Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Monday night at the first-ever congressional Islamic iftar dinner that Republicans are responsible for pitting “Jew” against “Muslim” and “citizen” against “immigrant.”
Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks after Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) delivered tame comments at the event after facing months of controversy over their deeply held anti-Semitic beliefs.
Ocasio-Cortez said that she believes all prayer went to the same place, “up,” and that Republicans “fear” that “fellowship.”
“There is no reason to fear fellowship, there never will be a reason to fear a fellowship, we never have feared fellowship we never will fear fellowship, because I believe that at our core and, and really so much of what we’re celebrating is that I know that when [people of different faiths pray], I believe that those prayers I’ll go to the same place, up,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks come a week after she repeatedly demonized Christians for standing up for their beliefs on abortion, calling them “far-right” and “creepy.” Ocasio-Cortez also used the Bible to mock Christians, which led to a Christian pastor pointing out that she misunderstood what the Bible actually said.
“That lack of fear of fellowship is exactly what the opposition does fear, that and anytime Rashida or Ilhan speak they’re scared to, myself included, and you know it is great that they got more than they bargained for,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
“Right now there’s an effort, you know the effort and the way that they try to oppose all progress in this country is by pitting communities against one another that have never and have no business being pitted against one another,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “This is just the template, they try to import that division.”
Ocasio-Cortez then claimed that Republicans were responsible for pitting “Jew against Muslim” and “immigrant versus citizen” in order to “make sure that none of us get our interests or our rights advanced and we will not stand for it anymore. We will not stand for it anymore.”
In a report on Monday about two Democrat representatives who refused to condemn the anti-Semitism from Omar and Tlaib, The Daily Wire noted just a few of the instances of their anti-Semitism:
Omar has been condemned by Congress and many of her Democratic colleagues multiple times over her blatant anti-Semitism, which includes promoting a conspiracy theory that Nazi Germany used to demonize Jews; supporting the anti-Semitic BDS movement; suggesting that Israel should not be allowed to exist as a Jewish state; claiming without evidence that her “Jewish colleagues” had devised a scheme to silence her criticism of Israel; falsely claiming that pro-Israel groups were paying off American politicians to be loyal to Israel; and claiming without evidence that her Democratic colleagues were expecting her to have dual loyalties.
Tlaib has engaged in promoting anti-Semitic revisionist history to delegitimize the State of Israel; accusing her Jewish colleagues of having dual loyalties; does not support a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine; supports anti-Semitic BDS campaigns; and has been photographed hanging out with supporters of Islamic terrorist organizations who have said that Israel has no right to exist.
Ocasio-Cortez failed to mention any of this, which is not surprising considering she has repeatedly praised notorious anti-Semites like British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and far-left activist Linda Sarsour.