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Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour led a rally on Wednesday at the steps of the Supreme Court with a large group of other leftist activists and organizations to express “unequivocal solidarity” with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her recent remarks deemed anti-semitic.
The rally was in response to House Democrats drafting a resolution condemning anti-semitism in general but without naming Omar. Ahead of an unscheduled vote on it, leftists are demanding it includes broader language to condemn “anti-Muslim sentiments” and “black racism.”
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Sarsour, a Palestinian American activist, said the group had sent letters to “progressive” leaders across the country and planned to personally deliver a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office following the rally.
Nihad Awad, executive director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), claimed Omar was stating the obvious — “that Israel and the AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) have undue influence in our Congress and on our foreign policy.”
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In 2007-8, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the terror financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. That case, in turn, led the FBI to discontinue its work with the organization. In 2009, a federal judge ruled that the government “produced ample evidence to establish” the ties of CAIR with Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization. The United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR a terrorist organization in 2014 (a decision that the Obama administration opposed).
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Rabbi Alissa Wise, deputy director of Jewish Voice for Peace, said the activists would “stop the desecration of God’s name” by “standing together in praise of Rep. Omar for her courage, her honesty, her truth-telling, her bravery to stand up against those that insist Palestinians are not deserving of human rights.”
“That we must critic the Israeli government as it practices Apartheid,” Wise said.
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