Ilhan Omar-Backed, Terrorism-Linked Group to Protest Trump's Minnesota Visit
CAIR organizes #IStandWithIlhan rally protesting president's Monday visit
An organization with links to terrorism, that's backed by radical Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), is organizing an anti-Trump rally in protest of the president's Monday visit to Minnesota.
President Trump is visiting the state for a business roundtable discussion at a location just south of Minneapolis in the town of Burnsville.
To coincide with the visit, the Muslim rights group CAIR is planning to hold a rally in support of Omar, who made controversial comments downplaying September 11, 2001, Islamist terror attack on the United States during a speech at an event hosted by the organization.
Freshman Democrat Omar trivialized 9/11 by describing the attacks, that cost almost 3000 American lives, as “some people did something.”
Omar's remarks downplaying 9/11 was the subject of a video posted on Twitter Friday night by Trump that sparked cries of incitement by Omar’s supporters.
The Minnesota lawmaker made the remark during her appearance at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — a group designated by the United Arab Emirates as a terrorist organization.
Ilhan Omar mentions 9/11 and does not consider it a terrorist attack on the USA by terrorists, instead she refers to it as “Some people did something”, then she goes on to justify the establishment of a terrorist organization (CAIR) on US soil. pic.twitter.com/ixP3BJfqxS— Imam Mohamad Tawhidi (@Imamofpeace) April 9, 2019
"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.
CAIR-Minnesota announced the protest on Facebook:
As 45 visits MN on Monday, we will collectively host a peaceful rally outside Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville starting at 11:30am (anticipated time of arrival.)
Please come out and show your solidarity for all of our communities that this administration has affected and impacted.
This past week 45 has attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar by inciting violence towards her, her family and community.
Our purpose is to stand in unity with Rep. Omar, and voice our collective values and ideals.
We (Minnesotans) Stand in Unity for:
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
According to The Star Tribune, President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Burnsville truck and equipment company on Monday for a roundtable discussion on tax cuts and the U.S. economy.
Trump will appear at Nuss Truck & Equipment “to tout the success of the American economy under his pro-growth policies, including the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” according to a White House news release…