Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Islamic State Lobby

Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar also backs Maduro’s Venezuelan dictatorship. 

 On January 16, CNN reported, an ISIS fighter detonated an explosion that killed four Americans, including two U.S. service members, a defense contractor, and a civilian Department of Defense intelligence expert. The ISIS blast also killed eight civilians and two soldiers with the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the United States. The deaths prompted no condemnation of ISIS from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, but less than two weeks later her past statements on the Islamic State made news.
In 2015, when ISIS was on a roll and holding territory in Syria and Iraq, Omar lobbied on behalf of “Minnesota men” accused of trying to join the Islamic State. As Fox News reported the nine men faked passports for a plan to travel to Syria and fight for ISIS. They were arrested and Omar, then a state representative, urged an approach of “inclusion and rehabilitation,” and light sentences.
“Incarcerating 20-year-old men for 30 or 40 years is essentially a life sentence,” Omar wrote to the judge. “Society will have no expectations of the to-be 50- or 60-year-old released prisoners; it will view them with distrust and revulsion.” Punitive measures, “not only lack efficacy, they inevitably create an environment in which extremism can flourish, aligning with the presupposition of terrorist recruitment.”...........To Read More.......  

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