WATCH: Ilhan Omar says to Raise Hell, Make People Uncomfortable
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made a recent remark that’s causing some raised eyebrows.
She was delivering the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
During the speech, she encouraged the audience to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.”
From Daily Caller:
In one part of her speech that surfaced on Twitter this week, Omar described the 9/11 attacks in a peculiar way.
“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.
Almost 3,000 Americans were killed in the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on 9/11 and 6,000 wounded, the most deadly attack on American soil, with more people killed than killed at Pearl Harbor. Yes, one might call that “something.” And the “some people” she didn’t identify were radical Islamic terrorists.
On the other hand, Omar described the shootings at the mosques in New Zealand as “tragic, tragic nightmare” as indeed they were.
Omar was also wrong about when CAIR was founded.
CAIR wasn’t founded because of the attacks on September 11, 2001 because it was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1994. So it’s rather odd to suggest it was because of 9/11.
But CAIR’s reaction in the wake of the terrorist attacks was to be against our going into Afghanistan to respond and to condemn anti-terrorism legislation.
As the Daily Caller notes, CAIR has was listed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as an unindicted co-conspirator in funneling millions of dollars to Hamas.
Hundreds of people protested outside the CAIR event, supporting Israel and objecting to Omar’s multiple anti-Semitic remarks.
People were outraged at Omar’s words at the event once they emerged on Tuesday.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 9, 2019
She's really got a way with words. https://t.co/Ios3YtVI98
— Vanessa Santos (@VanessaOblinger) April 9, 2019
If the media wasn't biased every Dem candidate for President would be forced to have a take on llhan Omar's dismissal of 9/11.
— Bureaucrat-O-Matic 💼🏢💵🇺🇸 (@VigoCarpathian1) April 9, 2019
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019
The future is here. Rep Ilhan Omar will not be bowed. 9/11? “Something happened.” Indeed. A dramatic salvo from al Qaeda to the free world. She won’t even call it a terror attack. https://t.co/XbzRkvXZ6m
— Vivian Bercovici (@VivianBercovici) April 9, 2019
IIhan Omar is TOXIC to America
Her take on 9/11: “Some people did something”.
As an American, you concern me.
As a New Yorker, you disgust me.
Talk to the families of the 2,977 who were killed and over 6,000 injured about “some people”.
— Rafaello J. Carone 🇺🇸 (@raficarone_21) April 9, 2019