Last week, House Democrats inflicted on America the disgusting spectacle of covering for a member’s anti-Semitic comments with a generic resolution against “hate” that didn’t even name the offender…and it’s still not good enough for the party’s worst of the worst.
To recap, Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota got in hot water for a handful of quotes over the past several weeks, from “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel” to multiple suggestions that America politicians who support the Middle East’s sole liberal democracy have been bought off by Jewish groups.
Republicans and conservatives lit into her, more mainstream Democrats went into damage-control mode, and eventually someone had the bright idea to try to make the whole thing go away with a House resolution that “encourages all public officials to confront the reality of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other forms of bigotry”; and condemned “anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against all minorities as contrary to the values of the United States” alongside the “perpetuation of anti-Semitic stereotypes in the United States and around the world, including the pernicious myth of dual loyalty and foreign allegiance.”
Oh, and Omar’s name was nowhere to be found in the document.
By any rational standard, Omar got off almost scot-free, without losing so much as a committee assignment. But incredibly, Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan (last seen complaining that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was being too mean to poor Ilhan) is outraged by the fact that any Democrats criticized her at all.
The Daily Wire has the details of Tlaib’s recent appearance on Showtime’s “The Circuit” with Alex Wagner:
WAGNER: Why do you think people in your own party reacted so strongly to what she said?
TLAIB: You know, I’m trying to figure it out. This past week I feel, and I know this would be somewhat shocking for some, but I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party. And I know that’s hard for people to hear, but here’s only been four members of Congress that are of Muslim faith. Three of them currently serve in this institution.
WAGNER: So, you think Democrats have some Islamophobia, and that’s at the root of some of this consternation?
TLAIB: I think our country’s struggling with it.
Islamophobia? Really? From the party of Keith Ellison, the party that hysterically opposes security screenings that even notices religion as a factor, that spent a year screaming about a “Muslim ban” that wasn’t actually a Muslim ban, that stigmatizes any discussion of Islamist terrorism’s theological roots? That Democrat Party?
Watch in the coming months as neither Omar nor Tlaib pays a price for any of this. They probably won’t even face primary challengers.
Today’s Democrats certainly do have an Islam problem, but it’s not a phobia. I believe the term they’re searching for would be Islamophilia.
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