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Hayward: Rape Survivor Lara Logan Gets Cold Shoulder from Media

Television journalist Lara Logan poked the mainstream media beehive last week in a no-holds-barred interview where she bluntly accused many reporters of becoming “political activists” and even “propagandists” for the Left and said journalism has descended into “absolute horses**t.” The response has been furious, personal, and devoid of the respect normally demanded for rape survivors. Lara Logan is a rape survivor in the most literal no-horsesh**t sense of the term. She was assaulted by a mob in Cairo while covering the Arab Spring uprising in February 2011 for CBS News and…

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Republicans Move Amendment Against Antisemitism Thru House — Unanimously

The House Republicans moved an amendment opposing antisemitism through the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, using an unusual parliamentary maneuver from the minority that rarely succeeds. It passed 424-0. The “motion to recommit” is rarely successful. Typically, it is a last-ditch effort by the minority party to make an amendment to another bill. In this case, Republicans offered an amendment to a House resolution against the U.S. supporting Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The amendment declares that “[I]t is in the national security interest of the United States to…

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Local Jewish Leaders Staged Intervention with Ilhan Omar in 2018: ‘Very Troubled by the Answers We Received’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hit back Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s call Tuesday for her to resign from Congress or quit the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her antisemitic rhetoric. Omar, who apologized Monday at the behest of Democratic leaders, claimed that the president had “trafficked in hate” his “whole life,” while she had “learned from people impacted by my words.” Hi @realDonaldTrump– You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?…

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Pollak: Democrat Ilhan Omar’s Phony ‘Lobbyist’ Excuse for Antisemitic Remarks

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) apologized Monday for antisemitic remarks about why members of Congress support Israel. She added, however: “I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in politics.” She went on to mention the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), among others. The truth is that Omar is quite happy to accept support from lobbyists and advocacy organizations — especially left-wing and anti-Israel ones. Ironically, Omar retweeted a statement of support from a lobbyist group last weekend — namely, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). MPAC’s tweet referred approvingly to a Washington…

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Trump: Ilhan Omar Should ‘Resign from Congress or … House Foreign Affairs Committee’

President Donald Trump weighed in again Tuesday on the controversy surrounding antisemitic remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who apologized Monday at the behest of Democratic leaders but kept her committee posts. Trump told a Cabinet meeting open to reporters: “I think [Omar] should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.” He also cast doubt on the sincerity of her apology. His full remarks, via pool report, were as follows: Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And Congressman Omar,…

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Obama’s Ambassador to Israel: Democrats Must Speak up Against Ilhan Omar

Dan Shapiro, who served as President Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel from 2011 to 2017, called on fellow Democrats to denounce the anti-Israel and antisemitic views of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Monday morning. In a series of tweets, Shapiro revealed that there had been an ongoing effort by other Democrats to reach out to Omar in the hope that she would broaden her “extreme view” of Israel. These efforts, he said, had failed. 1. @IlhanMN‘s outrageous comments equating politicians’ support for Israel with being bought off by American Jewish…

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Chelsea Clinton Slams Democrat Ilhan Omar for Antisemitism

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Sunday evening for using an anti-Jewish stereotype when she alleged that members of Congress had been paid to support Israel. Omar began by tweeting “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a comment by left-wing Israel critic Glenn Greenwald in which he lamented that Congress in general, and Republicans in particular, supported Israel. It’s all about the Benjamins baby https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019 Omar’s response triggered a torrent of criticism — including…

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Democrat Ilhan Omar Uses Anti-Jewish Smear About Money: ‘She Might as Well Call Us Hook-Nosed’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) launched a new antisemitic volley on Twitter on Sunday, accusing a pro-Israel group of buying influence in Congress, and referring to an offensive Jewish stereotype that even fellow critics of Israel found abhorrent. Omar began by re-tweeting Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of the Intercept, who has long been hostile to Israel. Greenwald had criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) for his comments to Breitbart News Saturday and other outlets, accusing Democrats of double standards in their reluctance to punish Omar and other Democrats for antisemitic rhetoric…

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Exclusive— Kevin McCarthy: If Pelosi Won’t Stand Up to Democrat Anti-Semitism, Republicans Will

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy painted Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s failure to reprimand anti-Semitic Democrats as “supportive” of them on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot. Host and Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle asked McCarthy about the emergence of anti-semitic comments and actions among congressional Democrats. McCarthy has been working to get Democrats to stand up to some of their members making anti-Semitic comments. He pointed to “what some of the new Democrat members have been saying and attacking when it comes to people of the Jewish faith and others, it’s anti-semitic, their…

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Former Islamic State Sex Slaves Threatened with Calls and Text Messages in Canada

Six Yazidi women held as sex slaves by the Islamic State (ISIS) before finding sanctuary in Canada reported received threatening phone calls and text messages from ISIS sympathizers. Some of the callers claim to be the same ISIS jihadis who abused them in Iraq. Others threatened to hunt them down and rape them again. The youngest of the six Yazidis is only 14 years old. CTV News reported on Monday that the women have given police recordings of the phone calls and copies of the text messages they have received. Some…

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