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March 7, 2019 11:24 am

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: House Needs to Send ‘Very Clear’ Message to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Over ‘Demonization’ of Jews

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Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune. Photo: Screenshot.

The House of Representatives should condemn Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota over recent comments widely viewed as antisemitic, the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner said during an i24 News debate on Tuesday.

According to media reports, House Democrats are divided over whether to single out Omar for rebuke or settle for a broader anti-hate resolution.

“It’s always good to condemn all hate, but the danger in doing so in this particular instance is that it dilutes a very clear message that needs to be sent to a very specific person with regards to a very specific behavior on a very specific occasion,” Dovid Efune noted.

“What we see is that this sort of demonization is the first step towards attacks and, God forbid, hate crimes, and having a member of Congress who has a level of responsibility pushing this line of thought is dangerous, it’s troubling and the Jewish community is really distraught about it,” he added.

Watch Efune’s debate with Dr. Wallace Ford — a public administration professor at Medgar Evers College — below:

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