Ilhan Omar Accuses Americans of Treating Her Like a 'Suspect' After 9/11
Radical Democrat refuses to apologize for 9/11 comments, says she’s a victim
Radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has accused her "fellow Americans" of treating her like a "suspect" following the 9/11 attacks.
During an interview on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Democratic "Squad" member Omar refused to apologize for her offensive remarks about the September 11 terrorist attacks, arguing that she is a victim.
Speaking to host Margaret Brennan, Omar complained that, as a Muslim, the suffering felt across America left her feeling victimized by Islamophobia.
Brennan was asking Omar about a 9/11 remembrance event in New York last week.
Nicholas Haros Jr., whose mother Frances Haros was killed on September 11, 2001, at age 76, blasted Omar and other Democrats for their lack of "respect in honoring" the victims.
“Do you understand why people found that offensive?” Brennan asked Rep. Omar about her rhetoric.
“I mean so, 9/11 was an attack on all Americans,” Omar replied.
"It was an attack on all of us," she continued.
"And I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the..., the families of 9/11 must feel
“But, I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting, right, the aftermath of what happened after 9/11.
"Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them,” she continued.
“And so, what I was speaking to was the fact that as a Muslim, not only was I suffering as an American who was attacked on that day but the next day I woke up as my fellow Americans were now treating me [as] a suspect.”
The Minnesota Democrat is among the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress, along with Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
Both Democratic lawmakers have triggered widespread outrage for their controversial statements, most notably, their anti-Semitic rhetoric.
During the CBS interview, Omar also continued her calls to boycott Israel and Israeli businesses.
She told Brennan saying, “I think the opportunity to boycott, divest, sanction is the kind of pressure that leads to that peaceful process.”
The lawmaker has been accused of anti-Semitism on multiple occasions due to her use of rhetoric against Israel and its supporters.