Despite facing growing backlash from both Republicans and Democrats for a series of anti-Israel remarks, Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser for a group designated as a “terrorist organization.”
Additionally, Congresswoman Omar will share the stage with a controversial official Yousef Abdallah, who has praised the killing of Jews.
Omar is slated to speak later in February at a fundraiser for Islamic Relief USA, which has been deemed a terrorist organization by the UAE, and is managed by Abdallah.
On Monday, the young lawmaker was forced to issue an apology in the wake of growing outrage over her criticism of pro-Israel groups, and other remarks deemed anti-Semitic in nature.
Despite battling accusations of anti-Semitism, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) is due to speak this month at a fundraising event alongside a senior charity official who has published social media posts praising the killing of Jews.
According to the National AE, the group Muslim US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar will be helping to raise money for a group that designated a terrorist organization in 2014 by the United Arab Emirites.
Islamic Relief USA is now hosting a fundraising dinner for aid to Yemen on February 23. Rep. Ilhan Omar is due to speak alongside senior Islamic Relief USA official Yousef Abdallah, who was widely criticized in 2017 after the Middle East Forum found he had expressed violently anti-Semitic ideas on his social media accounts.
Senior official of IR-USA, Yousef Abdallah, who will be appearing with UC Congresswoman Omar this month, published a story praising “martyrs” who provided guns to “kill more than 20 jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv.”Elsewhere, Abdallah published text that referred to Jews as “stinking.”
Abdallah, who serves as Islamic Relief USA’s “operations manager,” shared a “very beautiful” modernized version of a Palestinian folk story about a ‘resistance hero’ named Zharif al-Tawl, who took revenge against Jewish “gangs” – which had purportedly attacked a Palestinian village – by providing guns to “kill more than 20 jews” and “fire rockets at Tel Aviv.”
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