On November 16, 2012, Somali-born Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), who's currently running for the state's 5th Congressional District seat, sent out the following tweet:
Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012
In May of this year, Twitter user John Gilmore dug up the six-year-old tweet, forcing Omar to defend herself.
She responded: "Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness."
Omar's initial tweet came three days after "Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched more than 150 rockets at Israel" from November 10-13, 2012, reports the Jewish Virtual Library.