The office of Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a member of the infamous “Squad,” has recently levied accusations against the the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), claiming that the organization has endangered her life, or put her “life at risk,” as a result of the entity’s most recent ad campaign.
Jeremy Slevin, who is a spokesman for Oman, publicly posted the inflammatory accusation on Twitter, insisting that the pro-Israel organization’s ad campaign against Omar has endangered her life.
The language adopted by AIPAC and used in its advertisements “to smear and vilify [Omar] is virtually identical to the language used in death threats she gets,” Slevin brayed.
Slevin also continued his rant by proclaiming that AIPAC has put ” Omar’s life at risk with repeated Islamophobic attack ads.”
The language AIPAC uses in paid ads to smear and vilify @IlhanMN is virtually identical to the language used in death threats she gets.
Make no mistake: AIPAC is putting Rep. Omar's life at risk with repeated Islamophobic attack ads. pic.twitter.com/Ehkn8qmW7p
— Jeremy Slevin (@jeremyslevin) August 11, 2021
In addition, Slevin also posted a screenshot depicting the AIPAC ad in question, which directly referenced comments that Omar herself made in June. Specifically, Omar openly compared the United States and Israel to the terrorist organizations of the Taliban and Hamas. He also added a screenshot of a different tweet from Omar, which detailed death threats she allegedly received.
In June, Omar argued that the United States and Israel have committed “unthinkable atrocities,” just as the Taliban and Hamas have. She also issued an open call to Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State, requesting where people allegedly victimized by Israel and America “are supposed to go for justice.”
Omar’s comments sparked anger on both sides of the political spectrum. Though she somewhat walked back her comments in all the furor that ensued, she indicated later on that she had no regrets about making the comparison between sovereign nations and transnational terrorist organizations.
We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.
We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) June 7, 2021
Recently, an AIPAC spokesperson indicated that the latest ad campaign merely focuses on what Omar herself has said, namely with regards to comparing Israel and America to terrorist groups.
The AIPAC spokesperson also added that the ad campaign against Omar “is completely fair and accurate,” adding that it was not an attack on Omar personally, but rather an emphasis on “her outrageous statement putting the United States and Israel on the same level as the Taliban and Hamas.”