Son Of 9/11 Victim Shreds Omar: ‘Let’s Place The Victim Card Where It Belongs’
Omah's recent response to victim's criticisms didn't' 'quite hit the mark'
The son of a 9/11 victim, Nicholas Haros, slammed Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”
Haros, who read victim names at a Ground Zero ceremony on the 9/11 anniversary while wearing a T-shirt with Omar’s words “Some people did something," said Omar's recent response to his criticism of her didn't quite "hit the mark."
“9/11 was an attack on all Americans,” Omar said.
“It was an attack on all of us. And I certainly could not understand the weight of the pain that the victims of the families of 9/11 must feel," she continued.
"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," Omar continued.
"Many Americans found themselves now having their civil rights stripped from them."
"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 suspect.”
Haros was asked for his thoughts after Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum played the clip of Omar's comments:
“Well, I thought about it and what I heard her say the second time was that she cannot feel pain for the families and that we should just remember and never forget not the day but the aftermath, and I think that doesn’t quite hit the mark,” Haros said.
Haros asserted he could “do no less,” but also appealed to Omar to “educate us” on the “religion of peace, forgiveness, compassion.”
Nicholas Haros Jr., whose mother was killed on 9/11, slams Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her “some people did something” trivialization of the attacks:— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 17, 2019
“Do you want to be on the side with peace-loving Muslims, as I am? Or do you want to continue to represent the fringe element?” pic.twitter.com/0oLEB0mSFU
“I don’t personally need an apology, but I do think you need to apologize to the American peoples, and I would also like to say that I think you are at a political crossroads,” said Haros.
“You can continue to support a fringe group of Muslims … Do you want to be on the sign of peace-loving Muslims as I am or do you want to continue to represent the fringe element?”
“All I would suggest, perhaps, that let’s place the victim card where it belongs, and that’s on the families,” he added.
On Monday, Omar accused her "fellow Americans" of treating her like a "suspect" following the 9/11 attacks following the backlash.
The Democratic "Squad" member Omar refused to apologize for her offensive remarks about the September 11 terrorist attacks during an interview on CBS’s “Face The Nation."
She then argued that she is a victim.
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.
“Do you understand why people found that offensive?” Brennan asked Rep. Omar about her rhetoric.
"It was an attack on all of us," Omar replied.