"... that ends the discussion because we end up defending that and nobody ever gets to have the broader debate ...." And when she said that, they did it again.

This is exactly the tactic, the pattern. They don't leave things in context but change the subject to their victimhood and away from the victimizing they are doing in spades.

Ms Omar’s most recent comments came last week during a panel discussion with fellow freshman Representative Rashida Tlaib, a fellow Muslim representative: “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” she said.

“What I’m fearful of — because Rashida [Tlaib] and I are Muslim — that a lot of our Jewish colleagues, a lot of our constituents, a lot of our allies, go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim,” she said. “And so to me, it’s something that becomes designed to end the debate because you get in this space of — yes, I know what intolerance looks like and I’m sensitive when someone says, ‘The words you used, Ilhan, are resemblance [sic] of intolerance.’ And I am cautious of that and I feel pained by that.”

She continued: “But it’s almost as if, every single time we say something regardless of what it is we say that is supposed to be about foreign policy or engagement or advocacy about ending oppression or the freeing of every human life and wanting dignity, we get to be labelled something, and that ends the discussion. Because we end up defending that and nobody ever gets to have the broader debate of what is happening with Palestine. So for me, I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” [Source]

How many US mainstream news outlets posted her comment in full context? The quote above is from a British journal repeated by Yahoo News.

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