A California-based organization staged a protest over the weekend in response to a U.S. congresswoman's appearance at a fundraiser for a radical Muslim advocacy group.
Patriots Ride of California staged the protest outside the Hilton in Woodland Hills, California, where Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) appeared at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser. To a cheering crowd, she said:
"So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable. Because here's the truth, here's the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen – and frankly I'm tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it."
The protestors outside the Hilton said they oppose both Omar – who in recent weeks has delivered blatantly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks – and CAIR, an organization that has ties to Islamic terrorist groups.
Erin Cruz of RestoringAmericaNow, one of the speakers at the protest, argues that speaking at a CAIR event is in direct conflict of Omar's job.
"Her job is to represent her district and the people of Minnesota and [to] defend and protect the United States Constitution – and that's not what she's doing," Cruz tells OneNewsNow. "She's alienating Americans; she's dividing groups. And a matter of fact, she's been very violent in her words towards a very large group of our population here in the United States and even in Minnesota. It's unfortunate and she must be stopped."
Omar is just one of the problematic members of the new Congress whose allegiance is questionable, says Cruz. "We had several individuals get congressional seats [whose intentions are] highly questionable … as it relates to foreign policy and funding and other issues related to the United States of America," she offers.
Cruz says no one who practices Islam and possesses anti-Semitic sentiments should be left to remain in Congress. That's why she's calling for Omar's expulsion from Congress immediately.
Message to media: Don't challenge Muslims in Congress
Meanwhile, Fox News television host Judge Jeanine Pirro was pulled off the air, according to Fox, for "doubting Ilhan Omar's patriotism." The head of a pro-Israel ministry says the removal of the popular host's weekly program was an alarming shot across the bow of every American and the freedom of speech.
The network failed to note in their release that the controversial Muslim lawmaker herself has made statements accusing Jewish members of Congress of having dual loyalty. Pirro simply raised the question that Omar's wearing of a head covering is a sign of obedience to Sharia law.
The double standard applied by Fox is breathtaking, says Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations.
"This is very dangerous … because it's okay for a sitting congressman to question the loyalty of Jewish congressmen in the United States government [but] it's not okay to question her loyalty as it pertains to her religion," the PJTN leader notes. "She's obviously Sharia-compliant."
According to Cardoza-Moore, Sharia law is not compatible with the United States constitution. "Where do her loyalties lie?" she asks. "This is a question Americans want to know."
And Fox's treatment of Pirro, says Cardoza-Moore, is "very scary" because that one incident "sent reverberations across the media world [telling them] Don't challenge the Muslim leadership."
"[As a result] you will find media who will never question her for anything that has to do pertaining to her faith. This is dangerous," Cardoza-Moore concludes.