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Ilhan Omar Blames ‘Mass Slaughters’ by America for Refusal to Condemn Armenian Genocide

Omar refused to vote on a resolution condemning a Muslim-led genocide against Armenians.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is under fire yet again after she refused to give a proper vote on a resolution condemning the Muslim butchery that the Ottoman Turks inflicted on the Armenians in the early 20th century.

Omar only voted “present” on a successful resolution that called what the Turks did to the Armenians a genocide. In her statement after the fact, she used the alleged crimes of white America as an excuse for her cowardice.

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Armenian advocacy groups are not happy with Omar for her unwillingness to call out the barbarians of Turkey for the crimes perpetrated against their people, which stand amongst the worst in history.

Omar’s “votes and actions … do not represent the best of American or Muslim values,” said Van Krikorian, who co-chairs the Armenian Assembly of America. “Innocent people were and are being slaughtered, and there is a universal need to defend the victims of genocide and ethnic cleansing, not to stand with or defer to the murderers.”

“It worries us,” said Aram Hamparian, the executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America, responding to Omar’s statement in a phone interview to NBC News. “It reminds us of talking points from Ankara.”

The American Council of America believes that Omar is using “official genocide denialist rhetoric to justify her silence.” Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, who cannot return to Turkey because he would be imprisoned due to his public criticism of Islamic dictator Recep Erdogan, blasted Omar in a social media post as well.

Even prominent liberals who have stood with Omar in the past can see that her excuses for voting present do not hold up.

Omar’s constituents are putting her through the ringer as well for her shameful inaction.

“If [she] is going to be representing our community here, she should hear us,” said Michele Byfield Angell, the parish council chair at St. Sahag Armenian Church in St. Paul, to the Star Tribune. “If she’s voting present as acknowledging it but not doing anything about it, then what is she doing?”

The House passed the resolution, H.Res. 296, by a 405-11 vote on Tuesday. Shamefully, 11 Republican legislators voted against the resolution, which prevented the measure from being approved unanimously.

The dissent against the resolution shows that radical Islam wields considerable power over members of both major political parties in the US, but no lawmaker represents their interests more boldly than the vehemently anti-Semitic, anti-American Omar of Minnesota.

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