PJ Media: Omar’s victory is total. The anti-Semitism resolution was turned into a condemnation of “Islamophobia” and “white supremacism,” she remains on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the entire Democratic leadership has made it clear that they don’t dare cross her.
To be sure, the resolution as it was passed contained a condemnation of anti-Semitism, and even of accusations of dual loyalty, in which Omar had indulged when she railed against “the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”
Nancy Pelosi, however, was quick to insist that the resolution wasn’t referring to Omar: “I thought the resolution should be largely issued to anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia, etc., anti-white supremacist, and that it should not mention her name … because it’s not about her.” more …
Opinion: Political observers point to accusations of dual loyalty as nothing new.
John F. Kennedy was accused of dual loyalty to the pope in the run up to the 1960 presidential election.
Republicans were accused of dual loyalty to Israel in 2015 when Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress to decry Barack Obama and the Iran nuclear deal.
But dual loyalty accusations against Jews are from time immemorial.
“Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for the king to let them remain.”
Haman hated the Jew, Mordecai, who was in the king’s court for failing to bow down to him. So Haman planned to kill all the Jews:
“If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.”
The decree was written: “The money and the people are given to you, to do with them as seems good to you.” (Esther 3:8-10)
Haman’s plan to wipe out all the Jews of Persia was thwarted when the heroine Esther petitioned the king to write another decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves. As the Biblical account ends, the Jews pre-empted the Persians and scored a stunning victory, one that was used again in 1967 before Egypt, Syria, and Jordan began a massive attack, and were defeated in 6 days.
Ilhan Omar joins with Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib in supporting BDS, but no mention of dual loyalty to Palestinians will ever be made in Congress.