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Hi @bariweiss,

You are correct when you say,

“Perhaps Ms. Omar is sincerely befuddled and not simply deflecting”

In all sincerity, it was after my CNN interview that I heard from Jewish orgs. that my use of the word “Hypnotize” and the ugly sentiment it holds was offensive.
That statement came in the context of the Gaza War.

It’s now apparent to me that I spent lots of energy putting my 2012 tweet in context and little energy is disavowing the anti-semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive.
With that said, it is important to distinguish between criticizing a military action by a government and attacking a particular people of faith.

I will not shy away of criticism of any government when I see injustice —whether it be Saudi Arabia, Somalia, even our own government!
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At the conclusion of #MLKDay, a brief thread about my father and how we can authentically honor him. #MLK90 #MLK:
He was a global, comprehensive thinker who believed that all of humanity is interconnected.
He was not anti-political. He believed that laws should reflect a quest for justice and peace. And he worked and protested for legislative change.
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There is a myth going about. It is spoken on our news. It is taught in our schools. Liberal free thinking allies and racists alike tout it. It is an image that is much more a mirage of a colorblind hero in the body of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gather round. #MLK2019 #MLK #MLK90
Let's jump right in with a quote from the "I Have A Dream" speech.

Dear White People,
Dr. King's mind was on a lot more than Black kids and White kids holding hands. Read this part: #MartinLutherKingJr on #PoliceBrutality. How #BlackLivesMatter of him...
Schools don't teach that #MartinLutherKing began the Poor People's Campaign, believed in Americans having a universal guaranteed income, and stood vehemently against the "evils" of capitalism and the Vietnam War. His dream went so exceedingly beyond "content of character".
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
afiforum.com
#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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NEW Q THREAD
#MLKDay
#MLK
#MLK2019
RACISM AND SEGREGATION DONE BY DEMOCRATS .. PERIOD.
#FakeNewsMedia pushes it.
All hate Groups and ties
KKK
Black Panthers
Illuminati
Masons
JESUITS
ANTIFA
NAZI
LUCIFERIANS
SATANISM
BLM
and more
SECRET SOCIETIES
Hillary Clinton kisses Dragon KKK leader Robert Byrd. Snopes a fake website endorsed by elites and tech companies as factual website has lawsuits upon them. They are white racist mean people. White Supremacy words come, antisemitism n more
KKK
Dec 24 1865
In Pulaski, Tennessee, a group of Confederate veterans convenes to form a secret society that they christen the “Ku Klux Klan.” The KKK rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force.....
google.com/amp/s/www.hist…
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Let us also remember, the govt was found liable in his death. To continue pushing the narrative that King volunteered as tribute is inaccurate, violent, insulting...it proves just how far this country is willing to go to erase its sins instead of confronting them. #MLK90
In playing this erasure game, it reveals the insidious nature of this country. It is not the goal to acknowledge and rectify to make sure this doesn’t happen again. It’s practice to make sure that when it does, we can give a whitewashed account with a smile on our face. #mlkday
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Today, his birthday (#MLK90) thru Monday (#MLKDay), my father will be quoted more than he is during any other time throughout the year. A thread with a few things to consider about #MLK:
He was a purveyor of peace, but it is contrary to the authentic King to call for peace without being a doer and seeker of justice. He said, “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” #MLK #MLK90
He was a love and truth revolutionary.
He taught, led and worked for the eradication of white supremacy, not the eradication of white people. #MLK90 #MLK
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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
#MLKDAY #MLK
#martinlutherkingday
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
#MLKDAY #ReclaimMLK
#WeGoHigh
#RESISTANCE
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