Elder Patriot.|It seems to me that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and voters who support her are proving to be hypocrites of the highest order.
Democrats’ endless investigations of President Donald Trump, in an effort to find an impeachable offense while celebrating a court decision this week that holds the potential to end the FBI’s Terror Watch List, cannot be reconciled with each other.
To be clear, I’m no fan of the FBI or any lists that lump U.S. citizens together based on broad and poorly defined parameters. That’s what Communist China does with its social credit scoring system that we have warned Facebook is likely building here.
U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga granted summary judgement to nearly two dozen Muslim U.S. citizens in ruling that the FBI’s watchlist violates the constitutional rights of those placed on it.
Judge Trenga is a Bush appointee and is not a reflexive anti-Trump, anti-America liberal. He previously ruled in favor of President Trump’s revised travel ban in a case brought by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Radical Islamist Rep. Omar took to Twitter to begin the celebration:
This is tremendous ??
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make sure Constitutional rights are extended to all regardless of religion, race or ethnicity! https://t.co/p403vp5nHQ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 5, 2019
My personal belief is that Omar is happy with Judge Trenga’s ruling, not because she’s a fan of protecting American citizens, but because she’s not, here’s why I think this to be so:
Hassan Shibly is the director of Florida’s CAIR Chapter. CAIR’s support of terror organizations, like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, has been documented by Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon:
“An Islamic organization long accused of being part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s network in America has been caught trading in lies as part of an effort to ensure the Brotherhood is not designated as a terrorist entity in the United States, according to information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, a Muslim advocacy group that was named by the U.S. government as part of a vast network supporting the terror group Hamas, recently launched an effort to block a bill that would formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror organization. Many other countries, including Israel and Egypt, have already approved similar legislation.”
(Breitbart) … In 2007, CAIR was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, a Hamas financing case that would result in the FBI ceasing its working relationship with CAIR. The HLF trial was the largest terror-financing case in American history. In 2008, during a retrial of the HLF case, an FBI Special Agent labeled CAIR as “a front group for Hamas” during her trial testimony. In 2010, a federal judge reiterated that his court had “ample evidence” that CAIR was involved in “a conspiracy to support Hamas.” CAIR, which relies upon millions of dollars in Saudi cash, was recently listed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a terrorist organization.”
FBI chart depicting connections between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.
CAIR is constantly probing the American legal system for soft spots that can be exploited to advance its agenda. This is what Rep. Omar, who has held a series of secret fundraisers for groups linked to Islamic terrorism, like CAIR and Islamic Relief, is celebrating.
Meanwhile, just last month, after three, maybe four years (according to what the DOJ determines was the start of the Obama intelligence community’s probe into Donald Trump) of multiple investigations that yielded nothing incriminating, Omar said:
The truth is Omar, and the sycophants who follow her, are perfectly fine with shredding the Constitution IMHO. Seems to me that, that is precisely the reason they want President Trump impeached.
Rep. Omar rejects the president’s adherence to long standing American values and his agenda of protecting, maintaining and advancing our Founding Principles.
Judge Trenga’s ruling does not end the watchlist. Rather the judge limited his ruling to the plaintiffs in this case:
“There is no evidence, or contention, that any of these plaintiffs satisfy the definition of a ‘known terrorist. And the alternate standard for placement – that of a “suspected terrorist” – can easily be triggered by innocent conduct that is misconstrued.
The judge wrote that the case “presents unsettled issues” likely similar to those resolved by the courts in connection with the no-fly list.
Essentially, it seems to me that Judge Trenga believes the watchlist, with 1.16 million names, is overly inclusive and needs to be reined in to protect the rights of the innocent. Protections Ilhan Omar has no problem ignoring when it comes to President Trump.