Embattled congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who was forced to apologize for anti-Semitic remarks yesterday, is back in the spotlight today, facing more controversy.
This time, Omar is under fire for refusing to cancel her speaking engagement at a fundraising event this month by a “charity” group tied to “terrorists” and radical individuals who have called for the killing of Jews.
After a half hearted “apology,” Omar brazenly retweeted a post calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “failure.”
President Trump has now weighed in.
TRUMP on @IlhanMN, per pool: “I think she should either resign from congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee….says comments are “deep seeded in her heart” and that her apology was “Lame”
TRUMP on @IlhanMN, per pool: “I think she should either resign from congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee….says comments are "deep seeded in her heart" and that her apology was "Lame"
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 12, 2019
100 Percent Fed Up reported that despite battling accusations of anti-Semitism, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) is due to speak this month at a fundraising event alongside a senior charity official who has published social media posts praising the killing of Jews. According to the National AE, the group Muslim US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar will be helping to raise money for a group that designated a terrorist organization in 2014 by the United Arab Emirites.
Islamic Relief USA is now hosting a fundraising dinner for aid to Yemen on February 23. Rep. Ilhan Omar is due to speak alongside senior Islamic Relief USA official Yousef Abdallah, who was widely criticized in 2017 after the Middle East Forum found he had expressed violently anti-Semitic ideas on his social media accounts.
Senior official of IR-USA, Yousef Abdallah, who will be appearing with UC Congresswoman Omar this month, published a story praising “martyrs” who provided guns to “kill more than 20 jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv.”Elsewhere, Abdallah published text that referred to Jews as “stinking.”
National Review wrote a compelling piece, showing how the group Omar is speaking and fundraising for, “Islamic Relief USA” fundraises for UFA, a group that gives money to families of Hamas terrorists killed in the act of terror against Israel.
One example worth investigating is the Gaza-based Unlimited Friends Association for Social Development (UFA). At least eight prominent U.S. charities and, apparently, the taxpayer-funded United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are supporting this Palestinian group. A close examination of UFA shows that it is closely aligned with senior Hamas leaders, provides cash to the families of so-called martyrs in the Gaza strip, and promotes virulent anti-Semitic rhetoric.
UFA claims to “provide relief, emergency and developmental services to marginalized areas and people in need.” And it probably does. Its social-media pages show happy children playing in the sun, buildings constructed, and food packs distributed. But UFA operates with the political support of senior Hamas figures. And the support of Hamas means the support of a genocidal terror group that has pledged to eradicate Jews across the globe, that throws its political opponents off rooftops, oppresses women and homosexuals, fires rockets at Israeli schools and homes, and uses Palestinian children as human shields to advance its murderous cause.
UFA regularly collaborates with Hamas officials. In 2014, envisioning the “right of return” for Palestinians, it organized a ceremony at which the guest of honor was Mustafa Sawwaf, a prominent Hamas minister. Sawwaf had argued in the Hamas newspaper Al-Risala that “Israel’s disappearance is a necessity [according to] the Koran — that is a truth that we have learned and that we have been teaching since the first intifada, which was the Palestinian people’s first step toward ending the usurpation of Palestine by the Jewish gangs.”
UFA regularly collaborates with Hamas officials.
In 2015, UFA hosted a public meeting with Mohamed Abu-Shkian, a senior Hamas official and the mayor of Nuseirat. They discussed “joint cooperation to implement projects that serve the various categories of the Palestinian community.” Abu-Shkian, whom Hamas media has nicknamed “Mohammed the Conqueror,” is a vocal supporter of the “mujahedeen” against Israel, has spoken at the graduation ceremony of a Hamas terror-training program, and has addressed crowds at a ceremony commemorating Hamas terrorists.
Not especially shy about its Hamas connections, UFA openly advertises projects funded by U.S. charities in prominent Hamas literature. And on its website, UFA boasts a certificate of supportfrom Ummah University, an institution in Gaza directly controlled by Hamas’s interior ministry. UFA appears to be a cog in the Hamas martyrdom machine — the charity regularly hosts events financially benefiting “the families of martyrs and prisoners.”
Like Hamas, UFA is not shy about its hatred of Jews either. In a post published on one of the charity’s social-media pages, UFA officials wrote: “We ask God to drive away the anguish of the heroic prisoners in the Nazi Zionist jails and to free Al-Aqsa Al-Sharif [the Noble Al-Aqsa] from the filth of the most dirty Jews.”
UFA’s most important U.S. supporter is Baitulmaal, another charity. Saying they help Baitulmaal distribute cash to the “families of martyrs of the Palestinian people,” UFA officials have published photos to corroborate the claim.
These cash handouts are part of an “Orphan Sponsorship Program.” In videos published by the UFA, it defines orphans as those who have lost their fathers (not their mother), some of whom, it claims, were killed resisting “the ongoing slaughter against the Palestinian people.”
It would appear that American money is being given to the families of Hamas terrorists.