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No Response From Rep. Ilhan Omar: Some Constituents Say Jews Spread COVID



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Some of the people in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district believe some of the most antisemitic conspiracy theories about the coronavirus, revealed in a new video by journalist Ami Horowitz this week.

This reporter requested a comment from Rep. Omar’s office but didn’t receive one. Additionally, her office phone numbers in both Washington D.C. and Minneapolis either immediately disconnected or didn’t have a voicemail box set up.

The video starts with one question directed to Omar’s Muslim constituents, “Do you believe that Jews created the coronavirus to target Muslims?”

That question, and others on the same line, got shocking responses of unequivocally “yes.”

“Depopulization, especially in the Muslim community,” one man said, adding “Definitely, Israel could’ve had a hand in it.” That same man said he believes that the Jews, Russia, and/or China ‘worked with each other’ and are responsible for spreading the virus.

Another said, “They want to destroy Muslims! That’s what I think… They’re trying to torture all types of Muslims.”

“They want to rule the world, all that stuff,” one man explained.

Each person interviewed believed that Jews were taking advantage of the financial markets amid the COVID financial downturn. “If everything’s cheap now, you can buy all the lands! They probably want to buy all the Muslim lands so they can control Muslims!” one young man said.

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The truth is these antisemitic tropes have existed for centuries and throughout some of the most devastating diseases of our time. That includes the Black Death in Europe that occurred in 1348.

As scholar Catherine M. Porter points out in her writing on the subject, there was an overarching lack of medical reasoning that would explain where the virus spreads, why certain symptoms occur, and how to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Now, we know that people living in medieval times didn’t practice proper hygiene and there wasn’t the proper sewage infrastructure in place, causing rats and flees to rule the streets.

Many Christians at the time, however, blamed the virus on the Jews.

“While the Catholic Church did not condone the persecution of the Jews, many Christians at the time still thought the European Jewry was responsible,” wrote Porter. “There was no concrete or logical reason behind the blame except hundreds of years of prejudice and persecution.”

“During the plague of 1348, a rumor was started that led to more persecution. Even today, this myth is still synonymous with the bubonic plague. A rumor was started that Jews were secretly poisoning water sources and that was the cause of all of Christianity’s pain and suffering,” she stated in her article.

That same trope is certainly making its way into Rep. Omar’s district, but whether she will speak out against it remains to be seen.

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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation



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In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.

The charges against Hunter Biden include:

• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm

• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer

•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance

According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.

Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.

The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.

Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.

Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.

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