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Americans are extraordinarily tolerant people, particularly when it comes to religion.  As Thomas Jefferson, the author of American religious liberty, said:

But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

They are content to leave others alone to practice their faiths as they please, and expect others do the same for them.  They may think some practices of others odd, but they are entirely willing to honor the First Amendment.  They are so tolerant, they are even willing to vote for people whose religious practices and beliefs are not only un-American, but actively hostile to Americans, America and her allies–at least Minnesotans are.  Some Americans naively think this an ultimate expression of tolerance rather than cultural suicide.  I speak of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, as Powerline reports:

We wrote here about the fact that Rep. Ilhan Omar was scheduled to give a speech in Woodland Hills, California, for CAIR, the terrorist-supporting unindicted co-conspirator of the Holy Land Foundation prosecution. Sure enough, Omar’s CAIR speech made news. Why? She described the September 11 attacks as “some people did something” so that “all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” It’s all about “us,” although what civil liberties were lost is, as always, unclear. [skip]

This is a common theme in Islamic and liberal circles: terrorist attacks are significant only insofar as they raise the specter of ‘backlash’ against Muslims. One sometimes gets the impression that, save for such hypothetical backlash–incessantly warned about, but rarely occurring–some would be content with the terrorist attacks.

As I also recently noted in Ilhan Omar: Invulnerable, she has the virtue of being a virulent anti-semite, a charming quality for which her congressional colleagues were singularly unwilling to chastise her.  In her enmity for Jews, she is closely aligned with CAIR, claiming it was established only after 9-11 because poor American Muslims were in imminent danger of losing their freedoms after “some people”—Muslim jihadists—“did something”—murdered nearly 3000 Americans.

The invaluable Discover The Networks explains CAIR (Council On Islamic-American Relations), which was not founded in 2001 in response to concerns aboutanti-Muslim backlash that did not materialize:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) describes itself as a ‘non-profit, grassroots membership organization … established to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,’ to protect Muslims from hate crimes and discrimination, and to present ‘an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public.’ According to the Council’s Director of Communications, Ibrahim Hooper, ‘We are similar to a Muslim NAACP.’ As of June 2007, CAIR claimed 32 branch affiliates in the United States and one in Canada.

Similar to a Muslim NAACP,” yes, but only if the NAACP sought world domination and the slaughter or subjugation of non-Blacks.

CAIR was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad, Omar Ahmad, and Rafeeq Jaber, all of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine(IAP), which was established by senior Hamasoperative MousaAbu Marzookand functioned as Hamas’ public relations and recruitment arm in the United States. Awad and Ahmad previously had served, respectively, as IAP’s Public Relations Director and President. Thus it can be said that CAIR was an outgrowth of IAP.

Hamas is one of the world’s most vicious terrorist organizations, dedicated to the murder of all Jews and the extermination of Israel.  They’re not at all fond of Americans either.

CAIR opened its first office in Washington, DC, with the help of a $5,000 donation from the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development(HLF), a self-described charity founded by Mousa Abu Marzook. In May 1996, CAIR coordinated a press conference to protest the decision of the U.S. government to extradite Marzook for his connection to terrorist acts performed by Hamas. CAIR characterized the extradition as ‘anti-Islamic’ and ‘anti-American.’ When President Bush closed HLF in December 2001 for collecting money ‘to support the Hamas terror organization,’ CAIR decried his action as ‘unjust’ and ‘disturbing.’

“Unjust” and “disturbing to jihadists, certainly.  CAIR is also a front for the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the more virulent terrorist organizations in the world:

CAIR co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmadwas named, in the same 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, as an unindicted co-conspirator with HLF. During the trial, evidence was supplied proving that Ahmad had attended, along with Nihad Awad, the aforementioned 1993 Philadelphia meeting of Hamas leaders and operatives. Moreover, prosecutors described Ahmad as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood‘s ‘Palestine Committee’ in America.

Scott Johnson of Powerline also provides history of CAIR’s founding:  

When 25 [Hamas] members and supporters gathered at a Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia on October 27, 1993, they were unaware that the FBI was monitoring their deliberations. The confab was a brainstorming exercise: how best to back Hamas and derail the Oslo Accords while concealing these activities from the American government? . . . In the U.S., Hamas was [by this time] perceived as the principal enemy of the popular ‘peace process.’ . . .

That was where [a] new organization would come in. . . . The new entity’s Islamism and Hamas promotion would have to be less ‘conspicuous.’ It would need to couch its rhetoric in sweet nothings like ‘social justice,’ ‘due process,’ and ‘resistance.’ If it did those things, though, it might be more attractive . . . and effective. A Muslim organization posing as a civil-rights activist while soft-pedaling its jihadist sympathies might be able to snow the American political class, the courts, the media, and the academy. It might make real inroads with the . . . progressives who dominated the Clinton administration…

Despite its Hamas roots and terror ties, the most disturbing aspect of CAIR is its accomplishment of the Muslim Brotherhood’s precise aspiration for it. Thanks to its media savvy and the credulousness of government officials and press outlets, which have treated it as the ‘civil-rights’ group it purports to be rather than the Islamist spearhead that it is, CAIR has been a constant thorn in the side of American national defense.

The Obama administration was very fond of CAIR and similar organizations.  Omar has also indulged, in 2017, in a bit of extracurricular diplomacy, about which I doubt she informed the Department of State.  The media won’t report it , but PJ Media explains:

What is most interesting about this meeting, however, aside from the fact that the President of Turkey agreed to meet with a local Minnesota state legislator, is that it took place in the very same hotel room where Erdogan, either just before or just after his meeting with Omar, met with the assembled top leadership of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.

Erdogan, the Islamist president of Turkey, has all but removed Turkey from NATO as he supports Islamist/terrorist states and organizations. It is the Islam Omar clearly supports that practices no tolerance toward other faiths, or women.  I explored this in Female Genital Mutilation And Cultural Equivalence where I explored the common Muslim practice of mutilating the genitals of—cutting out the clitoris with non-sterile blades—and of killing female children and spouses who supposedly dishonor the family/Islam, in this case, in North Texas.  They occur every day, around the world.

And as one might imagine, Omar, Nancy Pelosi and other Americans in name only are proclaiming any criticism of Omar an invocation of violence, particularly any criticism uttered by President Trump.

A standard socialist tactic is claiming equivalence where none exists to try to distract people from their insanity. Omar tried this with President Bush’s comments at ground zero:

As I previously noted, Americans are unparalleled in their religious tolerance, but not toward Islamists.  They know many Muslims wish only to live in peace with their neighbors, which speaks well of their character.  Unfortunately, such people do not follow the tenets of their faith, which is not a “religion of peace,” but of conquest.  One need only google “Islam / violence” or “Koran / violence,” to find more than ample evidence of the Koranic exhortations to violence and conquest. Sadly, it is Islamists, those that take the Koran literally when it comes to murdering or subjugating all infidels—non-believers—that are the true representatives of their faith, not Muslims that live peacefully among others.  Many of these Muslims have immigrated to America to escape the horror and violence of Islamists in their countries of origin.  Americans are more than capable of telling between the two.

Islam is not a religion, but a militant, patriarchal political philosophy that rules all aspects of thought and life.  It is cloaked in religious trappings to give it the imprimatur of deity, the cover that bloodthirsty violence is done in the name of faith, but it is no less murderous for those trappings.  It is a contemporary truism to observe that not all Muslims are terrorists, but virtually all terrorists are Muslim, who continue their worldwide slaughter.

Islam sees only two worlds: dar al-Islam, where Islamic law—Sharia—prevails, and dar al-harb, the territory of war, courtesy of Islam. In practice, this means Islamist Muslims do not recognize any country, any polity.  They may live in America, but they are Muslims first, last and always. They do not consider themselves Americans, but Muslims of the dar al-Islam. They owe no allegiance to America, quite the opposite.

Observant Muslims do not seek to assimilate and become Americans.  The very concept is foreign to them.  We can see this being acted out throughout Europe and Scandinavia where Muslim enclaves are no-go zones for the police, and where Sharia rules, either because civil authorities are afraid to combat it, or because they have fecklessly decided to accommodate it.  These are not Swedes or Frenchmen or Germans, but Muslims who happen to live in those places. They do not acclimate to the modern world, but drag civilization down to the Third World, Medieval levels of the lands they fled.  They rape, burn, kill, and do as they wish and are seldom punished for their crimes. Their goal is to subvert and conquer those countries, and they enjoy considerable success in that goal.

Some people doing something.  credit: news.com.au

And so we have Iilan Omar, duly elected by Minnesotans.  The issue is not that she’s an anti-Semite—plenty of Democrats are Anti-Semites.  It’s not even that she’s Muslim.  The problem is she’s an Islamist, who associates openly with other Islamists.  She recognizes no allegiance to America, but only to militant Islam.  Consider the plight of any non-Muslim congressman or senator who openly associated with terrorists.  How would they fare?  Omar is a woman who, speaking to her fellow Islamists of CAIR, said “some people did something” on September 11, 2001, which is significant to her only because Muslims might be blamed for that “something,” done by “some people.”

She claims to be upset because Muslims are “second-class citizens” in America.  Yet she is American in name only, and can absolutely be expected to betray American interests and security in every way possible. Islamist’s faith specifically teaches them to lie to infidels.

Someone doing something in response to some people who did something.

Tucker Carlson of Fox News, adds detail:

In 1992, Ilhan Omarcame to this country from a refugee camp in East Africa. Three years later, she and her family applied for, and received, refugee status in the United States. Five years after that, she became a U.S. citizen. She’s been attacking the United States as a racist hellhole pretty much ever since.

According to Omar, there’s barely a difference between this country and terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. In a 2013 interview, Omar complained that people seem to think there’s a big difference between America and Al Qaeda.

‘When I was in college, I took a terrorism class,’ she said. “Every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda,’ his shoulders went up. He’d say ‘Al Qaeda’ and ‘Hezbollah.’ You don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity. You don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity.

More people doing something in response to some people that did something.

That, Ms. Omar, is because America, England and the US Army do not indiscriminately slaughter innocents, seek to conquer the world, destroy ancient monuments, fly planes into skyscrapers, and specifically seek the genocide of the Jews.  Al Qaeda and Hezbollah do.  America, England, and the US Army seek to preserve western civilization, the forces that raised man from medieval streets running with raw sewage. They weep at the loss of Notre Dame. Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood and Iihan Omar seek, using modern weapons, a self-absorbed and arrogant media and a more than willing Democrat Party, to return us to the effluent, to disease, illiteracy and squalor.  They rejoice to see any portion of Christianity destroyed.

This, gentle readers, is the face of the Democrat Party: Islamists, LGBTQWERTY activists, and socialists who are too stupid to understand Islamists would gladly slaughter them as soon as they’re no longer useful.  May God protect us, and forgive us for not protecting ourselves.

Pre-Posting Update:  Go here to see a story about a Qatari cleric explaining how to beat one’s wife–peacefully, of course–in accordance with Sharia.

Never forget what really happened on 9-11.  Never forget the true nature of Ilhan Omar and anyone like her.