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BY: Elizabeth Harrington
A top contributor to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) helped sponsor a "No War On Iran" campaign, which featured calls for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.
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Omar, who recently was condemned by Democratic leadership in the House for anti-Semitic comments on Twitter and forced to apologize, has received $6,000 from Home Creations, a homebuilder in Oklahoma.
The company was Omar's sixth highest contributor, behind liberal groups MoveOn.org, SEIU, and Emily's List, among others. Omar's office did not respond to request for comment about the donations.
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Jalal and Mohammad Farzaneh, brothers and natives of Iran, founded Home Creations in 1981. They have contributed heavily to Democrats over the past two decades. Jalal Farzaneh recently shared articles defending Omar on social media for "telling the truth about the Israel lobby."
Jalal Farzaneh appeared as a member of the group "Americans Against the Next War" in a 2012 campaign asking the Oklahoma City area to call congress to "resist calls for war on Iran."
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The group put up three billboards that read, "Tell Congress, NO WAR ON IRAN." At an event announcing the campaign, Farzaneh argued there was no evidence Iran was building nuclear weapons.
"Our generals and secretary of defense confirm that Iran is not building nuclear weapons," he said. "We ask Congress to say no to a war on Iran based on faulty intelligence, and to not put our troops in harm's way. A war with Iran would not serve America's interests."
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Another attendee of the event suggested Israel should abandon its nuclear weapons, and said it was hypocritical to warn against Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon while turning "a blind eye" to Israel.
"Frankly, I am opposed to nuclear weaponry in any nation's arsenal," said Rev. Bruce Prescott, an ally of Americans Against the Next War. "As long as the world turns a...
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