Radical Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar is under fire once again after revealing her connections to a terrorist supporting group.
Just one day after she posted yet another controversial tweet, this time comparing the United States and Israel to terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban, Ilhan Omar retweeted a video made by an anti-Israel organization known as the International Solidarity Movement (ISM).
The ISM has previously been investigated by the FBI for ties to terrorism. According to reporting by Fox News, “In 2010, ISM was deemed by the Anti-defamation League (ADL) as one of the top 10 anti-Israel organizations in the country. The FBI has also investigated ISM for possible links to terrorists, but FBI documents reported in 2020 by the Intercept did not detail any charges levied.”
While the group claims to be nonviolent, it has endorsed Palestinians’ right to “armed struggle” in the past.
The video shared by Representative Omar shows a Palestinian child being carried off by Israeli police as an explosion can be heard in the background.
This Palestinian child carrying his Spider-Man school backpack violently snatched and detained by Israeli forces.
— Marwa Fatafta مروة فطافطة #SaveSheikhJarrah (@marwasf) June 8, 2021
According to David Bernstein, a professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, has called out ISM for being a “pro-terrorist organization” in the past. In a 2015 op-ed piece in the Washington Post, Bernstein wrote about the group’s support for a known violent terrorist, pointing out that ISM referred to the terrorist as a “freedom fighter” and a “political prisoner.”
“Consider ISM’s support for Samer Issawi, a terrorist affiliated with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine,” Bernstein wrote. “Israeli authorities arrested Issawi at the height of the second intifada in 2002 for crimes that ‘included four shootings, between July 2001 and February 2002, in which Issawi and his partners fired on police cars and buses travelling between Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem.’”
In a statement to Fox News, Bernstein noted that he doesn’t believe that ISM has “been very active lately,” stating that the video retweeted by Ilhan Omar is likely “recycled from some time long ago.”
“But in any event, ISM’s always been a propaganda machine for the Palestinians, not an objective human rights source,” he added.
The fact that Ilhan Omar willingly reveals her connections to this group should demonstrate how dangerous the Democrat Party is. The left is openly embracing this anti-Semitic terrorist supporter, which reflects the true radicalism that has seeped into the party.