Did you hear the one about a Muslim Congress member who hates Jews yukking it up over having taken a “terrorism” course in college? If it doesn’t sound like a joke to you, it’s probably because terrorism is no laughing matter.
Unless you are Rep. Ilhan Omar, who appears in a soon-to-be-viral video joking with an interviewer about the terrorism class she took as an undergraduate. The audio is a little hard to follow, but it is obvious that the subject of terrorism tickles Omar’s funny bone.
Retweet @Ilhan CAUGHT ON TAPE laughing without empathy on taking terrorism classes.
Did Rep. @IlhanMN forget terrorism killed 2,996 & injured 6,000 Americans on 9-11?
Americans don't like lawmakers laughing about Terrorism! It's a Crime, NOT a JOKE!
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) March 18, 2019
I looked up the course bulletin for North Dakota State University, where Omar got her bachelor’s degree, and sure enough, the political science department offers a three-credit course titled simply “Terrorism.” Here’s the course description:
Examination of problems of terrorism. Includes its historical perspectives; terrorist motivations, organizations, tactics, strategies; role of media; government responses; future trends, prospects.
It doesn’t necessarily sound pro-terrorism, but neither does it sound markedly anti-terrorism. The student body is 85.8% white, which makes it unlikely the school actively promotes terrorism. But the one troubling question that remains unanswered, especially in light of remarks Omar has made since solemnly pledging pm Jan. 3 to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” is what does she find so damned funny?