When Megan McCain appeared on Seth Meyers’ talk show last week, he upbraided her for criticizing the anti-Semitism of U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar. Omar has been guilty of numerous anti-Semitic remarks since her election, as well as appearing at a fundraiser for the Hamas- and Muslim Brotherhood-associated Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Meyers justified his criticism of McCain because Omar is a “minority,” has “issued apologies” for several of her comments, and has received “death threats.”
Despite Omar’s tepid expression of regret for some of her comments, her overall unrelenting anti-Semitism seems not to bother Meyers—a Jew no less. Omar gets a pass because she’s a minority? As for death threats, hundreds of Congress members receive them daily.
How forgiving would Meyers have been toward a Republican member of the House who uttered a series of racist comments about black Americans?
Omar, true to form, has now recently blamed the Israeli victims of Hamas missile attacks for a “cycle of violence,” ignoring the fact that these cycles always begin with Hamas firing rockets at Israeli civilians—launched by people hiding behind Palestinian human shields—both of which acts are certifiable war crimes. Omar also mentioned Israeli “occupation” as a cause of the violence.
Of course, as Omar should know, Israel does not occupy Gaza. Israel left Gaza fully to the Palestinians in 2005, and Gaza’s people are now brutally ruled 100% by Hamas, long designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and the E.U. What’s more, Israel has only ever attacked Gaza in self-defense. Continue Reading…