Since taking office, Ilhan Omar has made her true anti-American motives clear.
Following a series of offensive comments, she truly is in hot water.
And her entire career came crashing down after she said something awful.
Shortly after taking office, Ilhan Omar moved from being an unknown Congresswoman to a national figure after making tweets so anti-Semitic that a former Ku Klux Klan leader praised her.
In the tweets, she alleges that politicians that support Israel only do so for money and that they are not entirely loyal to the United States.
Her tweets caused nationwide outrage.
But she didn’t stop there, and she again found herself in trouble after downplaying the terrorist attack on 9/11, simply stating that “some people did something.”
After the statement, she has stayed relatively quiet.
But on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack, a man who lost his mother during the attack wore a shirt with her quote written on it during a memorial ceremony, causing Omar to respond.
While on CBS’s Face the Nation, Omar was asked a question about her statement.
“Do you understand why people found that offensive?” moderator Margaret Brennan asked.
And instead of giving an actual response, she went on to largely ignore the question with a non-answer.
“So, 9/11 was an attack on all Americans. It was an attack on all of us. And I could certainly not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel. But I think it is really important for us that we are not forgetting the aftermath of what happened after 9/11,” Omar said.
She then went on to claim that American Muslims were victims of the attack, claiming that they had their civil rights stripped away.
“Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them,” Omar said. “So what I was speaking to was, as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day, but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me as suspect.”
Of course, Omar doesn’t quantify her claim with any facts.
In reality, American Muslims didn’t have their civil rights “stripped from them.”
The aftermath of the attack brought about increased surveillance and security measures that some argue infringe on civil rights.
But those measures affect all Americans equally.
For instance, with airports adding increased security measures, it affects everybody.
Any sort of discrimination based on race or religion is not allowed.
If that was not the case, it is likely that authorities would be able to better foil future attacks, considering that 100% of attempted airline terrorist attacks directed at the U.S. have been planned by Islamic terrorists.
But that isn’t the case, and it doesn’t stop Ilhan Omar from painting herself as a victim.
Thousands of Americans died during the 9/11 terrorist attack.
When Omar refused to even call it a terrorist attack, and then call herself a victim, it shouldn’t surprise her it would anger people.
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