The New York Post minced no words in response to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN), who recently made a dismissive comment about the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on America.
Speaking at a fundraiser for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, Omar 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.”
Critics said Omar’s comments were rude and insensitive, and part of a history of controversial statements sympathetic to radical Islam. During her speech, she also said CAIR activists should “make people uncomfortable.”
On their cover this morning, The New York Post continued their tradition of sensational headlines by blasting Omar’s comments. “Here’s your something: 2,977 people dead by terrorism,” the headline read, set against a picture of one of the planes hitting the World Trade Center on 9/11. Along the bottom of the cover, a smaller caption read “Omar outraged the families of 9/11 victims by referring dismissively to the terrorist attacks while speaking to a Muslim lobbying group.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) criticized her comments in a tweet. “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.”
Omar shot back, playing the victim by saying Crenshaw was inciting violence against her. Crenshaw was having none of that. “I never called you un-American. I did not incite any violence against you. You described an act of terrorism on American soil that killed thousands of innocent lives as ‘some people did something.’ It’s still unbelievable, as is your response here.”
1. I never called you un-American.
2. I did not incite any violence against you.
3. You described an act of terrorism on American soil that killed thousands of innocent lives as “some people did something.”
It’s still unbelievable, as is your response here. https://t.co/SsfWYepOS1
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 10, 2019
Recently, Omar tried to apologize for anti-Semitic comments she made, insisting she was taken out of context. However, she refused to retract her sentiments.
“The whole process really has been one of growth for me, right,” she said on the Stephen Colbert Show on Wednesday. “I’m learning that everything is not as simple as we might think. As I’ve said to my constituents and my colleagues, when you tell me that you are pained by something I say, I will always listen and I will acknowledge your pain.”
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