BREAKING: Virginia Democrat Ibraheem Samirah Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Posts; ‘I Am So Sorry’

He is not one bit sorry!

By Patrick Howley

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Ibraheem Samirah, the Democrat nominee in Virginia’s 86th district House of Delegates election on February 19th, issued a statement Friday evening apologizing for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic social media posts that were published Thursday by Big League Politics. Samirah, a Muslim-American born to Palestinian refugees, said that giving money to Israel is worse than giving money to the Ku Klux Klan and wished for the late Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to “burn,” in addition to other hateful screeds.

“This slander campaign is using my 5-year old Facebook posts from my impassioned college days, posts that upon reflection and with the blessing of time, I sincerely regret and apologize for. I am so sorry that my ill-chosen words added to the pain of the Jewish community and I seek your understanding and compassion as I prove to you our common humanity,” Samirah stated.

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Samirah’s Republican opponent, Air Force veteran Gregg Nelson, is not buying it.

“The recent timeline of racially insensitive remarks and actions made by Virginia Democrats has taken our Commonwealth by storm. Shortly following the news of the failed HB 2491, news broke that Governor Northam wore ‘blackface’. Then Mark Herring admitted doing the same. All the while numerous alleged sexual assault allegations started piling up against Lt. Gov Justin Fairfax. There is no doubt about the turmoil at the top of the ticket,” Nelson said in response.

“The metaphorical domino has since fallen here into our Special Election in District 86. Democrat nominee, Ibraheem Samirah, was quoted in a 2014 Facebook post stating that funding Israel is “worse” than sending money to the KKK. Taking from the playbook of his statewide elected idols, Samirah blamed his “impassioned” college days for his actions. This is simply inexcusable on all levels. Racism has no place in our Commonwealth. Especially from individuals in office or seeking office,” Nelson stated.

Big League Politics reported:

Ibraheem Samirah is the Democratic nominee for Virginia House of Delegates in the 86th District. His election takes place later this month, on February 19th. Samirah is up against U.S. Airforce veteran Gregg Nelson in the special election.

Samirah is also a rabid Israel hater who speaks of the “Israeli occupation” and recently vowed to “avenge” the deaths of Egyptian protesters, according to his own social media posts, which have been provided to Big League Politics.

The revelations about Ibraheem Samirah’s anti-semitism come while an embattled Virginia Democrat Party struggles to maintain control of power amid blackface and KKK hood scandals plaguing Governor Ralph Northam (READ the story Big League Politics first broke wide open HERE.) and Attorney General Mark Herring — who called for Northam to resign amidst the first blackface scandal — and credible sexual assault allegations made by Stanford Fellow Vanessa Tyson, which this reporter also reported first.

Samirah has agitated for the BDS movement, which he worked for as the co-founder of American University’s Jewish Voice for Peace chapter.

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Ibraheem Samirah told former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon to burn in Hell after Sharon died — later deleting his Facebook message.

“Ariel Sharon, burn. Burn a million times for every innocent soul you killed. Hell is excited to have you,” Samirah said.

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Samirah said that sending money to Israel is “worse” than sending money to the Ku Klux Klan.

He also made vicious comments about Israeli teenagers.

“This begs me to ask the question: What does my family have to do with a Holocaust that occurred thousands of miles away and henceforth, why does my family have to lose their property rights because of its occurrence? The documentation my grandfather holds is valid in the international courts at the Hague, but Israel does not recognize them nor most international law for that matter,” Samirah wrote in 2014. “Theres a huge need, within Israel, to cover up its illegal occupation and crimes, hence why its being sanctioned by the world through the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement, a hot and coming movement thats been on the rise for 10 years now. This is all not irrelevant!”

“I do not know what other message God is sending me other than that I am not dead because I am to avenge for the murders of innocent protesters not just in Egypt, but in the entire world,” Samirah said, referring to anti-Sisi Egyptian protesters.

 

The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ Are Unstoppable: “Now, The Elites Are Afraid”

By Tyler Durden

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Authored by Christophe Guilluy via Spiked-Online.com,

The gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement has rattled the French establishment. For several months, crowds ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands have been taking to the streets every weekend across the whole of France. They have had enormous success, extracting major concessions from the government. They continue to march.

Back in 2014, geographer Christopher Guilluy’s study of la France périphérique (peripheral France) caused a media sensation. It drew attention to the economic, cultural and political exclusion of the working classes, most of whom now live outside the major cities. It highlighted the conditions that would later give rise to the yellow-vest phenomenon. Guilluy has developed on these themes in his recent books, No Society and The Twilight of the Elite: Prosperity, the Periphery and the Future of Francespiked caught up with Guilluy to get his view on the causes and consequences of the yellow-vest movement.

spiked: What exactly do you mean by ‘peripheral France’?

Christophe Guilluy: ‘Peripheral France’ is about the geographic distribution of the working classes across France. Fifteen years ago, I noticed that the majority of working-class people actually live very far away from the major globalised cities – far from Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, and also very far from London and New York.

Technically, our globalised economic model performs well. It produces a lot of wealth. But it doesn’t need the majority of the population to function. It has no real need for the manual workers, labourers and even small-business owners outside of the big cities. Paris creates enough wealth for the whole of France, and London does the same in Britain. But you cannot build a society around this. The gilets jaunes is a revolt of the working classes who live in these places.

They tend to be people in work, but who don’t earn very much, between 1000€ and 2000€ per month. Some of them are very poor if they are unemployed. Others were once middle-class. What they all have in common is that they live in areas where there is hardly any work left. They know that even if they have a job today, they could lose it tomorrow and they won’t find anything else.

spiked: What is the role of culture in the yellow-vest movement?

Guilluy: Not only does peripheral France fare badly in the modern economy, it is also culturally misunderstood by the elite. The yellow-vest movement is a truly 21st-century movement in that it is cultural as well as political. Cultural validation is extremely important in our era.

One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals. But none of them approve of the gilets jaunes. Their emergence has caused a kind of psychological shock to the cultural establishment. It is exactly the same shock that the British elites experienced with the Brexit vote and that they are still experiencing now, three years later.

The Brexit vote had a lot to do with culture, too, I think. It was more than just the question of leaving the EU. Many voters wanted to remind the political class that they exist. That’s what French people are using the gilets jaunes for – to say we exist. We are seeing the same phenomenon in populist revolts across the world.

spiked: How have the working-classes come to be excluded?

Guilluy: All the growth and dynamism is in the major cities, but people cannot just move there. The cities are inaccessible, particularly thanks to mounting housing costs. The big cities today are like medieval citadels. It is like we are going back to the city-states of the Middle Ages. Funnily enough, Paris is going to start charging people for entry, just like the excise duties you used to have to pay to enter a town in the Middle Ages.

The cities themselves have become very unequal, too. The Parisian economy needs executives and qualified professionals. It also needs workers, predominantly immigrants, for the construction industry and catering et cetera. Business relies on this very specific demographic mix. The problem is that ‘the people’ outside of this still exist. In fact, ‘Peripheral France’ actually encompasses the majority of French people.

spiked: What role has the liberal metropolitan elite played in this?

Guilluy: We have a new bourgeoisie, but because they are very cool and progressive, it creates the impression that there is no class conflict anymore. It is really difficult to oppose the hipsters when they say they care about the poor and about minorities.

But actually, they are very much complicit in relegating the working classes to the sidelines. Not only do they benefit enormously from the globalised economy, but they have also produced a dominant cultural discourse which ostracises working-class people. Think of the ‘deplorables’ evoked by Hillary Clinton. There is a similar view of the working class in France and Britain. They are looked upon as if they are some kind of Amazonian tribe. The problem for the elites is that it is a very big tribe.

The middle-class reaction to the yellow vests has been telling. Immediately, the protesters were denounced as xenophobes, anti-Semites and homophobes. The elites present themselves as anti-fascist and anti-racist but this is merely a way of defending their class interests. It is the only argument they can muster to defend their status, but it is not working anymore.

Now the elites are afraid. For the first time, there is a movement which cannot be controlled through the normal political mechanisms. The gilets jaunes didn’t emerge from the trade unions or the political parties. It cannot be stopped. There is no ‘off’ button. Either the intelligentsia will be forced to properly acknowledge the existence of these people, or they will have to opt for a kind of soft totalitarianism.

A lot has been made of the fact that the yellow vests’ demands vary a great deal. But above all, it’s a demand for democracy. Fundamentally, they are democrats – they want to be taken seriously and they want to be integrated into the economic order.

spiked: How can we begin to address these demands?

Guilluy: First of all, the bourgeoisie needs a cultural revolution, particularly in universities and in the media. They need to stop insulting the working class, to stop thinking of all the gilets jaunes as imbeciles.

Cultural respect is fundamental: there will be no economic or political integration until there is cultural integration. Then, of course, we need to think differently about the economy. That means dispensing with neoliberal dogma. We need to think beyond Paris, London and New York.

Democratic Party Complicit in Anti-Semitism From Freshman CongresswomenJanuary

By Mark Alan

Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership announced today that anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar would be appointed to the Foreign Affairs Committee. Earlier this week, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib met with a Hezbollah supporter known for espousing hatred of the Jewish people. The two freshman representatives are America’s first Muslim congresswomen, but their historic elections have been greatly overshadowed by their views of the Jewish people.

The Democratic Party has been ignoring anti-Semitic views on the left, and with Omar’s appointment to the Foreign Affairs Committee, they now appear to be rewarding it. Anti-Semitism has been creeping into Democratic politics for quite some time now. Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz has been extremely critical of the Democratic Party for their embrace of anti-Semitic candidates, and has repeatedly referred to comparisons of Donald Trump and Hitler by Democrats as a form of Holocaust denial.

Congresswoman Omar has repeatedly refused to apologize for a 2016 tweet in which she called Israel evil, and accused the nation of “hypnotizing” the planet. When asked about the comments yesterday during an interview with CNN, Omar bizarrely said it was regrettable she was being criticized. Omar also feigned surprise at the question, pretending she had never heard it before, even though she has been asked about the tweet countless times in the past.

During Representative Rashida Tlaib’s first day in congress, Buzzfeed reported that a map in her congressional office was altered to replace Israel with a Post-It Note reading “Palestine.” Earlier this month, Tlaib raised more eyebrows when she was photographed meeting with a man known for his anti-Semitic views. The man is a Hezbollah supporter, and has advocated removing all Jewish people from Israel. Tlaib has accused members of congress of being more faithful to Israel than the United States, promoting the anti-Semitic view that the US is somehow obedient to Israel.

Both Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar support a boycott of Israeli goods and services, commonly referred to as BDS. Both congresswomen have also accused Israel of discrimination. Neither woman has advocated boycotting any country except for Israel, and it’s blatantly obvious their promotion of the boycott is rooted in anti-Semitism. So far, Democratic leadership has shown no desire to defend the Jewish people against these vile anti-Semitic attacks.

Newly-elected Omar draws accusations of ‘unbelievable’ bigotry and anti-Semitism

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Newly-elected Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar found herself in the spotlight, not for passing legislation, but for defending herself against accusations of homophobia, bigotry, and anti-Semitism from all sides.

Omar’s victory in November was a milestone for identity politics. But even as the first Somali-American and one of two Muslim women elected to Congress last year, accusations of intolerance have dogged her first days in office.

In a tweet posted Tuesday, Omar shared a video of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) denouncing then-candidate Trump in 2015. Now, with Graham a reliable supporter of Trump in the Senate, Omar suggested “They got to him, he is compromised!”

Omar did not say exactly how Graham was “compromised,” or by who, but her tweet came days after a slew of accusations by others that Graham is secretly gay, or involved in sexual kink or misconduct, and that information is being used by Trump as leverage against him.

The same day Omar posted her tweet, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle suggested Graham had about-turned on his opposition to Trump, because “Donald Trump knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham.” On Saturday, ‘Avengers’ actor Chris Evans slammed Graham for his “shameful 180,” and called the South Carolina Republican “Smithers,” a reference to Mr. Burns’ lickspittle assistant and closeted homosexual in ‘The Simpsons’.

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Democratic operative Jon Cooper suggested the following day that Graham is kowtowing to Trump (and indirectly Putin),” because of “some pretty serious sexual kink.”

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Appearing on CNN Thursday, Omar defended her tweet, but did not directly address Graham’s sexuality.

“So, I am pretty sure that there is something happening with him,” she told CNN’s Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto. “He is somehow compromised to no longer stand up for the truth,” Omar continued, adding that “the evidence really is present to us.”

Pressed on what exactly this evidence is, Omar replied that “It’s being presented to us in the way that he is behaving,” and that her tweet “was just an opinion based on what I believe to be visible to me – and I’m pretty sure there are lots of Americans who agree on this.”

Omar was swiftly called out, first by CNN’s S.E. Cupp, who called her comments “ignorant, homophobic and unacceptable.”

“Here we have Ilhan Omar, a sitting Congresswoman, floating around a conspiracy theory with absolutely zero evidence that Lindsey Graham is secretly gay and the GOP is holding him hostage,” wrote Republican strategist Caleb Hull. “Unbelievable.”

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Embroiled in one scandal already, Omar was also pressed by Sciutto about a 2012 tweet sent during an eight-day conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

“Israel has hypnotized the world,” she wrote at the time. “May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

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In her CNN appearance, Omar stood by her tweet. “I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans,” she said. “My comments precisely are addressing what was happening during the Gaza war, and I am clearly speaking about the way the Israeli regime was conducting itself in that war.”

Republicans and Jewish Americans were offended. New York Rep. Lee Zeldin (R), who is Jewish, tweeted that “instead of the Dems supporting Israel & combating BDS & anti-Semitism on college campuses & elsewhere, they’re now empowering it.”

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Omar has spoken in support of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement against Israel before, and was recently assigned a seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she will vote on issues of US foreign policy and foreign aid, including that to Israel. Crucially, her committee may soon vote on a bipartisan bill that would write into law a 2016 agreement between the US and Israel guaranteeing the Jewish state $38 billion in military aid over 10 years.

“Anti-Semitism has no place in Congress and certainly not on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I am deeply disappointed in Speaker Pelosi’s choice, a choice that threatens the Committee’s long history of bipartisan support for Israel,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Louisiana) said in a statement on Thursday.

With two firestorms raging, Omar’s Congressional career has gotten off to a bumpy start. However, the Minnesota lawmaker is standing her ground against the criticism. As well as defending her anti-Israel statement, Omar stood by her accusations against Graham.

“The Right thinks being homosexual is ‘compromising,’” she tweeted later on Thursday. “Y’all know my tweet had nothing to do with his sexuality and everything to do with his blind cooperation w/ Trump.”

 

‘Die Jew Rats’ synagogue vandal was anti-hate-crime intern & Democratic activist

‘Die Jew Rats’ synagogue vandal was anti-hate-crime intern & Democratic activist

Synagogue vandal James Polite seen alongside his former mentor, New York Democrat Christine Quinn © Facebook / Abraham Aali and Reuters / Andrew Kelly

In a bizarre twist, the man who spray painted anti-Semitic graffiti on a Brooklyn synagogue turned out to be “queer,” black, former anti-hate-crime intern, James Polite: a 26-year-old with loving Jewish foster parents.

Less than a week after a gunman murdered 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled inside Union Temple in Brooklyn’s predominantly Jewish Prospect Heights neighborhood. The graffiti read “Die Jew Rats” and “Hitler.”

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A Democratic political event scheduled at the synagogue on Thursday night was canceled, and police investigated the incident as a hate crime. After being caught on the synagogue’s CCTV cameras, James Polite was arrested on Friday.

Far from being an archetypal tattooed skinhead, Polite is a black former Democratic intern who had his college education bankrolled by the New York Times’ ‘Neediest Cases Fund.’

Polite had a rough upbringing, according to a 2017 New York Times profile. He told the Times he identifies as “queer” and felt misunderstood at home. As a young teenager, he requested that he be placed in foster care, and spent the following years shunted from home to home.

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“Nobody gotta die. Mexico, latin America, carribean (sic) vs. Jew n*gger pigs. One person touch me this whole shit a smoking,” he wrote.

In the comments, friends urged Polite to seek professional help, and his one-time mentor Quinn wrote after his arrest that she was “simply and utterly devastated.”

“I knew this young man,” she wrote. “And while he has experienced hardship that most people can’t ever imagine, his actions are inexcusable.”

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While Polite’s life seems to have gone down a dark path, from New York Times poster boy to synagogue vandal, he is not the first unlikely suspect to be busted for hate crimes in recent years. Last year, Israeli police arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jew in connection with hundreds of bomb threats made to Jewish community centers across America.

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Is The Left Ignoring The Real Source Of Anti-Semitism?

A vile attack on Jewish Americans at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh left 11 people dead. Many news outlets began to blame the violence on Donald Trump, however; there is much evidence pointing towards the Left’s own reactionary forces as the main source of anti-Semitism in the United States.

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MEDIA RUNS INTERFERENCE ON GEORGE SOROS’ CARAVAN CONNECTION

Media Runs Interference On George Soros’ Caravan Connection

MSM claims Soros connection an anti-semitic ‘conspiracy theory’

 | Infowars.com – OCTOBER 31, 2018

After reports emerged that billionaire George Soros-backed NGOs organized the migrant caravans heading to the U.S. border, the mainstream media attempted to run interference on the bombshell revelation, claiming anyone who says Soros is involved is anti-semitic.

Despite government documents obtained by Judicial Watch and leaked documents from Soros’ Open Society Foundation laying out in plain language how these NGO groups organize migration groups and policy, the media brazenly dismissed the evidence, branding everybody who reported it conspiracy theorists and liars.

USA Today dedicated a lengthy piece to smearing anybody who suggested Soros involvement in the caravan, rather than provide evidence refuting the reports.

“Exactly how far the lie linking Soros to the migrant caravan has traveled is impossible to measure in full,” the publication said.

Social media “carried this falsehood to millions with a few taps on a screen. It also left a distinct trail that makes it possible to follow how lies spread and who told them, a map of their trajectory from the darker corners of the internet to the political mainstream.”

The Washington Post asserted that Soros orchestrating the migrant caravans was a “conspiracy theory” responsible for Cesar Sayoc mailing bombs to him, and for the synagogue shooter killing 11 Jews.

“The Soros-caravan conspiracy theory weaves together anti-Semitism, fear of immigrants and the specter of powerful foreign agents controlling major world events in pursuit of a hidden agenda,” Joel Achenbach wrote Sunday.

“And it appears to have had real-world consequences on Saturday for Jews attending services, including a baby-naming ceremony, in their synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.”

The New York Times declared that questioning the Soros/caravan connection is rooted in anti-semitism.

“The baseless claims that George Soros is financing the migrants as they trek north, which carry a strong whiff of anti-Semitism, have been one of the most consistent themes of commentary on the caravan from the right,” Jeremy W. Peters wrote Monday.

NBC News also called the Soros connection a “conspiracy theory” without providing evidence to support their claim.

These mainstream media articles have two things in common:

First, they all parrot the same talking-point that questioning Soros is anti-semitic.

Second, they simply ignore the evidence and call it a “conspiracy theory” without making a factual case to refute it.

Again, here are the Judicial Watch documents outlining how Soros uses government resources to fuel his leftist political activity, including with groups like Pueblos Sin Fronteras.

And here is the actual 2016 leaked Open Society Foundation report,Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review,” which illustrates how Soros NGOs coordinate with the UN to facilitate mass migration.

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