Hey Mainstream Media, the chant, “Send her back” is not racist any more than “lock her up” is sexist (Hillary 2016). I don’t condone sentiments like, “go back to where you came from,” and I would never say that to an immigrant. I am an immigrant myself in Israel and would not like someone telling me, because of my faith in Yeshua, to “go back to America.” But unless they are directed at an entire race, they are not racist. So stop referring every 10 seconds to the the racist chant.
In this situation, they are directed at one person and not because of her race or ethnicity. She could be a white male from Macedonia and the sentiment would be the same. The issues are Ilhan Omer’s policies and rhetoric, not her gender, religion or ethnicity.
For “send her back” to be racist, it would need to be directed at her entire race and because of their race. “Send them back because they are black,” would be racist and would be condemned by 99% of Americans (sadly some Americans would embrace it).
Neither is it Islamaphobic (she is hardly a good Muslim, embracing Abortion, even at nine months, and gay marriage) as it is not directed against Muslims. Nor is it xenophobic, as it is not directed against the entire Somali community.
No, the chant is directed at one woman who is anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Iran; who has referred to illegal aliens as “undocumented Americans” and who wants to fundamentally change our country into a socialist disaster. And recently she said that she doesn’t regret tweeting anti-Semitic tropes, where she implied that Israel controlled congress and has hypnotized the world, amongst other things.
“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” —Ilhan Omar
Recently tapes have surfaces where Omar’s hatred of white men is on display. When asked about her response to Islamic terrorism in the US, instead of taking the opportunity to, as a moderate Muslim, condemn the acts, she said:
Our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are causing most of the deaths within this country. If fear was the driving force of policies to keep America safe…we should be profiling, monitoring [white men] and creating policies to fight the radicalization of white men.
The truth is, the percentage of Muslim Americans who are radicalized is light years beyond the percentage of white males who become white supremacists at the level of terrorism. There just happens to be many more white men in America than Muslim men. So the fact that the numbers are even close show how out of proportion they really are. When speaking about flat out murder, not terrorism, whites are actually in a minority according to blogger Matt Walsh:
Again, not close. According to the Department of Justice, white people (not just men) commit about 45% of the murders in the U.S. That seems high until you consider that white people are over 60% of the population. Whites are therefore underrepresented in the homicide department by about 15%. Blacks commit a little over 50% of the murders in America, despite accounting for only 13% of the total population. Those are the simple facts of the matter. Facts cannot be racist.
In the interview, the Muslim interviewer tried to bring her back to the problem of Islamic terror, and she would not go there. Instead she began to blame terror on American foreign policy. (See for yourself at 5:52) Yes, a U.S. Congresswoman blaming Islamic terrorism on America. Of course, she did make light of 9/11 saying, “Some people did something.”
On the interviewer’s third tried to get her to address Islamic terror and the rhetoric coming from Imans, she finally, barely, reluctantly said, it “could” be true.
Just yesterday, it was publicized that her BFF in congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib compared boycotting Israel to boycotting Nazis!
The right to boycott is deeply rooted in the fabric of our country. Americans boycotted Nazi Germany in response to dehumanization, imprisonment, and genocide of Jewish people.
And there is silence on the left. Where are the Jewish democrats? Why was this not brought up at the democratic debates?
It would be easy to write off Ilhan Omar, but make no mistake—she is a force to be reckoned with. She is the most dangerous woman in America right now because she is so darn cute. The media has fallen in love with her and will defend her at every turn (even as they did her comments about white men). But her policies are dangerous for America.