Embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar shocked the nation when she callously mocked 9-11, by saying “some people did something.”
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Ilhan Omar mentions 9/11 and does not consider it a terrorist attack on the USA by terrorists, instead she refers to it as “Some people did something”, then she goes on to justify the establishment of a terrorist organization (CAIR) on US soil. pic.twitter.com/ixP3BJfqxS
— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) April 9, 2019
Omar received tremendous backlash for her comments.
The New York Post's cover for Thursday calls out Ilhan Omar for trivializing the 9/11 terrorist attacks as "some people did something" pic.twitter.com/xToghXSGw5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 11, 2019
Now Breitbart is reporting that Omar has responded to the criticism with this tweet:
“The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” President George W. Bush. Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack? What if he was a Muslim?”
Omar also claims that she is as “American” as anyone else.
one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, in an interview Wednesday, defended herself after backlash over controversial comments she made last month regarding the Sept. 11th attacks.
“I took an oath to uphold the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is,” Omar said in an interview on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert.
Omar, a freshman in the House of Representatives, has faced criticism over a comment she made at a Council on American-Islamic Relations event last month, stating that the Muslim civil liberties organization was founded after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center because “they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” According to its website, the organization was actually established in 1994.
Omar gave the full speech, according to a fact check by the Washington Post, roughly one week after the deadly shooting spree at two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques that left 50 people dead. She sought to urge Muslims to speak up for themselves.
“Many people expect our community to feel like it needs to hide every time something happens,” she said in the speech. “But repeatedly we have shown them that we are not to be bullied, not to be threatened, we are not to be terrorized, we are strong and resilient, and we will always show up to be ourselves because we know we have a right to a dignified existence and a dignified life.”