David French: Backwards Beliefs and Islamic Propaganda Didn't Radicalize Ilhan Omar.
A friend suggested that French meant that American-born Islamists
Well, maybe he meant that, but he avoided using that word, didn't he? Because he was Virtue Signaling for Liberal Approval and didn't want to taint it by spreading a Racist Meme like "Islamists spread the doctrine of Islamism."
Does David French think that Ilhan Omar was spotless of anti-semitism until Mean Americans taught her to hate Jews?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who, like Omar, grew up in Somalia, says that's unlikely. She says that she was anti-semitic herself due to the dominant backwards culture of Somalia and had to deprogram herself.
But I guess we need more Real Americans like Ilhan Omar, and I guess we should take David French's word for it that the American immigration system screens out all
That's the single stupidest thing he's ever written, by the way.
Here is some of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's recent article from the Wall Street Journal.
I once opened a speech by confessing to a crowd of Jews that I used to hate them. It was 2006 and I was a young native of Somalia who'd been elected to the Dutch Parliament. The American Jewish Committee was giving me its Moral Courage Award. I felt honored and humbled, but a little dishonest if I didn't own up to my anti-Semitic past. So I told them how I'd learned to blame the Jews for everything.
Fast-forward to 2019. A freshman congresswoman from Minnesota has been infuriating the Jewish community and discomfiting the Democratic leadership with her expressions of anti-Semitism. Like me, Ilhan Omar was born in Somalia and exposed at an early age to Muslim anti-Semitism.
Some of the members of my 2006 AJC audience have asked me to explain and respond to Ms. Omar’s comments, including her equivocal apologies. Their main question is whether it is possible for Ms. Omar to unlearn her evident hatred of Jews--and if so, how to help.
In my experience it is difficult, perhaps impossible, to unlearn hate without coming to terms with how you learned to hate. Most Americans are familiar with the classic Western flavors of anti-Semitism: the Christian, European, white-supremacist and Communist types. But little attention has been paid to the special case of Muslim anti-Semitism. That is a pity because today it is anti-Semitism's most zealous, most potent and most underestimated form.
I never heard the term “anti-Semitism” until I moved to the Netherlands in my 20s. But I had firsthand familiarity with its Muslim variety. As a child in Somalia, I was a passive consumer of anti-Semitism. Things would break, conflicts would arise, shortages would occur--and adults would blame it all on the Jews.
When I was a little girl, my mom often lost her temper with my brother, with the grocer or with a neighbor. She would scream or curse under her breath "Yahud!" followed by a description of the hostility, ignominy or despicable behavior of the subject of her wrath. It wasn’t just my mother; grown-ups around me exclaimed "Yahud!" the way Americans use the F-word. I was made to understand that Jews--Yahud--were all bad.
We were taught that the Jews betrayed our prophet Muhammad. Through Quranic verses (such as 7:166, 2:65 and 5:60), we learned that Allah had eternally condemned them, that they were not human but descendants of pigs and monkeys, that we should aspire to kill them wherever we found them...
We were taught that the Jews occupied the Holy Land of Palestine. We were shown pictures of mutilated bodies, dead children, wailing widows and weeping orphans....
The theological and the political stories were woven together, as in the Hamas charter: "The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: 'The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The Stones and trees will say, "O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill me."' . . . There is no solution for the Palestine question except through Jihad."
Is the delicate cuck David French quite certain that immigrants such as Ilhan Omar come to the US devoid of any antisemitism or Islamism, only to be taught it by Americans?
Or is this an entirely sham claim he's knowingly lying about just to win a Twitter Argument in which he was exposed as a fool?