Hundreds of protesters lined up California’s streets to oppose Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at a fundraiser being held by the CAIR terrorist-supporting organisation
Anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MnN) showed just how tone deaf she can be.
Despite, her recent run of posting antisemitic tropes on Twitter that attacked any and all Jewish, and American supporters of Israel.
Ilhan Omar nevertheless found it completely acceptable to speak at a terrorist linked CAIR fundraiser.
Waving American and Israeli flags, protesters line the streets across from the Hilton hotel where Saturday’s event was taking place in Woodland Hills, California
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a fundraising event in Woodland Hills Saturday, where Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar spoke at the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles’ fourth annual Valley Banquet.
The freshman Democrat, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, drew scorn from many Jewish and Republican circles with a tweet in early February that said “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” in reference to the support U.S. lawmakers have traditionally offered to Israel.
The remark was criticized by some — including Omar’s Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives — as anti-Semitic.
Omar later apologized, saying “anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes.” But Omar has stood by her criticism of the Israeli government.
The protesters, critical of Omar’s words, lined a sidewalk area outside the Hilton hotel in Woodland Hills, waving Isreali flags in a heavy show of solidarity against the freshman congresswoman’s appearance at the Hilton. A handful of counterprotesters across the streets held up signs in support of Omar, even as one person wearing a MAGA hat yelled through a megaphone, “Look at those liberal losers.”
LAPD was well aware of the protest of the event, which had been planned in well in advance.
“Officers will be working it (the banquet). We don’t disclose the numbers,” Officer Sal Ramirez of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section told City News Service.