Democrat House Whip, Jim Clyburn, rushed to defend Democrat rep Ilhan “Mullah” Omar over her anti-semitism. he did so in the most vile and dismissive way he could muster. However, Clyburn accidentally made the case against reparations for slavery and Jim Crow in the process.
Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States.
Her experience, Clyburn argued, is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during World War II and the other violent episodes that have marked history.
“I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”
Jaw dropping, however, if Jewish sensibilities are to be dismissed because Ilhan’s oppression under radical Islam in her home sh-thole – that she had to flee – happened more recently, then what’s that say about African American sensibilities over slavery and Jim Crow? Guess they should shut up and sit down now?