Conservatives Tear Into Omar for Her ‘Deeply Troubling’ Response to the Violent Rocket Launch on Israel

Violence in Israel and Gaza over the weekend drew a response from controversial freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), but it backfired on her as conservatives reacted to her “troubling” reaction.

There was violence between Israel and Gaza over the weekend — which has since seen a cease-fire as of early Monday — as nearly 700 rockets were fired from Gaza to Israel, resulting in the death of 23 people in Gaza and four Israelis, as NBC News reported.

Omar — who is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and previously found herself under fire for remarks that many found to be anti-Semitic — reacted to the violence by seemingly siding with Gaza’s Hamas militant group, which is seen as a terrorist group by the U.S. and European Union.

“How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?” Omar tweeted in response to the attack. “The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.”

Omar’s latest controversial remark has many right-leaning individuals up in arms.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley asked Omar “what should be done about Hamas” in response.

“They are the ones behind all of this,” she added.

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also weighed in on the “deeply troubling” point reached “where no one is shocked when sitting members of congress […] side with Hamas terrorists over Israel. His tweet was retweeted by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

Rep. Liz Cheney (R- Wyo.) slammed Omar by pointing out that “Hamas controls Gaza,” that “Hamas is firing rockets at civilians in Israel,” and that Omar “is defending Hamas.”

“Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists?” Cheney asked.

Other individuals took a swipe at Omar’s comments on the weekend’s violence overseas:

Haley called on “every presidential candidate” to weigh in on the attack.

“Imagine if 600 rockets had been fired into the US or any other country besides Israel,” she wrote. “What country would not defend itself?”

“Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad,” President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday in response to the violence.

“We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens,” he wrote. “To the Gazan people — these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery. END the violence and work towards peace – it can happen!”

Published in IJR Red


  1. Letting her into the country was the first mistake and now if one is smart they can see why.

  2. Pig needs impeachment proves she’s dangerous if she was POTUS 1st day in she’d order Israel bombed. If someone had her sentiment against Muslims she’d scream Islamophobia and demand justice. Her and Ratshida Tlaib got high positions all they do is whine play the race card and support terrorism

    1. IF SHE WAS POTUS???? You are aware of the requirements to run for POTUS? She became a naturalized citizen in 2000. She was born in Somalia to Somalian parents. Whining, living in America for at least 14 yrs, and being at least 35 yrs old is not enough to meet the requirements.

  3. This Omar pig really needs to go, even though she represents a great deal of the Democrat Party. Wake up America the wolf is at the door.

  4. I believe the Democratic leaders are scared to death of insulting Muslim Omar and Tlaib for fear of being called names like “Islamophobes”, “racists” or “pigs” – Islams favorite word for the Jewish people; “swine” for Christians. These two foreigners will NEVER assimilate into the US as American citizens; but MUST retain their Rights as Muslims under their Qur’an, Sharia Law and Allah to continue spewing their hatred of Jews and Christians. They DO need to be removed from the House.

    1. What would be your standard for assimilation into the US as American citizens? Omar speaks English, she graduated from North Dakota State University, she served in Minnesota’s House of Reps, she serves in US House of Reps. She is married, divorced and remarried. Sounds pretty assimilated to me!

  5. I hate to say this but I, like most people don’t know the full story on the Israel Palestine conflict. I think it began long before the birth of Hamas. I wish I could find an unbiased history of this conflict. I don’t want to criticize any side before I know who the real aggressors are. And I really wish there were better Muslim politicians than Omar and Tahib. The way they address issues especially as representatives of the Muslim-American population just isn’t cutting it.

    1. W: You have been confused by the media and by the likes of the commenters above. They want you to think that she said something or did something inappropriate, but she didn’t. They are afraid of Muslims (or poor people, or brown-skinned people) and will do anything to denigrate Omar or Talib just because they are Muslims. For no other reason than they are afraid of them.

      Don’t be confused like them.

      1. General, you are confused. Here at IJR, if someone says something they do not agree with, it automatically makes the speaker a target for personal attacks. Omar made the mistake of NOT towing the line. Israel can commit war crimes. Israel can criticize the US policies. WHAT can not occur is ANY US citizen criticize ANY Israeli policy.

        1. While what you commented is additionally true, I still believe what I said was also accurate.

          It seems a few IJR members are still confused about Omar, though.

          1. 25 IJR readers down-voted your comment. 22 IJR readers up-voted a post claiming “Omar the Hamas poster girl.” 42 IJR readers up-voted a post wanting Democrats to take away Rep Omar’s right to free speech! 31 IJR voters up-voted a post that asserts Omar & Talib have not assimilated because they don’t support unconditional support of Israel. A FEW IJR members are still confused???? I would assert that a few ARE NOT confused about Omar AND the US Constitution.

          2. This is not unusual to see online, especially in a conservative medium but with other unrelated topics too. There is a difference between vocal or active members out of the total pool of members, which the last time I saw was still under 5000. Your numbers are still clearly disturbing, but nothing unusual.

  6. This is so troubling to the American people, that the democrats allow her to spew her anti-Semitic garbage. Anyone else would have been thrown out of congress. What is happening to our country? We need to vote at the polls and get these people out of office. Simple as that.

    1. Dolly, it’s sad to say that she also spews anti-American garbage. e.g. her words about 9/11, “some people did something”.

      Let’s also bear in mind her support of CAIR and other terrorist organizations.

  7. It is sadning that someone of this caliber is elected to office, take the oath of a US representive, yet voice such things that are against the United Sates, the Constitution, the people she is swarn to represent, Hopefully next election she is voted out, never to hold office again.

    1. Disagreeing with Israeli policy IS NOT against the United States OR the Constitution. Israel is NOT a US territory, NOT a US state. The US Constitution affords her the RIGHT to FREE SPEECH. We do not have to agree with what she says. Not all Americans are fine with Israel’s record of war crimes.

  8. ..There is also a very serious IQ problem afoot here in my opinion..

  9. I have noticed that these two pieces of political trash cannot even condemn the little Islamist terrorist training ‘Islamic Center’ in Philadelphia; training (teaching) the ‘children’ to sing – OPENLY – about ‘chopping off heads of NON_BELIEVERS for Allah’..
    These two are a perfect example of ‘the worst of life’ on this earth..

    1. Exactly she’s a Trojan horse her and Tlaib have their eye on the White House that’s their goal. Both commies need to go dems give them a free pass and approve of the terrorist training center probably slipping them funds to

  10. Memo to Omar & Tlaib:

    These people ARE NOT ‘PROTESTERS’.. They are cowardly ATTACKERS, you terrorist supporting maniacs..

    Try stopping the firing or rockets, and till your fields.. Build something, instead of destroying everything in your path, and blaming everyone else for the plight of your ‘people’…. Accept SOME modicum of RESPONSIBILITY for the shape your land and your people are in today..

    Good Grief!

    Please give these two very sick and twisted women the boot out of OUR Congress

  11. Hamas is terrorist group and also cowards. It is totally shameful that United States Congress woman Omar consistently back this terror group even when they are firing over 650 rockets into Israel killing and injuring innocent Israelis’.
    Minnesota needs to vote this congress woman out of office.

  12. I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. ———– What part of the oath does Omar not understand?

    1. Of course, they were allowed to swear in on their Quran, Diane, so I think that speaks loudly about where their allegiance lies — and it is NOT to the United States of America! That should never have been allowed — NEVER!

    2. Apparently her God is betterer, not the same, as those Jews and Christians follow.

      Perhaps you’ve heard of takiyya, the Islamic principle that says it’s okay to lie to those who do not follow The Religion of Peace™?

  13. of course this and other pieces of garbage in congress would defend the isis islamic swine. i think there should be an all out war against islam and it’s followers. there is no room on this planet for psychotic animals like this. i personally think that mecca should be taken out and those that practice this insane cult should be hunted down, where ever they may be, and everyone of them publically executed. because sooner than later, the world will be under their control if not stopped NOW.

  14. Why is Omar allowed to stay on the House Foreign Affairs Committee? She is a scary individual in word and perhaps potential.

  15. It is downright scary to have an Omar in Congress.
    Minnesota is ironically one of the most radical states in this Union. What the hell has happened up there?

  16. She is a Muslim. “Real justice” for Muslims is when they win. They win when they either convert, or kill, all non-Muslims for Allah. Non-Muslims don’t want to believe that, because they don’t want to have to fight every Muslim is the world, but the Muslims are prepared to convert and kill them anyway. Which is why they can fire all those rockets, and make terror attack after terror attack, and get mostly words in response.

  17. I don’t care about what this woman thinks. But, who in the district she represents; is going to hold her accountable. Has anyone gone into this district and asked them if they agree?
    I would like to hear their answer.

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