Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who this week infuriated seemingly everyone, appears to be making some allies abroad.
Those allies aren’t exactly the kind of people one would expect a sitting member of the House of Representatives to pull into her orbit, but then again, Omar isn’t your average lawmaker.
The congresswoman managed to elicit a statement from the Islamic terrorist group Hamas on Friday, days after she made many of her colleagues and fellow Americans livid when she broadly portrayed democratic governments along with international terror groups as war criminals.
The remarks made by US congresswoman Ilhan Omar are very peculiar; she tried to make a comparison between the victim and the aggressor when she attempted to equate the murderous attacks of Hamas, alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza, and the US mission in Afghanistan, on an equal footing. Sure Hamas did not like being on a war crimes list but the terror group’s PR department also shared praise for the Muslim-American lawmaker.
Naim for Hamas said, “Hamas highly appreciates Omar’s stances in support of justice and the rights of the oppressed around the world, foremost among them is the just rights of the Palestinian people.”
“However, it is unacceptable to make such an unfair comparison, which contradicts with basic norms of justice and international law,” he added. What he considers basic norms of Justice is debatable having just poured tons of Rocket Bombs on innocents in Israel and brought down known and expected retribution on the people of Gaza.
Naim went on to portray Palestinians living in Israel as victims of an occupying regime.
“The Palestinian people have been living under the Israeli occupation for more than seven decades, during which they have experienced unbearable suffering and against whom heinous crimes were committed,” he said. This coming from a terrorist group that kills any that oppose them and uses women and children as shields when they are attacked.
He continued, “The Palestinians have remained steadfast in their struggle for their freedom and independence, offered every possible chance to make a just peace, and made several concessions to regain their rights through peaceful means within the context of international legitimacy.” That is a complete and utter lie. Israel has acquiesced many times to their demands for peace, only to have them changed and increased at the ninth hour, every time.
Omar on Monday accused the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban of committing “atrocities” in a screed that left some angry, and others scratching their heads, during a conversation in which she essentially put all parties on an equal footing while speaking with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“So in both these cases [of Israel and Afghanistan], if domestic courts can’t or won’t pursue justice, and we oppose the [International Criminal Court], where do we think the victims of these supposed crimes can go for justice? … What justice mechanisms do you support for them?” she asked the secretary of state.
Omar shared a snippet of their conversation online and added a comment.
“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. I asked Sec Blinken where people are supposed to go for justice,” she commented.
Omar didn’t just upset Hamas with these remarks. She also upset her Jewish Democratic colleagues in the House, who demanded she clarify why she would place “the US and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.”
Omar, of course, responded by attributing criticism of her to Islamaphobia. (Her usual get out of jail card)
On Monday, the congresswoman drew the ire of conservatives, a number of Democrats and a rebuke from Hamas. Hamas somehow don’t see themselves as War Criminals, but the terrorist group ‘spent last month firing thousands of rocket bombs onto Israeli civilians in order to further its cause.
The group’s mission is to wipe Israel off the map. While Hamas might not see Omar openly being fully onboard with the destruction of the state of Israel, the group signaled it sees in her a potential ally. Hamas has few allies in Washington.
Buried in the terror group’s statement condemning Omar’s equating of Hamas to the U.S. and Israel was the praise that was not offered to her by her other critics.