Ilhan Omar (D-Mn) introduces anti-Jewish bigotry to the House

Right to boycott? Is it right to boycott a country because of its faith? Or skin color? What if someone wanted to boycott any business owned by African-Americans? Or Muslims?

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Ilhan Omar, a member of the anti-American, Antisemitic gang of four, called the "squad" is pushing Antisemitism again. On Wednesday she introduced a resolution in the house supporting the Antisemitic BDS movement. In an interview with the U.S. based Arab news site  Al-Monitor, she explained

“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our first amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”

Right to boycott? Is it right to boycott a country because of its faith? Or skin color? What if someone wanted to boycott any business owned by African-Americans? Or Muslims? Should people boycott Saudi Arabia because it is primarily Sunni Muslim? Or Lebanon because it’s Shia? Maybe we should never go to Brazil because the majority of its citizens are Catholic.

But Rep Omar is introducing a bill that boycotts the Jewish State based on hatred of the Jewish people.

BDS grew from the anti-Semitic 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism, held in Durban, South Africa. It’s anti-Semitic because it bases its

attacks on fabricated tales of human rights violations, double standards, comparisons to apartheid South Africa, and false accusations of "war

 

crimes.”  The BDS movement has just one purpose, to delegitimize Israel and to deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination. The present leaders of the BDS movement support a “one-state solution.” Which will destroy Israel as the Jewish state.  Both the U.S. State Department and Pope Francis have declared that denying that the Jews have the right to have their own country, is a form of anti-Semitism.


Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) John Lewis’ participation is most disappointing. As one of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, Lewis knows that the first and possibly most active non-Blacks supporting the movement were American Jews.
The 2001 UN World Conference Against Racism was an anti-Jewish hate fest. Copies of the anti-Semitic work, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, were sold on conference grounds; anti-Israel protesters jeered participants chanting “Zionism is racism, Israel is apartheid,” and “You have Palestinian blood on your hands”; fliers depicting Hitler with the question, “What if I had won?” circulated among conference attendees. The answer: “There would be NO Israel and NO Palestinian bloodshed.” The conference was so anti-Semitic that U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell walked out.

As reported by the organization NGO-Monitor,  NGOs (non-governmental organizations) at the conference urged “a policy of complete and total isolation of Israel as an apartheid state…the imposition of mandatory and comprehensive sanctions and embargoes, the full cessation of all links (diplomatic, economic, social, aid, military cooperation, and training) between all states and Israel. Additionally, it called for condemnation of those states who are supporting, aiding, and abetting the Israeli apartheid state and its perpetration of racist crimes against humanity including ethnic cleansing, acts of genocide.” In other words, BDS.

After Rep. Omar introduced the bill in the Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) responded by telling the truth about the BDS movement.

The bill which is embedded below is sponsored by Rep. Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) John Lewis’ participation is most disappointing. As one of the leaders of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, Lewis knows that the first and possibly most active non-Blacks supporting the movement were American Jews. Despite this, John Lewis is sponsoring a resolution supporting an antisemitic movement. Shame on him, and shame on any member of Congress who votes for the bill.

Many Jews joined Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in his quest for racial equality. In the front row of this picture from the march to Selma were two rabbis. On the left was Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, a close friend of MLK Jr. and on the right holding the Torah was Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath.

Apparently, Rep. Lewis has forgotten the support he received from the Jewish people, either that or he feels he needs to bow down to the antisemitic progressive wing that is dominating the Democratic Party for his political future.

Below is the text of the Antisemitic BDS bill:

H. RES. 496

Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 16, 2019

Ms. Omar (for herself, Ms. Tlaib, and Mr. Lewis) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

RESOLUTION

Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Whereas boycotts have been effectively used in the United States by advocates for equal rights since the Boston Tea Party and include boycotts led by civil rights activists during the 1950s and 1960s in order to advocate for racial equality, such as the Montgomery bus boycott, and promote workers’ rights, such as the United Farm Workers-led boycott of table grapes;

    Whereas Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad, including—

    (1) attempting to slow Japanese aggression in the Pacific by boycotting Imperial Japan in 1937 and 1938;

    (2) boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust;

    (3) the United States Olympic Committee boycotting the 1980 summer Olympics in Moscow in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the preceding year; and

    (4) leading the campaign in the 1980s to boycott South African goods in opposition to apartheid in that country;

      Whereas the Supreme Court, in the 1966 case Rosenblatt v. Baer, held that the First Amendment to the Constitution ensures that “[c]riticism of government is at the very center of the constitutionally protected area of free discussion”;

        Whereas the Supreme Court held in the 1982 case NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware that “[t]he right of the States to regulate economic activity could not justify a complete prohibition against a nonviolent, politically motivated boycott … .”;

          Whereas the Supreme Court has recognized various activities as “expressive conduct” warranting constitutional protection, such as flag burning, wearing black armbands, silent sit-ins, and creating and designing custom wedding cakes; and

            Whereas despite this tradition, governments and nongovernmental organizations alike have sought to criminalize, stigmatize, and delegitimize the use of boycotts in an attempt to stifle constitutionally protected political expression: Now, therefore, be it

              Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

              (1) affirms that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights at home and abroad, as protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution;

              (2) opposes unconstitutional legislative efforts to limit the use of boycotts to further civil rights at home and abroad; and

              (3) urges Congress, States, and civil rights leaders from all communities to endeavor to preserve the freedom of advocacy for all by opposing antiboycott resolutions and legislation.

              No, it is not a dream. She is an elected member of the US Congress, born in Somalia.





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