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This Cumar Jamaal character, I remember him being a very fierce C/llaahi Yuusuf mouthpiece in mid 2000s to late '00s. Now, what is he is up to? Is being groomed by the anti-Ilhaan groups to primary her? He thinks they care about him by badmouthing our sister and going to an international media like CNN? And the other dude, who is he exactly?

These Muslim and Jewish community leaders are united in frustration at Ilhan Omar's comments

Minneapolis - (CNN) - Rep. Ilhan Omar's controversial comments about Israel and Jews have driven a wedge through her Democratic Party in Congress.

But in her home district in Minnesota, her words are bringing some Jewish and Muslim activists, constituents and leaders together ... in denunciation.

Omar Jamal, Steve Hunegs, Mohamed Ahmed and Avi Olitzky agree on the characterization of language Omar used. When Omar talked about Israel "hypnotizing" the world, they said it was anti-Semitic. When she said American support for Israel was "all about the Benjamins baby," referring to $100 notes, they said it was anti-Semitic. And when she questioned whether American lawmakers and lobbyists had loyalty to Israel, they said it was anti-Semitic. Local leaders want her to understand why her words were causing so much pain.

Omar's office did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

"I don't think we were looking into her heart and accusing her of being an anti-Semite," said Hunegs, who is the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC).

Hunegs was one of several faith leaders who met recently with Omar, the first Somali-American representative in Congress and one of two Muslim women elected last year.

"We wanted to show her how what she had said was consistent with the statements of anti-Semites and anti-Semitism over time," Hunegs said.

Olitzky, a senior rabbi, said he was contacted by some of his many congregants alarmed at what they had heard and read from Omar, and also had the opportunity to address it with her.

"Congresswoman Omar shared with me that she understood our pain and listened to that pain. But then the tweets continued and the comments continued," he said.

Both he and Hunegs said they had been approached by local Muslims, including Somalis, asking how they could help their Jewish neighbors in Minneapolis.

"We can reinforce the good relationships that already exist, because in a sense people are kind of sick and tired of it and they want to move forward and find ways to work together," Hunegs said.

Jamal said the excitement of Omar's election was "beyond imagination" for him and other Somalis and Somali refugees who had fled to America. But what has happened since has been disappointing.

"(When you are elected,) you're supposed to bring people together, you're supposed to create a sense of unity instead of farther dividing them and pitting one group against the other," Jamal said.

Ahmed dismissed the argument that Omar was merely criticizing the Israeli government -- something all the men interviewed by CNN said was her prerogative and not the problem.

"I speak as a friend of Israel and a brother to the Palestinians by faith," he said. "We believe in Palestinian rights and freedoms, but we will not do it denigrating our Jewish community."

Ahmed and Jamal acknowledged their views were not echoed throughout the entire local Somali Muslim community and could even stir anger. Ahmed says people in his own family don't see things the way he does when it comes to Rep. Omar.

But he and Jamal hope she will now watch her words so she can move on to more pressing local issues in Congress and at home they can move on too.

"We have more other urgent issues to talk about. We have other concerns ... in this country at this moment," Jamal said.

The disappointment among them is palpable.

Hunegs said: "It's unfortunate and, almost in the classical sense, tragic because she has the capability of being an important bridge builder."

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Two losers. The other guys is that cartoonist "Average Mohamed". 

Omar Jamal is a shameful character. He is hoping he will run against her. 

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5 hours ago, Holac said:

Two losers. The other guys is that cartoonist "Average Mohamed". 

Omar Jamal is a shameful character. He is hoping he will run against her. 

Cumar Jamaal iyo wuxuu yahay waa lala socdaa, laakiin kan kale muxuu ahaa.

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1 hour ago, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:

Naga daa. Any images of it?

 

 

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There was 2 and then one candidate in the primary, but they agreed to and anointed her to be sole candidate from the community and all supported her to win the primary and then the election.

 

 

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13 hours ago, cadnaan1 said:

 

 

CNN back to their old trickery. It was just last month when they were hosting Bernie Sanders town hall that CNN tried to pretend that the folks in the audience who asked him the questions were average janes and joes from Mareykanka. It turned out some of them were from Kamala Harris campaign, plus Hillary Clinton old operatives during last campaign. CNN did not disclose this.

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6 hours ago, maakhiri1 said:

 

Selfhating somali 

Proof positive that all communities are the same in internal fights.

I was just listening to some Jewish guy who said the exact same thing about those who are moderate and were saying that the Somali was only criticizing Americans for being more loyal to Israeli govt and not Jewish.

You must be the equivalent of the extreme zionists for the Somali society.

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6 hours ago, Miskiin-Macruuf-Aqiyaar said:

Maakhiri, report this to Young Turks, that CNN is presenting a rare Soomaali Dotard supporter as a legitimate critic of Ilhaan.

I fully support and admire her, but excluding or denying somebody the ability to speak against her is dictatorial and very destructive. Deny a platform and someone denies you ..slowly the fight becomes in denial of platform, but never confronting or convincing anyone.

 

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On 3/21/2019 at 5:46 AM, Old_Observer said:

I fully support and admire her, but excluding or denying somebody the ability to speak against her is dictatorial and very destructive. Deny a platform and someone denies you ..slowly the fight becomes in denial of platform, but never confronting or convincing anyone.

 

It is not about that. CNN interviewed someone who had an agenda and a Trump supporter to criticize Ilhaan. He is probably a Republican, an uncle tom and a house negro Malcolm X was talking about. CNN should have done the least to have mentioned his support for Trump.

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