US. Ilhan Omar stood in front of hundreds of demonstrators on Saturday in front of a fundraising event in Southern California for the local chapter of a large interest group representing Muslim Americans.
"Burn the Quran!", "Ilhan Omar, go to hell!" And "shame on you, terrorists!" Some of the news was called in front of a Woodland Hills hotel where the Minnesota Democrat spoke at a fundraising campaign for the Los Angeles-LA Council for CAIR, according to a report. The city is located about 25 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The demonstrators lined a sidewalk area where they blew Israeli flags and denounced the newly-crowned congressman for recent remarks that some had described as anti-Semitic, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. The atmosphere was a mixture of dance and music, mixed with the furious comments against Omar, the report said.
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Omar, a 37-year-old immigrant from Somalia who came to the US in 1995 with her family, had a storm criticizing pro-Israeli politicians and groups after her February tweet , which states, "It's all about the Benjamins baby," in terms of the support that some US lawmakers have offered Israel.
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The freshman, the Democrat, has abhorred Republicans and some in their own party. She later apologized and clarified her criticisms of the Israeli government.
"Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who enlighten me in the painful history of anti-Semitic tropics," she wrote on Twitter.
"Against Netanyahu and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] The occupation is not the same as being anti-Semitic," she continued, "I am grateful to the many Jewish allies who have spoken and said the same thing."
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A handful of anti-protesters also appeared outside the event to support Omar.
The event's fourth annual banquet talent titled "Advancing Justice: Empowering Valley Muslims" was sold out. Closed to the public. The Los Angeles Police Department told the City News Service that an indefinite number of officers were involved in the event.
"We do not disclose the numbers," Officer Sal Ramirez told City News Service.
Omar's visit to the south The Californian festival is expected to continue on Sunday, as she is scheduled to attend a private meet-and-greet meeting in Irvine, a flyer for the event said.
Their performance on Saturday was one of two political events in the region. In Los Angeles, United States Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a presidential Democrat presidential candidate for 2020, visited a mosque to commemorate the victims of March 15 mass shootings in New Zealand, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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"Your background is different than mine," Sanders told the Southern California Islamic Center about 200 Muslims. "What a pleasure to share."
Later that day, he spoke at a rally in downtown Los Angeles with an estimated 12,000 people.
"As President of the United States, I Will not Have Kind Words To tell about authoritarian leaders around the world who are campaigning for bigotry and hatred, Sanders told the crowd. "Together, we will make the United States the world leader in the fight for democracy and human rights."