Anti-Semitic and Anti-Muslim Bigotry and White Supremacy to Be Condemned in Democratic-Led House Resolution

 
 
 
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Thursday on what is now a wide-ranging resolution condemning anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim Bigotry, and white supremacy, according to an on-air report by MSNBC. The resolution originally was a thinly-veiled rebuke of comments from freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that have been deemed anti-Semitic.

"The new version is expected to include language rejecting multiple forms of religious bigotry, racism and xenophobia," Roll Call reports.

"The latest draft resolution," CBS News reports, "which could still be further edited before a final vote, condemns 'anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States,' and condemns "'anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as contrary to the values of the United States.'"

It does not mention not mention Rep. Omar.

The resolution "encourages all public officials to learn more about anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other bigotry to ensure that the United States is able to live up to the principles of tolerance and religious freedom," and "affirms 10 different beliefs of the House of Representatives."

It also "acknowledges the dangerous consequences of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes in the United States and around the world."

It cites as examples the 2017 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and attacks on mosques in the U.S. Also, "the race-based incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II, the questioning of the loyalty of President John F. Kennedy because of his Catholic faith, and 'the post-9/11 conditions faced by Muslim-Americans in the United States, including instances of Islamophobia and false and vicious attacks on and threats to Muslim-American members of Congress for alleged association with terrorism,' which might be seen as a nod to a recent poster in West Virginia falsely linking Omar to the terrorist attacks of 2001."

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