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Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib are not courageous at all, they are shrewd political operators. I have spent time in both of their constituencies. Large numbers of Somali and Yemeni/Palestinians Arabs who votes them into power so they need to speak like that. I have spent 40 days in Jamaat in each and you go through coffee houses and these guys drink tea and play cards during Ramadhan, after Jumuah (there is Asar immediately and then nobody comes to the Masjid for Asar and YET they are staunchly Anti-Isarel due to cultural and racial reasons and nothing to do with Islam.
The outside (group) opposes them but the outside will not vote for them and they both know it. They are playing to their vote-base which will get them elected. When the Jackass (trump) attacks them the (local) white people back both of them because of (local) pride and they both know it too. It is normal in American politics for locals to back their member of congress (regardless of party) when attacked by Washington. There is fierce price and locals see it as "their girl" being bullied. They are both very crafty!
AOC is progressive and Pro-Peace, yet notice her silence on Palestine & Kashmir, it is because her constituency has a large Indian & Jewish diaspora (and she knows it) but I prefer AOC over the rest of the 3 any day, she comes across as a genuinely good girl. 3rd being Ayanna and she is the smartest of the lot, she keeps her rhetoric just below the boiling point but keeps on voting on party-lines.
The only people who are courageous in Western politics are Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn and genuinely Anti-Fascist.