Newsweek Puts Ilhan Omar on Their Cover

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been embroiled in controversy since she for the last few months since she entered Congress because of her multiple anti-Semitic statements as well as her attacks on Israel.

One would think that would make people leery of putting her on a magazine cover.

But no such luck.

Apparently, Newsweek thinks making anti-Semitic remarks earns one a magazine cover and a nod as a ‘change agent.’


“Changing the conversation about Israel.” Well, that’s one way of putting it.

The Daily Wire points to this laudatory Newsweek language about Omar’s actions:

For Republican leaders, Exhibit A was a 37-year-old Demo­cratic freshman: Ilhan Omar, who, in just a few months, has become perhaps the most controversial member of the progressive caucus. One of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress, Omar has attacked both harsh Israeli policies toward the Palestinians and AIPAC’s power in Washington, at times, using language easily regarded as anti-Semitic. “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” she tweeted six weeks before the conference, breezily referring to $100 bills that AIPAC lobbyists spend to fund pro-Israel lawmakers. Omar apologized for that remark after a storm of accusations — including from Democratic leaders — that she was employing an old ethnic slur regarding Jews and money. Only two weeks later, after Omar questioned the fealty that American Jews show to Israel, her critics seized on her suggestion of dual loyalty as yet another anti-Jewish insult. This time, she refused to apologize.

The article then goes on to say it will be vital “to remain viable” for the 2020 candidates to cater to “younger, more multiethnic and progressive — in short, Omar’s supporters.”

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