Ilhan Omar is usually the one at the center of controversy facing calls to apologize for controversial remarks.
But now the tables have turned.
And Ilhan Omar just called for an apology that no one saw coming.
The Left’s commitment to “woke” identity politics creates an impossible standard that eventually allows the mob to consume its own members.
That’s what happened to MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Tuesday.
Reid went on MNSBC and tried to advance the Democrat Party narrative that Donald Trump and his supporters are responsible for the violence in blue cities by claiming Trump radicalized his supporters the way terrorist leaders do in the Muslim world.
“Leaders, let’s say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk and encourage their supporters to commit violence. … We in the U.S. media describe that as radicalizing people,” Reid added. “That’s the way we talk about how Muslims act.”
“When you see what Donald Trump is doing, is that any different from what we describe as radicalizing people?” Reid continued.
But by stepping on the third rail of identity politics, Reid ran afoul of the “woke” police on the left.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar accused Reid of being a racist and demanded she apologize.
“Honestly, this kinda of casual Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous.” Omar posted on social media. “We deserve better and an apology for the painful moment for so many Muslims around our country should be forthcoming.”
Every revolutionary mob ends up consuming itself.
That’s because no one can stay “pure” enough as eventually the mob exhausts its supply of perceived enemies on the outside and turns inward to satisfy its thirst for “justice.”
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.