Democratic Rising Star to Fundraise for Hamas-Linked Organization
The announcement comes one week after Omar faced bipartisan condemnation for using an anti-Semitic trope to claim Israel has paid for the support of the United States Congress.
The Daily Caller's Molly Prince has more:
Omar will be the keynote speaker at CAIR’s 4th Annual Valley Banquet on March 23 to discuss advancing justice and empowering Muslims, according to the organization’s invitation. Single tickets start at $55 per person and a table can cost upwards of $500.
Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director for CAIR-Florida, will also be speaking at the event. Shibly has emphatically stated that Hezbollah and Hamas are not terrorist organizations, reported Jordan Schachtel at Conservative Review.
Hussam Ayloush, the chief executive director for CAIR-LA, who is hosting the event, compared the state of Israel to the Islamic State during a speech in April. Shibley has repeatedly echoed those sentiments and spread propaganda describing U.S. armed forces as radical terrorists.
CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.
Omar, already a figure of controversy after less than two months in office, has repeatedly defended anti-Israeli sentiments, including a Tweet calling for Allah to expose Israel's "evil doings." She also supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which aims to economically deprive Israel and its nine million inhabitants for the government's alleged mistreatment of Palestinians.
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