On the one hand I’m very disappointed that Omar continued to carelessly invoke anti-Semitic tropes.
On the other I do agree that much of the outrage is because she’s a black Muslim woman saying this.
I don’t know if that makes Omar’s remarks better or worse, but we need to talk about it. Especially because these attacks against Minnesota Muslims certainly haven’t stopped.
Part of this is because of generational turnover and demographic changes—i.e. the rise of an Islamic Democratic vote.
The whole contretemps has been difficult, depressing, and frustrating for those of us committed to fighting racism and anti-Semitism.