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Ilhan Omar’s removal from US foreign affairs panel over anti-Israel remarks divides internet, tweets viral

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US House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday ousted Democrat Ilhan Omar from a high-profile committee over remarks widely condemned as antisemitic, two years after Democrats removed two Republicans from committee assignments.

Omar, who arrived in the United States as a refugee from Somalia, is the only African-born member of Congress and one of the only Muslim women in the House. She was in line to be the top Democrat on the foreign affairs panel’s Africa subcommittee.

Republicans, who won a narrow House majority in November’s election after years in the minority, said they wanted Omar, a third-term House member, off Foreign Affairs for statements that included a 2019 tweet which read, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” suggesting that Israel’s supporters in US politics were motivated by money rather than principle.

She has also opposed US military aid to Israel and five years earlier, before entering Congress, she said Israel had “hypnotized the world,” and urged people to open their eyes to the US ally’s “evil doings.”
Omar’s critics say she earlier downplayed the massive 9/11 tragedy by saying, “Council on American-Islamic Relations was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
These remarks coupled with her anti-semitic comments led to her ouster, triggering a debate on social media, with many siding and opposing Omar’s removal.

‘US govt is weaponizing hate against a beautiful black Muslim woman’

‘She panders to Islamic radicals and is anti-India’

“Disgraceful day at House,” said Bernie Sanders.

‘She’s anti-America’

‘Omar did not try to subvert democracy on January 6’

‘She’s national security threat’



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