Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) said during a forum last week that God expects people to vote a certain way.
"God does not expect you to vote for people who will ultimately hurt you and other humans around you," Omar said during a forum on the "Plight Of Black Immigrants" in Washington, D.C. Her remarks were caught on video by America Rising.
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Omar was explaining to the audience the importance of being educated on the government's policies and getting "off the sidelines."
"And I beg of you, to really think about what is your role as a member of our community, our society, our country, our world to dealing with some of these policy challenges," Omar said. "Make sure you're voting. Make sure you understand why you're voting. And make sure you know who you are voting for. And yes, God has obligations to all of us but God expects us to do the righteous work."
Omar is an advocate of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has been condemned by the Anti-Defamation League. BDS also has links to terrorism and has been called anti-Semitic by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.). In a Sunday interview, Omar reiterated her support for BDS, claiming it would lead to a peace process in the Middle East. During her 2018 campaign, she told Jewish voters she opposed BDS because it would be counterproductive to the peace process.
The congresswoman herself has been the center of several anti-Semitism controversies. She has a habit of making anti-Semitic comments like her tweet, "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel." Omar also held a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism.