Starts at 30:53 Mark
Starts at 30:53 Mark
— Andrew Bostom, MD, MS (@andrewbostom) January 31, 2024
Hamza Abdi Barre is referring to the Qur’anic claims that Allah transformed disobedient Jews into apes and pigs (2:63-66; 5:59-60; 7:166).
Did Ilhan Omar endorse his statements? We don’t have any journalists anymore, so no one will ask her, which is a shame.
“US Congress woman Ilhan Omar meets with Somali PM Hamza,” Shabelle Media Network, September 19, 2023:
NEW YORK, USA – Ilhan Omar, a member of the U.S. Congress, has paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre who is currently in New York for the participation of the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA78].
The discussions between Barre and Omar focused on Somalia’s security, political landscape, socio-economic progress, and how the US can further strengthen its support for Somalia….
The PM’s speech shed light on Somalia’s efforts to address and eradicate the threat posed by Al-Shabaab, which has links with Al-Qaeda and carrying out attacks in the Horn of Africa.
“UN’s Palestinian teachers are EXPOSED as Hamas-loving jihadis: Congress learns of Telegram club of 3,000 educators praising ‘holy warriors’ who left Israelis ‘dead in hell’ on Oct. 7,” by James Reinl, Daily Mail, January 30, 2024:
UN aid chiefs in Gaza faced mounting pressure on Tuesday, with revelations that 3,000 of their Palestinian teachers shared messages supporting Hamas militants as they raped and murdered civilians in Israel on Oct 7.
Hillel Neuer, the director of UN Watch, which monitors the UN, told Congress about his probe into a Telegram channel for UN teachers in Gaza that was filled with posts by members praising the bloodbath.
The hearing came in the wake of revelations that 12 employees of the UN’s Palestinian aid agency, UNRWA, took part in abductions and killings on Oct 7, prompting the US and others to halt funds for the agency.
Neuer on Tuesday told the House subcommittee that the disgraced UN agency should be permanently ‘dissolved.’
"It's time to stop pretending that UNRWA is at all fixable,’ said Neuer.
‘The very existence of a Telegram group of 3,000 teachers in which members celebrate Hamas atrocities is but a symptom of the core problem of UNRWA: its true purpose is to undo the 1948 creation of Israel.’
His investigation dug into a Telegram chat group used by UNRWA teachers for sharing files, staff names, and curriculum materials.
But it was also replete with posts celebrating Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel, praising the terrorists who raped and murdered civilians as ‘heroes.’
Users on the channel glorified the ‘education’ the terrorists received, shared photos of dead or captured Israelis, and called for hostages to be executed.
Some comments were posted within minutes of Hamas militants beginning their wave of rapes, murders, and kidnappings on Oct 7.
Safaa Mohammad Al Najjar, a group administrator, praised the act of 'resistance' and the ‘holy warriors’ who broke into Israeli territory.
She decorated her texts with a red heart emoji.
Another member of the group commented on a photo of a dead Hamas fighter.
‘Our martyrs are in heaven,’ he wrote, adding that Israel’s ‘dead are in hell.’
Users also regularly share videos, photos, and messages inciting ‘Jihadi terrorism’ and openly celebrate the massacre and rape of civilians by Hamas terrorists, Neuer told the panel….
Ilhan Omar tells a crowd of Somalians that her top priority is to put Somalia first and expand its territory
"The US government will do what we want, nothing else. They must follow our orders. That is how we safeguard the interests of Somalia."
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 28, 2024
As a freshman congresswoman, Ilhan Omar burst on the national stage after she accused pro-Israel politicians in America of being bought off by the “benjamins, baby,” sparking bipartisan condemnation for remarks widely understood to be antisemitic.
But last week, a representative gave a speech to a Somali group in her first language, a video clip of which circulated over the weekend. A translation of the clip has Omar allegedly telling the audience to “sleep in comfort, knowing I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the US system.”
Her supposed remarks have prompted predictable condemnation. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called her a “terrorist sympathizer.”
A senior House Republican told me that, “It is utterly reprehensible and a clear dereliction of duty when a member of the US Congress shows such overt allegiance to a foreign nation.” Omar’s colleague added that her recent speech is “a clear signal of a potential conflict of interest and a deeply troubling indication of misplaced loyalty.”
For her part, Omar said the clip of her remarks is “not only slanted but completely off, but I wouldn’t expect more from these propagandists.”
But, this is far from the first time Omar has found herself in hot water, and she can’t always rely on Nancy Pelosi coming to her aid by saying that “she has a different experience in the use of words, doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning.”
One GOP foreign policy staffer said to me that he’s “not sure if it’s stupidity or ignorance, but the end result is horrifying that this is coming from a member of Congress. Like Jewish space lasers-level concerning.”
Here, courtesy of Bonchie at RedState, is a transcript, and translation, of excerpts from Omar’s speech:
There are areas of friction that led us to kill each other, but in reality, we are an organized society, brothers and sisters, people of the same blood, people who know they are Somalians first, Muslims second, who protect one another, come to each other’s aid and to the aid of other Muslims too….
Omar speaks of being Somali first and Muslim second. But she says nothing at all about being an American, though it is the United States that gave her refuge, provided her with the ability to work as a woman that would never have been possible in Somali, and is currently a member of Congress. Apparently she does not identify with, nor is grateful to, the United States.
The U.S. would not dare support anyone against Somalia stealing our land or oceans. Sleep in comfort, knowing I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the U.S. system. The woman you sent to Congress is working day and night to protect your interests. She knows your plight and that of Somalia. I am as concerned about Somalia as you guys are. Together, we will protect the interests of Somalia.
Omar is presenting herself as an agent of Somalia “inside the U.S. system,” who will ensure that Washington supports that country in its disputes with neighboring countries, such as Somaliland and Ethiopia. She is working “night and day to protect your [Somali] interests.” Not American interests. Not the interests of Minnesotans, who sent her to Congress. She is “as concerned about Somalia as you guys are.” She will make sure that the American government will always take Somalia’s side — “the U.S. [because of my being such a force in Congress] would not dare support anyone against Somalia.” American soldiers will fight and die, if necessary, to ensure that Somalia’s claims on both land and water are upheld. She is Somalia’s foremost advocate in the corridors of power in Washington.
Somalia is for Somalis only, as over 45 percent of Somalia’s population are not even ethnic Somalis. Somalia is one nation. We are all brothers and sisters. Our land cannot be divided. Ethiopia and Kenya have stolen and continue to occupy the Somali regional state, which belongs to Somalia. We will liberate the occupied territories stolen from Somalia…
At no point does Ilhan Omar express her relief and gratitude at having her family taken in by the United States. She never mentions the inferior status that would have awaited her as a woman in Somalia. She says nothing at all about non-Somali Americans; apparently only Somalis and Somali-Americans matter in her worldview. She is Somalia’s self-appointed agent in Washington. She will no doubt try to inveigle the American government into helping Somalia take back land that, she claims, has been stolen by Ethiopia and Kenya. Or better still, perhaps she thinks Americans can be persuaded to take on the whole task themselves.
No Congressman in history has so unapologetically declared sole loyalty to a foreign country as Ilhan Omar. She can count on the Somali-American vote in the Fifth District, which is heavily Somali, but if she attempts a run for the Senate, as has been rumored, can she possibly win all those many non-Somalists across Minnesota who will be offended by her Somalia First, Last, and Only policy? And given her declaration of sole loyalty to a foreign power, should she be allowed to continue to serve on the Foreign Relations Committee? On that committee, she is privy to secret information about our policy in East Africa, and may be able to mold that policy to reflect her support of Somalia, a country which is far less friendly to the U.S. than are its chief enemies, Ethiopia and Kenya.
Who from this nettle, danger, will pluck this flower, safety?
Biden’s Senior Director for Intelligence Programs on the White House National Security Council staff, Maher Bitar, was an official of @UNRWA while the group was providing material support to terrorism.https://t.co/6dOH9RZrK6 pic.twitter.com/EnvKqmPTQU
— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) January 27, 2024
“Biden Appoints Former Palestinian UNRWA Official as Director of NSC Intelligence,” Saudi Press, n.d. (thanks to J. Michael Waller):
Real diversity without exemption: President Joe Biden on Friday appointed Palestinian-American attorney Maher al-Bitar, who served on President Barack Obama’s National Security Council as Director of Israeli and Palestinian Affairs and as deputy to Samantha Power, to be the new director of the NSC intelligence service.
Al-Bitar’s new job is an important day-to-day connective tissue between the intelligence community and the White House.
A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, al-Bitar received a Master of Science in Forced Migration from Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center on a Marshall scholarship and has worked with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jerusalem.
Maher al-Bitar has served as Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of the Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, and holds a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law, and is a member of the Maryland Bar. He was Rep. Adam Schiff’s top legal adviser and played a key role in the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, alongside Dan Goldman, who worked as the impeachment manager’s top lawyer. Goldman called al-Bitar “a brilliant lawyer.”…