Unreal: AOC Tells Dan Crenshaw to ‘Go Do Something’ About Terrorism

H/T Town Hall.

With people like Alexandria Occasional-Cortex in the DemocRat Party, the Republicans will win big in 2020 and beyond.

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Republican colleague Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) drew the ire of conservatives for telling the former Navy SEAL he should “go do something” about terrorism.

Crenshaw had initially commented that Omar was the “First member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” which he called “unbelievable.”

Quick to defend her friend, the New York lawmaker accused Crenshaw of taking Omar’s remarks out of context and attacked him for not co-sponsoring the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.

“You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes,” she said. “In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that?”

As you can imagine, many on Twitter did not take kindly to AOC bashing a decorated war veteran this way:

Ryan Saavedra

@RealSaavedra

AOC is attacking Dan Crenshaw for not fighting for 9/11 victims

Crenshaw is a decorated war hero, who, as a Navy SEAL, lost his eye fighting terrorists in Afghanistan and earned 2 Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor

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Natalie Johnson

@nataliejohnsonn

AOC implying @DanCrenshawTX, who served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan (where he lost an EYE) in the wake of 9/11, hasn’t done enough for the victims of September 11 terrorist attack is astounding, though not shocking.

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Liz Cheney

@Liz_Cheney

There is no context in which @IlhanMN description of 9/11 as “some people did something” is anything but disgraceful. Defending her is shameful, especially for a representative from NY.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes.

In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that? https://twitter.com/dancrenshawtx/status/1115672008082305026 

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Zach Parkinson@AZachParkinson

Rep. Crenshaw is a Navy SEAL who:

• Served in Afghanistan
• Lost his eye in an IED attack
• Was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart

In short, he’s a hero.

And here’s AOC tone-deafly asking what he’s done to fight terrorism.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes.

In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that? https://twitter.com/dancrenshawtx/status/1115672008082305026 

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Tom Elliott@tomselliott

Dan Crenshaw fought in Afghanistan after 9/11, leaving blood — and an eye — on the battlefield, and here @AOC is lecturing him about not caring about 9/11 b/c he isn’t cosponsoring a spending bill.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC

You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes.

In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that? https://twitter.com/dancrenshawtx/status/1115672008082305026 

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For the record, here’s Omar’s comment in greater context, which does nothing to make what she said better.

“Here’s the truth. For 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. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties. So you can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange and that I am trying to make myself look pleasant. You have to say that this person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it, and I am going to talk to them and ask them why. Because that is the right you have.”

Editor’s note: A reader has pointed out that Omar incorrectly claimed CAIR was founded after 9/11. It was established in 1994, according to CAIR’s website.

Israel-hater, BDS founder barred from entering America

H/T World Israel News.

Hopefully, this Anti-Semitic monster will never be allowed into America.

The U.S. denied entry to anti-Israel activist Omar Barghouti on Wednesday as he tried to board a flight to America from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport.

By Joseph Wolkin, World Israel News

Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, will not be allowed into the United States. The American government denied Barghouti’s entry on Wednesday at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.

“Barghouti was not provided an explanation for his denial of entry beyond ‘immigration matter,’” the Arab American Institute said in a statement to NPR.

Barghouti, who lives in Israel, was reportedly told by airline staff that he wouldn’t be allowed to fly to America, even though he had travel documents, according to the institute, which claims it arranged his trip.

The co-founder of the BDS movement was indeed told that America’s “immigration officials had ordered the U.S. consul in Tel Aviv to deny him permission to enter the United States.” The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs denied any connection to Barghouti being barred entry to America.

While BDS’ stated goal is to “isolate” Israel culturally and economically, the movement and its adherents frequently face accusations of anti-Semitism based on their rhetoric and their single-minded focus on the world’s only Jewish state for condemnation, ignoring the host of nations with far worse human rights records, including several that have large Palestinian populations, like Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan,

Barghouti is a staunch critic of economic normalization between Israeli and Palestinian businesses, and supports the “armed struggle against Israel” according to the Meir Amit Center.

Many BDS demonstrations frequently feature extremists calling for Israel’s destruction, and Barghouti is known for spreading the movement’s propaganda in the United States and other Western countries.

On Barghouti’s aborted trip in April, he was set to speak at Harvard University and at New York University. His trip to the United States would also feature several meetings with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

In March of 2017, Barghouti was arrested by Israeli authorities for allegedly failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income. Barghouti, who resides in the Israeli city of Akko, deposited money in a Ramallah bank account to hide it from tax authorities, according to the charges at the time.

Barghouti helped launch the BDS movement in 2005. He’s called for the euthanasia of Zionists in the past, quoted as saying Palestinians have the right to “resistance by any means, including armed resistance,” essentially inciting violence.

BDS has incited violent protests at university campuses in the U.S., targeting Jewish students. While protests start by focusing on Israeli policy in Judea and Samaria, they often spiral into anti-Semitic rhetoric, including calling Jewish students Nazis and chanting anti-Semitic slogans, as occurred just a week ago at a BDS event at the University of North Carolina.

Recently, at the AIPAC Policy Conference, American leaders from both the Democratic and Republican parties slammed the BDS movement.