.@IlhanMN addresses Angela Davis at #InDefenseofIlhan rally: “To one of my idols, Angela Davis — I just, I can’t tell you how enormously inspiring you have been to me throughout my life.” https://t.co/HeLGThK6c2 pic.twitter.com/7KVYCh83Ir
— The Hill (@thehill) April 30, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has had another particularly revealing comment, heaping praise on a communist and terrorist who once appeared on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list.
If you watch the video, you see Omar tearing up as she describes Angela Davis as an “idol” and proclaims her an inspiration in her life.
Just who is Angela Davis? She’s a rabid anti-Semite, a communist who supported the Soviet Union, and aided a terrorist plot.
Davis was a member of the Black Panther Party during the 60s and 70s, where she purchased guns used to murder a judge. She eventually fled and made it on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list. While she was found not guilty of the actual killing in the end after lots of legal gyrations, there was never any doubt she knew about and helped the domestic terrorist plot.
Even past that portion of her life, her political views are toxic enough that it’s jarring to see a Congressional member praise her. She’s a supporter of the rabidly anti-Semitic “Nation of Islam” and routinely defends Louise Farrakhan. Her support of the Soviet Union and its brutal tactics is also not hypothetical or exaggerated. Davis publicly and proudly supported the communist dictatorship, including pronouncing that Jews being thrown in prison “deserved what they get.” Davis has rarely found a totalitarian that she didn’t support. [emphasis mine]
Throughout her career, Davis has praised authoritarian regimes and cults, including Cuba, the Soviet Union, and Jim Jones’ Jonestown.