posted by majorspark
I get what you are saying. Like Trump's limits on travel for about half a dozen nation states with a prevailing religious identity to be a ban on "muslims" affirmed by some federal judges. Or the whole "shithole" countries comment does not bring a conviction of racism. A whole lot of other factors should be looked at before breaking out the anti card.
Conceptually, yes. One can be anti-Israel because they're anti-Semitic, but being anti-Israel doesn't automatically mean you're anti-Semitic. To conflate them is a fallacy of affirming the consequent (If p, then q. q, therefore p.)
If Omar opposes Israel BECAUSE its majority makeup is Jewish, then that's obviously anti-Semitic, but one can oppose Israel for other reasons, which would not be.
Note: I'm not saying Omar doesn't have anti-Semitic sympathies. For all I know, she might. I'm just not going to accuse her of it without knowing more.
Similarly, with Trump's limit on travel to nations in the Middle East, if it was BECAUSE of their religious makeup, then there's at least a level of religious intolerance to it (since Islam isn't a race, it'd be hard to call it racist, technically) ... something government in the US isn't supposed to play favorites on ... but you can certainly ban travel to and from other countries for reasons other than the religious makeup of the population (though I personally think it's still bullshit to tell people where they can and can't travel).
The "shithole countries" thing wasn't racist. It was tactless and even ignorant to a degree (not unlike most of the times I've heard Omar open her mouth) ... but not racist.