One of the things we must be careful of when dealing with radical terrorism inspired by certain interpretations of the Koran in the Islamic religion is assume that every single person ascribes to the same violent, oppressive, “denomination” for lack of a better term. There are plenty of wackos who claim to be Christians who, while not necessarily being physically violent, are doing just as much harm psychologically and spiritually — think Westboro Baptist folks — but we certainly don’t want to lump every believer in Jesus with those guys, right? Let’s be gracious and apply the same thing to those practice a different form of the Muslim faith.
We can, of course, argue which one is actually practicing the more accurate version of the religion and which is apostate, but that’s a topic for another time and place.
Right now, let’s turn our attention to Dalia Al-Aqidi, a Muslim Republican journalist, who launched a campaign to oust Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who is about to make a trip to Israel in order to show her solidarity with the Jewish people as they continue to strike back against the vile forces of radical terrorist group Hamas.
According to the Daily Wire, “Dalia Al-Aqidi, who has spent her career covering warzones and terrorist groups, said she felt compelled to travel to Israel to convey the message that the people of her home district in Minnesota stand with Israel, despite its anti-Semitic representative in Congress.”
“Minnesotans need somebody to convey their message — they are not represented by Ilhan Omar,” Al-Aqidi said during an interview with The Daily Wire. “The 5th District is not anti-Semitic. So I came to tell the Jewish people, to tell the Israelis, that I feel your pain. I’m with you. We are with you. And it’s not only your fight, it’s our fight. It’s the fight between good and evil.”
During the conversation with the Daily Wire, Al-Aqidi spoke candidly about her trip to a kibbutz attacked by Hamas forces, revealing that what she saw there was far beyond what she has seen before as a journalist who previously covered stories in war zones.
“’I’ve covered war zones and I’ve covered terrorist attacks,” Al-Aqidi remarked. “I’ve seen what ISIS has done, and I’ve seen what Al Qaeda has done. Combine the actions of Al Qaeda and ISIS and put it in Nir Oz kibbutz. That’s what I’ve seen.”
“Omar has emerged as one of Israel’s harshest critics in Congress, including demanding a ceasefire after Israel responded to Hamas’s brutal terror attack with air strikes. Omar voted against a resolution in support of Israel that was supported by nearly the entire House, with over 200 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle,” the report stated.
The Daily Wire said that Omar is part of a group of 22 other Democrats who, and one wayward member of the GOP, who cast a ballot against a resolution that condemned anti-Semitism on university campuses on Thursday. Al-Aqidi then provided a few comments expressing her thoughts on the call for a ceasefire by Omar and many of the other individuals who are known as the “Squad,” saying such an outcry betrays a lack of understanding concerning the conflict on their part, stating the only ones who can bring the counterattack by Israel to a halt is Hamas.
“There’s only one way to stop the bloodshed. Number one, release the hostages right away. Number two, surrender,” she detailed in the interview. “If Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib really would like to stop the bloodshed … they should pressure their Hamas friends to do so.”
“Al-Aqidi, a Muslim who was born in Iraq, said she is wearing the Star of David around her neck until all the hostages are returned by Hamas — a sign of solidarity she says she also performed when Christians were being persecuted elsewhere in the Middle East,” the Daily Wire continued.
“I’m wearing the Star of David and saying I’m not going to take it off until every hostage comes back to their cities and villages,” the Minnesota Republican said. “It’s about taking a stand. It’s not a political stand, it’s taking a stand.”
Speaking of Omar, Al-Aqidi said that she hopes the Democratic congresswoman’s horrific anti-semitic stance against Israel will be the issue that snaps people awake in the district and leads them to choose someone new to be their representative.
“She’s supposed to represent her district. She’s dividing her district,” she concluded. “The only goal Ilhan Omar has is to serve herself. That’s it.”