Tuesday on CNN’s The Lead, anti-Semitic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar declared that she doesn’t regret her comments lumping the United States and Israel with terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban. She also dismissed her critics among House Democrats as “hav[ing] engaged in Islamophobic tropes.”
Asked if she regretted her comments in light of critics labeling them anti-Semitic, Omar responded, “I don’t. I think it’s really important to think back to the point that I was trying to make. Obviously, I was addressing Secretary of State Blinken. The cases are put together in front of the ICC. [The] ICC has been investigating. I know that some of my colleagues don’t lend legitimacy to the ICC, but I tend to think that people around the world who have experienced injustice need to be able to have a place where they can go. And as a country that helped found the ICC and supported it, I think that it is really important for us to continue to find ways in which people can find justice around the world.”
Asked if she understand why some of her fellow House Democrats, especially Jews, found her language anti-Semitic, Omar replied, “I think it’s really important for these members to realize that they haven’t been partners in justice. They haven’t been equally engaging in seeking justice around the world… I have obviously clarified and apologized when I have felt that my words have offended. And it’s really important, right? As I’ve explained to my colleagues, they have engaged in Islamophobic tropes. I have yet to receive an apology.”
So she won’t apologize for her blatant anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism, but she expects apologies from her critics for engaging in “Islamophobia”? Spoken like a true Muslim fundamentalist.