Sunday, March 17, 2019

Activist who confronted Chelsea Clinton: She 'hurt our fight against white supremacy'

By The Hill, March. 16, 2019

The student activists who confronted Chelsea Clinton at a vigil in New York City for victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings on Friday said that Clinton's comments concerning Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) criticism of the Israel lobby "made her vulnerable" to threats and criticism from the right, and contributed to Friday's shooting.

In a BuzzFeed op-ed posted Saturday, Rose Asaf and Leen Dweik argued that they spoke to Clinton in a now-viral video clip because they "saw an opportunity to have her ear and confront her on her false charge of anti-Semitism against our only Black, Muslim, Somali, and refugee member of Congress." Omar is the first member of Congress to wear a headscarf on the House floor, and came to America as a refugee from her home country of Somalia in 1995.
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