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Criticism of Ilhan Omar goes much too far

Criticism of Ilhan Omar goes much too far

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was criticized by some in the Democratic party for her remarks on Israel.

(Carolyn Kaster / AP)

I am getting tired of the constant demonizing of Ilhan Omar for simply having the courage to speak truth to power (“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Ilhan Omar, criticizes Democrats over anti-Semitism resolution,” March 5). For the record, being opposed to the apartheid government of Israel does not make you anti-Semitic, it makes you anti-apartheid.

If anyone thinks the only reason Ilhan Omar opposes apartheid in Israel is because she hates Jews, then they must believe the only reason anyone opposed apartheid in South Africa is because they hate white people. That's not only stupid, that's racist. So the real racists in this case are the people who are criticizing Ilhan Omar. Obviously, they either hate Muslims, or they love apartheid.

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William Smith, Baltimore

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