Once again, Democrat Ilhan Omar from Minnesota is receiving more than a little criticism. This time it’s about her speech during an event for a Muslim rights group, in which she described the 9/11 terror attacks as “some people did something.”
Last month, Omar spoke at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations where she criticized the Jewish state. She also encouraged other Muslim-Americans to use their activism and their presence in society to “make people uncomfortable.”
Earlier this week, a separate part of Omar’s speech, she spoke about the terror attack in 2001, was released on social media. “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,” said Omar at the event.
Because of her comments during the event and the controversy over her anti-Semitic comments, Rep. Dan Crenshaw couldn’t help but to openly criticize Omar. In a tweet, Crenshaw wrote: “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.” There have been several other people to bash Omar for her use of language, causing other Democrats to condemn her comments about the heart-shattering attack on 9/11 that left almost 3,000 people dead.
Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the Parkland High School shooting victims, posted a tweet that said: “9/11 terrorists & the terror attacks they conducted are described as simply ‘some people did something’? Every Democrat should be asked by the media if they disavow @IlhanMN’s statements. Every one of them.”.
GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said: “Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic – she’s anti-American. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives to Islamic terrorists on 9/11, yet Omar diminishes it as: ‘Some people did something.’ Democrat leaders need to condemn her brazen display of disrespect.”
It is well-known that CAIR has been listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding Hamas. This came after the case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which led to millions of charity dollars getting put into a Palestinian terrorist organization.
Hundreds of protesters, who were waving their Israeli flags and condemning Omar for her comments, showed at CAIR to rally against Omar’s speech in Southern California. Omar first started receiving backlash in 2012 when she tweeted that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
Then, in February, she caused even more chaos by suggesting that the U.S. politicians were bought by the AIPAC, a non-partisan organization that is attempting to create a positive relationship between Israel and the U.S.
Omar continued to add fuel to the fire when she said suggested that any group that supports Israel not only has dual loyalty themselves, but they were also pushing members of Congress to have “allegiance to a foreign country.”