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"Jews will not replace us"

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    During the Charlottsville rally in 2017, the attendees were carrying torches, wearing swatzikas, and chanting "Jews will not replace us"

    In October of 2018, 11 people were killed at a synagogue in Philadelphia.

    Now, of course, the conservatives are appalled that comments by the newly elected Muslim from Minnesota made remarks that some people consider anti-Semitic, even though she is absolutely correct about Israel's heavy influence on our foreign policy in the Mideast, which largely ignores the plight of the Palestinians.

    Typical Republican hypocrisy.

    The House resolution also properly criticized Islamaphobia, and we are far from the only country where Islamaphobia is a problem:

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    Thomas Freidman of the New York Times published an excellent article on Wednesday of this week that was largely supportive of Ms. Omar. Although I could summarize it for you, it's more beneficial to read the article in its entirety.

    One fact that I found very compelling is the fact that this lady is a Muslim refuge from Somalia, a tidbit that would infuriate Republicans for two reasons. One is that she is a Muslim, and wears her hijab in Congress. The second is that she is from a "shithole" country in Africa, and she is definitely NOT from Norway.

    Although our political system is far from perfect (and Mitch McConnell is a prime example of that) it's very encouraging to see that a bartender from Queens (AOC) and a refuge from Somalia (Omar) can get elected to Congress.

    Somalia has been a troubled country for a lot of years, but Ilhan Omar is not the only refuge from there who managed to find success elsewhere.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia, but managed to escape an arranged marriage and travel to the Netherlands as a refuge, where she eventually got elected to public office. While she was in the Netherlands, she wrote the story for a film titled "Submssion", which was directed by Theo van Gogh. Although it is labeled Part 1, Part 2 was never produced because Theo van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim extremist who did not like the film.

    It's chilling to watch:

    Ms. Ali emigrated to the United States, and became a citizen in 2013. Although she has never fun for office, she has been politically active in her new adopted home. She is a Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at The Harvard Kennedy School, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

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    Excellent piece; yes all of this shows how far we've sunk; I'm from the Netherlands as well did work in Somalia when the Russians were still there; it was originally an Italian colony. So I know why she thinks that way.

    She's got the right outlook, which people here don't want to understand; especially in parts of the country who never have been away from this "island".

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    Hillary Clinton rightly called Trump supporters "deplorable" during her campaign - and she was absolutely correct.

    One of them turned up at the Sanders rally in Phoenix on Friday.

    Robert Sterkeson, 37, a self-described Nazi, unfurled a swastika flag at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.

    Sanders, who is Jewish, had relatives killed in the Holocaust and said he “speaks for the families” of the Americans who died battling “against fascism” during World War II.

    Sterkeson said he had no regrets in an interview with The Arizona Republic on Friday. He made ugly references to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and said Jews should not be allowed to run for president. He also made personally disparaging remarks about Sanders. He said that he also attended President Donald Trump’s rally in the same arena two weeks earlier. He also made anti-Semitic remarks about Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law.

    Sterkeson is the founder of Bomb Islam, an Islamophobic group. Not long after the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum unfurled its flag, Sterkeson started shouting, "Heil Hitler," witnesses said.

    There were 1,879 recorded anti-Semitic incidents in the United States in 2018, a near-historic high, according to the Anti-Defamation League, an anti-hate organization.