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Rep. Omar is dangerous

In response to the recent letters from Daniel Fleisher and Daniel Rifkin praising Rep. Ilhan Omar (“I am Jewish, and I stand with Rep. Ilhan Omar,” March 7), they are at the least misguided and more likely naive. Some tweets and comments by Rep. Omar include “Israel has hypnotized the world” which she posted in 2012 and Sen. Lindsey Graham “is compromised and was being blackmailed” from January 15 of this year. She also propounded a conspiracy about Venezuela on Jan. 24 about President Donald “Trump’s efforts to install a far right opposition” when, in fact, Juan Guaido’s Popular Will party is affiliated with Socialist International and not the far right.

On Feb. 10, when asked why U.S. politicians are so supportive of Israel, she suggested “they do it for the money” and specifically identified AIPAC which, in fact, is a pro-Israel lobbying group that does not make campaign contributions. She apologized then recanted her apology on Feb. 27 and “wanted to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country” Finally, on March 8, she tweeted “hope and change” of former President Barack Obama Obama, “the pretty face,” was a mirage and his “caging of kids” and “droning of countries around the world” was no different than his successor. When forced to backtrack by her own party, she said regarding President Obama and Trump that “one is human and the other is really not.”

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Rep. Omar is not a “naïf” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has referred to her but a dangerous elected official who has a conspiratorial views of the world.

Aaron Magat

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