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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ignited outrage Friday after she used a poem about the Holocaust to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat who is embroiled in controversy herself.

On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted a video criticizing Omar for referring to the Islamic terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001 as “some people who did something.” The video spliced together Omar’s controversial comments with footage from 9/11.

In response, Ocasio-Cortez urged members of Congress to condemn Trump for “dangerous targeting” of Omar.

“Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack [email protected]’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

With her tweet, Ocasio-Cortez included a picture of the famous poem from German theologian Martin Niemöller, who was imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps from 1938-1945 for opposing Hitler’s Nazi regime. Niemöller only narrowly escaped execution.

The poem, which is mounted on a wall at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., reads:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Ben Shapiro — who is the biggest target of anti-Semitism online, according to the Anti-Defamation League — condemned Ocasio-Cortez’s “deeply disturbing” comparison.

Others echoed Shapiro’s sentiments:

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6 Comments

  1. Grace Joy

    April 13, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Excellent comments in response to AOC’s hubris. Thank G d USA has guaranteed (for now) speech: We have a chance of not becoming like EU, where people are being fined & imprisoned for speaking against Islam on social media.

    How will AOC feel when Omar & the rest don’t come to her aid the way she came to theirs? The MOST IMPORTANT THING: Clear “socialists” out of our schools; & stop the Islamization of American schools. Otherwise, within a generation, this country will be Muslim. Common Core teaches Arabicized revision of history; while CAIR pushes for antiIslamophobia laws & special protection for Muslims, also in schools.

    CAIR is teaching our kids. Qatar is teaching our kids. Arabization is what’s underneath the Islamization, as Mohammed was an Arab: Even Somalia is one of the 22 Arab countries.

    https://www.qfi.org/

  2. Heather

    April 13, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    If anyone remembers when Glenn Beck hosted his own show on foxnews back in 2009+ he used his chalk board to show the caliphate of islam — now he knew back then what the future was for America with the muslim population. They cannot and will not adhere to our culture and our constitutional law. They want to own our country…………its clear right in our faces–they infiltrate from within.

  3. Shari Early

    April 14, 2019 at 12:13 am

    I’m sick of both these sorry excuses. One needs sent back to school to learn how to not be an idiot and the other sent back to her Muslim country since she’s nothing but a terrorist in sheep’s clothing.

  4. Bluewren

    April 14, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Without a doubt that female AOC is the most despicable ignorant piece of female garbage ever to have a platform to speak out from what is wrong with Americans? Then again there is Maxine Waters. The other two ignorant dragged up Islamists as well they are like the plaque.

  5. Fran

    April 14, 2019 at 7:36 am

    They can call our President a m____F___ but no one can criticize a Democrat. Sorry if you can’t take the heat get out of OUR kitchen. Those 4 Communist can say anything they want about conservatives but just because they are people of color and women they shouldn’t be called out on their stupidity. Think again AOC Freedom of Speech is not just for Democrats. Oh I’m sorry I said THINK and that is something you aren’t capable of doing.

  6. Gonny

    April 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    She is a Domestic Terrorist who is the real one Inciting Violence against Americans!
    I don’t believe AOC is from Puerto Rico, if truth were known I bet she is Palestine!
    Vote against every Communist Democrat in your next State & local Elections, and 2020!!!
    Republicans all the way in 2020!!!!

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