By SJ Otto
Rep. Ilhan Omar has been under fire since she got elected to the US House of Representatives, mostly for her criticism of Israel and charges that she is anti-Semitic. Omar is a Muslim and she supports Palestinian rights. Some people have accused her of using anti-Jewish stereo types, in her language, in her tweets and statements she has made against Israel. Lately she has questioned why some people have an allegiance to Israel if they are Americans. Much of the charges of anti-Semitism are just splitting hairs. If anyone feels Israel is so important they should go there to live and stop putting so much support into a country they don’t live in.
According to ABC News:
There are still a lot of people who feel perfectly justified accusing all Muslims of being terrorists. There are reports that some people at that event said that openly. Omar has stood her ground(Vox):
“I think it was a terrible statement, and I don’t think her apology was adequate,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One while en route to El Paso, Texas, for a rally. When asked what Omar should have said instead, the president simply replied that “she knows what to say.”