Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has faced plenty of backlash over her controversial public statements and tweets.
Most recently, she offended many Christians with her reaction to a viral video depicting a religious singalong aboard a recent flight.
I think my family and I should have a prayer session next time I am on a plane. How do you think it will end? pic.twitter.com/5696Erwsl5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 17, 2022
In addition to the many pundits who slammed her tweet, at least a few of her colleagues also expressed outrage.
Shout out to @IlhanMN.
Her anti-Christian hate helped propel a song praising Jesus to 33 million views over Easter weekend.
“Even the rocks will cry out.”
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 18, 2022
Omar responded to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), as reported by Indy 100:
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert later tweeted a “shoutout” to Omar, and said her “anti-Christian hate helped propel a song praising Jesus to 33 million views over Easter weekend.”
Responding, Omar accused Boebert of being a “religious bigot” and told her she would pray for her.
Omar wrote: “Anti-Christian hate? You need to stop projecting your bigotry. Religious bigots like you always think others hold the same hate they have in their hearts.
“It’s Ramadan and I am gonna pray for y’all. May God cleanse your hearts.”
Of course, Boebert was hardly the only prominent politician who railed against Omar’s remarks.
I spent decades flying in the Middle East. We weren’t even allowed to bring Bibles into the countries or worship. This sort of impromptu singing would turn into arrests and imprisonment. I’ll celebrate our freedoms here. You do you. @IlhanMN
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) April 17, 2022
Would that be kind of like when “some people did something?” https://t.co/DAtFCfXsWq
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 18, 2022
Omar released a more general response to those who were offended by her original tweet.
According to the New York Post:
Omar incurred the wrath of several conservatives pundits and Republican candidates.
The progressive firebrand responded in a tweet Monday, writing: “And the original snowflakes had a complete and glorious meltdown.”
The video – captioned “Worshipping Jesus 30,000 feet in the air” — was shot and posted on Instagram on April 9 by Jack Jensz Jr., who founded a group called Kingdom Realm Ministries, according to TMZ.
“#Jesus is taking over this Flight,” he wrote.
Several Republicans ripped Omar for expressing anti-Christian sentiment.
Omar was previously pressured to issue a public apology for statements deemed to be antisemitic.
Do you believe Rep. Omar is intolerant of other faiths?