It is shocking enough that Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a resolution this week that would support the militantly anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. It is much more shocking that she sought to justify her actions by likening the proposed boycott of Israel to America’s boycott of the Nazis as they were slaughtering Jews.
Has she no social awareness? No moral clarity? No understanding of the glaring hypocrisy of her proposal?
Yes, Omar suggested, it is our moral conscience that caused us to stand against the evil Nazis back then. And it is our moral conscience that should cause us to stand against the evil Israelis today.
Back then, the Jews were getting slaughtered by the Nazis. Today, the Jews in Israel are just like the Nazis. Seriously!
To quote her directly, “We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor.
“And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”
She continued, “Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust.”
Today, however, it is the Israelis who have taken the place of the Nazis, dehumanizing the Palestinians in like fashion. We need to put the squeeze on them!
What shocking, mindless comparisons. What an utterly inapposite analogy.
To illustrate the depth of Omar’s Jewish blind spot, it would be like a white congressman saying, “I propose that we make reparations for slavery, since we understand that blacks are inherently inferior to whites and could use our help.”
Her proposal is no less offensive.
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SOURCE: Charisma News