Omar Compares Migrant Detention Facilities to Dungeons Used For African Slaves
The video shows the Muslim 'squad' member speaking to a group and comparing the migrant shelters to dungeons used during the African slave trade.
“We arrived in Ghana, and one of the first things we did was to visit what some would say is a castle, but they were dungeons,” Omar said.
“And I remember as we arrived one of the guides let us into the female dungeon, and he started giving us a description of what was– what used to take place as the Africans were being kept, were held there as captives,” she continued.
“And every time he gave a description I had this sort of flashback to an image that I saw on TV in Libya where you had Africans in a small room that were now captives, and that image was from today,” Omar added.
Omar described how she saw the migrant detention facilities and the slave trade dungeons:
And every time he would talk about the separation of the kids and from their parents and how they would have young girls be in the same dungeons as the women or they would have young boys be in the same dungeons as the men, I couldn’t stop seeing images of the current camps we have here our borders in the United States.
And so of a story that happened 400 years ago I constantly had this reminder, this horrifying image, of many of the things that were taking place there in that dungeon now taking place, whether it is in in the shores of North Africa or in the shores of the United States.
Ilhan Omar Compares Migrant Detention Centers To Slave Camps In Africa During The Slave Trade pic.twitter.com/6RGQIKcav1— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 14, 2019
Last week, we called the concentration camps at the border for what they are.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 26, 2019
In the week since:
- Acting director of Customs & Border Patrol resigned
- Bank of America announced they will stop financing for-profit immigrant detention & private prisons.
Words matter. https://t.co/xzBMotvTSB
Ilhan Omar says that because people are being “CONCENTRATED” in “camps” they are therefore “concentration camps.”— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 21, 2019
In June, fellow 'squad' member, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused President Donald Trump of "running concentration camps on our southern border."
"That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said during a live-stream on her Instagram account that currently has 3.6 million followers.
The false accusation that the US Government is committing acts similar to those of the Nazis during the Holocaust has caused outrage across social media.
In the same month, Left-wing actress Rosie O’Donnell doubled own on AOC's claims saying there were over 100,000 concentration camps across the United States.
The actress's bizarre claims added that the US is holding unaccompanied minors who illegally enter the U.S.Speaking on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live After Show,” O’Donnell was asked about the role she’s playing in Lights for Liberty, a rally launched to demand an end to “detention camps.”