Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The left has made it very clear that no hindrance of the LGBT community should occur in any capacity for any reason. Supporting anything that opposes the LGBT community makes you a homophobic, transphobic, other-phobic bigot who should be shamed into oblivion by the general public.
So Rep. Ilhan Omar should definitely qualify for being the target of the mob’s rage after she failed to condemn the Palestinian Authority (PA) for banning LGBT activists from the West Bank. Right?
The news from the Jersusalem Post dropped on Saturday that the PA was banning these activists after Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society planned to gather in Nablus at the end of the month. The PA plans to chase and arrest anyone responsible for these meetings:
Explaining the decision to ban the LGBTQ group from operating in PA-controlled areas, Luay Zreikat, spokesperson for the PA Police, said that such activities are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.”
Zreikat said that the group’s activities were completely “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs, especially in the city of Nablus.”
He accused unnamed “dubious parties” of working to “create discord and harm civic peace in Palestinian society.”
The PA police will chase those behind the LGBTQ group and see to it that they are brought to trial once they are arrested, Zreikat warned. He further appealed to Palestinians to report to the police about any person connected to the group.
Robby Starbuck brought up the fact that the woke squad members Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the two Muslim members of Congress who have recently made a show of their hatred towards Israel (they call it “criticism” but tomato, tom-antisemitism) would definitely be woke enough to condemn the PA for such a homophobic act.
Spoiler alert: She doesn’t.
In fact, Omar immediately tried to turn the conversation back around toward Israel and it’s “violations.”
Pretending that this act somehow balances or mitigates Israel violating the dignity & rights of Palestinians – or undermines case for defending Palestinian rights – is deplorable! https://t.co/ISzkNXT3eL
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 19, 2019
No one brought Israel up. That was just a knee-jerk reaction from Omar upon Palestine being criticized. Omar sent out one more tweet, making sure she still seemed woke by saying “we should condemn any effort to infringe upon” LGBT rights, but immediately put the attention back on Israel and it’s “occupation.”
LGBTQ rights are human rights and we should condemn any effort to infringe upon them.
But we should also condemn any effort to equate this with the occupation or use this as a distraction.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 19, 2019
Notice she doesn’t outright say “I condemn the Palestinian Authority for its mistreatment of LGBT peoples.” She doesn’t attempt to publicly convince the PA that what it’s doing is wrong. She doesn’t even tell the LGBT community that she stands with them against this level of state-enforced bigotry.
In the rule book crafted by the left, Omar’s silence is violence. She merely calls LGBT rights human rights, makes no other efforts to convince the PA to stand down or even reinforce her commitment to her woke values, and proceeds to turn the attention to Israel, who wasn’t even mentioned in the first place.
Btw, Israel allows LGBT members to exist within its borders, the PA doesn’t. Omar is siding with an anti-LGBT government.
By every definition of the left, Ilhan Omar is a homophobic bigot.
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