Daily Wire: Senior Leen Dweik began pointing her finger in Clinton’s face and angrily accusing her rhetoric of inspiring the mass shooter.
“This right here is the result of a massacre stoked by people like you and the words that you put out into the world,” Dweik said.
“And I want you to know that and I want you to feel that deeply – 49 people died because of the rhetoric you put out there,” Dweik continued. Other students snapped in the background to show approval for Dweik’s comments. more …
Opinion: Complicating the issue for Chelsea Clinton is that she is married to a Jewish man.
Leen Dweik, 21, whose family is from Palestine, is a senior at New York University, an activist whose primary goal according to news sources and her social media, is to free Palestine.
It would be a mistake to dismiss Leen Dweik’s militant stance as a one-off, since another 2nd generation Palestinian, Rashida Tlaib, who holds a seat in the US House of Representatives is equally militant as evidenced by her office map.
According to a paper called the American Experience: Palestinians in the US:
“With between 150,000 and 250,000 members, the Palestinian community in the United States accounts for only approximately 10 percent of the two million-strong Arab-American community (numbers that also equal something less than 4 percent of the American Jewish community).
No reliable immigration or census figures exist for Palestinian Americans. Because the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has only rarely recognized “Palestinian” as a nationality, meaningful immigration statistics are lacking.
If Palestinian Americans are difficult to pinpoint numerically, they are anything but politically indistinct. A survey of the Palestinian community in the U.S. indicates that, while first-generation Palestinian immigrants tend to make a rapid adjustment to American society, they remain, to an unusual degree among immigrant communities, highly conscious of and deeply involved in the politics of their native land. Even more unusual, the American-born second generation of Palestinians also exhibits a high and growing degree of political consciousness and ethnic pride.”
Democrats are being forced to pick a side.
While a majority in the Muslim community in the US voted for George Bush in 2000, 62% voted for John Kerry in 2004, and the trend continued in 2008 for Barack Obama and 2016 for Hillary Clinton.
The much larger Jewish vote, however, has been overwhelming Democrat with only 21% voting for Donald Trump and 71% voting for Hillary Clinton.
What’s a Dem to do? Condemn Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic tropes and be accused of Islamophobia, or support Ilhan and abandon the much larger and affluent Jewish vote?
The 4000 year old blood feud (Genesis 25:23) between Jacob and Esau is now embedded in US politics.