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Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walking from her new office in the Longworth House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol, a few hours before being sworn in as a member of Congress.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

It is natural to disagree with politicians, but no matter how opposed one is to their values, inciting violence against them through misinformation — as Trump did with his video — is never OK.

Opinion | Anti-hate resolution overshadows anti-Semitism

Ilhan Omar has been criticized and called anti-Semitic after she made an offensive tweet about Jewish money controlling foreign policy.

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

March 21, 2019

While the resolution began as a direct response to Omar’s anti-Semitism, it quickly transgressed into a wishy-washy general prerogative to abstain from all forms of hatred.

Editorial: Pro-Palestine doesn’t mean anti-Semitic

Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. — one of two Muslim women recently elected to the House of Representatives — awaits the start of the 116th Congress on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3 in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 12, 2019

The tweets, which have been decried by Democrats and Republicans alike, lacked the context of a long history of anti-Semitic tropes and offensive stereotypes.

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