With her recent ant-Semitic remarks that have drawn the ire of both Republican and Democratic members of congress, freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is without question the most controversial congressperson on Capitol Hill.
Omar drew stern criticism from President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for implying that the pro-Israel group AIPAC is responsible for U.S. aid and support of Israel.
Omar ‘apology’ for here insensitive rhetoric came in a form of a tweet, where she first ripped into President Trump before stating, “I learned from people impacted by my words.”
She also added this tweet:
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
But his acknowledgment that were words were hurtful, is Rep. Omar as naïve as he is playing herself off to be?
Some of the Somali-American’s past tweets could speak to a larger, and possibly a deeper feeling of disdain toward the state of Israel.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012
Anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists believe that Omar’s rise to power is just part of a bigger, more sinister play by radical Islamist to undermine the American political system.
A recent email sent out asserts just that, and lists the Muslims elected into office in the 2018 election cycle.
“How Many Muslims Won Political Office ?
The numbers May Surprise You — – – – – – Wake Up America!!!
REMEMBER …. YEARS AGO THEY SAID THAT THEY WOULD DESTROY US FROM WITH-IN.
WELL, THEY HAVE STARTED.”
Is there a clear effort to “infiltrate” the U.S. government with anti-American Muslims?
According to an opinion editorial in the American Thinker magazine, the fix has been in, and former President Obama tried to make it all happen.
While the Obama transition team aimed to hire Muslims “for the top jobs,” President Obama directed his cabinet and political appointees to develop and implement “Muslim Outreach” programs. He told NASA administrator Charles Bolden that his highest priority should be “to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science… and math and engineering.” President Obama announced plans for the first ever federally funded Muslim outreach program.
The program would be available nationwide for all elementary school students grade K-12. The program was designed to educate children about the fundamentals of the Muslim religion and Islamic belief. When CIA Director John Panetta visited Dearborn, Michigan he too was complying with the directives of President Obama. Panetta articulated he wanted to boost CIA recruitment efforts in Arab and Muslim communities.
With the election of President Obama in November 2008 and his Muslim Outreach initiative, exemplified by his Cairo “A New Beginnings Speech” at al Azhar University, the Obama administration officially extended a welcome to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Investor’s Business Daily provided a chronology of events, “How the CIA Helped the Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrate the West.” The Muslim Brotherhood’s star was rising and became a partner in the Obama White House. The crown jewel of Muslim Brotherhood influence was the fall of the Mubarak regime in Egypt during the Arab Spring of 2011. The White House fully supported the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamad Morsi, for president.
These are conspiracy theorists who are looking for anything they can use to make the case for their assumptions and claims. To be fair, many of these theories are back by truths, and Omar’s rhetoric may be the kerosene that fuels their fires.
But with that said, could there be a real concerted effort by radical Islam to subvert the U.S. government?