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With 'End of Discussion'-style arguments and tactics running rampant in our politics, it's important to note that while the collective Left represents more systemic and egregious offender, the Right routinely indulges in the same sort of demagoguery, too. Examples include lumping all Black Lives Matter activists as virulently, or even violently, anti-police, conflating support for a military conflict with respect for 'the troops,' and dismissing all criticisms of Israeli government policy with anti-Semitism. These are unfair generalizations designed to shut down legitimate debate and disqualify the opposition. But that doesn't mean that hardcore anti-law enforcement attitudes, contempt for the military, and hatred of Jews are not real phenomena. They most certainly are, unfortunately.
In the case of Rep. Ilhan Omar, (at least) the latter shoe fits. She has forfeited the benefit of the doubt on the question of anti-Semitism, due to a series of public comments and actions. She is who we thought she was. Fresh on the heels of refusing to apologize for her dual loyalty trope, which was merely the latest manifestation of her anti-Jewish bigotry, Omar has announced that she will introduce a so-called 'BDS' resolution on the House floor. Her legislation will call for the United States to 'boycott, divest, and sanction' Israel. Considering the context, the Nazi parallel she draws is breathtakingly perverse:
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.@IlhanMN said she plans on introducing the "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" resolution this week.
Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced a resolution in support of the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement saying it was in a long tradition of U.S. boycotts. "Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including ... boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust," Omar said in the...
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