OUTRAGEOUS: Muslim Rep. Omar About 9/11: ‘Some People Did Something’ [VIDEO]

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Anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is facing backlash after her speech at a Muslim rights group’s event in which she described the horrific September 11, 2001 terror attacks as “some people did something.”

The freshman Democrat from Minnesota spoke at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser last month, where she called upon other Muslim Americans to “make people uncomfortable” with their activism and presence in the society and criticized the Israel.

But another part of the speech surfaced on social media earlier this week, in which Omar, who is Muslim, described the terror attacks perpetrated by the Muslim terror group al-Qaeda.

“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,” Omar said at the event.

“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw wrote in a tweet. “Unbelievable.”

Meanwhile, Omar said Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade is guilty of a “dangerous incitement” for questioning her loyalty to the United States, since she’s been the subject of death threats in the past.

Kilmeade said on a “Fox & Friends” segment that “you have to wonder if she’s an American first.”

Fox News had no immediate comment about Kilmeade, the second Fox personality in a month to attract attention for comments about Omar. Fox condemned and suspended Saturday host Jeanine Pirro for two weeks after she wondered aloud whether Omar’s use of a Muslim head covering indicated she was a follower of Islamic religious law.

“My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be questioned,” Omar said via Twitter on Wednesday. “We are ALL Americans.”

“I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American,” Kilmeade said via Twitter. “I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks.”

It’s notable that neither Kilmeade nor Pirro — despite her suspension — apologized or distanced themselves from what they said once it started receiving attention.

A spokesman for Omar did not immediately respond to questions about the criticism she has received about her reference to the attacks. Omar was due to appear later Wednesday with Stephen Colbert on CBS’s “Late Show.”

Omar called on politicians of both parties to unite in condemning Kilmeade. He’s one of three co-hosts of Fox’s morning show along with Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt.

Thursday’s NY Post front page send a message to Rep. Omar

Thursday’s NY Post front page send a message to Rep. Omar

(YWN / AP)




13 COMMENTS

  1. That’s okay. The party of Bob Casey and Chuck Schumer just don’t care. If you dare criticize the the little girl from Minnesota you are immediately deemed a racist and Islamophobe. Omar learnt from the master, Hussain Obama. He immediately went on that outrageous apology tour of all the Arab/Muslim Nations, apologizing for 9/11, telling them of all the evils of racist white America and how we deserved it and had it coming. The Thought Police in the media let Obama off the hook and now they will let Omar off the hook. Thank you Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff.

  2. “make people uncomfortable”

    So let’s see. The purpose of refugee assylum (she claims to be refugee) is to “make people uncomfortable” – just “which” people could this be referring to? Context seems to be that the very people who should be made uncomfortable are those whose representatives granted her the assylum in the first place. There you have folks, straight from a (self-described) refugee herself. Feel uncomfortable for taking in refugees.

  3. “My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues…”

    Colleagues are the guys who flew “some” planes on 9/11?

    They were also american citizens like her. And together they belong.

  4. Kalmen Yeger is out of the Immigration Committee but this feces lives live bacteria.
    Or the land of the free,
    And the home of the brave!

    We’re now the Untied States of Arabia!

  5. All the people who are attacking her are guilty of exactly what she meant in her full sentence.
    “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. 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.”
    It’s pretty clear Omar was not seeking to diminish the significance of the attacks; she was pointing out that “every single Muslim” in America has been persecuted for the actions of a few.

  6. jackk,

    If she had said something like, “CAIR was started because a few people carried out 9/11 and, as a result, anyone with a similar identity to those terrorists became suspects and we all were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” no one would be mentioning her speech.

    If it makes us feel better, we can pretend to assume that when she said “some people did something,” she meant ‘that every muslim has been persecuted for the actions of a few’. In fact, it’s probably part of what she intended. However, the fury directed at her is because of her word choice. Those words seem very strongly to indicate that her feelings about 9/11 is that it was just ‘some’ action that ‘some people’ did one time in this country. “Some people did something,” sounds as if she’s talking about a group of friends who went to the mall to buy pizza.

  7. jackk, thank you for clarifying Ilhan Omar’s comment for us. We all thought that she is a radical jihadi Muslim who supports HAMAS, BDS and hates Jews and Israel.

  8. Moshe in Golus,
    9-11 had nothing to do with Jews or Israel. Get you history and facts straight. It was an attack on America. You are a proud racist. So whatever you call her is complete and total hypocrisy.

    Interjection,

    They will parse her words and interpret them to show that she is anti American whatever she would have said. They are anti-Muslim and they paint every Muslim as anti-American. Even what you wrote I bet Moshe in Golus would say is too indifferent to the tremendous tragedy that America suffered on 9-11.
    This is all fake news. This is exactly what Trump rails about . It is the height of hypocrisy for republicans to engage in the exact same fake news behavior that they accuse the liberal media of.

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  9. Guys with your excuses about her language or what she meant, are all fake excuses because she had no problem whatever in being clear and mentioning Jews as holding alleged dual-loyalty (implying strongly no loyalty), so she has no excuse for being so circumvent about the identities of the 9/11 participants. That is aside from the insufferable hypocrisy of demanding the right to bring such an issue to discussion while demanding the opposite for herself.

  10. sorry jackk but this woman has a history from tweets about Jews, comments about Benjamins, and now of course this some people did something – maybe she should’ve elaborated on who these some people were and what they did. Oh and by the way she also demanded that Egyptian prime minister Sissi release the leader of the Muslim brotherhood. Its very clear who this vile representative is and what she stands for.

  11. jackk, calm down. I was giving you a complement on enlightening the rest of us on how piece-loving Muslims have nothing to do with 9.11, if it was not for you i would assume that 9/11 perpetrates belonged to Muslim Brotherhood and were HAMAS supports, the same group of people Ilhan Omar belongs to.

  12. Watching a small clip causes such an outrage,yet later in the speech when she talks about the horrific incident in New Zealand(about 1/100th In scope of casualties with much less collateral damage) the langue used is very different than some people did something, rather talks about how it’s” a terrible horrific event etc(not an actual quote “and looks very angry, is it me or when she says “some people did something” does she actually break out a wide grin