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For Jayapal, Rape Is A Tool Of The Military

Pramila Jayapal is a Member of Congress from the State of Washington. Jayapal is known for some of the most Radical comments that should roll the eyes of even the most Radical of the Left Wing of the Democrat Party. Every time she speaks, she curdles the coffee of every member of the Republican Party, and I might say, any person with morals higher than a member of Hamas. That is the lowest of the bars. The latest bizarre comments from Jayapal came on Sunday morning when she appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. Jayapal got heated when Host, Dana Bash, pushed back on a response to a question about the rape of Israeli women and children by the savages of Hamas on October 7. 

From the Jewish News Syndicate:

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) twice hedged her condemnations of Hamas terrorists raping Israeli women during an interview on Sunday with Dana Bash of the CNN program State of the Union.

“The rape, of course, but I think we have to remember that Israel is a democracy. That is why they are a strong ally of ours, and if they do not comply with international humanitarian law, they are bringing themselves to a place that makes it much more difficult strategically for them to be able to build the kinds of allies to keep public opinion with them,” Jayapal said.

When Bash noted that Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, answered a question about the rape of Israeli women by condemning Israel broadly, the congresswoman said, “I already answered your question, Dana.”

Instead of deploying the conjunction “but” as she had previously, Jayapal used the conjunctive adverb “however” this time.

“I said it’s horrific, and I think that rape is horrific. Sexual assault is horrific. I think that it happens in war situations. Terrorist organizations like Hamas obviously are using these as tools, however I think we have to be balanced about bringing in the outrages against Palestinians,” she said.

Jayapal—who called Israel a “racist state” in July and then seemed to apologize before doubling down a few days later—told Bash that Israeli forces have killed 15,000 Palestinians, “three quarters of whom are women.” 

Bash called that “horrible” without questioning the source of the numbers. But the CNN host told Jayapal that Israeli soldiers don’t rape Palestinian women.

“I don’t want this to be the hierarchy of oppression,” Jayapal said.

Bash noted that “It’s kind of remarkable that this issue hasn’t gotten enough attention globally—widespread use of rape, brutal rape, sexual violence against Israeli women by Hamas.”

“I’ve seen a lot of progressive women, generally speaking—they’re quick to defend women’s rights and speak out against using rape as a weapon of war, but downright silent on what we saw on October 7,” she added, “and what might be happening inside Gaza right now to these hostages.”

In response to Bash’s comment that the Israel Defense Forces doesn’t rape Palestinian women, Jayapal said, “Frankly, morally, I think we cannot say that one war crime deserves another. That is not what international humanitarian law says,” the congresswoman said. “We have been allowing Israel to literally indiscriminately bomb hospitals, violate international humanitarian law.”

Even when pressed, Jayapal could not bring herself to condemn outright the rape of Israeli women and children by Hamas terrorists. She finds it horrific but equates it to Israel killing civilians in Gaza. She says we have to look at these rapes “in the balance” of war. She claims to be concerned with women’s rights and conditions, but she is not even concerned with the rape of Palestinian women by the Hamas goons.

Sheryl Sandburg said it best when addressing the United Nations on Monday, “There are no circumstances that justify rape. And that is why the silence on Hamas’ war crimes against Israeli women and children is so dangerous.” She is absolutely correct. This should be the easiest decision one could make to condemn Hamas outright. There is no balance or equivocation necessary. But the Radical Left cannot find it in themselves to say the words. Antisemitism is at the core of this group of Democrats, and if their fellow constituents cannot quickly condemn it, then we have no choice but to hold them complicit. Let’s see who stands up and says no to Jayapal and who stands behind her in silent support.

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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