‘Some people did something’ (Ilhan Omar)

Welcome to the Holocaust as commemorated on 9/11. Mohammed Atta – Egypt, technical leader of 9/11 plot and pilot. Sounds Jewish, does he not Rashida Tlaib? Marwan al Shehhi – United Arab Emirates, pilot. Sounds Jewish does he not Ilhan Omar? Hani Hanjour – Saudi Arabia, pilot. Sounds Jewish does he not Alexandria Ocasia – Cortez? Jihad Jarrah – Lebanon, pilot. Sounds Jewish does he not Ayanna Pressley?

There was a total of 16 other flight crew high jacking members with similar sounding names. Presumably, they were also Jewish. Why is it that “The Squad” are reliving the Arab history of denial. To be sure they have been raised in an atmosphere of hatred of Jews. Reference to any recognized history works demonstrates this behavior as fact.

Perhaps the most dignified and learned response to the delusional “Squad” appeared in The American Spectator of September 21,2019 by John C. Wohlstetter, under the title, “What 18 years after 9/11 have wrought”. Because of its importance, certain items are quoted in full as follows:

“On 2019’s 9/11 anniversary, the somber recitation of names of those deceased was punctuated by a stinging rebuke delivered by Nic Haros, whose mother, Frances Haros, was murdered that day:

Good morning, brothers and sisters in good faith. Listen. “Some people did something?” I am here today to honor my 76-year-old mother Francis on the solemn 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Mom, we all miss you and love you very much. This day I also remember over 200 personal friends and co-workers that I knew that died. I remember Virginia Fox, Warren … and Lou …

And I remember your sons and your daughters, your parents and siblings and all first responders. I remember all, I remember them all and pray with you for them today. ‘Some people did something,’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, to support and justify the creation of CAIR [the Council on American–Islamic Relations]. Today I’m here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom.

Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day 19 Islamic terrorists, members of al-Qaeda, killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear? But as to whom, I was attacked. Your relatives and friends were attacked. Our constitutional freedoms were attacked, and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked. That’s what some people did. Got that now? We’re here today, congresswoman, to tell you who and the Squad just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them, please. American patriotism in your position demands it. For God and country, amen.”

The writer reminds us of Omar’s unrepentant odious anti-Semitism and mockery of America’s efforts to combat Jihadist Islam in March, 2019. In this, she equates the trauma of 9/11 with an utterly specious assertion that Muslims in America were subject to massive “Islamophobia” after 9/11.

From yet another outstanding Op-Ed published by The American Spectator on June 25,2019 by Dov Fischer, entitled “The Myth and Fraud That There Ever was an Arab Country or People Called ‘Palestine'”, provides a historical response to “The Squad.” The Arabs of pre-state Israel launched vicious pogroms in 1920-21, 1929 and 1936-39, including the Hebron Massacre.

Fischer introduces his essay with Rashid’s assertion that “Palestinians” “welcomed” the Jews into “their” land as a haven from Hitler. The Big Lie – in so many dimensions. To him, The Biggest Mideast Lie was that there ever was an Arab political entity called “Palestine” or for that matter a “Palestinian Arab nation.”

According to Fischer the very notion of a “Two-State Solution” is illogical. In consideration of American experiences in “purgatory-hole countries” like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya and Lebanon, he posits how it would advance the American interests to create another “Muslimarabstan” which will be yet a further center for international terrorism. One can envisage the emergence of a “Three Country Quagmire” rather than a “Two State Solution.” The danger lies in the word “state” when a “country” is the expectation.

What would become of the uprooted 750,000 Jews in Judea and Samaria plus the 325,000 Jews in East Jerusalem?

Despite Tlaib’s beliefs, lies and falsehoods, the Arabs of pre-state Israel were pro-Hitler Nazis. Their undisputed leader, Haj Amin el-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, traveled to Berlin and met with Hitler, “counseled” him and his Nazi leadership, urging the tertiation of the Jews. Contrary to the assertions of Tlaib, these Arab Muslims were not freedom fighters, but Hitler Nazis. Helping Hitler murder Jews was hardly a positive attribute.

Fischer names Rashida Tlaib a fork-tongued liar. “Her entire Big Lie paradigm is constructed on yet an even bigger underlying lie – the myth of ‘The Palestinians.’ He persist in reviewing history as he recalls the entire ‘Palestine’ myth being built on one Big Lie after another. We are reminded that Roman conquerors under Vespasian and Titus destroyed the Holy Temple in the year 70, and the Romans drove most of the Jews out of the Land of Israel in the year 135 under Hadrian and Julius Severus, with the fall of Fortress Berar.

In order to extinguish the Jewish bond with the given land for all times, the Romans renamed it ‘Plishtim’ which subsequently became Palestine. There was no Islam them until Mohammed half a millennium later in the 7th Century. There was never an Arab political entity called ‘Palestine’ until 1964.When the “Palestinian Liberation Organization” was fabricated by Ahmed Shukairy in 1964, what they intended to “liberate” was the entire country of Israel. All their terror attacks from their founding until 1967 were aimed exclusively at sites within Israeli cities.

What then is the “Palestinian” identity? In addition to Jews, we can find honest Arabs who contribute answers to this question.

Ahmed Shukairy, 1956 United Nations Security Council: “It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but southern Syria.”

Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian to 1946 Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry :”There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not.”

Golda Meir 1995: “The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation’s supposed ancient name, though they couldn’t even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin, a fictional entity.”

Zuheir Mohsein, Member of the Supreme Council of the PLO 1977: “There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity, because it is in the interest of the Arabs to encourage a separate Palestinian identity in contrast to Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity is there only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new expedient to continue the fight against Zionism and for Arab unity.”

Professor Bernard Lewis 1975: “From the end of the Jewish state in antiquity to the beginning of British rule, the area now designated by the name Palestine was not a country and had no frontiers, only administrative boundaries——.”

Ladislas Farago ,” Palestine at the Crossroads” 1937: “One always finds in Palestine Arabs who have been in the country only a few weeks or a few months——Since they are themselves strangers in a strange land, they are the loudest to cry: ‘out with the Jews!’ —-Amongst them are to be found representatives of every Arab country; Arabs from Transjordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, the Sudan and Iraq.”

When Tlaib says, “—it was my ancestors—–trying to create a safe haven for Jews–“, what comes to mind are the words uttered by the Arab League’s Secretary-General Abdul Rachman Azzam Pasha on May 1, 1948, ” If the Zionists dare to dare to establish a state, the massacres we would unleash would dwarf anything which Ghenghis Kahn and Hitler perpetrated.” Resulting from that war came the refugee problems. To this was the famed liberal Abba Eban response to the UN. ” The Arab refugee problem was caused by a war of aggression, launched by the Arab States against Israel in 1947 and 1948. Let there be no mistake. If there had been no war against Israel, with its consequent harvest of bloodshed, misery, panic and flight, there would be no problem of Arab refugees today.”

From Pierre Van Paasssen’s ” The Forgotten Ally “, we read “— the Mufti directed his fury against peaceful Jewish communities [1929] in towns like Hebron, Safed, Tiberias, and the Bab Alchota quarter of Jerusalem – communities which had always existed in the Holy Land under Latin and Byzantines, as far back as the Emperors Titus and Hadrian, and under the Turks. He sought out those communities because his followers were bound to meet with little resistance from those pious old Jews, whereas in the newer settlements the marauders usually got a reception that did not tempt them to return.”

From time immemorial until today, the history of “some people” towards the Jews at times can only be described as savage. A few examples follow:

[1] Pierre Van Paassen provides a graphic account of the 1929 pogrom against the Jews of Hebron. ” What occurred in the upper chambers of Slonim’s house could be seen when we found the twelve foot high ceiling splashed with blood. The rooms looked like a slaughterhouse.—–I intended to gather up the severed sexual organs and the cut-off women’s breasts we had seen lying scattered over the floor and in the beds.”
[2] Ma’alot School Massacre – May 15, 1974 – PFLP terrorists held 115 hostages, including 105 students for more than 12 grueling hours under threat of killing and being sprayed with gunfire.
[3] Coastal Road Massacre – March 9, 1978 – Palestinian terrorist attack involving the hi jacking of a bus in which 38 Israeli civilians were killed, 13 of them children, and 71 were wounded.
[4] Hillel Cafe Jerusalem attack – September 9, 2003 – famous physician Dr. David Applebaum and daughter Nava and 5 others killed. Over 70 were wounded.

The great Jewish sage Maimonides [Rambam], noted the depth of Muslim hatred for the Jews, but he also remarked on the Jewish tendency of denial. Within his works , we find specific caustic comments on the topic of Islamic anti-Semitism. ” Never did a nation molest, degrade and hate us as much as they—-I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war [Psalms 120:7″.

Ilhan Omar needs to re-think “those people” seek out the works of established and acknowledged historians. Perhaps the advice given by the native born Somalian, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, “Anti-Semitism is hard to learn, but it’s possible – even for Ilhan Omar” might prove useful.

As for the Jewish leaders, those given to persistently referencing “peace” while the “Palestinian’s” obsess over “rights” which they do not have, they need to consider that given to the UN author Richard Mather. ” So-called Palestinians have no history in Israel. Until it is acknowledged by the UN and other bodies that the Jewish people and not the Arabs are the indigenous inhabitants of Eretz Israel, it is going to be difficult to break the impasse of anti-Jewish prejudice that is the real obstacle to peace.”

About the Author
Alex Rose was born in South Africa in 1935 and lived there until departing for the US in 1977 where he spent 26 years. He is an engineering consultant. For 18 years he was employed by Westinghouse until age 60 whereupon he became self-employed. He was also formerly on the Executive of Americans for a Safe Israel and a founding member of CAMERA, New York (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America and today one of the largest media monitoring organizations concerned with accuracy and balanced reporting on Israel). In 2003 he and his wife made Aliyah to Israel and presently reside in Ashkelon.
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