by claiming that Palestinians welcomed Jews to the Middle East after World War II, when in fact Palestinian leader Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini was an ally of Adolf Hitler and met with the Nazi dictator in 1941.

Trump accuses Tlaib of harboring 'hatred of Israel and Jewish people'

Trump accuses Tlaib of harboring 'hatred of Israel and Jewish people' President Trump on Monday accused Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) of harboring "tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people" in response to comments she made about the Holocaust. Tlaib said in a recent interview that she has a "calming feeling" when she thinks about the genocide because her Palestinian ancestors "lost their land" and "lost their lives" amid an effort "to create a safe haven for Jews" in the Middle East, even though it was "forced on them" and took away their "human dignity." "Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust," Trump tweeted.

Here's what you need to know about the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress, @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib #USmidterms #USelections #UScongress.

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are the first members of Congress to sign on to a pledge launched by a progressive advocacy organization to Tlaib made national headlines for remarks she made at a reception organized by progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org hours after being sworn in


When asked what she has learned from her own controversial remarks, Omar sidestepped by pointing to the "threat" that Muslim and Jewish communities face from "people on the right wing who are fueling that hate."

"It is time for us to make sure that we don't allow for them to use any misunderstanding there might be to divide us [and] that we collectively work together against the collective hate that is coming from the right wing and white supremacy," Omar continued.

Ilhan Omar claims she's Trump's 'biggest nemesis'.
Rep. Ilhan Omar branded herself as President Trump’s “biggest nemesis” because she’s a “nightmare” for the White House that wants to use her “identity to marginalize our communities.” The Minnesota Democrat, who was elected to Congress just five months ago and has been facing persistent controversy, made the remarks during an interview amid her sparring with the Trump administration. “This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country.

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