Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
Every day that goes by she finds a new way to offend people.
And what she just said on 9/11 infuriated millions of Americans.
Since taking office, Rep. Ilhan Omar has been making a name for herself for the worst reasons.
First, she went on a series of rants about Jews and Israel so extreme that Democrats had to hold a vote to condemn anti-Semitism.
Then, she went to a conference hosted by the terrorist-tied Center for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), where she made troubling statements about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
She claimed, incorrectly, that CAIR was founded after 9/11, which she downplays as an event where “some people did something.”
Omar claims that it is American Muslims who are the real victims of the attack.
“CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognize that some people did something, and then all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Omar said. “You can’t just say that today someone is looking at me strange, that I am going to try to make myself look pleasant. You have to say that person is looking at me strange, I am not comfortable with it. I am going to talk to them and ask them why.”
So she downplays the terrorist attack, committed by radical Islamic terrorists, and then goes on to argue that she is the real victim.
Naturally, Omar got smacked with intense opposition, with the New York Daily News even running a front-page story attacking her.
Omar did little to downplay the attack, and even tried to claim that former President George W. Bush said something similar, when he didn’t.
She also omits that the “similar statement” was given while the former president was standing on the rubble at ground zero just days after the attack.
So on the 18th anniversary of the attack, many have been wondering how Omar would respond.
And when she responded, she ignored her past statement, and instead responds saying that it was “an attack on all of us.”
“September 11th was an attack on all of us. We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the largest terror attack on U.S. soil,” Omar wrote. “I will continue to fight to make sure we care for the first responders and families who lost loved ones. #NeverForget.”
Few would care about her response if it weren’t for her past statements.
She is clearly trying to move on from her past statements without even giving an apology.
On the anniversary of the attack, Omar’s name came up quite a bit.
In New York City, during a memorial speaking event, a man who lost his mother during the attack wore a shirt with her quote and began his speech blasting Omar.
“’Some people did something’ said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota to support and justify the creation of CAIR. Today I am here to respond to you exactly who did what to whom,” he said.
Many are calling for her removal from office, with the Alabama Republican Party voting on a resolution in support of ousting Omar.
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