Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is facing outrage from Americans after she described the Muslim terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 as “some people did something.”
Omar delivered the callous remarks at a Council on American-Islamic Relations calling upon other Muslim Americans to “make people uncomfortable” with their activism and presence in the society and criticized the Jewish state, Fox News reported.
Conservatives were quick to denounce the congresswoman’s whitewashing of that terrible day.
“Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic – she’s anti-American,” GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote on Twitter. “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.”
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) wrote in a tweet. “Unbelievable.”
Since Rep. Omar seems unclear on what really happened on September 11, 2001, let me see if I can be of some help.
That was the day when a group of Muslims waged jihad on American soil in the name of Allah. They flew jetliners into the twin towers in the name of Allah. They flew a jetliner into the Pentagon in the name of Allah. They slaughtered American citizens in the name of Allah.
But it was also the day America fought back – when passengers aboard Flight 93 sacrificed their own lives in a Pennsylvania field to save their fellow countrymen. Not in the name of Allah, but in the name of freedom and liberty.
Rep. Omar’s hateful rhetoric has been widely reported. She has been widely condemned – by many — but not by her constituents in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.
But even more troubling than the congresswoman’s vulgar statements about 9/11 is the idea that there might be a congressional district in Minnesota filled to overflowing with like-minded people.