In many regards, radicals who support Rep. Ilhan Omar have partaken in the psychological act known as “projection.”
Americans saw this on full displays earlier this week when Omar’s supporters branded her opponents as “fascist.” Somehow, in the eyes of those who support this congresswoman, anyone who takes issue with her is a radical individual. This couldn’t be further from the truth, but it’s what many on the left believe, as documented by Fox News.
This past weekend, Omar appeared at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraising event in Seattle. During this time, the congresswoman attracted support from the socialist Community & Labor Against Fascism (CLAF) publication which had plenty to say about Americans who took issues with Omar’s presence in Seattle.
In CLAF’s own words:
“Omar, the first Somali American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has been the focus point of a disgustingly racist and Islamophobic campaign. She has spoken out against U.S. support for Israel, against U.S. war on Venezuela, for Muslim civil rights and against abortion bans.”
“I ain’t backing down.” Asian-American man wearing MAGA hat responds to counter-demonstrators calling him racist at the Ilhan Omar protest. pic.twitter.com/OKyVD9YWeH
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) May 26, 2019
The Flaws in Left-Wing Logic
This idea that anyone who doesn’t like Ilhan Omar is some extreme fascist is simply not accurate; yet, it’s still a narrative which countless Democrats have convinced themselves of. The fact of the matter is that there are many reasons for any reasonable American to dislike Ilhan Omar. Her anti-Semitic comments, her socialist policies, and the people who she has chosen to align herself with are some very credible causes of concern.
Part of entering into the political arena is understanding that criticism comes along with the job. This is especially true for a candidate like Omar who makes a habit of spewing derogatory, anti-Semitic remarks.
Newsflash: those type of stunts don’t sit well with the majority of the American people.
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Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.