In 2017, before she became a congresswoman, Ilhan Omar tweeted, “Syria’s Assad has become an icon of the far right in America.” By then, Assad had also become an icon of the Stalinist, libertarian, & lazy-assed left, making them indistinguishable from the far right. That’s why you don’t see many Assadists defending her against Trump’s incitements to violence, at least nothing in comparison to their all-out campaigning for Assange. In Minnesota, the home base of Assadist Mint Press & an active Assadist & Stalinist antiwar movement, there are a few activists with “I stand with Ilhan Omar” badges & were a couple small protests (one in February & one in April) led by pro-Palestinian Jewish activists but there is no sustained campaign to defend her against Trump’s current threats. Articles about her in Assadist media focus on her support for Palestinians & opposition to war with Iran & Venezuela but none talk about her opposition to Assad.
In March 2019, Assadists went ballistic with miles of denunciations when Omar tweeted, “The people of Syria revolted against Assad’s repressive dictatorship 8 years ago today, demanding a more just & free government. Peace loving people around the world stand in solidarity with them in this struggle!” Fascist propagandist Eva Bartlett gets paid big bucks by Syria & Russia to monitor & chastise every criticism of Assad & in response to Omar’s tweet, Bartlett called her a “soul-devoid pawn of Empire” & accused her of lying & pandering to ‘Empire’. If anyone should know ‘soul-devoid’ it would be Eva since dictatorships are the circles she hangs out in & shills for. The courage & independence of Ilhan Omar are something Bartlett cannot even conceive of since her commitments are rooted in Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, & substantial remunerations.