American Muslim lawmaker Ilhan Omar has come into controversy by comparing America and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban. American Jewish lawmakers are strongly opposing Ilhan and demanding clarification.
Washington. A statement by Muslim MP Ilhan Omar of America has created a ruckus. Ilhan, a member of the House of Representatives, compared the US and Israel to the Taliban and Hamas. This angered the Jewish factions. Twelve out of 25 Jewish lawmakers in the House of Representatives said Ilhan’s statement would protect terrorists. Jewish lawmakers have asked Ilhan to explain his statement.
US lawmaker Brad Schneider said, “Comparing the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is outrageous and done in the wrong direction.” He said that equating a democracy governed by law with a despicable group involved in terrorism shows a lot of prejudice. The statement further said that the US and Israel, like other democracies, may be flawed and deserve criticism but the wrong comparison will harbor terrorists.
That we urge Ilhan to clarify on comparing America and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban. This statement comes at a time when Jewish Democratic leaders have held a meeting. Earlier, Ilhan had tweeted and said, ‘There should be some kind of accountability and justice to the victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unimaginable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban.
Also read: Insects ‘attacked’ by breaking US President’s security cordon, watch videoMeanwhile, Ilhan has given a befitting reply to the demand of Jewish lawmakers in another tweet. He said that it is shameful for those colleagues who call to get my support and are now issuing a statement seeking clarification. Ilhan said that the Islamophobic language in the statements of Jewish lawmakers is derogatory.