Democratic leaders continue to jump to the defense of two Islamic congresswomen as they repeatedly accuse Israel and Jews for everything from oppressing Palestinians to manipulating politics and the mainstream media. One of their fellow House members, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), contends the entire Democratic Party is becoming more and more anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
Even though Israel’s longtime status as being one of America’s strongest and widely supported allies was somewhat strained during the eight-year Obama administration, Brooks says the overt attacks incessantly waged by Muslim Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) (pictured) have turned pro-Israel sentiments of Democrats on Capitol Hill upside-down.
“Usually, there is not much controversy with respect to Israel,” Brooks told The Jeff Poor Show on WVNN radio in Huntsville, Alabama. “Usually, the United States Congress is overwhelmingly close to 100 percent – if not 100 percent – in support of recognizing Israel as a long-term American ally, and that we have a mutual defense relationship. Unfortunately, we now have people in the United States Congress who view Israel as an enemy, and that makes for an entirely different mix of conversation.”
Blue shift against Israel
Brooks corroborated the radio host’s suggestion of a shift among Democrats in Washington, DC, toward anti-Semitism, including policies and rhetoric against Israel.
“The Alabama Republican observed there was indeed a trend – which defies the once-bipartisan support for the long-time U.S. ally – [and] attributed the Democratic Party’s overall trend to Islam,” Breitbart News noted from the interview.
He emphasized the cultural and religious dictates of Muslims, which pits them against Jews, in particular.
“There is [a trend], and I think it’s based on the growing influence of the Islamic religion in the Democratic Party ranks,” Brooks agreed. “Keep in mind, Muslims – more so than most people – have great animosity towards Israel and the Jewish faith.”
He mentioned how their hatred of Israel – based in scripture from Islam’s holy book, the Koran – keeps spreading as Muslims are elected into office and have an open platform to denigrate Israel and influence voters.
“And as you have more and more Muslims in the United States – as they gain greater and greater influence in elections, particularly in Democratic Party primaries – then you’re going to see more and more people like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and company who are anti-Israel,” Brooks added. “And that brings an entirely different viewpoint into the United States Congress.”
It was argued that the longer Muslims serve in office, and as more Muslims are elected, policies condemning Israel will become more and more prevalent in the Democratic Party.
“I think you’re going to see this influence in the Democratic Party grow and grow and grow over time, but ultimately become the dominant influence within the Democratic Party, where the Democratic Party will become very strongly anti-Jewish and anti-Israel,” Brooks predicted.
Trump calling out liberal Jews
President Donald Trump – who has frequently called out Omar and Tlaib for what many see as their anti-American and anti-Semitic rants – pointed out how the Democratic leaders have shifted their allegiance from Israel to two Muslim lawmakers who have overtly promoted the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement supporting the terrorist-led Palestinian government against the Jewish State.
“Where has the Democratic Party gone?” Trump asked reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday, according to WND. “Where have they gone where they are defending these two people over the state of Israel?”
He then called out American Jews who vote for a party that attacks their roots.
“I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat – I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump expressed.
The next day, he followed up his statement by blanketing all Americans who vote Democrat as turning their backs on Israel.
“If you vote for a Democrat, you’re very, very disloyal to Israel and to the Jewish people,” Trump shared with reporters on the White House’s South Lawn Wednesday, according to WND.
After some claimed that Trump questioning some American Jews’ loyalty resembled anti-Semitic tropes – a claim the president has condemned as false – Fox News host Martha McCallum defended the president’s remarks.
“[Trump was] just pointing out how that voting bloc has voted before,” McCallum explained to Juan Williams on The Story. “It reminds me of what people have said about Catholics and Democrats.”
She drew up similar analogies to prove her point.
“Are you pro-choice, or pro-life?” McCallum asked Williams. “You know, a lot of people say, ‘Well, how could you possibly vote Democrat if you’re pro-life?’ And to me, it’s a somewhat similar discussion, different topic.”
But Williams pressed the issue, insisting “this is a little dicier” than the abortion topic.
“I understand your point – I take it to heart, but I think when you start to go down that path, you put the Jewish community in a very delicate position,” Williams contended.
The contentions come on the heels of Israel denying Tlaib and Omar entry to Israel because of their pro-BDS itinerary sponsored by a terrorist-supporting group. Israel soon allowed Tlaib to visit and see her grandmother in the West Bank after the congresswoman’s plea – on the condition of her abstaining from anti-Israel propaganda during her visit – but she then rejected the concessionary offer.
Trump called Tlaib’s move a political stunt – complete with fake tears – and said her only objective in going to Israel was to campaign against the Israeli government, which she insists has set up an oppressive “Apartheid state.”