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Rep. Ilhan Omar needs to learn to keep her mouth shut.
Earlier this year, she was called anti-Semitic for questionable comments she made about Israel, and now, the Democrat congresswoman has come under fire once again for her words.
This time, she referred to the evil, horrific terrorists behind the attacks that occured on September 11, 2001 as simply “some people” who “did something,” when speaking to her fellow Muslim people at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
She went on to say that because of the act of terrorism, “All of us were starting to lose our civil liberties,” (referring to Muslims.) Using 9/11 so dismissively in the presence of her own Islamic culture of people has called into question whether Omar really is loyal to America, first and foremost.
The New York Post was quick to slam Omar for underplaying our nation’s worst terrorism attack and making light of the fact that it took 2,977 innocent lives.
Check out the cover of their publication:
Omar's words are rightfully facing widespread condemnation, including from Dan Crenshaw, a Navy Seal who lost one eye while fighting for our country in Afghanistan.
Check out his response on Twitter:
Other publications, like the Washington Examiner, are also shaming Omar for her horrible comment:
Here's Omar's response to facing backlash:
What's truly dangerous, Ms. Omar, is having a member of Congress who cares so little about the safety of our nation as to casually use an act of terrorism as cause to claim that the people of your own religion were oppressed. Forgive us if this calls into question whether you are really fit to be a member of our ruling government....
Fox News has more:
The dramatic front page featured an infamous photo of New York City’s Twin Towers on fire on the day of the attacks. The towers collapsed after they were hit by hijacked planes. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks.
The page read: “Rep. Ilhan Omar: 9/11 was ‘some people did something.’”
“Here’s your something: 2,977 people dead by terrorism.”
The bottom of the cover read in small captioning: “Omar outraged the families of 9/11 victims by referring dismissively to the terrorist attacks while speaking to a Muslim lobbying group.”
The Post was referring to Omar’s recent comments at the Council of American-Islamic Relations [CAIR] fundraiser last month when she called upon other Muslim-Americans to “make people uncomfortable” with their activism. However, another part of the speech surfaced on social media this week in which Omar described the terror attacks perpetrated by Al Qaeda.
However, Omar's fellow Democrats are standing up for her.
CNN had the following to say:
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's fellow freshman lawmakers are coming to the Minnesota congresswoman's defense Thursday, saying remarks she made referencing 9/11 as "some people did something" were misrepresented in a critical New York Post cover that featured the Twin Towers.
Speaking at an event last month for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Omar said, "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."
The New York Post published Thursday's tabloid with the quote from Omar, who is one of two Muslim women in Congress, and an image of the Twin Towers engulfed in flames from September 11, 2001. Under the picture is the headline "Here's your something."
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York called the Post cover a "politically motivated attack," adding that the backlash against Omar is "getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color."
"We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of color and if they can't figure out how to get it back to policy we need to call it out for what it is because this is not normal and this is not a normal level of political debate or rhetoric," Ocasio-Cortez told reporters at a House Democrats' retreat in Virginia. "As wild as it can get sometimes this is something beyond what is normal."
Earlier Thursday, she had slammed the Post's cover on Twitter as "horrifying" and "hateful."