Glorified and Vilified, Representative-Elect Ilhan Omar Tells Critics: ‘Just Deal’
Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, says America is not the golden land she learned about as a Somali refugee. “I wasn’t comfortable with that hypocrisy.”
It isn't hard to understand why Ilhan Omar's story inspires many. The reason Jews are "nervous" about her is because she tweeted: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel."
Just a reminder: Somalia (24%) has a higher percentage of women in their national parliament than does the US (23%).
is not "making Jewish leaders nervous" bc she supports BDS but bc she made an anti-Semitic comment about Israel and ignored activists and Jewish journalists who tried to ask about it - which your reporter didn't in this puff piece.
NYTimes whitewashing antisemitism again, to absolutely no one's surprise. Omar has a life story that's worth a Times profile, but if you're going to mention her "making Jewish leaders nervous," maybe ask one why. Maybe give the actual reasons.
"She’s the epitome of the so-called American dream, but for much of white Christian America, she’s an American nightmare.”
Interesting piece from
— with no mention of this tweet