From the Star Tribune:
Minnesota Armenians upset U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar didn’t support measure recognizing genocide
Omar was one of three members who voted “present” as the House voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure in a clear rebuke to Turkey.
Members of the Twin Cities Armenian community criticized U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday for not supporting a measure that recognizes the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a genocide.
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve the measure in a clear rebuke to NATO ally Turkey in the wake of its invasion of northern Syria. Omar, however, was one of three members who voted “present.”
It passed 405-11 at a time when American lawmakers have criticized Turkey’s incursion against the Kurds along the Turkish-Syrian border.
Hijab wearing Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Somalia) didn’t vote to condemn the genocide of Armenian Christians at the hands of Muslim Ottoman Turks?
I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you.
This is the text of the statement she released:
“A true acknowledgement of historical crimes against humanity must include both the heinous genocides of the 20th century, along with earlier mass slaughters like the transatlantic slave trade and Native American genocide, which took the lives of hundreds of millions of indigenous people in this country. For this reason, I voted ‘present’ on final passage of H.Res.296, the resolution Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide.”
So she can’t vote to condemn the Armenian Genocide because of what the US did with the slave trade and to the Native Americans.
That is some incredible whataboutism mental gymnastics to both shit on America at the same time as letting Turkey off the hook.
Omar is also a supporter of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions campaign against Israel, and has pushed BDS actions in Congress. BDS had simultaneously falsely accused Israel of committing genocide while working to end Israel as a Jewish state.
For anybody who has kept track of Omar’s history, her refusal to condemn the Armenian Genocide is as predictable as the sun rising in the east.
Welcome to the club Armenians. Your Genocide will also be erased, ignored, justified, or called a hoax by the progressives who want to kowtow to the Islamists.
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That idiot is 100% ignorant of history. The U.S. has admitted culpability in it natives treatment since at least the 1930s if not before, and there have been *multiple* attempts to address them (including different strategies from internal autonomy to full assimilation). You can argue about the effectiveness of those policies, but you cannot argue about their intent, which was often explicitly to make up for the wrongs of the past.
So she wants a *new* resolution recognizing something we have already recognized for nearly 100 years, in order for her to vote on a resolution to recognize what has been ignored for over 100 years?! Someone needs to gather up all the pro-indian legislation that either tacitly or explicitly admits to the wrongs from the past centuries and go rub her hypocritical and ignorant face in it.
“Hijab wearing Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Somalia) didn’t vote to condemn the genocide of Armenian Christians at the hands of Muslim Ottoman Turks?
I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you.”
I know, right?! LOL!
“…which took the lives of hundreds of millions of indigenous people in this country.” How many times over did we kill all the indigenous people in this country? Why are there any left? I am not minimizing the suffering the Native Americans at the hands of the U.S. government. However, facts do matter and it does not help your argument when you lie about the numbers involved.
Just because someone else committed horrible acts, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t condemn the horrible act under discussion.
“… the lives of hundreds of millions of indigenous people in this country…”?!
//everyone in the room has lost significant IQ points due to the stupid emanating from this one.
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