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Ocasio-Cortez Silent on Sri Lanka Terror Attacks After Politicizing NZ Shooting

AOC used New Zealand mosque attacks to push anti-gun agenda, says nothing about bombings

 on 23rd April 2019 @ 7.00pm
rep  alexandria ocasio cortez has remained silent on the sri lanka bombing attacks © press
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has remained silent on the Sri-Lanka bombing attacks

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has remained silent on the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks that targetted Christian worshippers on Easter Sunday, despite heavily politicizing the New Zealand shooting massacre last month.

While many on the left have avoided referring to the victims as Christians in their condolences - instead, calling them "Easter worshippers" - radical Democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez has said nothing at all about the bombings that have left 310 dead, so far.

In March, following the Christchurch mosque attacks, however, AOC rushed to politicize the tragedy.

Posting heavily on her Twitter account, the New York lawmaker used the shooting attack against Muslims as a springboard to push her radical anti-gun agenda in the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez, who often jumps on tragedies and scandals, hasn't even mentioned the terror attacks that targeted Christian churches on either of her verified Twitter accounts, Instagram accounts, or Facebook accounts at the time of press.

The Democrat congresswoman has been tweeting about the upcoming Netflix documentary that is coming out about her, however, and retweeted a tweet from the far-left propaganda group NowThis that also promoted the documentary.

a man cries as he walks behind the coffin of a bomb blast victim after a funeral service at st sebastian s church in negombo © press
A man cries as he walks behind the coffin of a bomb blast victim after a funeral service at St Sebastian's Church in Negombo

According to the Daily Wire, following the horrifying terrorist attacks last month on Mosques in New Zealand which left 49 Muslims dead, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted approximately 14 times, attacking the Trump administration and advocating for far-left gun control measures.

Ocasio-Cortez jumped into action only a couple of hours after reports surfaced about the New Zealand terror attacks, mocking people of faith in a tweet:

"At 1st I thought of saying, 'Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.'

"But I couldn’t say 'imagine.'

"Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs.

"What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?"

"This is a time of great vulnerability for our communities," the democratic socialist continued.

"We must come together, fight for each other, & stand up for neighbors.

"Isolation, dehumanizing stereotypes, hysterical conspiracy theories, & hatred ultimately lead to the anarchy of violence. We cannot stand for it."

"Friends, Morning (Friday) is Jummah, the weekly day of worship for our community of Muslim friends and loved ones," Ocasio-Cortez continued.

"Be there for them. Check in. Perhaps extend a kind gesture at your local mosque.

"There is so much fear and hate. We must negate it with active, courageous love."

Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time attacking the Trump administration over the attack, falsely tweeting:

"Daily reminder that we have a **Muslim Ban** in this country made out of the President’s hostility to Muslim people w/ little-to-no supporting evidence, and a Republican Party that tolerates it.

"There is so much work to do. Repealing the Ban is square 1."

Ocasio-Cortez also promoted a deceptive tweet from the Southern Poverty Law Center, in which Trump was asked about whether he thought white nationalism was a rising threat around the world.

ocasio cortez was quick jump on the tragedy in new zealand last month © press
Ocasio-Cortez was quick jump on the tragedy in New Zealand last month

The tweet Ocasio-Cortez promoted cut off Trump's full response to the question in which he said white nationalists have "very, very serious problems."

"White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017," Ocasio-Cortez claimed.

"What the President is saying here: 'if you engage in violent acts of white supremacy, I will look the other way.'

"Understand that this is deliberate. This is why we can’t afford to sit on the sidelines."

Ocasio-Cortez then championed banning all semi-automatic firearms, which is the overwhelming majority of firearms.

"You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just: -Pass Universal Background checks (#HR8!) -Disarm domestic abusers -Mandate safe storage -Ban bump stocks, semiautos, & high cap mags designed to kill people," she tweeted.

When then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct, Ocasio-Cortez rushed to politicize the story, tweeting about it hours after it became public.

However, when later confronted about Democrat Justin Fairfax allegedly being involved in multiple acts of sexual misconduct, Ocasio-Cortez ran from reporters and refused to answer questions.

Even far-left Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) tweeted about the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks:

Like Omar and Tlaib, Hillary Clinton, former President Obama, 2020 hopeful Julian Castro, and other prominent Democrats all avoided refering to the victims as Christians.

In eerily similar tweets, many of them simply referred to those killed in the Sri Lanka bombings as "Easter worshippers."

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