Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who this week infuriated seemingly everyone, appears to be making some allies abroad.
Those allies aren’t exactly the kind of people one would expect a sitting member of the House of Representatives to pull into her orbit, but then again, Omar isn’t your average lawmaker.
The congresswoman managed to elicit a statement from the Islamic terrorist group Hamas on Friday, days after she made many of her colleagues and fellow Americans livid when she broadly portrayed both democratic governments and international terror groups as war criminals.
“The remarks made by US congresswoman Ilhan Omar are very peculiar; she equated between the victim and the executioner when she treated the resistance of the Palestinian people, the Israeli crimes in Palestine, and the US aggression in Afghanistan as an equal footing,” Naim said.
Sure, there was some biting criticism. Terrorists can be a tough crowd. But the terror group’s PR department also shared praise for the Muslim-American lawmaker.
“Hamas highly appreciates Omar’s stances in support of justice and the rights of the oppressed around the world, foremost among them is the just rights of the Palestinian people,” Naim said.