On Sept. 11, 2001, Ilhan Omar was still a teenager, less than 10 years in the U.S. and mere months past achieving her U.S. citizenship, but she excelled at education and she attended council meetings as her father’s interpreter, she observed democracy in action.
She knew what happened that day, its magnitude and detailed calibrations, reasons and impacts. Not that she cares a damn.
Rep. Omar’s (D-MN) recent calloused disregard for the mass-death terrorist massacres of 9-11, being an Islamic jihad atrocity of vast magnitude, is unconscionable according to numerous conservative leaders.
The controversy did not escape the attention of conservative commentator Todd Starnes either as he released a statement on her latest public atrocity.
During comments at a Council on American-Islamic Relations event, while calling on Muslims in America to ratchet up their activism and “make people uncomfortable,” referred to 9-11 as “some people did something.”
As flippant and aloof to the manifold agonies as she could have been, this runs atop repeated antisemitic diatribes, statements and efforts to isolate and endanger Israel and controversial pushing to effect the freeing of Islamic jihadists.
Some see her as an organizer and booster for Islamism, Islamic states against Israel and terrorist jihadists bucking for another try at glorious martyrdom, and some conservatives in America may agree with the gist of that sentiment.
“Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic – she’s anti-American,” GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote on Twitter. “Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives to Islamic terrorists on 9/11, yet Omar diminishes it as: ‘Some people did something.’ Democrat leaders need to condemn her brazen display of disrespect.”
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) wrote in a tweet. “Unbelievable.”
Starnes suggested a primer to remind the member of U.S. Congress on 9-11 facts. “Since Rep. Omar seems unclear on what really happened on September 11, 2001, let me see if I can be of some help,” he said.
“That was the day a group of Muslims waged jihad on American soil in the name of Allah. They flew jetliners into the twin towers in the name of Allah. They flew a jetliner into the Pentagon in the name of Allah. They slaughtered American citizens in the name of Allah,” Starnes added.
Even more troubling . . . there might be a congressional district in Minnesota filled to overflowing with like-minded people
“But it was also the day America fought back – when passengers aboard Flight 93 sacrificed their own lives in a Pennsylvania field to save their fellow countrymen. Not in the name of Allah, but in the name of freedom and liberty.”
Omar hates America, Starnes agreed, not just antisemitic and wanting Israel’s destruction from planet earth and history, but anti-American: a domestic enemy outed now. But the problem runs deeper, he warns.
“Rep. Omar’s hateful rhetoric has been widely reported,” Starnes said. “She has been widely condemned – by many — but not by her constituents in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district.”
An enclave of anti-American domestic enemies?
“Even more troubling than the congresswoman’s vulgar statements about 9/11 is the idea that there might be a congressional district in Minnesota filled to overflowing with like-minded people,” Starnes concluded.