Democrats, Muslims, and anti-Semitism

That the Trump administration has been a staunch friend of Israel and the Jewish people is beyond dispute.  This week marked the one-year anniversary of Trump doing what every president for the last 40 years has said he would do but didn't.  Last year, Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocated the U.S embassy there.  The Israelis marked the anniversary with a formal celebration that (not very) surprisingly went unnoticed in our media.

That today's Democratic Party is all but welcoming to anti-Semitism is rapidly becoming inarguable.  The party now has visible anti-Semites as sitting U.S. congressional members.  Representative Ilhan Omar has made overt anti-Semitic public statements.  Representative Rashida Tlaib's rewriting history in an effort to whitewash the Holocaust ought to offend Jews everywhere.  There's little room for interpretation in these representatives' tweets and remarks.  Yet, when Omar's comments were brought before the House's Democrat-controlled leadership, they refused to mention her by name and passed a resolution condemning white supremacy!

As remarkable as these events are, what is more remarkable still is how today's Democratic Party manages to maintain a stranglehold on both the Jewish and the Muslim vote.  Several websites maintain a running list of Muslims elected to public office nationwide.  This is a non-exhaustive list of practicing Muslims who won political office last year:

FEDERAL
Rashida Tlaib (D) MI, 13th Congressional District
Keith Ellison (D) MN, Attorney General
Ilhan Omar (D) MN, 5th Congressional District
Andre Carson (D) IN, 7th Congressional District

STATE
Sheikh Rahman (D) GA, State Senate District 5
Safiya Wazir (D) NH, State House Merrimack 17 District
Robert Jackson (D) NY, State Senate District 31
Nasif Majeed (D) NC, State House District 99
Mujtaba Mohammed (D) NC, State Senate District 38
Mohamud Noor (D) MN, State House District 60B
Jason Dawkins (D) PA, State House District 170
Hodan Hassan (D) MN, State House District 62A
Charles Fall (D) NY, State House District 61
Ako Abdul-Samad (D) IA, State House District 35
Aboul Khan (R) NH, State House Rockingham 20 District
Abdullah Hammoud (D) MI, State House District 15
Abbas Akhil (D) NM, State House District 20

COUNTY
Sam Baydoun (D) MI, Wayne County Commission District 13
Sadia Gul Covert (D) IL, Dupage County Board District 5
Sabina Taj (D) MD, Howard County Board of Education
Mohammad Ramadan NJ, Passaic County Board of Education
Cheryl Sudduth CA, West County Wastewater District Director
Babur Lateef VA, Prince William County School Board
Assad Akhter (D) NJ, Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Abdul "Al" Haidous (D) MI, Wayne County Commission District 11
Shahabuddeen Ally – NYC, Civil Court, NY County 

Notice anything?  In all (partisan) races except one, the candidates were Democrats.  Muslim-Americans are overwhelmingly supporters of the Democratic Party.  But at the same time, the American Jewish voter bloc is the Democrats' second strongest and most loyal behind only blacks.  In 2016, Hillary Clinton gained 71% of the national Jewish vote.  Places like New York City and some precincts in Florida are such Democrat-Jewish strongholds that most years, Republicans don't even bother. 

Talk about strange bedfellows.  From using a revolving door to release jihadists from detainment to secretly sending Israel's staunchest enemies cash-stuffed chartered planes in the middle of the night and insisting that Israel return to indefensible borders to inviting a known anti-Israel imam to pray over the U.S. House of Representatives and members being sworn in on the Qur'an, today's Democratic Party is making clear which side of the Allah-versus-Yahweh war they support.  At the same time that Trump is propping Israel up and showering her with love, the Dems seem bent on hastening its downfall.  Yet American Jews insist on voting alongside Muslims and in favor of a party that's increasingly anti-Israel, pro-Palestine, and full of jihadist sympathizers.

Strange bedfellows, indeed.

Derrick Wilburn is the founder and executive director of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives and a fellow with the Centennial Institute, a conservative think-tank in Denver, Colorado.

That the Trump administration has been a staunch friend of Israel and the Jewish people is beyond dispute.  This week marked the one-year anniversary of Trump doing what every president for the last 40 years has said he would do but didn't.  Last year, Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocated the U.S embassy there.  The Israelis marked the anniversary with a formal celebration that (not very) surprisingly went unnoticed in our media.

That today's Democratic Party is all but welcoming to anti-Semitism is rapidly becoming inarguable.  The party now has visible anti-Semites as sitting U.S. congressional members.  Representative Ilhan Omar has made overt anti-Semitic public statements.  Representative Rashida Tlaib's rewriting history in an effort to whitewash the Holocaust ought to offend Jews everywhere.  There's little room for interpretation in these representatives' tweets and remarks.  Yet, when Omar's comments were brought before the House's Democrat-controlled leadership, they refused to mention her by name and passed a resolution condemning white supremacy!

As remarkable as these events are, what is more remarkable still is how today's Democratic Party manages to maintain a stranglehold on both the Jewish and the Muslim vote.  Several websites maintain a running list of Muslims elected to public office nationwide.  This is a non-exhaustive list of practicing Muslims who won political office last year:

FEDERAL
Rashida Tlaib (D) MI, 13th Congressional District
Keith Ellison (D) MN, Attorney General
Ilhan Omar (D) MN, 5th Congressional District
Andre Carson (D) IN, 7th Congressional District

STATE
Sheikh Rahman (D) GA, State Senate District 5
Safiya Wazir (D) NH, State House Merrimack 17 District
Robert Jackson (D) NY, State Senate District 31
Nasif Majeed (D) NC, State House District 99
Mujtaba Mohammed (D) NC, State Senate District 38
Mohamud Noor (D) MN, State House District 60B
Jason Dawkins (D) PA, State House District 170
Hodan Hassan (D) MN, State House District 62A
Charles Fall (D) NY, State House District 61
Ako Abdul-Samad (D) IA, State House District 35
Aboul Khan (R) NH, State House Rockingham 20 District
Abdullah Hammoud (D) MI, State House District 15
Abbas Akhil (D) NM, State House District 20

COUNTY
Sam Baydoun (D) MI, Wayne County Commission District 13
Sadia Gul Covert (D) IL, Dupage County Board District 5
Sabina Taj (D) MD, Howard County Board of Education
Mohammad Ramadan NJ, Passaic County Board of Education
Cheryl Sudduth CA, West County Wastewater District Director
Babur Lateef VA, Prince William County School Board
Assad Akhter (D) NJ, Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Abdul "Al" Haidous (D) MI, Wayne County Commission District 11
Shahabuddeen Ally – NYC, Civil Court, NY County 

Notice anything?  In all (partisan) races except one, the candidates were Democrats.  Muslim-Americans are overwhelmingly supporters of the Democratic Party.  But at the same time, the American Jewish voter bloc is the Democrats' second strongest and most loyal behind only blacks.  In 2016, Hillary Clinton gained 71% of the national Jewish vote.  Places like New York City and some precincts in Florida are such Democrat-Jewish strongholds that most years, Republicans don't even bother. 

Talk about strange bedfellows.  From using a revolving door to release jihadists from detainment to secretly sending Israel's staunchest enemies cash-stuffed chartered planes in the middle of the night and insisting that Israel return to indefensible borders to inviting a known anti-Israel imam to pray over the U.S. House of Representatives and members being sworn in on the Qur'an, today's Democratic Party is making clear which side of the Allah-versus-Yahweh war they support.  At the same time that Trump is propping Israel up and showering her with love, the Dems seem bent on hastening its downfall.  Yet American Jews insist on voting alongside Muslims and in favor of a party that's increasingly anti-Israel, pro-Palestine, and full of jihadist sympathizers.

Strange bedfellows, indeed.

Derrick Wilburn is the founder and executive director of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives and a fellow with the Centennial Institute, a conservative think-tank in Denver, Colorado.