Rep. Ilhan Omar (D–Minn.) made headlines last week with her utterly dismissive glossing of the September 11th terror attacks in which she was speaking at the Council for American-Islamic relations, saying that 9/11 was when “Some people did something”, and further adding, “Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen. Frankly, I’m tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. 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.”
Losing access to civil liberties……..I would think that they people who lost more than that, who lost their very lives that day, deserve more than a bland and dismissive “did something”. This is a congress woman, charged with representing the American people and their interests, someone who’s profession is public speaking…….how could you be so naive, so willfully ignorant of the power of language, the horror of those flaming towers, and her role as a government authority? How?
Oh wait……Ms. Omar is also a noted and proud anti-Semite who once prayed for Allah to reveal the evilness of Israel to the world–“Israel has hypnotized the world,” she tweeted in 2012. “May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Last month, she wrote that U.S. support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby.”
And to top off all of that….she doesn’t even know when the event she was speaking at was founded……the CAIR was founded in the 1990’s, not after 9/11 like the young congresswoman claimed.
There used to be a popular adage “Think before you speak”…..apparently that’s lost on this new generation of hysterical, hypersensitive, and woefully naive politicians in love with the sound of their own voice…