The New York Post put embattled freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar on blast for her cavalier comments regarding 9-11.
Omar referred to 9/11 as “some people did something” while talking to Muslims in an attempt to minimize the historic tragedy.
Breitbart reported that The New York Post on Thursday called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for downplaying the terror attack of September 11th, 2001, publishing a front-page photo of the World Trade Center engulfed flames.
“Here’s your something,” the Post’s headline reads, with the sub-header: “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 11, 2019
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was the subject of a critical New York Post cover on Thursday, as the Minnesota Democrat faces heavy criticism from conservatives over a remark about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The controversy comes in response to a speech Omar delivered on March 23 at a banquet for the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The first Somali-American member of Congress, Omar was discussing how Muslims are often unfairly implicated in the actions of terrorists.
“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,” Omar said (CAIR was actually founded in 1994, though it did increase its civil rights work after the 2001 attacks).
It was Omar’s phrasing about 9/11 — “that some people did something” — that prompted a fierce blowback from critics. The New York Post cover includes an image of the World Trade Center towers under attack, calls out Omar by name and reads: “Here’s your something. 2,977 people dead by terrorism.”
On the Fox News program “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday, host Brian Kilmeade stated of Omar: “You have to wonder if she’s an American first.” Fox News is owned by the same parent company as the Post.
Omar’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Wednesday, she tweeted a response to Kilmeade’s comment.
“This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face,” Omar tweeted. “I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it. My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans.”