Sri Lanka – Pregnant with Children she DETONATES her terror vest

April 24, 2019

What kind of mother would do this?  This is not what mothers do in cultures where life is valued.

American mothers – most would rather die then their children.  Culture has a lot to do with it.

This is soon to change as we see the murder of Planned Parenthood.  It may turn out that once the conversations are started and the murder culture has annihilated itself, that we will once again turn toward life.  But what of the MUSLIM?  In the WEST Christians and Jews are brought up in the culture to value life, and because of our fallen status as man, we sin and turn toward death.  However, the Muslim has the Quran, which centers death instead.  Islam is not compatible with Western values.

 

 

Pregnant wife of Sri Lanka bomber detonates suicide vest, killing children and police

Updated 

The pregnant wife of a Sri Lanka bomber detonated a suicide vest when police raided the affluent family’s home in the wake of the terror attacks, killing her own children.

Key points:

  • Death toll from Sri Lanka suicide bombings stands at 359 killed, 500 injured
  • Two brothers at the centre of the plot were the sons of a wealthy spice merchant
  • Many hotel staff are not turning up to work, scared that their workplaces will be targeted

Another of the suicide bombers behind the deadly string of attacks that killed 359 people and injured 500 on Easter Sunday studied in Australia before returning to settle in Sri Lanka.

Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed studied in the UK before doing postgraduate study in Melbourne.

Sri Lanka’s deputy defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene told a press conference most of the suicide bombers were well-educated and from wealthy families.

Some had law degrees, and all were Sri Lankan, he added.

‘Blood brothers’

Two brothers at the centre of the plot were the sons of a wealthy spice merchant, and their sprawling white house is one of the most ostentatious in the suburb where they lived.

One of them, Inshaf Ibrahim, a copper factory owner in his 30s, is believed to have been the mastermind of the bomb plot.

He detonated his explosive device at the busy breakfast buffet of the luxury Shangri-La hotel, a source close to the family said.

The family’s Colombo home was raided by police shortly afterwards.

Mr Wijewardene said that as police arrived, the pregnant wife of one of the brothers detonated a suicide jacket, killing herself and her two children as well as three police officers.

Ilham Ibrahim openly expressed extremist ideologies and had been involved in meetings of National Tawheed Jamaath, a local Islamist group suspected of involvement in planning the attacks, according to the source close to the family.

His entrepreneur brother, Inshaf, was outwardly more moderate in his views, and was known to be generous with donations to his staff and struggling local households, the source said.

He was married to the daughter of a wealthy jewellery manufacturer.

The brothers’ father, Mohamed Ibrahim, was arrested as police investigated those behind the attacks, police said.

Mr Ibrahim, a wealthy spice trader and pillar of the business community, had six sons and three daughters. He was admired by many who knew him.

“He was famous in the area for helping the poor with food and money. It’s unthinkable his children could have done that,” neighbour Fathima Fazla said.

“Because of what they have done, all Muslims are treated as suspects.”

Muslim community living in fear

Sri Lanka’s Muslim community — which accounts for 10 per cent of its population — is on edge.

Many Muslim refugees from Pakistan living near Negombo — where a church was blown up — have boarded buses to escape the threat of retaliation.

Farah Jameel, a refugee living in the area, said her family had been chased out by angry locals.

“They are hitting us,” she said.

“Even our landlord is not letting us live here, she is saying to get out of here and go wherever you want to go.”

Muslims living near the Ibrahim family expressed their sorrow that their neighbours were involved in the terror plot.

“Not only for Muslims, the whole community, the whole of Sri Lanka, everybody is our brothers and sisters, everybody who has passed away are our brothers and sisters,” said a neighbour who identified herself by her first name Taybeh.

“I have a small brother, he was very afraid, all the kids in the lane, they were very afraid, my small brother — he is not even going to the bathroom by himself.

“Everyone is thinking, what will happen the next moment?

“Even when I sleep I don’t know whether I’ll get up the next morning.”

Intelligence failure heightens political tensions

The failure to act on detailed intelligence pointing to the planned attacks has led to feuds at the highest levels of government, with Sri Lankan President Maithrapala Sirisena asking for the country’s defence secretary and police chief to step down.

Mr Wijewardene, the deputy defence minister, said authorities had been investigating Islamic State group infiltration in Sri Lanka for years, keeping a close eye on returned foreign fighters and their families.

“I didn’t know it was going to be scaled up to this,” he said.

Authorities also ignored warnings from the country’s Muslim leaders in January, about an extremist cleric who is believed to have planned the Easter Sunday attacks.

Arrests, interrogations and controlled detonations are still continuing around Sri Lanka, with authorities saying they also plan to beef up security around airports and for airlines.

Australian, UK, US and UAE agencies are helping with investigations.

“Within a couple of days, we will have total control,” Mr Wijewardene said.

The attacks have already had a devastating effect on Sri Lanka’s economy, with mass cancellations of bookings at hotels.

The Colombo Shangri-La hotel, which was bombed, has shut until further notice.

Many hotel staff are not turning up to work, scared that their workplaces will be targeted.

The increased security presence around major centres and night time curfews are continuing.

But there is concern whether the funding, as well as the manpower and training to sustain this degree of security, will be available.

But for now, sweeping emergency powers for the military is the new normal.

ABC/Reuters

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-25/pregnant-wife-of-sri-lanka-bomber-detonates-suicide-vest/11045306

 


US and India knew about pending attacks and warned about them, but didn’t know about Notre Dame?

April 24, 2019

does anyone else have a hard time believing this would be the case?

How is it that they knew about Sri Lanka and not Notre Dame?

 


update4 PROOF Notre Dame COULD NOT have been an Electrical Fire! ISIS poster from DailyMail – Notre Dame fire – survived the French Revolution! -car with gas tanks found-AGAIN

April 15, 2019

 

 

Notre Dame

 

 

How does a fire burn this fast?  During all of her 800 plus years, there were no fires?  How were they extinguished?  The timber of this wood is NOT porous.  It is very dense, especially after so many years…  This could NOT have been burnt down this fast.  Where is the science?  Who is using logic here?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your telling me this was NOT TERROR?

I have to say that this building stood for over 800 years.  To think that small fires had not happened before or accidents had not occurred is very naive.  This building is SOLID.  It would take a purposeful and DIRECTED  attack to take her down.  Sorry.  I don’t buy the story that it had NOT been on purpose

How many times did they say that the California fires were accidental?  They weren’t

‘ALLAH EST GRAND’: Muslims laugh as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week

 

Damien Rieu is reporting that people online are laughing at Norte Dame engulfed in flames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and then Notre Dame happens any connections?

 


CROSS REMAINS IN THE RUINS...

 

 

 

 

 

Car containing gas cylinders found parked near Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral, police say

An abandoned car filled with gas cylinders that was found parked near Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral on Sunday may have been left at the landmark as part of a terror attack “test run,” officials said Wednesday.

The car’s owner, who is on a French intelligence service watch list of people suspected of religious radicalization, was in custody, Sky News reported. At least one other person had also been detained in the investigation.

“We think he may have been trying to carry out a test-run,” a police official told AFP.

An employee of a nearby bar flagged the car Sunday morning as it was parked along the Seine River with its hazard lights flashing, according to two French officials.

There were seven gas cylinders inside the car, with one empty cylinder in the front passenger seat and six others in the car’s trunk, authorities said. No detonating device was present.

Documents with Arabic writing were found inside the car, the BBC reported.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said it still was not clear why the car was abandoned or what the intentions were of those under arrest.

Cazeneuve said there have been 260 arrests linked to extremist networks since the beginning of the year “and a significant number of these people were preparing attacks.”

France is on alert after a deadly string of Islamic State attacks and threats against landmarks. News of the gas canisters’ near Notre Dame broke hours before the release of a government-commissioned report on how the attacks have impacted France’s lucrative tourism industry.

Algeria-linked extremists used gas canisters filled with nails during attacks on Paris in the 1990s.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/world/car-containing-gas-cylinders-found-parked-near-paris-notre-dame-cathedral-police-say

 

‘Have a nice day’: ISIS fanatics revel in Notre Dame’s destruction days before Easter as they describe the inferno as ‘retribution and punishment’

  • ISIS affiliated propaganda group made a heartless poster of the inferno in Paris
  • It was accompanied by a cruel message bidding ‘au revoir’ to Notre Dame
  • The world mourned as the 850-year-old cathedral erupted in flames on Monday
  • Prosecutors said they are treating it as an accident, ruling out terror for now

ISIS fanatics are heartlessly revelling in the inferno at Notre Dame Cathedral just days before Easter calling it ‘retribution and punishment’, according to terror intelligence researchers.

A poster of the blazing cathedral appeared online accompanied by the words, ‘Have a good day,’ and was created by the ISIS affiliated Al-Muntasir group according to the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium.

The poster says: ‘Its construction began in the year 1163 and ended in 1345. It’s time to say goodbye to your oratory polytheism.’

A poster created by the Al-Muntasir media group – an ISIS affiliated propaganda wing – appeared online on Monday night, according to the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium

A poster created by the Al-Muntasir media group - an ISIS affiliated propaganda wing - appeared online on Monday night, according to the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium

 

The jihadists referred to the catastrophe as ‘retribution and punishment,’ SITE intelligence reported.

The chilling message appeared as firefighters continued their efforts to put out the blaze late on Monday night, which broke out less than a week before Easter and amid Holy Week commemorations.

The Al-Munatsir media organisation has shared propaganda rejoicing in terror attacks which have rocked France.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said it was treating the fire as an accident, ruling out arson and possible terror-related motives, at least for now.

While the jihadists celebrated online, France and the world mourned the destruction of a glorious symbol of Western civilisation.

A distraught Parisian watches Notre Dame Cathedral burn as a ferocious inferno engulfed the building on Monday evening

A distraught Parisian watches Notre Dame Cathedral burn as a ferocious inferno engulfed the building on Monday evening

A woman reacts with horror as she watches the collosal fire engulf the roof of the Notre Dame on Monday

A woman reacts with horror as she watches the collosal fire engulf the roof of the Notre Dame on Monday

A man puts his hand to his mouth in shock as he watches the flames burst from the historic cathedral

A man puts his hand to his mouth in shock as he watches the flames burst from the historic cathedral

Footage inside flame ravaged Notre Dame shows extent of the damage

French President Emmanuel Macron treated the fire as a national emergency, rushing to the scene and cancelling a previously scheduled televised address meant to address France’s yellow vest crisis.

‘The worse has been avoided, although the battle is not yet totally won,’ the president said, adding that he would launch a national funding campaign on Tuesday and call on the world’s ‘greatest talents’ to help rebuild the monument.

‘Notre Dame of Paris is our history, our literature, our imagination. The place where we survived epidemics, wars, liberation. It has been the epicenter of our lives,’ Macron said from the scene.

President Emmanuel Macron looked shell-shocked at the site of the fire on Monday evening

President Emmanuel Macron looked shell-shocked at the site of the fire on Monday evening

Notre Dame was ravaged as the fire swept across the top of the building around a renovation project before its spire collapsed, threatening priceless architecture and artworks throughout the cathedral.

The 12th-century church is home to relics, stained glass and other incalculable works of art and is a leading tourist attraction.

French media quoted the Paris fire brigade as saying the fire was ‘potentially linked’ to a 6 million euro (£5.2 million) renovation project on the spire and its 500 tons of wood and 250 tons of lead.

Despite the dramatic image of the flaming cathedral, no one was killed.

One firefighter was injured, among some 400 who battled the flames for hours before finally extinguishing them.

Firefighters continued working through the night to cool the building and secure the monument and announced on Tuesday morning the fire had been extinguished.

The blaze started at 6.50pm after the cathedral had closed to the public, and spread to one of its landmark rectangular towers.

The scaffolding at the top of the church and the wooden frame of the building was said to be completely ablaze by a cathedral spokesperson

The scaffolding at the top of the church and the wooden frame of the building was said to be completely ablaze by a cathedral spokesperson

Teams of firefighters from across the city were called in to try and put out the fire after it spread quickly through the cathedral on Monday evening

Teams of firefighters from across the city were called in to try and put out the fire after it spread quickly through the cathedral on Monday evening

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6927101/Have-nice-day-ISIS-fanatics-revel-Notre-Dames-destruction-describing-punishment.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

 

4-18-19


Attempted TERROR attack thwarted. Jihad that Omar incited! Happy Ramadan?

April 11, 2019

Will Ilhan Omar be held to account for this thwarted terror attack? Ilhan Omar incited this Muslim to plot a mass shooting admitted jihad in a Mall

 

Texas: Muslim teen pleads guilty to plotting mass shooting jihad at Frisco mall

He planned the attack to coincide with Ramadan – the month of jihad.

Source: Teen pleads guilty to plotting terror attack at Texas mall

A suburban Dallas teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired mass shooting at a North Texas mall.

A state judge sentenced Matin Azizi-Yarand to 20 years in prisonMonday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat, state and federal prosecutors announced. The 18-year-old is eligible for parole after serving 10 years.

Azizi-Yarand was arrested last May for plotting to shoot civilians and police at a Frisco mall in a rampage authorities said he was timing to coincide with Ramadan. IS has called on its supporters to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month.

The then-high school student had been recruiting others to participate in the shooting and planned to explain it with the release of a “Message to America,” according to prosecutors. He spent more than $1,400 buying weapons and tactical gear, and had been conducting surveillance of the mall.

Azizi-Yarand believes his plea agreement is a “fair deal” and is ready to begin his prison term, his lawyer, Mitch Nolte, told The Associated Press.

Azizi-Yarand was indicted in July , but his age presented a challenge for prosecutors.

Terrorism cases are typically brought in federal court. But because Azizi-Yarand was 17 at the time of the crime and a minor under federal law, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas was limited in the charges they could bring against him.

It’s “extremely rare” for someone to be prosecuted for terrorism charges state court, U.S. Attorney Joseph Brown said Monday at a press conference.


Source: Texas teen pleads guilty to plotting ISIS inspired mass shooting at mall | One America News Network

A Texas teen has learned his fate after pleading guilty to plotting an ISIS-inspired mass shooting at a mall north of Dallas.

18-year-old Matin Azizi-Yarand was sentenced to 20-years in prison Monday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat.

Authorities said he planned to launch the attack last May during Ramadan, and tried to recruit people to help him. He also spent over $1,400 on tactical gear and weapons.

He was arrested last year after telling an undercover FBI agent about his plot online.

“This was no distant dream for this young man. This was a well planned out, well developed, imminent plan, and if it was not for the involvement and hard work of federal and state law enforcement officers, this could have been a much, much worse result.”

— Joe Brown, attorney – Eastern District of Texas


As noted in our previous post on the young jihadis arrest:  Texas: Muslim student arrested in plot to ‘kill the kuffar’ in Frisco mall attack

The affidavit quotes him telling the source over Internet messages: ‘Look at all the other lone wolves. What training did they have yet they simply killed the kuffar? [disbelievers in Arabic]’

The ‘New York brother’ Azizi-Yarand referred to was most likely Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who killed eight people after driving a rental lorry down a bike path in October.

He then added: ‘But I swear I want to achieve Allah’s pleasure and kill the kuffar… I’ve only been reading ISIS magazine guides for performing operations and making bombs.

The student said he was struggling to decide whether to join ISIS or perform a terror-attack on American soil, before deciding on the latter and asking if the informer wanted to join him.

He stated: ‘We can still [travel to join ISIS] no problem, but then we are just like the rest,’ before adding that he had decided on a terror attack and had been going to the gym for physical preparation.

In further messages, Azizi-Yarand discussed ambushing a Hindu temple and even a school because ‘it is the perfect place for an attack – just fire where you hear screams’.

After deciding on Stonebriar Centre mall, he sent the informant a link to his ‘Message to America’, a rambling speech in which he accused the US government of bringing terror attacks upon yourselves’ by ‘bombing Muslims.


President Trump – and Congress – must put an end to South Carolina’s Corporate Treason- weapons to Qatar

April 10, 2019

updated

South Carolina (Lindsey Graham) is making deals with Qatar (supporter of Hamas and al Qaeda) setting up shop for manufacture of WEAPONS and Spy aircraft.  This puts us in danger of being the targets of those same weapons.  This also is an issue with intellectual / corporate and technology secrets.

POTUS must look in to this immediately and put an END to this TREASON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Here’s the article–

South Carolina is becoming home to a quiet Qatari military aircraft project

 · March 5, 2019
   

Qatar planes in Doha

Arif Akdogan/Anadolu Agency | Getty Images

The nation of Qatar, a tiny Gulf state known for its vast energy riches, tiny indigenous population, slave labor economy, and, of course, its troublesome connections to international terrorist organizations, has commenced a massive but under-the-radar spending spree in South Carolina. Through Barzan Aeronautical, a subsidiary of the Qatar defense ministry-controlled Barzan Holdings, Doha has targeted South Carolina as the location for a major military aircraft initiative. The state is home to several Qatar-friendly politicians and defense industry heavyweights.

Senator Lindsey Graham has held several face-to-face meetings with high-ranking delegations from the $320 billion Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), which has pledged to invest billions into the state. Over the past couple of years, Graham has emerged as one of the major pro-Qatar voices in the Senate. He routinely takes to television and other media platforms to repudiate Qatar’s regional adversaries, while bolstering its allies.

The top donor to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s recent successful gubernatorial campaign is a major Qatari lobbyist. Between 2017 and 2018, Imaad Zuberi, a lobbyist who represents the ultra-wealthy QIA, shelled out over $50,000 for McMaster’s campaign, according to campaign finance reports. Zuberi told associates that his donations to Republicans were a way to pay for further access to politicians, according to The New York Times.

 

——me  —Qatari lobbyist admit to buying ACCESS and no one says ANYTHING?

 

On the local level, the mayor of Charleston, which is home to a major Boeing plant, is also a friend to the Gulf state. He has “signed a declaration of understanding to encourage economic development, cultural and environmental cooperation between Charleston and Doha, Qatar’s capital city,” after meeting with Qatari investment officials, The Post and Courier reported.

 

——me —Boeing is also making deals with IRAN – again -NOTHING from no one

Charleston is home to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner assembly plant. Qatar recently spent over $11 billion to order 30 787s and 10 777s from Boeing. Moreover, the Qatari air force has a $6.2 billion contract with Boeing.

The Qatar-run Barzan Holdings was launched March 12, 2018, intended to act as “a commercial gateway for the defense industry in Qatar.” One week later, a subsidiary company, Barzan Aeronautical, was incorporated in South Carolina. The aircraft program appears to be in the very early stages of development. Barzan Aeronautical’s website lists a target launch date of May 2019.

A promotional video from the Qatari ministry of defense showcases the ambition of the project:

In interviews, Qatari officials have stressed that the one-year-old Barzan Holdings project is a top-priority project for advancing Qatar’s defense goals. In November, the ruler of Qatar himself paid a visit to the Barzan research and development center.

Information on the nature of the mission of Barzan Aeronautical first surfaced in Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) filings last year through the Department of Justice. A high-powered K Street law firm, Ott, Bielitzki & O’Neill PLLC, defined the Barzan Aeronautical mission as a project dedicated to “development and production of surveillance aircraft” for Qatar. Just a couple of weeks ago (without any media coverage), Barzan Aeronautical submitted its own FARA filing, describing its mission as aiding “in procurement / development of airborne ISR [Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance] systems for the foreign principal,” which is the state of Qatar.

 

—-me –DRONES

In December 2018 and January 2019 alone, the foreign agents representing the Qatari aircraft project listed half a million dollars in lobbying expenses and revenue, according to the FARA filings. Moreover, in FARA disclosures, the K Street law firm noted it is being paid $75,000 per month for government relations services. It also reveals that an American is serving as the CEO of the front company and that its board of directors is a mix of Americans and Qataris. However, the company is 100 percent owned by the Qatar Ministry of Defence.

Barzan Holdings has quickly become a successful international advocate for Qatar’s defense industry, racking up tens of millions of dollars in mega-deals with various nations and their defense industries. Barzan has signed contracts with countless major defense and weapons companies in Turkey, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States.

At the 2018 Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) in March, Qatar, through Barzan, scored deals with American defense industry giants such as Raytheon and Tapestry Solutions, a subsidiary of Boeing, both of which have a major presence in South Carolina. The mega-deal with the Boeing subsidiary was valued at $79 million.

Using its huge energy resources turned to wealth to promise statewide development, Qatar has racked up tremendous diplomatic and financial capital with the influential politicians and defense companies of South Carolina, enough that the al Qaeda and Hamas-funding state is apparently set to build military surveillance aircraft inside the continental United States.

 

——-me —This is a treasonous act that is being coordinated under our noses and the allies that will pay as a result blame America for it.  Eventually, we may indeed become the targets of those who are the choosing America as the manufacturer of her own doom.  The blood of our soldiers will be on THIS Congress’ hands and President TRUMP should invoke Executive authority to STOP this deal

 

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/south-carolina-is-becoming-home-to-a-quiet-qatari-military-aircraft-project/

Remember Lindsey Graham was a McCain protege


Hilton and the Democrats (Ilan Omar) are hosting Islamic Terrorist CAIR

April 7, 2019

 

 

#Hilton Hotel Hosts A #Terrorist Fundraiser! SERIOUSLY!! https://youtu.be/xQvdqyLOcTM via @YouTube


Democrats in power are agitating for CIVIL unrest. Tantamount to domestic terror

March 31, 2019

The Democrats have allowed the party to become THE party of domestic terror.

To name a few – Mosby, Waters, Lynch, Holder, Tlaib, Pelosi, and Harris.  And the list of agitators keeps growing as they take queues from each other.

The Muslim’s agitate using Islam while the Blacks agitate the Blacks, and the Hispanics (all types) for the illegals.  They keep trying to get the whites up in arms but thats been a waste of time.

The Democrats WANT to collapse America.  WHY?

 

Ilhan Omar tells Muslims to ‘raise hell’ and ‘make people uncomfortable’ in defending their rights

Congresswoman’s speech to Council on American-Islamic Relations draws protesters

 

U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks to support LGBTQ and allied high school students from across the state of Minnesota who marched to the State Capitol steps Thursday, March 21, 2019 in St. Paul, Minn. to urge lawmakers to protect … more >

– The Washington Times – Sunday, March 24, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism, told Muslims in a speech Saturday to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable” in defense of their rights.

As hundreds of pro-Israel protesters rallied outside, Ms. Omar said U.S. Muslims should confront discrimination in her keynote speech at a fundraiser hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles in Woodland Hills, California.

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” Ms. Omar said as the crowd cheered. “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

Ms. Omar, whose speech was livestreamed by Fox News and posted on CAIR’s Facebook page, also intimated that President Trump was to blame in part for the horrific March 15 shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, which left 50 dead.

“The reason I think many of us knew this was going to get worse is we finally have a leader, a world leader in the White House, who publicly says that Islam hates us, who fuels hate against Muslims,” she said.

Her appearance drew a crowd of protesters waving American and Israeli flags, as well as signs with messages like “Omar Equals Hate.” Two banners were unfurled outside the balconies at the Hilton hotel with the messages, “Ilhan Hates Israel” and “CAIR Hates Jews.”

 

 

A smaller group of protesters came out in support of Ms. Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018.

“There are very fascinating people outside who for so many years have spoken about an Islam that is oppressive, an Islam that lessens and isolates its women, and today they gather outside to protest a Muslim woman who is in Congress,” Ms. Omar said in her speech. “The irony in that is very entertaining to me.”

She added that she and “many of the people in this room can care less about what they have to say because we know who we are and where we belong and what we stand for.”

Ms. Omar has been accused of anti-Semitism statements on several occasions, culminating in an uproar earlier this month over her criticism about those who pledge “allegiance to a foreign country,” in what was condemned as a dual-loyalties slur against Jews who support Israel.

The Democrat-controlled House responded by passing a resolution March 7 that condemned anti-Semitism—as well as anti-Muslim bias—but did not mention Ms. Omar by name.

In her Saturday speech, she alluded to the anti-Semitism controversy, saying, “My choice of a country to talk about is not my preference of a country. It is based on what country is violating basic human rights.”

That includes other nations, she said. “It doesn’t matter if that country is being run by my father, my brother, my sister, I will still criticize that country because I know every country is capable of living up to their best,” she said.

House Democrats have so far resisted calls for Ms. Omar to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“Many people expect our community to feel like it needs to hide every time something happens, but repeatedly we have shown them that we are not to be bullied, we are not to be threatened, we are not to be terrorized,” she said in her speech. “We are strong and resilient, and we will always show up to be ourselves, because we know we have a right to a dignified existence and a dignified life.”

• This story was based in part on wire service reports.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

 

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/24/ilhan-omar-ciar-speech-tells-muslims-raise-hell/


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