Because of the sustained support of Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the government of Israel notified Representatives Omar and Tlaib Wednesday night (08/14/19) that they would not be allowed entry to the country.
Shortly before the decision of Israeli government became public, Pres. Trump used Twitter to expressed his support.
Rep. Omar statement
Because the president’s tweet appeared on Twitter before the official statement from Israeli government was made public, Rep. Omar assumed that the tweet was a reason for the denied entry.
I don’t think that’s the case. I’m sure that President Trump knew about the decision before it was made available for public consumption and accidentally posted his support a little too early (What can I say? The man isn’t perfect 🙂 ).
I’m sure that if the Pres. Trump wanted to pressure Israeli Prime Minister to do something, he would call him on the phone. I have a filling that our president has Netanyahu’s number on speed dial.
PM Netanyahu’s explanation of the decision
The last thought
Sitting in my little corner of reality, I see two ladies – members of U.S. Congress who decided to use their positions to support a boycott of another country. Then when another country chose to boycott them, they complain… Go figure.
Who the hell are you to say which Muslim has the right to speak?
Imam Mohammad Tawhidi
In response to this Rep. Ayanna Pressley speech:
I don’t want to bring a chair to an old table. This is the time to shake the table. This is the time to redefine that table. Because if you’re going to come to this table, all of you who have aspirations of running for office. If you’re not prepared to come to that table and represent that voice, don’t come, because we don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice. If you’re worried about being marginalized and stereotyped, please don’t even show up because we need you to represent that voice.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
What exactly is a Muslim voice? I need some specifics.
What exactly is a black or brown or queer voice?
What standards should I adhere to if I want to speak for any of those groups?
Who sets those standards?
Imam Mohammad Tawhidi doesn’t care for any of those questions. He took a different kind of approach; He told miss Pressley to get lost. I like the simplicity of this approach.
It seems to me that Rep. Ayanna Pressley and few others who think exactly like her are trying to assume control over that imaginary table (which I believe represents Democrat Party) and then will decide who will be allowed even to get close to it. I wonder if members of the old guard, like Pelosi or Schumer, will get an invitation.
The so-called “squad” thinks that America was wicked in its origins & is even more wicked today. They’re entitled to their opinion, but I’m entitled to my opinion too, & I think they’re left-wing cranks. They’re the reason there are directions on shampoo bottles.