A Muslim Democrat elected to Congress last month from Minnesota has gone to social media to mock the Christian faith of Vice President Mike Pence.
Rep.-elect Ihlan Omar posted an image of Pence, with his eyes closed, during the Oval Office meeting Tuesday with President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leadef Chuck Schumer.
While the other three were arguing about the need to protect the nation’s southern border, Pence was quiet.
The congresswoman, who has been accused of lying to voters, captioned the image of Pence with the snarky comment, “Jesus take the wheel!”
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 11, 2018
At Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer wrote: “Just imagine the establishment media uproar that would ensue if Pence had mocked Omar’s faith. But in this case, leftist ‘journalists’ will just join in with Omar and mock Pence themselves.”
On Twitter, however, Omar was not getting a smooth ride.
“Yeah, make fun of someone for their faith. Good job,” wrote Paul “The Book Guy” Alves.
And Musicmama said, “This is abusive to Christians and Pence. Geez if anyone said it about her they’d be an islamaphobe.”
Warner Todd Huston wrote: “Already indulging the Christian bashing, huh? America, THIS is what happens when you bring hate-filled Muslims into our government. This cuss isn’t even in office yet and she is already attacking Christians and spreading hate.”
Perhaps matching Omar’s level of sarcasm was a tweet from Dario Ioanna, “Well if Mohammed took the wheel, he’d crash it into a crowd of people.”
Even her supporters pleaded with her not to “stoop to this level.”
“Angry Tweeter” said, “While you are mocking Chritsianity, why are you also not criticizing the Islamic militants killing people in France?”
Eddie wrote: “Disgusting … are we supposed to take you seorusly??? I suppose we should take your religion seriously … you make personal demands to wear your terrorists shroud in the most hallowed halls of American government and in the next breath you mock Jesus …”
In fact, a move is developing among Democrats to void a House rule especially for Omar. The rule, in effect since the mid-1800s, requires members to be “uncovered” in the House, which would prevent Omar from wearing her hijab.
WND reported when Omar and fellow Muslim Rep.-elect Rashida Harbi Tlaib of Michigan were accused of lying to voters.
The charge came from Soeren Kern, a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, who wrote that most of the media coverage since their election Nov. 6 “has been effusive in praise of their Muslim identity and personal history.”
“Less known is that both women deceived voters about their positions on Israel. Both women, at some point during their rise in electoral politics, led voters – especially Jewish voters – to believe that they held moderate views on Israel. After being elected, both women reversed their positions and now say they are committed to sanctioning the Jewish state.”
Kern noted that both of the new Congress members support the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions, or BDS, movement.
“Both are also explicitly or implicitly opposed to continuing military aid to Israel, as well as to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – an outcome that would establish a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Instead, they favor a one-state solution – an outcome that many analysts believe would, due to demographics over time, replace the Jewish state with a unitary Palestinian state.”
Kern explained that Omar, who replaced the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison, in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, made her claims after controversy arose during her campaign.
There was a “disturbing report” she had married her own brother in 2009 for fraudulent purposes, “as well as a tweet from May 2018 in which she refers to Israel as an ‘apartheid regime,’ and another tweet from November 2012, in which she stated: ‘Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,'” he explained.
Faced with headwinds, she “met with members of her congressional district’s large Jewish population to address concerns over her position on Israel, as reported by Minneapolis’s Star Tribune,” Kern said.
“During a Democratic Party candidates’ forum at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park on August 6 – one week before Omar defeated four other candidates in the party’s primary – Omar publicly criticized the anti-Israel BDS movement. In front of an audience of more than a thousand people, Omar said she supported a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and that the BDS movement aimed at pressuring Israel was not helpful in trying to achieve that goal.”
But less than a week after winning, she “admitted that she supports the BDS movement,” Kern pointed out.