California Democrats have endorsed the grandson of an architect of the Munich Massacre for a congressional seat.
Ammar Campa-Najjar, a Palestinian American with strong Communist leanings, won the state party convention’s endorsement last weekend for the June primary in the 50th District, an inland district west of San Diego. Campa-Najjar has reportedly forged ties with his local California liberal Jewish community.
Ammar Campa-Najjar won the state party convention’s endorsement last weekend for the June primary in the 50th District, an inland district west of San Diego, reports JTA.
Duncan Hunter, a Republican, now holds the seat.
Campa-Najjar’s grandfather was militant Muslim jihadist Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar, a mastermind of the terrorist murder of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes and coaches at the ’72 games in Germany. Al-Najjar was assassinated a year later by Israeli commandos.
Haaretz recently reported on Campa-Najjar’s candidacy, saying he rejected his grandfather’s terrorism, but that is suspected to simply be an adept use of Islamic Taqiyya.
Campa-Najjar, who lived for a time as a youth in the Gaza Strip, has said his “goal is for our generation to be better than our predecessors, and find a way to end this conflict.”
Haaretz quoted two local rabbis who spoke of Campa-Najjar’s commitment to Israel’s security, which he does not see as mutually exclusive with Palestinian rights.
Campa-Najjar emphasizes Communist income inequality in his messaging. He is a boot licker of Communist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., whose 2016 run for the Democratic nomination made him the first Jewish candidate to win major-party nominating contests.
Hunter, under federal investigation for alleged financial improprieties, is also facing a slew of challengers in the Republican primary and is not expected to retain his seat.
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