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Omar Wonders: Did George Bush Downplay 9/11 Attacks, Too?

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continued to defend her disgraceful comments about 9/11 by citing George W. Bush’s famous bullhorn speech days after the terror attacks.

Taking to Twitter today, the controversial congresswoman quoted President Bush who said on September 14, 2001, “The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

“Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar wondered on the social media platform. “What if he was a Muslim” she wrote.

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Omar has come under fire for a recent speech she gave at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) where she said that the group 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.”

The congresswoman’s comments sparked outrage across the country, and yesterday, the front page of the New York Post slammed the lawmaker for her dismissive remarks.

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The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Since her comments went viral, Omar defended herself, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert ‘I took an oath – I took an oath to the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is.”  She also lamented the “double standards” she faces and claims she is discriminated against for her Islamic faith.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that the conservative backlash from Omar’s comments have created an “incitement of violence against progressive women of color.”

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also came to Omar’s defense, claiming her colleague’s words were taken out of context in a “pure racist act.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Tlaib said, “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power. This is just pure racist act,” she said.

“My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib added. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by a refugee herself.”

AOC Defends Omar, Tells SEAL Crenshaw “Why Don’t You Go Do Something” About Domestic Terrorists

Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told former Navy SEAL and Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R) to “go do something” about domestic terrorism after the war veteran called out Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her despicable comments about 9/11.

Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez told Crenshaw–who served in the Navy SEALs for 10 years and lost his eye after an IED attack–“In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that?”

Crenshaw criticized Omar earlier this week after it was revealed that the congresswoman described the September 11th attacks as “some people did something” at a recent CAIR event.

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On Tuesday, Crenshaw wrote on Twitter, “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”. Unbelievable.”

Omar’s comments sparked outrage across the country, and yesterday, the front page of the New York Post slammed the congresswoman for her dismissive remarks.

The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Since her comments went viral, Omar defended herself, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert ‘I took an oath – I took an oath to the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is.”  She also lamented the “double standards” she faces and claims she is discriminated against for her Islamic faith.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also came to Omar’s defense, claiming her colleague’s words were taken out of context in a “pure racist act.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Tlaib said, “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power. This is just pure racist act,” she said.

“My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib added. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by a refugee herself.”

“The fact that people are taking [Omar’s] words out of context and endangering the life of Rep. Omar is immoral, it’s wrong, and it needs to be called out by many colleagues in saying they need to stop, stop targeting her this way,” she continued. “It’s absolutely putting her life in danger.”

NY Post Slams Ilhan Omar, Reminds Her What Happened on 9/11

The New York Post slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her disgraceful comments about the September 11th attacks.

The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

During a recent keynote address to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, the Congresswoman said 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.

In the same speech, she urged fellow Muslim Americans to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.”

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” the Congresswoman said.  “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

Watch her comments below:

Omar’s Description of Brutal 9/11 Attacks: “Some People Did Something”

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) described the brutal 9/11 terror attacks on the United States as an event where “some people did something.”

During a keynote address to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, the Congresswoman said 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.”

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In the same speech, she urged fellow Muslim Americans to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.”

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” the Congresswoman said.  “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

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Report: Omar to Participate in Fundraiser for Terror-Tied Organization

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is expected to participate in a fundraiser for an Islamic organization deemed by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding trial.

Omar is the keynote speaker for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 4th Annual Valley Banquet to empower Muslims on March 23.

The Daily Caller writes:

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Last week, Omar was embroiled in scandal after she accused Jewish advocacy group AIPAC of paying off politicians.

The freshman lawmaker responded to a tweet about Congress and its support for Israel, writing, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

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She then responded “AIPAC!” when one individual on Twitter asked who she thought paid American politicians to be pro-Israel.

Omar eventually apologized for her anti-Semitic tweets after top Democrats–including Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD)–urged her to do so and condemned her comments.

On Twitter, Omar released the following statement:

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize. At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

House Democrats said,“…Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”

Last month, in a Yahoo! News interview, the congresswoman said she “almost chuckles” when she hears Israel called a democracy, and compared the Jewish nation to Iran.

When asked how the U.S. could facilitate peace talks between Israel and Iran, Omar replied, “Most of the things that have been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution. When you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other.”

When asked to explain in detail what she meant, Omar went on to criticize Israel.

“I mean just our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it,” she said.

She continued, “And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out. We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”