Omar will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Islamic Relief USA on Feb 23rd. A group who has been named a terror financier by the UAE and Israel. She has ZERO business on the House Foreign Affairs Committee


If Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., really wants to avoid being branded as an anti-Semite, she will cancel her planned speech later this month for a group, which is considered by foreign governments to be a terrorist-financing organization.
Omar is scheduled to speak Feb. 23 in Tampa at what is labeled a Yemen Emergency Dinner sponsored by Islamic Relief USA, or IRUSA. Islamic Relief, which has chapters in 20 nations, has been branded a terror financier by the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Israel. Russian authorities, the Swiss bank UBS, the British bank HSBC, and reports by governmental entities in Germany and Sweden all have determined that Islamic Relief has supported radical Islamist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
Numerous moderate Islamic leaders in the U.S. also have denounced IRUSA for donating “to terrorist sympathizers and enablers, including affiliates of Hamas, a foreign political group with documented evidence of supremacist views and Jew-hatred.”
At the dinner in Tampa, one of the other three featured speakers alongside Omar is IRUSA’s “East Zone Manager,” Yousef Abdallah, who on his social media accounts repeatedly has promoted violent anti-Semitism. For example, Abdallah praised as “beautiful” a story lauding a “resistance hero” whose work helped “kill more than 20 Jews” and “fire[d] rockets at Tel Aviv.”
Much of the reporting on IRUSA and Abdallah, thoroughly documented, comes from the Middle East Forum, a think tank most often associated with respected scholars Daniel Pipes, MEF’s founder, and Michael Rubin. The Clarion Project, led by analyst Ryan Mauro, likewise has denounced Islamic Relief for having “many documented links to terror funding — particularly Hamas — and the Muslim Brotherhood. It also is managed by prominent Islamist extremists.”
So, too, has the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which published a photo of IRUSA’s board chairman Khaled Lamada with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, two of whom have openly supported terrorism.
Yet, Omar is willingly sharing an IRUSA podium with Abdallah, even after being sternly rebuked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for her most recent foray into “anti-Semitic tropes.” And that was far from the first time she has engaged in such tropes.
Anti-Semitism is a horrendous evil and a trend again growing, not just in Europe, but in the U.S. as well. It is a scourge that must be fought, and it is one that should have no place in Congress. If Omar will not take even more steps to avoid spreading it and associating officially with those who do, she should be shunned by every one of her House colleagues.
Omar will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Islamic Relief USA on Feb 23rd. A group who has been named a terror financier by the UAE and Israel. She has ZERO business on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Omar will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Islamic Relief USA on Feb 23rd. A group who has been named a terror financier by the UAE and Israel. She has ZERO business on the House Foreign Affairs Committee Reviewed by Aprail Mathews on February 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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