Democratic Party’s congresswoman Ilhan Omar is known for her notoriously anti-India mindset. On June 22, 2022 she introduced an anti-India bill at the US Congress to condemn human rights violations and violations of international religious freedom in India, including those targeting Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Adivasis, and other religious and cultural minorities. The resolution called on the Secretary of State to designate India as a Country of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act, which has been recommended by the independent, bipartisan US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for the past three years.
Radical Islamic groups felt delighted at such initiatives of their darling Ilhan Omar. Propaganda websites began circulating this with the agenda of spreading anti-India sentiment throughout the world. Section of Indian Muslims also took this advantage and attempted to portray India as a Muslim persecuting nation. Arab media went further by making false claims stating India was becoming another Rwanda. It said, “there are now genuine concerns that India is following a similar trajectory to Rwanda in the early 1990s, when a singular event – the shooting down of an airplane carrying Hutu President Juvenal Habyarimana – sparked a genocide against ethnic Tutsis. The minority community had been subjected to years of racist propaganda, specifically tropes that characterized them as anti-national foreign invaders”.
In February this year, Ilhan Omar was booted from the Foreign Affairs Panel of the US Congress, a move that was quickly condemned by Joe Biden’s White House.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters, “The way that we see this, it’s a political stunt, much like House Republicans’ unjust removal of other leading Democrats from key committees in recent weeks. It is a disservice to the American people.
“What we believe is Congresswoman Omar is a highly respected member of the Congress. She has apologized for her comments she made in the past. I think she – most recently – did an extensive interview about this on Sunday, I believe on CNN, and has been vocal about condemning antisemitism as well as affirming our strong alliance and important partnership with Israel”.
Karine Jean-Pierre was grossly wrong or she was lying. Ilhan Omar never apologized for her false comments she had made against India and for her suspicious visit to Pakistan and outrageous comments about Jammu & Kashmir.
Commenting about the ouster of Ilhan Omar from the committee, House Speaker Kevin McCathy said: “We just do not believe when it comes to foreign affairs, especially the responsibility of that position around the world with the comments that you make. She (Ilhan Omar) shouldn’t serve there.
“Moving forward, every single member of the Congress has a responsibility to know how they carry themselves”.
It seems, even being booted out from the Foreign Affairs Panel of the US Congress, Ilhan Omar did not correct herself or learn any lesson. Instead, she has once again made an outrageous statement against India stating 200 million Muslims in India are facing risk of possible genocide, despite the fact that there has been a genocide in India that claimed as many as 80 million lives, but the victims were Hindus and the perpetrators Muslims. A large number of anti-militancy newspapers in the world are regularly publishing reports about Muslim violence against Hindus in India, and threat of more. Ilhan Omar of course, knows exactly what she is doing; she is trying to stir up hysteria against Hindus so as to stymie the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s anti-jihad efforts, such as they are, and to lead to international pressure upon India to grant special accommodations to Muslims on the basis of their victimhood status. It’s the same strategy the world over.
Ilhan Omar: “There’s going to be a genocide of 200 million Muslims in India”
India should register a sharp public protest & summon the new US amb. These unprovoked attacks, outright lies & instigation are a direct security threat. US should come clean.pic.twitter.com/1XB8qRfwex
— Shubhangi Sharma (@ItsShubhangi) March 29, 2023
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