Ilhan Omar Celebrates Court Ruling to End Terror Watch Lists: 'This is Tremendous'
Radical Democrat supports decision to block American law enforcement's terrorist lists
Controversial Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) celebrated the news of a federal court ruling banning American law enforcement agencies from using terror watch lists to monitor terrorists.
U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia made the decision this week, in a lawsuit filed with the help of a leading Muslim civil rights group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
“This is tremendous,” Rep. Omar gushed.
“Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make sure Constitutional rights are extended to all regardless of religion, race or ethnicity!”
This is tremendous 🙌🏽— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 5, 2019
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to make sure Constitutional rights are extended to all regardless of religion, race or ethnicity! https://t.co/p403vp5nHQ
Omar's fellow "Squad" member Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also chimed in, writing:
“I have heard of horrifying stories of Muslim Americans who were placed on the so called ‘watch list,’ with no pathway (you know, due process!) to getting their names removed.
"Today, it’s Muslims, but tomorrow it can be you, if we don’t stop this madness.”
I have heard of horrifying stories of Muslim Americans who were placed on the so called "watch list," with no pathway (you know, due process!) to getting their names removed. Today, it's Muslims, but tomorrow it can be you, if we don't stop this madness. https://t.co/vFjGtRhLNl— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 5, 2019
According to the Daily Caller, Judge Trenga ruled against the use of terror watch lists, saying that it violated the Constitutional rights of Americans placed on the list.
Critics of the program include Muslim-American advocacy groups who alleged that the program unfairly targets and profiles Muslims.
Omar and Tlaib, two members of the “Squad” of progressive women in the House of Representatives, are also the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress.
Last month, Omar accused Republicans of “losing their minds” over Muslims winning elected office.
Both women have faced allegations of anti-Semitism due to their rhetoric on Israel and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
In August, both women were banned from entering the State of Israel, a move that President Trump applauded, as he has repeatedly accused them of anti-Semitism.
“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit,” Trump said in a tweet.
“They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds.
"Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office.
"They are a disgrace!”