Introduction: you must have heard Chelsea Clinton went to a vigil for victims of the attack in New Zealand. There she was
confronted, no attacked by activists. Made some news.
Well, now they have put out an article explaining why they attacked her. Here is an excerpt from Buzzfeed, you can go read it yourself. It’s a doozy. Put it this way, it barely mentions the victims in New Zealand. This is personal, about Ilhan Omar the victim.
Buzzfeed: Opinion: Why We Confronted Chelsea Clinton
“We went to the vigil for one reason: to grieve the loss of innocent lives that were stolen from this world by vile hatred. We wanted to join our friends and colleagues in a time of heartbreak and agony, to remember the 49 Muslims who were murdered for being Muslim. As a Jewish American-Israeli and a Palestinian Muslim, we understand far too well the consequences of anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, and white supremacy. And as activists who are unafraid to speak the truth, we know we have a duty to call out any bigotry wherever it exists.
“We did a double take when we first noticed Chelsea Clinton was at the vigil. Just weeks before this tragedy, we bore witness to a bigoted, anti-Muslim mob coming after Rep. Ilhan Omar for speaking the truth about the massive influence of the Israel lobby in this country. As people in unwavering solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle for freedom and human rights, we were profoundly disappointed when Chelsea Clinton used her platform to fan those flames. We believe that Ilhan Omar did nothing wrong except challenge the status quo, but the way many people chose to criticize Omar made her vulnerable to anti-Muslim hatred and death threats.
“We were shocked when Clinton arrived at the vigil, given that she had not yet apologized to Rep. Omar for the public vilification against her. …./”
The lesson intended: don’t cross the Muslim coalition. They sucked up all the oxygen for Omar. Apology?
They also claimed their duty is to speak truth to power. I guess no one told them Chelsea is not in power. They don’t care. We have tried to tell people their M/O.
Now that Rep Ilhan Omar is a congressperson, representing a district, she should get used to comments about her since that goes with the turf as a public
official servant. I notice how she freely castigates others but people also have rights and their freedoms.
For a reminder, though it has only been weeks, here is the oath of office.
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.